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Built to swim through fluffy white pow.

Needless to say, we've all had our share of lousy winter experiences. Those don't happen when you cruise the mountain wearing the Patagonia Men's Powder Bowl Pant. This powder-cruising shell has waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Performance fabric, fully taped seams, side vents, a regular fit, and a smooth inner lining that won't hamper your shredding skills.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex Performance fabric and fully taped seams allow for multiple face shots and slashing turns in white-out conditions
  • Side vents dump excess heat when you hike for your turns
  • A smooth inner lining makes it easy to layer underneath
  • A regular fit won't constrict your movement when you ski through tight turns or throwing 3's
  • Multiple pockets stash your lip balm and cell

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5 5

Like the woolly mammoth...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

These pants were discontinued far before their time was due. To both, I still don't understand why. These pants offered up great protection from the elements, in a super comfy casual design. The GoreTex shell always kept me dry, and they weren't insulated with much more than some fuzzy stuff around the waistline, so they had a great range of motion and never felt bulky. One thing that contributed to this were the articulated knees, which naturally made them form fitting and prevented awkward bunching. The pockets were the icing on the cake, well designed, taped zippers, a handy zip back pocket and one on the knee which was helpful to stash my RFD ski pass in all season. Loved these. I'm thinking maybe I should buy a pair before they're gone forever with the mammoths...

1 5

Terrible Fit: Such a Disappointment

Cool Madras color, goretex, etc. Looked so great. With a 34" waist, 34" inseam, 6'1", 190 llbs, it appeared that the large would fit the bill. Many reviews on this site declare that these are baggy. But that doesn't really describe it. So unless you have 2 butts to stuff into the extra cubic yard of space that Patagonia has inexplicably built into these pants, I wouldn't bother. No mediums to try, but I think they'd be too short. I can't figure out why anyone would build a pair of ski pants this way. I'm not wasting time on Patagonia again.

I'm a little confused about the colorways....

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I'm a little confused about the colorways. I have the primo jacket in brilliant green and since my beloved old pants gave in i was thinking about getting the powder bowl pants in hickory. I was wondering if somebody sports that color combo or has any comment on that. Thanks!

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I think that would be a pretty sweet combo for sure.

2 5

supper baggy

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I am 5-9, 170 lbs. Ordered these, size large, last month. These pants are very loose fitting, with an extremely baggy cut. Not sure why anyone would want ski pants to be this baggy?

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did you happen to try a medium? From your dimensions it seems like it might be a more accurate size for you.

I would love to try these, anyone know...

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I would love to try these, anyone know where the bright green ones are available?

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Unfortunately those are from a past season and sold out!

5 5


  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Sweet pant. Nice feel and freeride look. Surprisingly warm for a shell. Love this pant! Great quality for the price.

3 5

SUPER baggy

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I am 6'3", 180 lbs, 32 inch waist, 34 inseam.
The Large fit OK in the waist (had to tighten them down), and the length was good, but my lord were they baggy! I even tried the Mediums, which were only about an inch shorter, but were still incredibly baggy!

I had the Blue in L and the Hickory in M - I was so sad to have to return them, because it is such a splendid blue! My gf was not having any of it, however - they just looked terrible! Unless you are going for that baggy, park look.

I ended up upgrading to the Actery'x Stingray pants ($400), which have the (supposedly) more-breathable 3-layer Gore Tex.

4 5

A comment on Fit

  • Gender: Male

I am 5'7" at 150 lbs.
30" Waist, 30" Inseam

I went with mediums as I prefer a loose fit and baggy style on the slopes, but the mediums are WAY too big for me.

I exchanged for size small (which, by the way, is incredibly easy with, and the fit is what I was after.

The smalls are definitely a 30" waist, if not a hair smaller. A little tight for my taste if I'm wearing extra layers, but totally usable. The pants still have a nice loose fit in the legs, and are a 31" if not shy of 32"on the inseam (which works fine for me as well).


Worn during a very warm, wet riding weekend in Vermont. They're flawless. Sitting on wet snow, wet chairlifts, carving through slush and powder alike...bone dry goodness.

Adding netting to the leg vents would be smart, but for warm days, nothing beats it...similar to large pit-zips on your jacket.

Brilliant pants.

