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The 8 Best Men's Snowboard Bibs of 2020-2021

The growing resurgence in the popularity of snowboard bib pants in the last few years has had us rejoicing, as we have stayed warmer and dryer from the deepest backcountry pow lines to slushy spring laps in the park. When compared with traditional snow pants, snowboard bibs offer significantly more protection and comfort while adding even more versatility to your outerwear kit. Bibs are especially fantastic in warmer conditions or on the skin track when they allow you to remove your jacket for improved heat and moisture dissipation while still offering remarkable protection from the snow should you take a tumble. When worn with a jacket over the top, it is seemingly impossible to get snow up your back or down your pants – no matter how deep the conditions or how spectacular your snowy cartwheels may be. With added real estate on the chest, dedicated pocket space in that area is common. This allows you to keep your mobile phone, lens wipe, lip balm, etc. more readily at hand – and it is much easier to access those items when you are on a chairlift.

Below is a collection of the best men's snowboard bibs of the season. They range from dedicated backcountry options to the latest park steeze and laid-back groomer vibes. As outerwear brands continue to perfect the fits and features of the bibs that they offer, these options will amp up your outerwear game, and we are excited for you to become snowboard bib devotees just like us.


The North Face Freedom Bibs

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

The North Face has over 50 years of experience producing expedition-level equipment. Their durable outerwear combines well thought out details with signature versatility and style. Whether you’re following in the tracks of Xavier De Le Rue or Tom Wallisch, know that The North Face makes outerwear that keeps them warm and dry while they express their signature styles. It will keep you warm and dry while you do the same.

The Freedom Bibs are constructed from The North Face’s DryVent 2-layer membrane. This is their most versatile waterproofing solution, durable and used across multiple product lines. Pockets are kept simple, with zippered hand pockets and Velcro-secured pockets on the thighs and chest. The thigh pockets are located more towards the front of the leg for ease of access and to make room for venting, which is top tier. There are thigh vents that, when opened, allow for air to draw up from mesh panels in the boot gaiter and out through the vents. The Freedom Bibs are some of the best snowboard bibs for riders who are resort-focused. They are loaded with features and functional style at an extremely attractive price point.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
DryVent 2LStandard Fit$198.95

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Volcom Rain GORE-TEX Bib Overalls

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

Volcom has been killing it with their combination of technical construction and trend-setting style. Their pro and amateur athletes can be found around the world pushing the boundaries of performance and expression. The brand has a uniquely connected identity, supplying and supporting cultural touchstones like Baldface Lodge.

The Volcom Rain GORE-TEX Bib Overalls have the tech performance details on lock with a GORE-TEX 2-layer laminate system that is matched with their V-Science Breathable Lining System. The mesh-lined inner-thigh vents let heat out without letting snow in. Black Flax Reinforced Back Hem and Kick Panels keep your pants from getting shredded, whether you are on the skin track or in the lot. The Guide Articulated Fit was developed with the input of guides at Baldface for optimal range of motion in any terrain without compromise.

The Rain Bibs are recommended for the skier or rider who is looking for GORE-TEX performance and function with the extra boardsports-inspired style that Volcom is known for. If you already have a Volcom jacket, being able to utilize the patented Zip Tech Jacket to Pant Interface is an added bonus.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
GORE-TEX 2LGuide Articulated Fit$389.95

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TREW Gear TREWth Bibs

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

TREW Gear has been a leader in the bib revolution, offering its TREWth Bib for a decade now. Based in Oregon, TREW knows the value that bibs offer for us powder junkies. The TREWth features a fit and details that show how uniquely well-versed they are with the deepest cold smoke and wettest PNW coastal snowpack.

TREW Gear’s own PNW 3L membrane system was developed through countless hours slogging sweaty skin tracks and charging waist-deep (and deeper) lines in gnarly terrain that they won’t share the locations of. The freeride-focused fit has now been made slightly roomier due to customer feedback asking for additional accommodation for layering and dynamic range of motion. Zippered vents run ¾ the length of the bibs and have dual-direction zips to perfectly dial in ventilation. A “racer-back” design on the shoulder straps helps to keep them comfortably in place. The high-sided fit extends well above the waist for added snowproofing.

The TREWth Bibs are for you if you are a rider spending considerable time earning your turns in the backcountry. Even when you wear them at the resort, we will all know where you would rather be.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
PNW 3L 20K/20KModern Freeride Fit$439

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Airblaster Beast Bibs

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

Portland, Oregon’s Airblaster reminds us to Stay Wild! That’s advice that we will take every day of the week, and we encourage you to do the same. Airblaster makes outerwear and accessories designed to show sliding on snow for the irreverent fun that it is. If you’re familiar with their Ninja Suit base layer onesies, then you probably have an idea of the level of fun performance to expect from these bibs.

The Beast Bibs are made from Airblaster’s top of the line 2L Eco-Vortex laminate system, containing 38% recycled material and boasting waterproofing and breathability that is top tier. The fit is relaxed for ease of tweakability, which is further aided by stretch panels in the knees and seat. The front zipper extends fully up through the chest, making access simple. The inner leg vents are mesh-lined to keep snow out.

