When it comes to outerwear, your pants have their work cut out for them. They’re the first line of defense against a freezing seat when you catch first chair, the trailbreakers blasting through fresh powder and the stalwarts ensuring a stiff breeze doesn’t nip at your nether regions. 

This year, manufacturers provided OnTheSnow a wide range of products, fit for everyone from casual skiers to backcountry enthusiasts. Roomy shells, interesting insulations and beefy bibs highlight the fundamentals of the 2015 lineup. No matter your personal style or ability, we looked high and low to find the products that are worth dropping your drawers for.