Kendall Jenner Finally Found a Pair of Flattering Snowboarding Pants
Despite the many pitfalls of snow (numb toes, extra yard work, increased risk of slipping on the sidewalk), it does provide a unique style opportunity, and therefore, much-needed texture to our visual world.
One subset of snow fashion — the kind necessitated by winter sports — is particularly interesting, because it requires warmth and style, but also range of mobility and even impact protection. That makes it somewhat of a wardrobe challenge, but it's not impossible to look cute and be well-protected for a day on the slopes..
On a jaunt to Aspen, Colorado, Kendall Jenner served her snow day best with a series of five outfits in two days. And while her slope-ready looks made use of all manner of neon, reflective puffer jackets, toasty layers, and fashionable eyewear, we found it most noteworthy that she relied solely on one pair of ski pants her whole trip, which she appears to own in two different colors.
The North Face's Lenado pant that Kendall wore in both black and white not only received the supermodel stamp of approval for their flattering fit, they clearly lived up to the rigorous requirements needed of athletic apparel. Jenner's brave snowboarding runs down the mountains were a testament to their sturdiness.
The North Face Women's Lenado Pant
Shop now: $199; thenorthface.com
If you've ever wondered where to get actually fashionable snowboarding pants, it makes sense that the answer would be The North Face, the brand behind one of the most popular and best-selling puffers of our times. Its Nuptse jacket is a fixture in high-profile urban areas as well as the rugged outdoors, as seen on everyone from New York City's fashion editors to Hollywood's A-list to cold-weather experts in the Midwest. Naturally, The North Face's cleverly designed performance pants follow suit.
While Jenner's exact Lenado pants are in extremely short supply — the black version is only available in a handful of sizes and the white is sold out everywhere — other North Face pants in equally great cuts are top choices for your next Black Diamond run. The Freedom Insulated Pant, for instance, comes in nine tempting colors, while the Apex STH Pant features a similar slim-cut fit to Jenner's top choice. The Sally Pant, meanwhile, has a 91 percent recommendation rating from shoppers and a 4.5-star rating.
If the Lenado pant is any indication, it won't be long until shoppers buy up the remaining stock of these other top-tier snowboarding pants, too. Shop bottoms from the Jenner-approved brand for outdoor adventuring below.
The North Face Women's Freedom Insulated Pant
Shop now: $169; thenorthface.com
The North Face Women's Apex STH Pant
Shop now: $159; thenorthface.com
The North Face Women's Sally Pant
Shop now: $109; thenorthface.com