I don't ski a lot so I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but with the hopes of fresh powder on my trip to Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee, I wanted to be sure to stay dry. And that I did! We had 14 inches of powder and I took plenty of spills but these bibs kept me warm and dry. I'm not convinced that the inner thigh vents work all that great, but I was overdressed and overheated, so I can't be sure. Plentiful and secure storage pockets. All zip except the right thigh pocket.