4 5

A litte baggy

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

5' 11" 205lbs. Pants I normally wear 36/32.
Bought size large in Hickory, almost more of a dark olive Army green color then the brown it looks like.
Fit is very long in size large, belt is needed to keep them high on my hip bones. Powder skirt on my Pat jacket fits perfect with the pants (3 loops low on back of pants). Pockets are oddly placed, at least to me. I can not fit my hands in the top pockets to get my key or credit card at the end of the day with out really digging.
The vents do not have mesh netting, open them up and you are skin or base layer to the elements you might get snow in there (pants are warm enough stand alone @20F and snow, and zipped open a bit good @55 and rain). Very dry even skiing in the rain. Cuff guard was cut first time out (tele skiing) but they are ski pants not dress pants so no worries, they have held up to other falls. A little looser fitting then the reg fit Pat states, no problems knee to ski tele skiing, not shifting or pulling down (do not wear knee pads).

Unanswered Question

Does Patagonia make the Powder Bowl Pant...

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Does Patagonia make the Powder Bowl Pant or something similar in a short version? I have a 54" waist and a 30" inseam.

Awesome Freeriding pant

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Durable, Breatheable, and lightweight. What else do you need?

Do these ski pants have padding in the...

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Do these ski pants have padding in the knees? If not, does anyone know of a pair of ski pants with padded knees?

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The Powder Bowl pants here don't have padded knees, and I'm not actually aware of any company that offers built in padding for a ski pant in the knee. Could be wrong though...

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uh....why/where do you need knee pads on ski/snowboard pants?

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I have a pair of these pants and use them for tele skiing. I use triple-eight knee pads under these pants and they work fine. I am 6'3" and weigh over 200 lbs and the pads do not restrict movement or flex at all. These pants are bullet proof. Remind me of my old Patagonia drop seat pants.

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Dudes. Are you sure you're not skiing in your football or hockey pants?

5 5

These pants are awesome!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These pants are killer. Awesome color. Great fit. Pockets and zippers could be a little better but overall I'm extremely happy with these new pants. I'm 6'1, 160 with a 32 inch waist and the Medium is a perfect fit with plenty of length.

These pants are awesome!
5 5


Have to say,
these are my new favorite pants. Patagonia has really done it here with the bombproof goretex and perfect articulated fit. there is a tiny bit of insulation that stays out of your way and keeps you warm. Plus they keep you completely dry. well placed pockets and great zippers finish off an all around amazing pant.

Would the regular fit? I`m 5'5" and have...

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Would the regular fit? I`m 5'5" and have a 30" inseam, at least that`s what I use for denim. Patagonia says this is a 32.5" inseam for all sizes and the short is not available here or any other place you can think of, would that be too long for me, I`m wondering if we should size up the inseam because of the ski boots, but I`m also worried about cutting the pants with the ski edges, my waist is size small, so maybe that would help on holding the pants on the boots since it is supposed to be narrow... I see the PRIMO pants have a 31.5" which would be better for be I guess... but its waist size is smaller 31 and I need a 32 :-(

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If you are wearing these with ski boots and mostly using them for skiing I think the Powderbowl or the Primo would work well for you since you will be elevated and not dragging the pants. I would either roll them up or pull them up a bit if I was going to be walking a ton. I have the Primo pants and with ski boots they sit quite a bit higher than they do with just shoes.

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Tried that on my boots Today, it really doesn`t affect having a 32.5 inseam. It`s narrow enough to hold on the boots, it`s a little baggy on the boots but that`s not a problem. Amazing pants

5 5

Smoking Bowls

I've always gone with cheaper pants, but having worn these for most of this current season, I'm hooked to owning a legit, quality pair of pants. Aside from the obvious benefits of Gore-Tex, and the fact that these are constructed really well, I am the most impressed with the fit. I went with the large as the sizing chart indicated (34-36 waist), and other than a little bagginess in the waist, which is easily remedied with a belt, these fit perfectly. Patagonia has designed these really well to have the right amount of bagginess for a freeride pant but to not feel like garbage bags. To be honest, I bought a pair of 100 dollar pants right before these, and after trying the Powder Bowls on once, I returned the cheaper pair immediately.

5 5

Great Pants

I've only had these pants for a couple months, but I've used them quite a bit and they are BADASS. I'm a big splitboarder/ backcountry enthusiast and the articulated knees allow for great mobility with a kind of roomy feeling, yet the pants maintain a nice "regular" fit, which is perfect while skinning. I'm 5 10", 150lbs. with about a 31" waist and the smalls fit me perfect. Another great patagucci product!

I'm about 6'1 160lbs what size would you...

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I'm about 6'1 160lbs what size would you recommend for these pants?

Best Answer Responded on

Louis, I would try the Medium.

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