Shane Thomas

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Shane Thomas

Shane Thomas wrote a review of on October 19, 2011

4 5

These bibs feel a tad thin, but it's just the weight savings of the 3L Gore-tex Proshell fabric. It's still bomber! I normally wear a Medium in all Patagonia pants (6'1" and 165 lb. frame). These in a Medium are long enough to cover my boots, but with only a t-shirt on, they were so tight through the stomach/waist area. I'd have to go with a Large just to have room to layer a few items. Runs small. Size up.

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Shane Thomas

Shane Thomas wrote a review of on October 19, 2011

5 5

I love the fit/finish of the Powder Bowls. Tons of pockets and better placed than most pants including the Primos.

2 layer Gore-Tex Performance shell feels solid and a nice mesh lining to wick moisture will be great! Side zip vents go from just below the waist to the knee.

These seem more like a softshell, not loud and crinkle sounding like typical Gore-Tex (Primo's are a good example of loud).

They just have the elastic cuff with no sinching or tie down option, which would be a nice addition.

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Shane Thomas wrote an answer about on October 19, 2011

I personally liked the fit/finish of the Powder Bowls better. They have more pockets and the pockets are better placed. Both are Gore-Tex Performance shell. 3 layer on the Primo and 2 Layer on the Powder Bowl. Becuase of 3 layer vs. 2 layer, the Primos are loud and crinkle sounding where the Powder Bowls are quieter more like a softshell. Same bulletproof feel of the fabric on the outside on either one.

One feature I do like on the Primos that is NOT on the Powder Bowls is the ability to sinch and tie down the inside leg cuffs that go over your ski boots. Powder Bowls just have the elastic cuff with no sinching or tie down option.

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