Zumiez is the place to be for women's snowboard pants, carrying a wide array of women's
snowboard pants from the hottest brands in snow outerwear... Billabong snowboard pants, Burton snowboard
pants, Four Square, Volcom, and more. Shop by waterproof rating! Zumiez carries 5k pants, 8k pants, 10k
pants, and more.
Grab a pair of women's snowboard pants at Zumiez and head to the mountains!
The waterproof rating on snowboard outerwear is how many millimeters of rain pounding the
material the jacket is made out of (or coated with) can take in a day before you get wet. Essentially a 10K
snowboard jacket (10,000mm waterproof rating) can withstand almost 33ft of water in a day before you feel
At Zumiez, snowboard jackets and pants are available in a variety of waterproof ratings, from
3k waterproof to 20k waterproof. Jackets and pants with a waterproof rating between 3K to 8K are good if you
are snowboarding in very dry conditions (think of powdery, delicious snow in crystal clear conditions) with
little chance of rain or snow while you are up on the hill. 10K waterproofing is good for a normal day of
snowboarding with light-to-mid precipitation and no out-of-the-ordinary weather conditions. 15K
waterproofing would be optimal if the snow is falling from the sky (and you are going down the mountain
singing "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" all day long). 20K waterproofing would keep you dry in
seriously wet conditions, such as that day when school is canceled because the snow is coming down faster
than an Acme anvil on Wile E. Coyote's head, and you and your friends are hiking up the highway to the
mountain because the roads are shut down.
Lower waterproof ratings are often a little easier on the pocketbook, and offer ever-so-slightly easier
motion (because of the lower density material or less dense coating), but if you snowboard in an area with
generally high chance of precipitation, look to 10k or higher waterproof jacket and pants.