Great bibs for skinny AT skiers

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lewis from ALASKA on Tuesday, March 22, 2016
First the bad. I'm 5'11", 170. I got a medium, and I'll have a hard time getting layers on around my 33" waist inside the bib. Not that I often want to, it's hot work going uphill. I wish they had a scrim lining instead of brushed fuzz micropile, which makes for some friction between layers on your thighs when you walk or skin uphill. I wish the snaps at the waist were a little stronger so I could rely on them to stay closed without the bib closure fastened too, but there's belt loops. And mostly I wish they weren't boring black.

Beyond that, I'm in love! They feel light and flexible, vent well, fit snug instead of saggy in the crotch and butt without hindering movement yet still have nice roomy thighs for us folks with serious quads. They have cuffs that are actually wide enough to take an open AT boot in walk mode without having the boot buckles destroy the inside of the fabric. They have burly elastic on the snow cuffs inside.They don't have any stupid storm flaps anywhere to impede the zippers. The inner leg vent zips don't rub on each other since they're above the knees. The bib portion is breathable and comes off quick and easy.

I don't think these would stand up to really prolonged abuse groveling around in the snow building kickers and wrestling snowmachines, but if you're athletically built and running AT ski or splitboard laps, these are pretty dang nice.
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