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  • #580161
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    In the market for a new pair of snowboard pants. Looking for something that is highly breathable/durable for splitting and resort riding. I’ve never used bibs before but I’ve been looking at the Trewth bib by trew. For regular snowpants I’ve been looking at flylow compound 2.0 Neoshell pants. Any feedback on these products would be great.

    Thanks

    #677578
    lernr
    233 Posts

    I have both and would recommend both 🙂

    I’d generally prefer the bibs for cold deep powder days but for me they get too hot for spring bc here in PNW so I’d rather use the pants then.

    #677579
    lernr
    233 Posts

    I have both and would recommend both 🙂

    I’d generally prefer the bibs for cold deep powder days but for me they get too hot for spring bc here in PNW so I’d rather use the pants then.

    #677580
    blacklabel28
    22 Posts

    I have the trewth bibs, the older version and I like them a lot. I have been using a old pair of helly hansen pants that are olddd but bomber. I would check out patagonias snowshot pants, you can try them on at the outlet in breck. flylow stuff from what I’ve heard is good. its all about your personal preference and fit.

    keep an eye on http://www.theclymb.com for good deals on outterwear, buncha stuff on there. Also I dunno if you work for vail or not but theres flylow on promotive.com

    #677581
    bcall8
    125 Posts

    I got the bib from dakine last year and I am now a big fan of bibs. I tend to wear them more than my regular pants even in warmer weather. My bib has vents on both the inside and the outside of the thighs. On warmdays iI can tour in a shirt with he vents all the way open and it feels great. In powder I get the obvious benefits from coverage. I highly recommend them. My advice would be to get a pair with good vents so that they are more versatile and not just good on the cold and deep days.

    #677582
    ejorddny
    16 Posts

    I really like the patagucci mixed guide pant, waterproof where a boarder needs it (knees/seat), soft-shell for breathability where you don’t.

    #677583
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    If I need hardshell pants then I’m happy to have bibs, if I don’t need hardshells then I usually look kind of kooky in my slim fit softshell pant. It kind of depends on my objectives for the day.

    #677584
    pow_hnd
    82 Posts

    I have been riding Burton AK bibs for years now. For me they are the best thing ever, super breathable and the fit is perfect. I’ve tried many other brands in the last few years because I would rather not buy Burton products, but everything I have tried is just not the same. I’ve tried Lib Tech, Dakine, and Volcom, all of them and in my experience they just don’t work the same. Burton 3L Gore-Tex is just way better constructed, they are way more packable, much lighter and better fitting, at least for me. I REALLY wanted Volcom Rain Bibs to work but they didn’t. My wife is/was/has been pissed on how much money was spent the last few years on this stuff, but in the end the Burton stuff just works best. I haven’t tried any ski brands because I won’t wear ski brands, so there could be another great pair out there but I won’t personally ever know. A touring partner wears Patagonia bibs but they look whack on him and they are a snug skier fit which would piss me off.

    @ty_bee

    @801splitters

    #677585
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    Patagonia makes two different bibs, one is the SuperAlpine bib which is a slimmer mountaineering fit, the other is the PowSlayer which is looser and more comfortable. I have a pair of Arc’teryx Theta SV bibs which suck for riding around the ski area. I look super kooky in them and they don’t really have any pockets. In the backcountry they rock. I don’t think I’d spend that much money on them again though.

    #677586
    JimmyC
    351 Posts

    I have a few pairs of bibs for deeper days. I have a pair of older Mountain Hardwear Synchro bibs that work really well for powder days at the resort. I also bought a pair of Black Diamond Dawn Patrol hybrid bibs for longer tours in the BC. The BD’s have a slimmer skier’s cut that has its pros (light, very breathable, and good coverage) and cons (limited pocket size, lack of style points, not totally waterproof). That said, the BD’s work really well for their intended purpose. The new Strafe Outerwear Nomad bibs have definitely caught my attention—they seem to have a good “freeride” fit, plenty of colors, plenty of pockets, good vents, a removable bib, and are made with eVent. With all of those features, the bib may be a bit on the heavy side, but I like what I see on the webpage.

    #677587
    BurlingtonVT
    21 Posts

    I really wanted to get a pair of the threw bibs but they were a little to pricey. I ended up getting a good price on a brand new pair of HH Odin mountain guide bibs. Anyone have any experience with this certain bib? It looks nice and seems to have a decent amount of features.

    #677588
    JimmyC
    351 Posts

    I have never seen the HH bibs in the flesh—but they look to be pretty sweet!

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