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Bibs are making a renaissance as skiers everywhere are realizing the benefits of keeping wind and snow out while holding pants comfortably in place while free skiing the resort or touring with a backpack. The Headwall Bib is our preferred pant for deeper days.
The Headwall bib is a 3 Layer construction using a durable all-way stretch woven fabric outer layer, an expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) waterproof breathable membrane and a very lightweight backing fabric attached to the interior. This lightweight backing helps to improve comfort by absorbing moisture from the inside and transporting it through the membrane and to the surface of the face fabric while simultaneously protecting the waterproof membrane from skin-borne substances. 3-Layer construction is the most advanced, protective, packable, durable and breathable construction method, and also the most expensive. But when tasked with developing a fabric that excels in the worst conditions, this is the ideal approach, and these bibs excel in the most sustained extreme conditions.
The result is a trim-fitting garment allows the skier maximum freedom of movement in a garments with the superior waterproofness of the 3 layer construction. Add to that a 20K/20K C6 Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Coating, this highly breathable fabric allows you sweat vapor to escape and rain and snow to bead right off you.
Designed originally for blower powder days and storm skiing, we included the most popular features from our other products like the taped YKK zippers that keep the wind out, the full-length side venting that keep the elements out but vent air when and where you need it and adjustable waist Velcro straps provide the ability to custom-tailor the fit to different body types. And finally the Superfabric Scuff Guards are required because of our athlete's preference towards edges sharper than a surgeon's scalpel but we just slightly raised the heel trim provides easy access to Backcountry A/T Boot walk modes. In addition to the standard pants’ pockets, two chest pockets provide ample storage for tools, snacks, radios, or whatever else you might need. The Headwall Stretch bib. It might just be the last pair of ski pants you ever buy.