Men's Headwall Stretch Shell Bib Pant
Men's Headwall Stretch Shell Bib Pant
The Headwall Collection introduces a performance-fit to free ski outerwear for the ultimate front-side and backcountry experience. The Men's Headwall Stretch Shell Bib Pant features a highly abrasion resistant Recycled Nylon with 4-way stretch fabric, 20k/20k waterproof breathability, fully taped seams, and 3-way YKK Aquaguard waterproof side leg zippers for full leg ventilation. With the Headwall Bib you get all the flexibility and durability of our Headwall collection, plus the off-the-grid convenience of a bib-style pant. That means next time nature calls, you don’t even have to remove your jacket.
In Support of BRASS Foundation, Partners In Safety
The Bryce and Ronnie Athlete Snow Safety Foundation (BRASS) was born out of the tragic avalanche deaths of U.S. Ski Team athletes Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle in Soelden, Austria, 2015 to create a legacy of changes in the culture of avalanche safety. By partnering with BRASS we are able to provide access to avalanche safety information on the hangtag of each piece in the Headwall Collection. Since so many ski racers push the limits in every way, our hope to educate skiers moving from race environments into the backcountry.
Model is 5'10" and wearing a size large.
Unlimited Freedom of movement
The Headwall Collection features a 3-Layer 4-Way Stretch Fabric, giving you a flexible fit that is close to the body without any excess weight, bagginess, or stiffness.
20K/20k waterproof breathability throughout creates an outerwear system that outwits the elements and allows you to perform in any environment.
Athlete Tested Durability
We’ve used the same lessons about durability we learned from high-performance race athletes and applied them to the world of freeskiing.
These products are the direct result of years of testing and refinement with high-performance athletes who have roots in ski racing
The Lululemon of ski gear. Looks good (not baggy), feels good (athletic fit, 4 way stretch), high quality.
Pants stretch well. The inseam is a strange fit, it’s almost like you have to pull the shoulder straps super tight so that they ride high enough to not sag or drop. I’ve worn mine 6 days and the zipper in the front pulled away from the material… big problem. Pockets are good. Boot cuff is normal. Straps are normal. Very comfortable. I like the fact that Vail has an apparel mfg.
When I first received these bibs, I was worried they were a slim fit like other bibs I've worn and would be too restrictive. Being in the dad phase of my life and enjoying my fair share of IPA's, I need a little extra room to move around. They stretch beautifully in all the right places and I don't feel any resistance wearing them. Love the different zipper options to allow for venting and numerous pockets for pass/beacon/phone/chicken sandwich. Quality made and seem like they are going to serve their purpose for many years to come.
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write this review! We are happy that the pants fit you in all the right places and that your chicken sandwich will always have a pocket to fit in! Thanks for being stoked on SYNC!
Materials and construction of the bib are all very good quality. Happy with that. Not all that happy with the fit. Sync's fit profiling is a cool idea, but it put me in a large and a medium would've definitely been better. If it had some loops for a belt or built-in adjustment around the waist, then that would provide some personal "customization" of the fit. As is, I'm stuck with the bagginess of the waist and I have the suspenders cranked to hold the pants up so they aren't too long. In short, great quality item, not great fit.
Thank you for your review and feedback on the sizing of the Men's Headwall Stretch Shell Bib Pants. As a growing company customer feedback is so helpful. We are sorry you didn't find the right fit the first time and because of feedback like this we are in the process of revamping our sizing so that you do the next time. For any future orders, we do offer exchanges within the first 30 days of ordering! If you have any questions regarding that, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see and feel the quality in these and you absolutely get what you pay for. Ankle cuffs, useful pocket options and three way zippers (both sides and middle) for easy on/off are some of my favorite features. Regarding fit, as someone with a dad bod the stretchy fabric is the best feature for me and is very forgiving which makes it easier if you’re between sizes. I am a 36 waste and went with the XL which will fit me perfectly after I shed some COVID calories.
Thank you for your detailed review! We appreciate it and are happy that you are stoked on SYNC!