The casual vibes of the Roxy Woodrose go the distance when it comes to winter function, earning this pant high marks as a 2022 Platinum Pick.
Fashion is cyclical. Right now, judging by the Instagram stories of anyone that lives in SLC, what was cool in the 90s is cool once more. Rises are higher. Logos are smaller. You even see a mock-neck turtleneck here and there. The biggest overarching swing is that pants have gotten baggier, and that relaxed sensibility has overflowed into our snowpants. As far as trends go, this one is sure to stick around for a while, which is a good thing. Ask anyone who sewed in the knees of their pants fifteen years ago if they’re excited that the super tight phase of snowboarding is over and baggy pants are the design de rigueur, and you’re sure to get a resounding “yes” (plus a sigh of relief that Instagram wasn’t around back then to document the bespoke missteps). Baggier pants, whether you prefer them just relaxed or extra loose, provide ample room for movement and really, just look good.
Roxy has long been making waves at the place where fashion and function collide: Saturated brights, sophisticated prints, forward-thinking styling, and purposeful tailoring are staples of their winter line—all done with high performance features and weatherproof fabric. So it follows that when Roxy set out to design a pant with casual aesthetics and a nod to trackpant styling, they hit the target with the Woodrose Pant. The Woodrose has 10k DryFlight waterproofing and taped seams to provide ample protection for freestyle-minded riders wearing this pant in the park or in the streets. Mesh-lined vents dump heat when hiking and a high-back waistband makes sure snow stays out and you stay comfortable. Lightweight 40g insulation provides warmth on cold days, but isn’t too much for warmer weather, making the Woodrose the new, all-season go-to. And of course, the Woodrose looks good. Adjustable ankle cinches let you dial in your personal style and the burnt olive colorblocking is a subtle stand-out. If you prefer your pants in classic black, the Woodrose comes in that color, too. – Mary T. Walsh
This year, the Snowboard Magazine Platinum Picks Awards are sliding into their fourteenth season as the largest, most in-depth gear review of its kind. Thousands of great products from every category on the market have been narrowed down to a select few that our editors have reviewed, tinkered with, analyzed, and photographed. Our goal is to inform, educate, and help guide your buying decisions this winter, so you end up with the very best gear for your time on the mountain. In the 2022 Platinum Picks, you’ll find an assortment of amazing boards, boots, bindings, goggles, helmets, jackets, pants, and more that we have deemed The Best of ’22.