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Everyday Warm Pants for Winter Adventures

October 22, 2021

Everyday Warm Pants for Winter Adventures

October 22, 2021

Pants are something we struggle with in the winter (okay, year-round for some of us…ahem, Justin! who would prefer to live in his beloved Kore shorts every day). We’ve each got some snowpants we love, but for outdoor hikes, kids sporting events, etc. it’s nice to have some thicker and warmer pants for every day.

While this is mostly women’s apparel, we’ve included a few additional links to our favorite pants for men, boys and girls.

For size reference, Sara is 5’8″ with a long torso and normal-length legs 🙂 Typically wear a size Medium in leggings.

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites:

Best Warm Pants this Fall + Winter for Women, Men and Kids:


  1. Athleta – Altitude Tight

    These are the priciest ones of the bunch and always best to purchase when on sale. They’re a thick warm fleece and fit true to size with a good length that covers the ankles. I wear a size Small, but would also be comfortable in Medium.

    Looking to shop for girls? The same leggings available for girls/teens here: AthletaGirl Polartec Tight

  2. PolarFlex Fleece Lined Legging by 90 Degrees by Reflex
    This is a pretty solid brand when it comes to affordable athleisure apparel, and these leggings don’t disappoint. They’re a great fit and true to size, while the high waist is flattering and comfortable. A size Medium fits me well.

    Looking for some warm Sorel boots at a good price? If you’re already shopping the above pants at Nordstrom Rack, check out these boots:
    Lennox Street Boot by Sorel – $110 (50% off from $220)
    Leather Duck Boot by Sorel – $90 at (52% from $170)

  3. High-Waisted CozeCore Leggings by Old Navy
    These are a jogger-legging style with a nice thick high-waisted drawstring. Size up! I had to go up to a size Large, as the waistband didn’t stretch much and the Medium didn’t fit over my hips!

    Looking to shop for girls? The same style is available here: CozeCore Leggings for Girls

  4. Polar Fleece-Lined Pants by Eddie Bauer
    These are the least-stylish of the bunch, but also the warmest and most comfortable! We wore these many times on winter hikes last year. They’re thick and stretchy but also can throw a pair of long underwear or additional leggings underneath for extra warmth. (see #5 for additional options for the entire family!) Katie wears a size 4, Sara in size

  5. Guide Pro Flex Lined Jogger Pants by Eddie Bauer
    We don’t have these, but they’re on our “to order” list! There’s also the non-jogger version, Guide Pro Lined Pants

    Looking to shop at Eddie Bauer for the whole family?
    Here’s a few other warm pants for men, boys and girls that we love:

    Men’s: Guide Pro Lined Pants by Eddie Bauer
    Girls Leggings: Plush-Lined Leggings for Girls by Eddie Bauer
    Boys Pants: Faux-Sherling Lined Joggers by Eddie Bauer

    SALE ALERT: Sara’s favorite packable down parka is on sale for $85, regularly $170! Shop here: Cirruslite 2.0 Down Parka

  6. Fleece-Lined Thermal Legging by CRZ Yoga
    A go-to legging brand from Amazon (I own 3 pairs of the Naked Legging!) at an affordable price, these fleece-lined leggings are just as good and love having side pockets. I wear a size Medium.

    This fleece-lined legging by Baleaf, also from Amazon, is a tie with the CRZ Yoga brand for comfort, fit, and pockets. I also wear a size Medium in these.

Just because the weather is cooling off, don’t let it stop your outdoor adventures! – Sara + Katie

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