If snow somehow manages to invade these bibs, it’s only due to neglecting to close the side zippers. Once everything is buttoned up, these pants offer some of the best protection from the elements, from the bibs to the three-layer GORE-TEX Pro material. The fit allows plenty of room for heavy-duty base layers and flexibility for just about any snow sport.

Patagonia cleverly includes side zippers that mostly function as air vents, but they can also be fully unzipped if you need a bathroom break and can’t drop your drawers completely. For quicker visits, the front zipper opens from the top or bottom. 

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