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5 Of The Best Bib Pants

5 Of The Best Bib Pants
11 October 2019

Bib Pants have seen a resurgence in recent years, complementing the retro ski look which is now so popular on the pistes. Beside being on-trend, bib pants offer the likes of me and you plenty of benefits, especially when it comes to backcountry skiing and deep snow.

  • The bib straps hang from your shoulders, removing the need for a belt and delivering a more secure and comfortable fit.
  • Bib Pants cover more of your body, chiefly your chest area helping to maintain warmth in cold conditions. When out touring the bib section can be zipped-open to aid ventilation on steep ascents.
  • They prevent snow from travelling down the back of your ski pants, offering greater protection in deep powder and when falling.  

Here are five of our favourite bib pants that we would recommend for the coming season:

The North Face Men's Steep Series A-Cad FUTURELIGHT Bib Ski Pants

TNF Bib Pants

 

  • High bib upper - double weave softshell fabric
  • AquaGuard® zips
  • Zipped hand & upper thigh pockets
  • Knee-to-knee inner leg zip
  • Outer leg venting zips
  • Hem zips
  • Stretch inner snow gaiters

Utilising The North Face’s latest breathable and waterproof fabric FUTURELIGHT, these bib pants are built to endure the hardships of long backcountry tours.

You’ll find an array of strategically placed water-resistant zipped pockets and venting across the pant along with a warming inner liner to help you keep warm.

This is no-compromise big mountain workwear for those spending long days in the steepest terrain and deepest snow.


Arc'teryx Men's Rush LT Bib Ski Pants

Arc'teryx Bibs

 

  • Long side vents with WaterTight™ zips
  • 1 side fully separating zip
  • 2 thigh pockets
  • Stretch softshell high bib
  • Detachable suspenders
  • Keprotec lower cuff protection
  • Laminated inner gaiters
  • TouringCuff for easy buckle adjustment

Minimalist GORE-TEX bib pants that deliver excellent protection and freedom of movement in a lightweight and durable package.

The GORE-TEX 3L fabric allows moisture vapour to escape, helping to regulate your temperature while remaining waterproof and windproof for a full protective shelter.

When ascending articulated e3D patterning aids your flow across technical terrain and zipped side vents dump heat quickly before the bib and easy access TouringCuff system provide protection on the descent.


Planks The People's Bib Snowsports Pants

Planks The People's Bibs

  • High softshell bib with pocket
  • Leg venting zips
  • Zipped cargo pocket
  • Zipped hand pockets
  • Zipped rear pockets
  • Adjustable waist tabs
  • Inner gaiters with gripper elastic

Planks have produced these bib pants as unisex so that either men or women can wear them, in comfort, thanks to clever stretch panels around the hips, waist and torso and multiple adjustment tabs.

These hardworking pants provide a solid, breathable and waterproof base for all-mountain skiing while providing you with a slightly more casual aesthetic.  

So, no matter what your body shape is you’ll be warm, dry and looking good in these pants.


Arc'teryx Women's Shashka Bib Ski Pants

Arc'teryx Shashka Bibs

  • Long side vents with WaterTight™ zips
  • 1 side fully separating zip
  • Stretch softshell high bib
  • Detachable suspenders
  • Keprotec lower cuff protection
  • Laminated inner gaiters
  • TouringCuff for easy buckle adjustment

The women’s Shashka bibs combine the performance and protection of GORE-TEX with a superb articulated fit and a comfy knit backer.

There is plenty of zipped venting for flushing out excess heat after steep ascents and reinforced face fabric below the knee for extra durability. Bib straps sit comfortable across your shoulders delivering a secure fit with a quick and easy buckle system enabling you to detach the suspenders.

So if you’re heading out for a multi-day tour, cat skiing or hitting up some slackcountry, the clean lines and minimalist design keep the pants nice and light allowing you to fully enjoy the experience. 


The North Face Women's Steep Series FUTURELIGHT A-Cad Bib Ski Pants

TNF A-CAD Bibs

  • High bib upper in double weave softshell fabric
  • AquaGuard® zips
  • Zipped hand & upper thigh pockets
  • Knee-to-knee e-z-p inner leg zip
  • Outer leg venting zips
  • Hem zips
  • Stretch inner snow gaiters

Featuring a women’s specific fit, these lightweight yet durable bib pants from The North Face are perfect for big mountain adventures when only the best will do.

They are easy to adjust for a precise fit and an integrated crotch gusset encourages a large of movement aiding ascents, movement across technical terrain and aggressive descents.

FUTURELIGHT three-layer fabric prevents you from overheating when skinning and shields you from anything the weather can throw at you.

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