The Best Snow Pants for Curvy Women
At Tales of a Mountain Mama, we believe that the outdoors are for everyone. And we recognize, and celebrate, that outdoor mamas come in all shapes and sizes. But finding quality snow pants for curvy body types is really hard! If you’re a curvy mama looking for snow pants, this post is for you.
While this post is just for the moms (or women in general), be sure to check out our Best Winter Gear for Kids.
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Bib snow pants for curvy women
OK my fellow curvy mamas: If you haven’t tried on a pair of bib snowpants, you really, really need to!
Are you a pregnant snowboarding or skiing mama? Bibs with the front zipper unzipped also make great maternity snowpants.
My whole adult life i’ve struggled to find great snow pants. Too tight. Too long. Dreaded gap above the butt. Not stretchy enough. Last fall, a whim, I treated myself to a pair of Burton bibs and I will never, ever go back to regular pants.
My personal favorite bibs are the Burton AK 2L Gore-Tex Kimmy Bib, in short length.
I am not even joking when I say that I tried them on in my living room and immediately called three girlfriends to tell them how amazing they fit! I love these bibs because they fit my booty, they are stretchy, and the short length is perfect for my 5’3″ inseam.
The stretchy, adjustable suspenders, side zips and drop seat are sweet, too – you don’t have to take your jacket off to go to the bathroom.
The only downfall? These bibs in short lengths are sold out on the Burton site. But they are available in regular and tall, sizes XXS – XXL.
Arctix Insulated Bib Overalls – Best Budget Pick!
The Arctix Insulated Bibs come in several fun colors like purple and turquoise (which I was so happy to see – bye bye black!). They are available on Amazon in short, regular, and tall lengths, sizes XS – 4XL.
Full disclosure, we have not personally tried these pants. But several of our readers have, and they seem like a great affordable option. They also have 8,700 4.5 star reviews on Amazon, so I thought they should be included.
The Obermeyer Felicity Bib offers that awesome 4-way stretch, they come in short, regular, and tall lengths, and come in sizes 2-14.
Best snow pants for curvy women
Obermeyer offers several different snowpant options in short lengths and a wide range of sizes. The Obermeyer Straight Line Pant is a TMM favorite! Both Ginny an Amelia highly recommend this pant.
These are available in sizes 2 – 16, but at the time of writing this post, the short is sold out. The pants feature a 4-way stretch that perfectly fits the hips and booty. This pant is lightly insulated.
Obermeyer offers lengths in their snow pants, which is AMAZING for me. Pants and I rarely get along. I call my thick thighs my “german curse” and struggle to find ones I love wearing. Snow pants are a whole new level. These fit perfectly and are very comfortable. Plus they have 4-way stretch which, again, means you can move and groove (and keep up with your kids) on the mountain. I also love the waist adjustment which means a perfect fit and no slipping or gap.TMM Mama-In-Chief, Amelia
The Obermeyer Malta Pant is another favorite among our team, and our readers. It’s like the younger sibling of the Straight Line Pant, and it’s priced slightly lower.
It is available in short, regular, and long lengths, in sizes 0 – 22. The 4-way stretch will hug your curves and the high-back waistband means no gap! I hate that gap…
One of the reasons we love NILS is because they’re working hard to make outdoor styles that fit all body types.
The NILS Melissa 2.0 Pant comes in short, regular, and long lengths, sizes 2-16. These pants feature an adjustable waist band and 4-way stretch that is so key for curvy figures
The Helly Hansen Switch pants are flattering on many different body types with their low-rise waist. This is a loose fitting (but not baggy) pant that comes in sizes XS-XL in some really fun colors!
The Bottom Line
Finding great snowpants that fit a curvy body shape is a challenge (take it from someone who has been wearing ill-fitting pants for way too long). But I’m confident that one of these options could be your new, favorite pants.
Still not convinced?
Think about all those hours spent hauling kids up the sledding hill, or bent over while teaching your toddler to ski, and then treat yourself to a properly fitting pair of pants (or add them to your Christmas list!).
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