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Backcountry Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Bib Pant - Men's

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Why We Built The Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Bib Pant

Even on the deepest storm days, winter finds us lapping fresh lines courtesy of our Cottonwoods Bibs. We built these with everything needed to stay dry in the wettest of snow so that we can explore off-trail in the deep stuff, have our way with spring corn on the groomers, and continue going even when near-blizzard conditions chase everyone else away. Their burly Gore-Tex construction defends against all manners of moisture, even from the inside, and we designed them to integrate seamlessly with the powder skirt on our matching Cottonwoods Jacket, so we stay tight as a drum in the stormiest of weather.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Bomber protection when you're skiing or riding in wet, snowy weather
  • Burly Gore-Tex fabric delivers waterproof, breathable performance
  • Articulated knee patterning and stretch panels enable full mobility
  • Inner-thigh ventilation points can be zipped open for cool air
  • Internal gaiters keep snow from creeping into your boots as you ski
  • Scuff guards defend your pants from sharp edges or crampons
  • Multiple pockets provide a stash for everything from goggles to pass
  • Adjustable waist gives you a secure yet comfortable fit
  • Item #BCC00EZ

Material
[membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer), [face fabric] 100% nylon, [lining] 100% nylon, [side panels] 90% polyester, 10% spandex, [kick patches] KEVLAR®
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
regular
Pockets
1 zippered chest, 1 mesh chest, 1 zippered hand, 2 zippered cargo
Venting
zippered thigh
Waist
hook-and-loop adjustable, snap closure
Bib
zip-off, adjustable suspender system
Gaiters
internal
Claimed Weight
[medium] 1lb 14oz
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

These Are Great.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
180 lbs

Tried Flylow Bakers first and I was swimming in the legs, and the torso was tight. Weirdest fit ever. Could have put my whole body in one of the legs. Great quality and cool company, but didn't work for me... So, tried these next. Glad I did. Fit is spot on for me with a normal athletic build. I'm a M or L in a tee, depending, and 31-32 waist for reference. They also seem lighter and less restrictive than the Flylows, even though they fit closer. Perfect mix of weight vs burliness for my use, as I was hesitant to venture out from my comfy soft shells. Love the easy velcro adjustment on the waist. Still has belt loops in case, which is awesome, but don't need to dedicate one of my Arcade belts, and can just leave them on my soft shells. Pocket layout is perfect. Love the huge stretchy mesh drop pocket on the chest. Just like the ones inside of jackets, but on my chest, and stretchy so it's not in the way when not using. Nice. The other zippered chest pocket will easily fit an iphone+, which lots of pockets seem to not work for. Front two leg pockets are smartly placed for easy access on the lift, below where most jacket bottoms will rest. Smart. They'll also easily hold plus sized phones. Like that these bibs can easily turn into pants. Bonus there. If you tele, they feel great for me dropping the knee. No weird constriction points, just smooth all the way down, with knee pads. Material feels burly, but not new Carhartt burly. None of that cardboard restrictive feel. I was hesitant to not have stretch material, but not needed for me with this design. Nice work, design team. Ya nailed it.

>Rating: 2

A fit for no one

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 2"
Weight
180 lbs

As a 6'2", 180 lb, 32" waist male, I ordered a medium. With the waist fully pulled in, they were still loose with an inch or two of space. The area for the glutes could fit a couple couch pillows in addition to myself, while the straps could not loosen enough to stop them from being tensioned against the groin. Squatting down or bending over caused me to worry the seam down the rear would split open, due to the increased groin tension. I would not recommend these to people who are shaped like people, especially if those people intend to use them for activities.

I got to say, they fit great for me. I think it's just part of ordering online. Bibs are hard, they got almost an entire body they're trying to design for the masses.

