An extremely high-performing piece of clothing, the Arc'teryx Sentinel Full Bib easily took home our Top Pick for Technical Ski Pant. This single wall pant, which features a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane is ideal for outdoor adventurers who have very high expectations for their gear. Thanks to its breathable three-layer construction, the Sentinel Bib offers the perfect balance of water protection, ventilation, and durability.
Throughout our testing process, we used the Arc'teryx Sentinel Full Bib at the resort, during long days of ski race coaching, and, of course, in the backcountry. Overall, our testers appreciated this product's weatherproof qualities, warmth, and style on both wet chairlifts and windy backcountry ridges. Although it's the most expensive of the bunch at over $500, our testers agreed that this piece is hands down the best of the bunch if you're planning to head out-of-bounds. Plus, in addition to its many technical benefits, the Sentinel Bib is comfortable and stylish, and will last for seasons to come. If, on the other hand, you mainly shred the resort, we found our other award winners, the Marmot Freerider and The North Face Freedom LRBC were a bit better suited to the resort setting.