As expected, it’s a frigid morning on the first chair, but you don’t really notice in the Patagonia Insulated Powder Bowl Pant. Ready for powder pockets and fresh corduroy, the durable (now recycled) 2-layer Gore-Tex and 60g of Thermogreen keep you dry and warm when you need it most. With articulated knees for ease of movement and ankle gaiters to seal out snow, you can move around with ease to collect a stray ski or mitten after a yardsale, all without putting a damper on your day. Just don’t forget to unzip the mesh-lined thigh vents to dump heat while you’re hiking up. A rear yoke at the back of the pants attaches to the powder skirt on any Patagonia Snow Jacket to add some protection on extra-deep days.