For skiers and snowboarders, the bibs-versus-pants decision comes down to personal preference. In recent years, more and more people are choosing bibs. Picture a pair of farmer’s overalls, but instead of denim, ski bibs are made of multilayered, water-resistant nylon and technical materials.
Compared to pants, bibs offer superior coverage, storage, and, arguably, style. Currently, three of our favorite bibs are available at a significant discount. As ski resorts begin to tie “last chair” ribbons on the 2022-2023 season, now’s a great time to purchase a pair.
REI Co-op First Chair GTX Bib Snow Pants — Men’s& Women’s: $155 (40% Off)
The REI First Chair GTX Bib Pants have been one of our favorite ski bibs for several years running. It’s difficult to find bibs with GORE-TEX waterproofing for less than $300, which makes these bibs a great value buy — especially while on sale.
These are shell-style bibs, meaning they provide minimal insulation and offer space for insulating layers underneath. In the backcountry, shell-style bibs such as these are ideal thanks to their temperature control capabilities. That said, the First Chair Bibs are great for the resort too.
The North Face Freedom Bib Pants — Women’s: $139 (30% Off)
Another excellent bib at an excellent price, the North Face Freedom Bib is the best budget ski bib on the market. For skiers and riders who prefer to stay within resort boundaries, these bibs are well-constructed and stylish. In cold conditions, the embedded insulation protects against falling snow and biting wind.
Now, the Freedom Bibs are available for just $139 — a further 30% off the relatively low retail price. While these bibs won’t win any awards for cutting-edge technology, they are fully deserving of a shout-out for their unbeatable value. Now’s the perfect time to grab a pair.
Flylow Baker Bib Snow Pants — Men’s: $258 (40% Off)
Of all the great ski bibs on the market, we think the Flylow Baker Bib is the very best. It simply thrives in all conditions and every kind of terrain. From sunny spring resort days to stormy backcountry missions, the Baker Bib is reliable outerwear that will keep your lower body warm, dry, and comfortable.
Like other shell bibs, the Baker does not come with any insulation. Still, the thick and stiff outer fabric, three-layer Intuitive membrane, and fully sealed seams provide exceptional weather protection. Combined with a warm pair of base layer bottoms, these bibs can go just about anywhere. The Baker is a premium bib, and it commands a premium price. A 40% discount brings the Baker into far more affordable territory.