On any trip to the slopes, what you wear can affect your warmth and mobility. In addition to your jackets, boots and necessary accessories, you’ll need a protective layer for your legs. Normal ski pants do the trick, but they tend to slip down throughout the day. Bibs are an effective alternative that use straps to stay up and in place. FN selected a few of our favorite ski and snowboarding bibs for men from brands like Arctix and Boulder gear. Complete with quality features like ample insulation and protective boot gaiters, these styles are are meant to keep warm and dry from day to night.
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1. Arctix Essential Insulated Bib Overalls
The lightweight overalls use multi-layer construction with 85 grams of ThermaTech insulation to keep you warm in temperatures as cold as -20° Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, elasticized side gussets offer maximum range of motion.
Pros: These bibs come with boot zippers for easy on-off wear as well as boot gaiters with grippers to stay in place and block out moisture. They utilize denier ballistic nylon to reinforce the ankle.
Cons: It’s recommended to size up if you want to wear layers under.
2. Wantdo Insulated Snow Bib
Wantdo’s insulated bib features elastic suspenders, front zippers, boot zippers and velvet lining at the hip and knees for soft warmth. It also includes reflective webbing for nighttime visibility.
Pros: These bibs come with pockets and storage to keep all your belongings safe during a long day on the slopes. The reflective webbing ensures you can ski any time of the day.
Cons: Runs narrow.
3. Boulder Gear Pinnacle Bib
These bibs are made of a protective and highly wind-proof material and come with sealed seams to block out water and snow. They also feature boot gaiters and an external waistband adjustment to give you a close fit.
Pros: This classic ski bib uses venting zippers to regulate heat and swat; the boot gaiters have internal snow cuffs with rubber grips for added warmth and to stay in place.
Cons: There is no boot zipper.