A hike to the top of a peak in thigh-deep powder is almost as pleasant as bombing down it with the Patagonia Women’s Powder Bowl Pant on. Its Gore-Tex 2-layer membrane keeps you dry through it all, and it’s surprisingly breathable so you don’t stifle with heat exhaustion when you’re bootpacking to a secret powder stash. The thigh venting and mesh lining work together to keep sweat at bay, and a regular fit gives plenty of room for insulating layers on freezing days. The Powder Bowl features ankle gaiters to seal snow out, while reinforced scuff guards ensure you keep this amazing pair of pants for multiple seasons. A gusseted crotch helps you hike up the peak, and articulated knees allow you to drop down deep when you bomb downhill.