>Rating: 4

Great Pants - Shipping Issues

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 9"
Weight
150 lbs

Love the pants, they fit me a little loose which is what I wanted. They seem robust, and the zipping off of the top part makes them versatile. A great product and I am excited to use them. Had some issues with shipping and despite trying very hard to get these before my trip to Colorado from NY, the first package didn't arrive and the second one was meant to be a 2 day expedite shipping to a UPS store near me but took still about a week and was too late. Good intention from the company but not great execution there. This was very disappointing, I'll have to wait for another occasion to try them.

>Rating: 4

Solid

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

Really stiff, but probably ok for pants. These definitely fit loose in the legs and tight in the chest, but could work for some people. I returned these but I'm sure you could count on them keeping every drop of water out for years to come. Just what you want on deep days.

>Rating: 3

Odd sizing for me

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
189 lbs

I’m 5’9”, 189, 35” waist, 42” chest, avid backcountry skier. Wanted to like these but had to return. Got a large but waist was way too big and chest too small. Additionally, the upper bib mesh pocket with no closure makes no sense to me. Kind of begging for items to get ejected, accidentally fall out. Nice if any bib has couple of zip pockets on upper portion.

>Rating: 4

4 Excellent Stars

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
195 lbs

I sized down intentionally for less bulk and ive got shorter legs for my height. the lower portion fits great and the upper bib is a little snug on my athletic build upper body. i just zip it about a 1/3rd to half up and it works great. I also have the cottonwoods jacket and the pair together feel like im wearing a dry suit i could jump in the lake with. I stay bone dry, have great wind protection, and its still breathable. Love these Bibs. only Con: Backcountry Gore-Tex is a little stiff, but still movable and I believe it will loosen over time. If your looking for a great value, this kit is better than most of the bigger names selling in the $400 price range. no regrets from me on this purchase.

>Rating: 4

Great All Around

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

I have worn these bibs a few times and are very impressed with them. Pros -Water repellency is as expect from Gore-Tex, one of my recent trips with these had me caught in freezing rain and I had no issue staying dry -Zipper thigh vents actually have mesh lining unlike many other brands that just open completely and can allow snow to fall inside -Zippered pocket on the chest helps to keep phone secure and warm to help prevent the battery from dying -Bib portion can zip off into pants on warmer days Con -The pants waist portion seems to run a bit large. I’m 6’1 and 175lbs typically I wear a size 32 waist (US). These bibs are listed as 32-34 waist for size M however even with the adjustable Velcro straps maxed out they are still too big for me. This is not an issue when wearing them as bibs (which is the main purpose of buying these) but it would be nice to have the option of wearing them as pants. All in all would recommend!

I
>Rating:

Awesome backcountry bibs

I originally had a pair of flylow firebird ski bibs and the buckle broke after only using them 4 times. The durability on these is better and a better fit. The flylow ones were super baggy. My height is 5’8” and I’m a medium and these fit perfect. I absolutely love them. Here is my pro con list of these bibs. Pros Great fit Waterproof- they mean it Versatile with the removable top Cons Lots of zippers, when the top is zipped off it is uncomfortable to sit on. But that is obviously not an issue while skiing. They don’t have as large of a vent area for heat since the vents are on the inner thighs instead of the sides.

I
>Rating: 5

Absolutely love this

So happy with this purchase! I get extra discount from here: coupon-bird.com

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>Rating: 5

An Amazing Pants Experience

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 10"
Weight
205 lbs

I have had several top brands and models of different snow pants through the years and these feel like they were created to be in a league of their own. The fabric feels extremely durable and waterproof even compared to other Gore-tex pants. I really love the attention to details like the really thick cuff area around the boots to protect them and your boots from getting torn up. Or the super handy mesh goggle pouch so you don't fog up in line. These blew away my expectations and I'm really excited to see how future models of this pant come out, I would love to see more interesting colorways and patterns in future versions!

>Rating: 5

Great bib at

Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 11"
Weight
158 lbs

Love it love it love it. I get extra discount from here: coupon-bird.com

>Rating: 2

Strange fit / Not fan of Zipper pants

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 4"
Weight
210 lbs

Long story short, these do not fit me well. I am 6'4" and moderately slim, kinda athletic build (could use to drink a bit less). I ordered a large and the chest was very tight and the pants were as well. Normally a large fits me in just about everything. The legs were also absurdly short. My pants are usually a bit short since I am tall, but this felt more so than normal. I am also not a fan of the zip off pants. While it might be nice for some, I found them hard to consistently zip up and you have to manage two zippers instead of one.

