Gear Review

4 5

Pretty good...

I have the Alpine Bibs in the deep plum (which I really like) and although I have not yet put them through the ringer,I do have some first impressions after a couple of uses. They do have a somewhat odd fit in that that waist is small (as in I wiggle pulling them up but they're fine once they're up) and as stated by another review the bum area is quite poofy. Not flattering, but clearly allows for full range of movement. I am 5'4" and the length is actually pretty decent, not too long. I have a 30" waist and 38" hips and the medium fit me. If I drop some weight the bum area will look even more odd, but truth be told I'm pretty practical and these are a very high quality bib that should withstand a lot of wear and abuse. I wore them out today with nothing but wool leggings and I was very comfortable - I'm guessing the temps were around 10 degrees or so. If you want flattering, the Patagonia Primo pants are a good option.