These bibs are for the rider who could use a little extra stretch. You should be committed to keeping it extra fun while staying extra dry, and there are secret bonus points available for having all of the tech features as the other guys without looking like you’re about to climb Mount Everest.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
2L Eco-Vortex 30K/20KRelaxed Fit$299.95

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Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Cyclic Bib Pants

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

Burton’s AK line is named for the level of terrain that inspired it. AK is the two-letter postal abbreviation for Alaska, and when Burton team riders started to tackle big lines in Alaska’s big mountains, they asked for outerwear that could handle the challenge. For more than 20 years, Burton has provided their AK line as some of the highest-end options for staying warm and dry in the toughest winter alpine conditions.

The Burton AK 2L GORE-TEX Cyclic Bib Pants feature a 2-layer GORE-TEX construction which has the membrane bonded to the inside of the face fabric only, with Burton’s Living Lining on the inside of that, functioning as built-in climate control. The articulated fit is designed for the rigors of backcountry travel and riding, and the full front zipper and Test-I-Cool inner leg vents aid in rapidly dumping heat and venting moisture.

We recommend Burton’s AK 2L GORE-TEX Cyclic Bib Pants for the skier or rider looking for established elite performance with no compromises. If you want durability and never-have-to-think-about-it reliability backed by one of the best outerwear warranties in the field, look no further.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
GORE-TEX 2LRegular Articulated Fit$419.95

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Patagonia Snowdrifter Bibs

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

Patagonia has firmly established itself as one of the most progressive, highest-end options for outerwear with a focus on supporting those who are looking to be more ambitious and intentional in their outdoor exploration. Embellishment is almost totally absent, removing anything unnecessary in favor of pure function. While their outerwear’s exceptional quality and elegant simplicity often lends itself to everyday wear, it is truly designed for the most challenging wilderness exploration.

Patagonia’s Snowdrifter Bibs are deceptively plain, with only three zippered pockets, one on the chest, and one on each thigh. A zippered drop seat provides instant ventilation and accessible relief. The waterproof membrane system is Patagonia’s 3L H2No Performance Standard, with a 70% recycled stretch fabric that is Fair Trade Certified sewn and incredibly soft. Durability is aided by the scuff guards at the leg bottoms and the hem. The regular fit enables layering without too much roominess that might limit efficient movement.

If you are a rider looking for stretchy minimalist comfort and a bib that is aimed more at the backcountry than the resort, then the Patagonia Snowdrifter Bibs are your perfect match. Simple and to the point, they're some of the best men's snowboard bibs of 2021.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
3L H2No Performance StandardRegular Fit$349

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Burton Reserve Bib Pants

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

Burton knows outerwear. They have been developing that knowledge since the 80s, outfitting athletes for terrain in Alaska and competition in the Olympics. That experience informs all of their outerwear designs, which they are constantly developing and perfecting. Even for resort cruisers, Burton’s quality, durability, and versatility is a game-changer.

Burton’s Reserve Bib Pants feature 2-layer DRYRIDE 15K/10K construction, lined with their Living Lining Mapped with Soft Taffeta and Small Hole Mesh for comfortable warmth and breathability. YKK Water Resistant Zippers streamline the handwarmer pockets and the full-zip front opening. Fully-taped seams seal out the weather. The Relaxed Fit is stylish and functional, roomy enough for layering on cold days, and easy to hike and tweak airs in. Extra pockets in the chest combine with standard handwarmer and rear pockets to carry all of the snacks you could want alongside your phone, keys, and whatever else you might need for a day on the mountain.

These bibs are for someone who rides in conditions that demand performance outerwear but that don’t require the highest levels of waterproofing or breathability. If you are looking for versatile and durable everyday bibs, then we recommend them as a first choice.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
2-layer DRYRIDE 15K/10KRelaxed Fit$249.95

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DC Revival Bibs

The best men's snowboard bibs of 2020-2021
 

DC is a brand with freestyle street cred and brand loyalty that is the envy of many. When DC’s Ken Block upped the street style influence in the Park City area by converting his family’s mountain property into the DC Mountain (or MTN) Lab, the die was cast. If you’re up for it, search for Renee Renee and DC MTN LAB on the internet. The results might let you know what DC’s snow program has been designing their outerwear for…

The DC Revival Bibs are based on DC’s Weather Defense 15 membrane, offering superior waterproofing and breathability. The large zippered chest pocket can easily fit a phone or an avalanche transceiver and includes Internal Media Cord Routing. Cargo pockets on the outer thigh are ideal for an extra facemask or beanie. A Hem Lift-up System minimizes wear and tear when walking in the parking lot. Seams are fully-taped for durability and waterproofing. The Drop Crotch Fit has more room in the rise and a tapered leg to maximize the style.

We think that the DC Revival Bibs are ideal for the freestyle rider looking for a durable, high-performing bib with a street style fit and a little extra swagger.

WaterproofingFit Original Price
Weather Defense 15 15K/10KDrop Crotch Fit$239.95

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