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Don't get stung by the weather—let the best materials available protect you.
If you get buzzed over the pursuit of technical first descents, trust the Arc'teryx Men's Stinger Bib to look after your lower extremities. Rough and tumble nylon wears a smooth poker face but can stand up to the abuse of weeklong tours and days full of nothing but tricks and flips and cliffs. Gore-Tex Pro fabric is guaranteed waterproof, guaranteed breathable, and stands up to all the daily abuse you can dish out. With the bib's streamlined Expedition fit, extra high bib, and large-volume thigh pockets, you’ll be making first tracks in that honey bucket of a couloir before anyone at work notices you’ve flown the hive.
Extra-large nylon yarns are tightly woven together to create a slick, abrasion-resistant surface. It's not non-stop squats and extra-large thighs that cause this bib to whisper while you walk. Nylon is rigid, and per the Arc'teryx engineers, a little rasp for your rail-riding means your pants are almost as tough as you are. The Gore-Tex Pro 3L laminate lets hot air escape without letting the snowfall it. When you're kicking your way up the mountain, side zips open up for rapid cooling or simply to show a little leg.
Anatomical design and articulated knees give you freedom of movement for easier uphill charges. The ergonomic 3-dimensional patterning lets you layer as needed without puffing out the pant profile. Kaprotec instep guards and Cordura cuffs protect the pant from crampon teeth, boot bruises, and sharp edges. The bib gives your belly a bit more protection than a jacket alone, and all but eliminate the chances you'll share a, um, vertical grin with your ski buddies.
- Gore-Tex Pro 3L
- Fully taped seams
- Expedition fit, e3D patterning
- Quick-adjust suspenders
- Cordura powder cuffs
- Keprotec instep guards
- 3/4-length side zips
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My new go to bibs...
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I've used the Patagonia Powslayer bibs for a little over a season, and decided to bite the bullet and buy the arcteryx stinger bibs when I saw it on sale. Backcountry was great on price matching and I got it for a good price.
I got the bibs not too long ago so can't comment on durability. I've used this a few times in April on some wet storm days, skiing on a mix of snow, wet snow and also rain, as you would expect from Gore Pro Shell it's totally waterproof and excellent on beading water!
I'm 5,5" ~147lbs somewhere between 30 and 32 waist and 30 inseam and the small fits me perfectly, the fit is not so generous above the waist area like the powslayer but it's not restricting, it's a nice snug fit, legs are less relaxed but still good room for layering, I could fit either a merino baselayer or a fleece pants for really cold days. It looks a little longer compared to the powslayer, but I'm not really sure.
The pockets configuration is great for me, the two upper pockets are small, but useful and they don't make the bibs part bulky, I would put things like money and cc for apres, ID and things like that, since they are not really easy to reach if you are wearing jacket and pack, I prefer to put stuff I grab more frequently during my day on my jacket pockets. The two lower pockets are big enough for a balaclava, glove liners, neck gaiter or other things like that, maybe a trail map if you are skiing inbounds in a place you are not used to.
Venting is great, two big side zipper venting that go from the top of the bibs to around the knees, the best is that it's a triple not dual zippers, so you can play with it, you don't need to open all the way to the top of the bibs to vent and you don't have zippers hidden bellow your jacket! The drop seat seems practical and easier to use compared to the powslayer.
I'm really impressed by the stinger bibs, it costs $100 less, and more durable(??) 80D vs 70D, but I think both are comparable and I'd get the one that fits better!
Solid Construction Makes Riding A Dream
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
These pants have really allowed me to go deep into the backcountry without worring about overheating or getting wet. The side vents do a fantatic job of dumping exess heat when touring in warm conditions but are placed in a way that don't allow snow in like snow crotch vents do. I've used these low elevation in Oregon where conditions are extremely wet and rainy. Didn't get a tad bit wet and didn't overheat, the garment breathed beautifully. These are by far the best ski pants I've ever owned. They don't have too many pockets and have just enough storage space and venting without being overly excessive. The only minor things that I don't like about them is its hard to roll the cuff, like when you have shoes on before or after you have boots on. Not a big deal just a minor nusance. Overall I'd buy these again, even considering Arc'teryx's high price. You definitely get what you pay for hear, a super high quaily durable product.
Not good fit for the imperfectly svelte.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
Service was great. Color appropriate. Quality excellent. But, the product seems best for the young svelte person. I'm actually fairly fit, but age 51, and have an age appropriate middle, for a fit 51 yr. old. The bib part doesn't accomodate that; too small and tight. The next size up for me would then be way to big and long in the legs.
Why not combine the theta and stinger?
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
So I just gave my loaner bibs which were the arc'teryx thetas back to my buddy until I got my stingers. They are quite similar and wonder why they don't just combine them into the perfect bib. These stingers have been great though, super crisp 80D face and cordura cuff makes it pretty stout. Perfect blend of minimalist bib and enough storage. They fit a bit baggier than the athletic fit of the thetas or mammut pants in my experience. I purchased a large and I'm 5'10" 175, they fit a bit loose but nothing like a park rat getup. vents dump heat well and craftsmanship is lux. Highly recommended.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
I got these pants for my father for Christmas- he's an avid skier and demands quality out of his touring gear. He's 5'11 and about 160 lbs- so very tall and skinny. I got the size M, and the inseam on them was great- as well as the fit through the waist. However, the bib-fit part was just plain weird. The bib flap fits skin tight halfway up your torso- hard to get full movement in, and definitely not what he was looking for to tour in. I ended up returning these, and will be getting the regular Stinger instead. The quality of the pants is supreme- just not a fan of those bibs!
Arc'teryx Stinger Bib - Men's
Hi. I'm 5'9 195lbs and was wondering if a...
Hi. I'm 5'9 195lbs and was wondering if a large would be to big or if a med would be better fit. Thanks.
It really has more to do with waist size. If you are around a 33 in waist the medium would be best, a Large has a waist size of about 36 in. You can see the full sizing chart above under the size selection choice on backcountry, or here on the Arc'Teryx website: http://www.arcteryx.com/sizing-chart.aspx?EN/men-s-expedition-fit-pant-sizing-chart