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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Top Pick Award 
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Pros Good bib design, warmImmaculate weather protection, excellent fit, fleecy liningFashionable, carefully tailored, excellent weather protectionWarm, comfy, weather resistantStretchy, soft, comfortable, many pockets, breathable
Cons Poorly designed features, baggy, compromised weather resistanceExpensive, light on featuresMesh-backed vents, doesn’t have all the bells and whistlesSmall vents, snug fit, racer styleNot waterproof, thin material, climbing style
Bottom Line Not the best choice for weather resistance.Excellent ski pants in every regard, and you'll pay for it.Great ski pants for a variety of applications and a wide range of skiers and riders.If warmth is a primary concern, check out these ski pants.Snug fitting softshell pants for regular use on the skin track.
Rating Categories Marmot Discovery Bib Arc'teryx Sabre AR Pant Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants Spyder Dare GTX Trailbreaker II
Weather Resistance (25%)
4
9
9
8
3
Fit And Comfort (25%)
4
8
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6
9
Ventilation (20%)
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10
Warmth (10%)
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Features (10%)
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Style (10%)
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Specs Marmot Discovery Bib Arc'teryx Sabre AR... Patagonia Powder... Spyder Dare GTX Trailbreaker II
Main fabric 100% Nylon 2L N80p-X Gore-Tex with Cordura Nylon 3L cuff fabric 4.6-oz 150-denier 100% recycled polyester 2L Polyester plain weave 2L 87% nylon, 13% spandex
Insulation Hanging fleece lining Laminated fleecy lining Hanging mesh lining 40 g Primaloft Silver Eco synthetic None
Waterproofing Membrain 2-Layer N80p-X Gore-Tex (3-layer) Gore-Tex w/ DWR finish (2-layer) Gore-Tex laminate and PFCecFree DWR (2-layer) Pertex Shield+ (partial)
Waistline construction (elastic? snaps?) Bibs Snaps. Built-in elastic belt Snap/zipper fly with adjustable tabs Snap/zipper fly with internal adjustment and removable suspenders Snaps. Velcro tabs for adjustment, belt loops
Weight (in pounds) 1.94 lbs 1.32 lbs 1.67 lbs 1.79 lbs 1.69 lbs
Weight (in grams) 880 g 599 g 756 g 812 g 767 g
# of Pockets 6 3 4 5 5
Vents? Exterior thigh zips, with mesh Exterior thigh zips, no mesh Exterior thigh zips, with mesh Inner thigh zips, with mesh Exterior thigh zips, with mesh
Ski-specific features Scuff guards, elastic powder cuffs, bibs Key/pass clip inside pocket, touring cuff, scuff guards Scuff guards, elastic powder cuffs, attach to matching jacket's powder cuff Scuff guards, elastic powder cuffs, cuff zipper beacon clip and sleeve, scuff guards, touring cuffs, cuff zipper
Recco? Yes Yes Yes No No
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