When the mercury drops, we usually reach instinctively for the down and heavy wools up top, while legs are left suffering the cold in the same pair of denims you'd wear on a summer's evening. We say no more to freezing knees, though. We're taking a stand with some of the best cold-weather-ready winter pants on the market right now. That’s right, while you’ve been wearing pants inappropriate for the cold, you could have been pulling on a pair of toasty, quilted down trousers. Better late than never, though.

From knitted sweatpants to technical insulation in the form of fabric blends and down padding, this cozy selection spans the length and breadth of winter pants. So whether you’re staying comfy at home or heading out into the cold, keep a pair of these to hand.

Scroll on to shop the best pants for winter.

Polo Ralph Lauren High Pile Lounge Pants

High Pile Lounge Pants

High Pile Lounge Pants

$145

Polo Ralph Lauren

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Designer Sale - Up To 50% Off

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Loungewear and winter weather go hand in hand. Ralph has blessed us with a fluffy pair of straight-leg sherpa pants to keep up this longstanding tradition. These are the type of pants that will serve you well while you're binging the latest season of "You" or while you are out and about grocery shopping in the morning.

Auralee Wool Pants

Wool Pants

$650

Auralee

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Auralee is a master of sensible, functional, and impeccably constructed seasonal essentials. The Tokyo-based label may have given us one of the best pairs of cargo pants this season. The winter pants are spacious and warm — made from British Shetland wool. We need more Auralee in our lives.

Highsnobiety Classic Logo Fleece Pants

Classic Logo Fleece Pants

Classic Logo Fleece Pants

$105

Highsnobiety

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A shameless plug? Possibly. But we are proud of our latest collection. Pulling from that timeless collegiate style, we've elevated the aesthetic, flipping our own HS logo and adding it to a comfortable pair of 410gsm heavyweight brushed fleece bottoms. Soft and hefty are our two favorite words during the winter months.

Brain Dead Reverse Fleece Lounge Pants

Reverse Fleece Lounge Pants

Reverse Fleece Lounge Pants

$165

Brain Dead

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Designer Sale - Up To 50% Off

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Fleece is another solid choice for the winter months. It is lightweight and a fantastic insulator. Taking the form of a pair of sweatpants, Bread Dead uses the material to create your next go-to staple.

Stüssy Wool Stripe Relaxed Pants

Wool Stripe Relaxed Pants

Wool Stripe Relaxed Pants

$149

Stüssy

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Coming in olive — a seasonal favorite — these wool pants are wide and feature a bit of timeless nostalgia thanks to those 60s/70s -inspired stripes. Stüssy has been on a roll recently.

Moncler Grenoble Ski Trousers

Ski Trousers

Ski Trousers

$870

Moncler Grenoble

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Designer Sale - Up To 50% Off

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After a day of skiing in the Alps, throw these on. These Moncler Grenoble pants are insulated to protect you from any unpleasant windchill and include an adjustable waistband for the perfect fit. We promise that these khaki twill pants will look good on and off the slopes.

ONFAdd Versatile Pants

Versatile Pants

Versatile Pants

$209

ONFAdd

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ONFAdd Versatile Pants are quite literally versatile. Made from a high-performance fabric, the pants are waterproof and abrasion-resistant, built to protect you out in the elements or on the work floor.

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