Fearless powder hunter.
Skinning to the tops of blizzard-blasted summits is not for the faint of heart, but with a pair of powder skis underfoot and the Patagonia Women's Triolet Pant on, you like your chances. This thin three-layer shell boasts Gore-Tex's ever-reliable waterproof, breathable membrane, and fully taped seams double down on waterproof protection by preventing a single snowflake from seeping through.
Most ski shells boast the protection required for slaying the hills on or off piste, but what makes the Triolet backcountry-specific is full-length side zippers. These zippers offer easy on and off in case you need to put a knee brace on for the downhill, and they double as ventilators for hot and sweaty skin tracks. Speaking of the skinner, the pant's articulated cut includes gussets at the knees and crotch for unimpeded mobility. The boot gaiters feature a unique double-cuff design for extra coverage on those snowy trails.
- Thin three-layer ski shell for big mountain blasting
- Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex with fully taped seams
- Articulated cut for unimpeded mobility on skintracks
- Full-length side zippers for ventilation
- Boot gaiters with double-cuff design for coverage
- Q & A
Fit was smaller then what measurements said.
I love patagonia clothing. I have pants, fleeces, jackets, etc that are 15+ years old and still work great. I got these pants because I needed a pair of ski pants (I usually wear bibs). These are amazing and I can tell after just one season that they are going to last a long time. The fabric is comfortable, I love the long, full zips on the pants for easy access to my under layer and aiding in taking them off. The inner gaiter fits well around my ski boots and I don't have to open it up. The reinforced knees and butt area is great and won't wear down your most used areas. My only gripe is the front pocket zippers. I wish they zipped towards the outer thighs and not inward. I have to hold the end of the pocket with one hand and then pull the zipper with the other to close. I feel like if they zipped the other way, I could just do it with one hand.