Snowboard pants are part of the uniform for snowboarders. They protect the snowboarder from the cold and wet snow.
Snowboarding is a relatively new winter sport and it is is similar to skiing but with one large ski that resembles a skateboard without wheels. It became a winter Olympic sport in nineteen ninety eight, but the first actual snowboard was not manufactured until the nineteen seventies. Although the initial idea for the activity had been around for quite a long time, most of the first ones were crude relatives of today’s types and were made at home.
Snowboards were made from modified cafeteria trays, skate boards and surfboards were amongst the first snowboards. Over time the snowboard evolved into the present day high tech carbon fiber equipment, and the ones of today still resemble wheel less skateboards with a pair of boots clipped on, but their design has improved over time and are much safer than the earlier versions.
They are available in an array of colors and materials. There are very high tech materials that snowboard pants are manufactured from. The most important aspect of these types of pants is the weather proofing and ability to be flexible in them. Initially skiers and snowboarders alike were stuck with very heavy and thick pants in which to use for these winter sports.
You can sometimes find them as part of a set. The set usually includes a jacket and the pants. Purchasing snowboard pants as a set usually winds up being cheaper than purchasing the snowboard jacket and the snowboard pants separately.