ZenDylanism wrote a review of Patagonia Insulated Powder Bowl Pant - Women's on January 7, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I live and ski in Canada so I wanted the warmest Gore-Tex pants I could get and these seemed like they would work. I've skied all season on them and even in spring conditions, my legs are red from the cold when I take them off. Right by where the zippers are on the legs.They have a nice flattering cut and not too long like other brands. I usually wear a 6 or an 8 and medium is great through the legs, hip and waist when I'm standing straight up, but the buttons pop open constantly. They are flimsy and terrible! I have a good inch of gap in the waist when I'm standing up, so they're not skin tight in the waist, and I can bend fully over to pick something off the ground, but as I make my turns on the ski hill, the buttons pop open. It is so annoying. I wear a belt with them to stop it, but they will still sometimes come open. Not impressed since these are supposed to be ski pants.
After 2 seasons, they have also ripped twice.