The Patagonia Snowshot is solid pant for the casual skier. It’s made with Patagonia’s H2No standards which means 20k waterproofing before killer wash and 10k after. Breathability is okay, but with a brushed tricot liner, these pants feel a bit warmer than a standard shell. The Patagonia Snowshot pant isn’t the most technical, but it’s a solid choice for those who don’t need the best of the best.
Patagonia Snowshot Pant In-Studio Review
Pant Size: S
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Patagonia Snowshot Pant is built with Patagonia’s H2No standards. This means it is 20k waterproofing before killer washing and 10k afterwards. 10k is the industry standard for waterproofing and is often found on your lower end outerwear. However, I have found that with Patagonia waterproofing is actually pretty solid, and it seems to be more than enough for drier climates. While this still wouldn’t be my first choice for really wet climates, I’d have no problem recommending this pant to someone looking for solid waterproofing. Breathability is okay. I would say it was exceptional, and with a brushed tricot liner, these pants feel warmer than you’d expect for a shell.
Fit: The Patagonia Snowshot pant fits really well. It has a relaxed fit, but I didn’t find it overly loose or baggy. The waist fit perfectly, and the mid-waist (just at the hand pockets) feels slightly tight. This wasn’t a huge issue, and I definitely wouldn’t size up, but it is worth noting because it makes the pockets harder to use. The rest of the pant is roomy, but again it wasn’t overly loose or baggy. Overall, I like the fit of the Patagonia Snowshot pant, and I’d feel confident going with your standard sizing.
Warmth: The Patagonia Snowshot is a shell with a brushed tricot liner. It’s much warmer than a shell, but still won’t be great on really cold days. There is plenty of room for layering.
Features: There’s nothing fancy about the Patagonia Snowshot pant. It’s just a solid offering that gives you everything you’ll need for a casual outing on the snow. They are comfortable, waterproof, and relatively warm.