When it comes to top performance from an insulated ski pant, the Spyder Dare Athletic Fit takes the cake. If warmth is the key aspect you look for in ski pants, get this model. We tested a total of three insulated ski pants in 2016. The Mammut Bormio is less insulating and weather protective than the Dare, but more comfortable. The Columbia Bugaboo II Pant is warmer and cheaper, but less comfortable, poorer at venting, and less weather protection than the Dare. With the pros and cons weighed out, as explained below, the Dare came out on top of this subcategory. For that reason, we granted it our Top Pick award as the best-insulated ski pants in the review.
Spyder made some changes to the Dare Athletic Fit. The latest version is pictured above, while we highlight the updates in the text below.