When consuming massive amounts of powder, wear a bib.
Let your friends sag their pants as much as they want; at the end of the day, you'll be the one free of wet-butt syndrome. The Dakine Men's Shifter Bib Pant is for those who'd rather avoid the end-of-the-day snow shake-down dance ritually performed before the car ride down. This hardshell snow pant sports three layers of Toray Micro-Oxford and Laminate Entrant Dermizax with a water-resistant DWR finish. With inner and outer leg vents, you're bound to have a comfortable day no matter what the temperature. Even if you just can't nail that tweaked out grab, the fully taped seams and boot gaiters will make sure you're not soaking wet on your ninth (or twelfth) attempt. With more pockets than murse, you'll have extra storage space for a beacon, walkie talkie, fruit snacks, and more.
- Three-layer Toray Micro-Oxford
- DWR finish
- Laminate Entrant Dermizax
- Contoured fit
- Zippered lower leg gussets
- Thigh, chest, beacon, and mesh pocket
- Inner and outer leg vents
- Fully taped seams
- Boot gaiters with boot hooks
Share your thoughts
definitely a keeper
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
6'1", 205lb Snowboarder w/ 20 years of experience.
-fit: straight legged. not baggy enough to make you look like a circus clown park rat jibtard, but not tight enough to make you look like a handle bar mustached hipster conforming to the non conformity of incessantly berating the corporate world from your beloved iPhone.
-Bibs keep the pow at bay. I hate powder skirts on jackets. buttoning them up, zipping them in, attaching them to a pair of pants (assuming they have the same interface) is a pain the arse. Bottom line is my back side stays dry no matter the conditions.
-The assortment of pockets on the upper side of the bib is great. Because stuff is held close to your chest, it doesnt bounce around and tug on you like it would in a jacket pocket. The mesh pocket on the front is perfect for easy access to a cell phone (big enough for an android...mines a Droid RAZR MAXX).
-The side leg zips are two-way and go 1/2 down from the top, allowing adequate ventilation in addition to the inner leg vents.
-The material is very durable (having taken several butt checks in early season conditions in dicey terrain) and breathes very well. I am a heavy sweater and use a 100 weight pair of merino pants as my only base layer down low, and these pants have kept me dry (and warm) down to single digits riding.
-they block the wind well...no discomfort ascending to the alpine on chairs that have strong wind chill.
two suggestions for improvement:
1) add belt loops so that the user can make the decision of how much weight we want hanging off of our shoulders.
2) I like the durable nylon suspenders with the addition of the stretch attachment points to give the some suspension. increase the amount of suspension please
All in all a great product.
Super nice pants
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
I have only used them a few times, and have not used them in really intense conditions as of now (just a fairly mild Utah storm) but they are incredibly nice and I know they are going to be more than capable. Initially I purchased the Large but I felt as though they were a bit snug (I prefer a baggy fit) and exchanged them for an XL which fit perfectly. I am 6 foot 175 lbs for reference. The beacon pocket is a nice addition as well, my last pair of bibs did not have a dedicated pocket for one. I use a BCA Tracker and it fits fine. I am stoked to get them out and really put them to good use, I can tell I am going to love them.