Go deep on pow days in these waterproof bib pants. Waterproof-breathable DryVent keeps you dry and comfortable when you're making fresh tracks, and thigh vents let you dump heat when you're bootpacking up to secret stashes. Suspenders, waist tabs and belt loops let you dial in the perfect fit over whatever layers the conditions require. Rugged kickpatches stand up to season after season of use, and grippy gaiters keep powder on the outside where it belongs.
- Made of abrasion-resistant nylon with a DryVent waterproof-breathable laminate.
- Side-entry zip makes on/off easy.
- Adjustable suspenders, waist tabs and belt loops let you fine-tune the fit.
- Zippered chest pocket, hand pockets and Velcro® cargo pockets give you space to store small essentials.
- Inner thigh vents and stretch-mesh gaiters let warm air rise and escape to keep you from overheating.
- Reinforced kickpatches protect from ski edges.
- Internal gaiters with gripper elastic keep snow out of your boots on pow days.
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
The finished inseam measurement of the garment.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.