In a close matchup of excellent products, the Patagonia Powder Bowl scores near the top of the heap but was edged out for our Editors' Choice award by the Arc'teryx Sabre. In granting this award, we look for a top performing, all around product. The Powder Bowl Pants epitomize this definition, but the Sabre performs just a little better. When you factor price into the equation, the Powder Bowl Pants will likely come out on top for you. As compared to the other two Gore-Tex pants in our test, the Arc'teryx Sabre and the Norrona Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Pants, the Powder Bowl are far less expensive.
Paintbrush Red, featured in the main photo above, is one of the new color options for the Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants. Fluid Green, Navy Blue and Smolder blue are the other new hues offered for the current season.