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The Best Men’s Winter Pants to Keep You Warm for the Season Ahead

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With fall officially here, a lot of us are going to be reaching into the back of our closets to get some of those fits out that are a little more appropriate for the colder weather. Of course, once winter rolls around, your wardrobe should change up entirely. It’s easy enough to put on a hoodie and/or a jacket in the winter, but many men struggle with finding the right pants to keep their legs warm. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best men’s winter pants filled with a pair for any occasion. Hiking? Going out in the show? Want to remain fashionable? We’ve covered it all!

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Check out the list of them below and then scroll for more details:

Table of Contents

  1. Best Men's Winter Pants on a BudgetGihuo Men’s Winter Warm Fleece Pants
  2. Best Winter Pants for SkiingThe North Face Powderflo FUTURELIGHT Pants
  3. Best Winter Pants for Lounging AroundNew Republic GRC Flight Pants
  4. A Luxury OptionBonobos Italian Stretch Wool Dress Pants
  5. Warmest Jeans for WinterL.L.Bean Flannel-Lined Jeans
  6. Best Pants for Staying DryAdidas Terrex Two-Layer Rain Pants
  7. Winter Pants for RunningTen Thousand Interval Pants
  8. Breathable Winter PantsWOLACO Warren Pants
  9. Best CargosKingSize Thermal-Lined Cargo Pants
  10. Another Warm Pair of JeansDuluth Trading Ballroom Double Flex Standard Fit Lined Jeans
  11. Best For HikingEddie Bauer Men’s Guide Pro Lined Pants
  12. Best Winter Pants for All-Around PerformanceBenBoy Men’s Pants
  13. Overall Longest-LastingFjällräven Sörmland Tapered Winter Trousers
  14. Best Winter Pants for SnowFlylow Baker Bib Snow Pants
  15. A Formal OptionBonobos Jetsetter Stretch Knit Suit Pant
  16. An Insulated PairMountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Pants
  17. Winter Pants for a Windy DayPatagonia Wind Shielf Pants

1. Gihuo Men’s Winter Warm Fleece Pants

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Best Men's Winter Pants on a Budget

Staying warm while outside in the winter is a must, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should have to break the bank to do so. These pants by Gihuo mean that you can stay snug for less than $40. They’re 70% cotton and are fleece-lined so that they not only keep you warm, but comfortable too. Speaking of comfort, there’s a drawstring closure here too. If you’re not a fan of the colour pictured above, these are also available in army green, white, navy, grey and more.

Buy now, $32.98

2. The North Face Powderflo FUTURELIGHT Pants

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Best Winter Pants For Skiing

It’s one thing to stay warm while just running errands in the winter, but if you’re going out of your way to stay active in the snow, then you need something that’s truly dedicated to the cause. These FUTURELIGHT pants by The North Face allow for a lot of venting while remaining waterproof, so that falling in the snow won’t mean getting your legs wet. Crucially, these also have a bunch of storage space so that you can take everything you need out on your ski trip.

Buy now, $223.95

3. New Republic GRC Flight Pants

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Best Winter Pants for Lounging Around

If skiing isn’t quite your thing and you’re more of a hermit in the winter, you deserve to stay warm too. These GRC Flight pants by New Republic are made specifically to feel like joggers, with comfort as a top priority. It’s 97% cotton and 3% spandex and with its focus on 4-way stretch, offers great mobility. These have an athletic fit, but will break in with each wear. They’re perfect to stock up on this fall.

Buy now, $19.99

4. Bonobos Italian Stretch Wool Dress Pants

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A Luxury Option

A lot of people associate the winter with really thick layers and as a man, you can be forgiven for going with cargos, joggers or jeans. However, these dress pants are great if you want to be a little more luxurious this winter. These are made from 98% wool and 2% elastane, making them soft to the touch in a way that not all dress pants are. Throw these on with a shirt and suit jacket and you’re good.

Buy now, $229

5. L.L.Bean Flannel-Lined Jeans

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Warmest Jeans for Winter

Made from heavyweight 100% cotton denim, these jeans by L.L.Bean boast a warm, brushed cotton flannel lining and they’re prewashed for softness. If that concerns you regarding their longevity though, no need to worry because these are an exceptionally rugged and durable pair of jeans. They’re double-needle stitched and the special weave resists abrasion, shrinking and fading. You can’t go wrong with these.

Buy now, $79

6. Adidas Terrex Two-Layer Rain Pants

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Best Pants for Staying Dry

Unfortunately, the winter doesn’t just bring the cold, but often the rain and snow too. If you’re spending a lot of time outdoors this winter but want to keep both warm and dry, perhaps these pants from Adidas will do the trick. They’re made entirely from polyester and the Adidas RAIN.RDY technology means that advanced waterproofing techniques wick any moisture away from your legs.

