Many people prefer a bib to regular pants when skiing or snowboarding because they provide added protection from the elements. And they often contain extra storage and are generally more comfortable. Since they’re basically overalls with adjustable straps, you don’t have to worry about them slouching like trousers. The coverage they give is ideal for staying warmer and drier longer. To help you find the right bib for your specific needs, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best models on the market designed for women. Each of our selections has convenient pockets and will keep you cozy on the mountain.
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1. Arctix Essential Insulated Bib
This style features a high-tech water and windproof ThermaLock nylon shell with a luxe taffeta lining.
Pros: ThermaTech insulation makes these warm, soft, lightweight and durable. The 600D ballistic nylon reinforced ankles and hem guards ensure they last. Zippers at the bottom allow you to access your boots easier. Seamless boot gaiters with grippers help to lock in heat and keep out snow or moisture.
Cons: Some may find the pant legs to be a bit wide.
2. Mountain Warehouse Moon Bib
These have a sturdy polyester shell treated with a DWR finish to make them completely water-resistant.
Pros: A partly elastic waist with adjustable, detachable braces deliver a better fit. Integrated gaiters help to prevent snow from sliding through the gaps between the pants and boots. They also have zippers with velcro at the bottom so you can get to your boots with little effort. These are available in three color options.
Cons: Some wearers may find them a bit long.
3. Boulder Gear Pinnacle Bib
This insulated pair also has a strong nylon shell with a breathable, hydrophilic coating and DWR finish so snow doesn’t get in.
Pros: They’re critically seam-sealed for enhanced warmth and durability. Adjustable shoulder straps and knit inserts at the sides offer full range of motion and an improved fit. These also have internal boot gaiters to keep snow and cold air out.
Cons: These may feel snug for some and are only offered in black.