As with any other piece of clothing that you will wear while you are snowboarding, you will want to make sure that the snowboard pants that you choose will help to keep you dry and warm. The level of comfort that you have while snowboarding will help your performance. If you are not comfortable, you won’t be able to focus on your snowboarding.
Boarding pants are probably the most important piece of apparel that you will buy; therefore, it is imperative that you purchase high quality pants. The boarding pants will help to keep your legs dry and warm and this is what you want since the legs are the part of the body that you will use the most during snowboarding.
Layer other clothing under your snowboard pants is actually a great idea. You do not want to use insulated underwear though. You will want to choose some kind of a fabric that will allow your body heat to escape, but still breathe and keep warm. Board pants sometimes have a lining that is already in place that will help to insulate your body and to keep you warm. To know if it is enough, you may want to just try it out on the course. By doing this, you will know if you need the extra layering underneath or not.
Most boarding pants also offer an adjusting waistband. This will help make sure that you can get the correct fit in your pants while still having the amount of room that you require to be able to move freely while on the course. At the bottom of the boarding pants, in the leg, is an “inner” leg, which you can pull over the top of your snowboard boots to keep from getting snow into your pants or your boots.
Boarding pants come in a variety of solid and print colors. Again, you can make a fashion statement through your choice of pants. You can choose camouflage, funky designs, bright colors or solid colors like black. The prices can vary, depending on the brand of pants that you buy. Your snowboard manufacturers usually make a clothing line as well; for example, Burton pants will be more expensive than that of other brands. You can pick up a pair of snowboard pants for as little as $50 to upwards of $200. The differences in the prices can also mean differences in quality. Make sure to choose a snowboard pant that will offer you the features that you will require to help make you as comfortable as possible.
No matter what brand of boarding pants you decide to buy, you need to make sure that they will help to retain your body heat, but not too much. You want them to be able to breathe to an extent. You want to be able to adjust them if needed. You want to be able to move freely in them so that your performance is not affected; other than that, the style, the price and the color if completely up to you.