Buy now, $76.94

7. Ten Thousand Interval Pants

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Winter Pants for Running

Of course, just being out in the winter doesn’t require anywhere near the same level of thought from a manufacturer as going out running in the winter. Luckily, these interval pants from Ten Thousand are perfect for running. They put the focus on lightness, range of motion and breathability. The pockets are also zipped so you can take your phone with you.

Buy now, $118

8. WOLACO Warren Pants

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Breathable Winter Pants

Made from 71% nylon and 29% spandex, these Warren pants by WOLACO are great for a multitude of purposes, including lounging at home, going running in the cold and going to the gym. That’s because they are made from a lightweight fabric, dry quickly, allow you to stretch and prioritise your comfort. The pocket even has waterproof backing to protect from moisture, so you don’t need to worry putting your phone in there.

Buy now, $118

9. KingSize Thermal-Lined Cargo Pants

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Best Cargos

If some camo cargos are your thing, then try out these KingSize pants. They have a cotton thermal lining, but aren’t overly heavy because of it. They also have a full elastic waist, two back button-flap pockets and side button-through pockets. If the camo design isn’t your thing, you’ll be relieved to know that these come in various colours too, including rich burgundy and navy.

Buy now, $59.99

10. Duluth Trading Ballroom Double Flex Standard Fit Lined Jeans

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Another Warm Pair of Jeans

This pair of jeans from Duluth Trading might look like any old pair of jeans on the outside, but on the inside is, you guessed it, a cotton flannel lining. The lining has 2% spandex for warmth. They fit a little trim through the leg and thigh and the men out there will be glad to know that they feature a gusseted crotch, allowing for full freedom of movement in the areas that it matters the most.

Buy now, $62.65

11. Eddie Bauer Men’s Guide Pro Lined Pants

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Best for Hiking

Anyone who goes on hikes in harsh weather conditions know that the right kind of clothing can make or break your journey. These pants from Eddie Bauer take everything a hike can offer into consideration and try to combat it. The durable combination of nylon and spandex provides active stretch while the soft polyester stretch fleece lining keeps you cosy. There are even trimmed calves so that you can climb with ease. The water repellent finish doesn’t hurt either.

Buy now, $79.99

12. BenBoy Men’s Pants

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Best Winter Pants for All-Around Performance

If you’d like a pair of winter pants that do a good job at pretty much everything, then try out this pair from BenBoy. They’re waterproof, windproof and abrasion resistant. The zipper pockets mean that your belongings are always secure. The knees feature patchwork, making them very durable. This is a great pair to buy if you want to do a little bit of everything.

Buy now, $35.99

13. Fjällräven Sörmland Tapered Winter Trousers

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Overall Longest-Lasting

This is indeed a pair of pants made for hunting and it must be acknowledged that they contain non-textile elements of animal origin, but they are a durable pair of pants that will last a long time. The tapered legs mean that you can easily fit into a pair of full-length boots, which might come in use even if you’re not hunting. 

14. Flylow Baker Bib Snow Pants

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Best Winter Pants for Snow

The winter is one thing, but spending a lot of time in snow, especially deep snow, is a different beast entirely. For that, get these Flylow Baker Bib snow pants. They have a 3 layer intuitive oxford fabric which offers great waterproof protection. There are also inner thigh vents that help you get rid of some heat, so that you don’t work up a sweat.

Buy now, $430

15. Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Knit Suit Pant

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A Formal Option

Of course, the winter doesn’t put a hold on formal events so if you need something comfortable to wear in the cold, but still need to be formal, perhaps these suit pants from Bonobos will do the job. Made from 37% wool, 37% viscose and 26% nylon, the fabric is soft and stretchy and will keep you warm when you most need it. You could even pair this with a t-shirt for a more casual look.

Buy now, $50

16. Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Pants

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An Insulated Pair

This design is a little more out there, but if a pair of winter pants that are light in weight is your absolute top priority, try these out. The ultra-lightweight ripstop fabric doesn’t stop heat from being trapped into the lower half of your body. They still feature pockets and an internal drawstring too.

Buy now, $275

17. Pantagonia Wind Shield Pants

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Winter Pants for Windy Days

Last but not least, for those windier winter days, think of these Pantagonia pants like a windbreaker for your lower half. They fit like sweatpants and keep you warm while allowing you to shed excess heat. A great plus is that these are Fair Trade Certified sewn.

Buy now, $169
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