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A good pair of women’s snow bibs are one of the best investments you can make if you ski or snowboard.
The extra fabric and details make bibs more expensive than pants. But women’s snow bibs are far more comfortable and fuss-free to ride in all day, and they usually keep you drier and warmer thanks to the additional fabric coverage.
What’s more, women’s ski bibs are just plain cuter both on the slopes and at après.
We tested 10 pairs of women’s snow bibs at the resort and in the backcountry, on bluebird days and powder-fests, and on four women, all with different body shapes. Some we tested for one season, some we have been wearing for years. Here are the 6 best women’s ski pants worth your money.
The best women’s ski bibs and women’s snowboard bibs:
Best overall: Trew Chariot Bibs, $439 on Trew
The Trew Chariot Bibs are very comfortable for different body shapes and heights, made from highly durable yet breathable fabric, good for backcountry and resort skiing and snowboarding, and have small design features that make for frustration-free wear.
Best-looking: Flylow Foxy Bibs, $419.95 on Backcountry
The Flylow Foxy Bibs are well designed, very stretchy, soft to the touch, and come in popping colorways ideal for an eye-catching ski kit.
Best splurge-worthy: Norrøna Tamok Gore-Tex Pro Bib, $579 on Backcountry
Although quite pricey, the Norrøna Tamok Gore-Tex Pro Bib is made from high-quality fabric, has sturdy hardware and full waterproofing, and excels for resort or backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
Best budget: The North Face Women’s Freedom Bibs, $199 on The North Face
The North Face’s Women’s Freedom Bibs are one of the few sub-$200 women’s ski bibs that fit well, keep you dry, and have small, helpful design features.
Best for the backcountry: Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Infinity 3L Shell Bib Pants, $500 on Helly Hansen
Built for professional mountain guides, Helly Hansen Odin Mountain Infinity 3L Shell Bib Pants are incredibly lightweight, highly waterproof and windproof, and equipped with details you need like a beacon loop and RECCO rescue reflectors built into the fabric.
Best plus-size: Columbia Shafer Canyon Insulated Pants, $110 on Columbia
The Columbia Shafer Canyon Insulated Pants are well-designed to comfortably move with a plus-size body hiking up the backcountry or sailing down groomers, and they’re super lightweight, breathable, and highly waterproof.
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