The Women's Freerider is Discontinued as of Winter 2017With 40 grams of PrimaLoft insulation, GORE-TEX weatherproofing, five zippered pockets, and a great ventilation system, The Marmot Women's Freerider ski pant definitely deserved our Editors' Choice award. This pant is ideal for the resort and versatile enough for the occasional backcountry tour. Additionally, our testers found the Marmot Freerider's looser, relaxed fit to be super comfortable and mobile, without being overly baggy.
We loved that our Editors' Choice winner pairs a moderate amount of insulation with long, mesh-less vents along the outer thighs. We found that the open vents offered quick relief from built up heat when needed, while the insulation recovered heat just as quickly when zipped back up. Our snowboarder testers especially appreciated this pant's Reversed Brushed Tricot Seat (a reinforced water resistant layer) while chillin' on their backsides. This is also a great feature for newbie boarders, as you may spend some time with your rear in the snow. Although it's fairly pricey, if you plan to keep hitting the slopes for years to come, it's a sensible investment. Its colors are bright and stylish without being too trendy and the fit is both casual and refined. Overall, this garment features quality design and superior materials/construction; our multifaceted Editors' Choice award winner will be your go to for every type of weather at the resort.