It seemed like just a few months ago we were excited to embrace fall and the layered fits that came with it. Lightweight ripstop pants were more than adequate, but as winter is here it’s safe to say it’s time to switch things up.
Durable fabrics like heavyweight cotton drill and lined pants reign supreme during the colder months, and while there will always be a few gaps in the weather to dive back into your stash of nylon cargos, chances are it won’t be so pleasant.
We’ve selected our favorite pairs to hold you down whether you’re hitting the slopes or simply commuting through the city. From quilted pairs to weatherproof pants, shop the best pants for winter below.
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Moncler x Salehe Bembury - Padded Pants
A standout pair from the Moncler and Salehe Bembury's recent collab, these fully-lined pants are adorned with embroidery and a paneled construction that’s sure to bring the heat.
Nike x NOCTA - 8K Peaks Track Pants
NOCTA's clothing selection is not to be slept on. This monochrome pair of pants are made with a mountaineering influence and a waterproof shell.
The North Face x UNDERCOVER - Geodesic Shell Panta
From the new Trail Rat boots to the color-blocked Cloud Down Nuptse, UNDERCOVER and The North Face’s Soukuu collection is one of the best collabs this year. This particular pair is made with a geodesic Dry vent construction that features a cozy lining and will protect from you the elements.
Peak Performance - Alpine GORE-TEX Pants
An OG in the realm of gorpcore, Peak Performance pieces are geared to the skier at heart. Though you might not have the opportunity to hit the slopes this winter, these GORE-TEX pants are sure to hold you down.
ACRONYM - P53-WS Pant
Arguably the best techwear brand in the last 3 decades, ACRONYM®’s P53-WS pant features a vented lining, a wide array of pockets, and a weatherproof GORE-TEX shell.
Supreme x Spyder - Polar Fleece Pant
Supreme teamed up with Spyder at the end of last year for a full polar fleece collection that’s embellished with jacquard graphics and zip pockets. These pants come from that collaboration and have a matching fleece jacket.
ROA - Softshell Technical Trousers
Lightweight, yet boasting a fleece lining and a built-in belt, ROA elevates these pants with zipped vents to dial in the temp on the go.
Snow Peak - Quilted Shell Trousers
Pretty much anything quilted is a go come wintertime. Snow Peak delivers this straight-leg pair with a durable water-repellent finish.
and wander - Air Hold Pants
One brand that knows about durable pants for winter is and wander. The outdoor brand decked out these pants with Theromolite insulation, zip pockets, and reflective stitching throughout.
Arc'teryx - Cerium Pant
Another quilted pair, this time in a bright yellow hue bearing 850 fill goose down. If you’re aiming to stay warm this winter Arc’teryx is an easy choice.
C.P. Company - Lens Detail Pant
Detailed with a cozy cotton lining and an elasticated waistband, these nylon pants feature utility pockets with the brand’s signature lens at the side.
Gramicci - Corduroy Loose Cargo Pant
Crafted from a durable corduroy weave in a tonal colorway, these pants arrive from the classic outdoor label Gramicci.
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