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Why You Should Get Ski or Snowboard Bib Pants

Every skier and snowboarder should own a pair of ski bibs. It’s just a universal truth. If you already ski or ride in bibs, you can stop right here, you’ve seen the light. If not read on, but we’d recommend opening another tab to start shopping for some snowboard bib pants.

Bibs are superior to traditional snow pants thanks to three main upgrades. They offer superior protection from the elements, their storage potential is huge, and they’re much more comfortable.

How many times have you heard the phrase “If you’re not crashing, you’re not learning”? Well, it’s true, if you don’t fall down occasionally, you’re not pushing yourself to become a better skier or rider. But crashing in regular snow pants means one thing: Snow everywhere. Snow up your jacket, snow down you pants, snow in places you didn’t even think snow could ever get to. That gap between the bottom of your jacket and the top of your snow pants is a huge liability. Go down once and you’ll have a cold butt and belly, and soaked base layers to remind you of that crash for the rest of the day.

But with bibs, you can crash with impunity. Bibs eliminate that gap, they make sure your entire body is covered by a waterproof layer, no matter how hard you ragdoll and tomahawk. If you get your jacket and bibs from the same brand, they’ll work in tandem to block that gap completely. For example, a Flylow jacket, combined with their Baker Bibs will work together to combat the entrance of any snow by connecting at the waist. Stop getting snow up your jacket and down your pants, get a pair of bibs and wave goodbye to soggy base layers.

And don’t worry ladies, while bib detractors might argue that it’s harder to answer nature’s call when wearing bibs, bib manufacturers like Flylow have come up with ingenious zip systems, or unique straps that make it just as easy to get out of the bathroom and back onto the slopes as it is while wearing normal womens ski pants.
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Ski bibs don’t just protect you when crashing, they also expand your storage options. The pockets on the front of a good pair of bibs, like the Flylow Sphynx bibs aren’t just for show. They provide a warm, safe place to keep snacks, your phone, or your wallet dry and easy to find. They allow you to carry more gear without it flopping around in a jacket pocket, or bouncing around in a thigh pocket. Bib pants offer superior storage options to regular ski pants, and help you stay comfortable and prepared on the slopes.

Finally, bibs are just more comfortable. You’ve got more adjustability to dial in your fit, and make sure it works for you. Skiing and snowboarding require a wide range of motion, they’re hard athletic activities and that means you need to be able to move your body smoothly and quickly. The waist closure on regular pants has a tendency to fight you as you engage your core. Either they’re too tight and restrict your motion, or they’re too loose and you’ve got to focus on keeping them from falling off. Either way, your regular snow pants aren’t helping you out. Bibs change all that. They keep your pants up without restricting your motion, and you end up with a flexible, comfortable fit.

So stop settling for less. Get a pair of bibs and send your old pants packing. Once you’ve experienced the superior storage, increased comfort, and improved protection you’ll wonder how you made it so long without a good pair of bibs.