>Rating: 5

Bought as a back up and became primary

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 2"
Weight
164 lbs

I am really hard on pants and bought these to fill the gap while another pair were getting repaired. I like the fit, it gives me plenty of room to move and the material is durable. I like these so much I will likely sell the repaired ones and keep these until they wear out.

>Rating: 5

Far superior to the $500+ Burton bibs

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
xl
Height
5` 11"
Weight
215 lbs

i was looking for something bomber with lots of pockets to help me weather nasty weather at Mammoth Mountain (and other ski/snow areas post C19). last year i bought some stupidly expensive Burton bibs. They were super lightweight and cut on the cuff within a day of riding. These things are STURDY and very wind proof. wish they had waist pockets, but the other pockets more than make up for them. i can see how the zip off bib will be useful for some people. wore them skiing and backcountry snowmobiling and was warm and toasty. buy it, you'll like it.

>Rating: 5

Husband Loves These!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
170 lbs

I bought these as a gift for my husband and he LOVES them. He’s skied in them several days now in variable conditions from rain to snow to sun. Stays warm and dry all day, they’re comfortable and can be fitted with the Velcro belt. As many others have mentioned, they do run large. 10 out of 10 would purchase again.

>Rating: 5

The bib rocks!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 6"
Weight
145 lbs

These pants and bib are awesome! I love having the pockets where they are placed in the bib. I can everything I need for the day within these pockets. The Gore-Tex works great and the Pirate Black color looks sharp. They could be a tad warmer, so as long as you aren't skiing in freezing cold weather, you'll be set.

These
>Rating: 5

The bib rocks!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 6"
Weight
145 lbs

These pants and bib are awesome! I love having the pockets where they are placed in the bib. I can everything I need for the day within these pockets. The Gore-Tex works great and the Pirate Black color looks sharp. They could be a tad warmer, so as long as you aren't skiing in freezing cold weather, you'll be set.

These
>Rating: 4

FANTASTIC BIBS!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 10"
Weight
130 lbs

I wasn't sure about these at first but I'm loving them! I've been looking for a rugged bib that doesn't feel like it's going to be restrictive and these are those bibs. Baggy enough to move freely but not so baggy that they feel like your swimming in them (I sized down in them). The 3 layer Gortex is bomber while still being super breathable. I've been using these for just about everything. They breathe well when touring and keep you dry even if it's dumping out. The amount of pockets on this thing feels insane but you can hold just about anything you'd ever need, even a flask in the chest pocket (if you're interested in that sort of thing). At first I was worried about picking up a bib without reinforced knees but these are tough enough to not need it. My biggest complaint is the mesh covering over the leg zips! I'd prefer if they didn't have them. If you're looking at picking up a pair of these you'll definitely want to size down!

>Rating: 3

Wanted to love them - retured

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 8"
Weight
177 lbs

I’ve tried these on twice now but ultimately returned them both times. I really like the overall design with the zip off bibs giving you flexibility. At least for me, the fit just didn’t work. I’m 5’8” 177lbs with an athletic build and 32-33 waist 30 inseam and have tried the medium The torso was just too constricting for my build. I don’t have much of a belly but I still wouldn’t have been able to fit most of my mid layers under the bibs. The legs also have a bit too trim fit for my liking given these are pretty burly and have no stretch at all. I ultimately chose a different brand 3 layer shell pants with good pocket choices.

>Rating: 3

Well built but too baggy for me

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Weight
220 lbs

I was excited enough about these based on the specs that I ordered and returned two different pairs to try to find the right fit. The first pair was just plainly too small (my "quarantine 15") but the second pair (an XL for me, size 36 / 6' / 220lb) seemed suuuper baggy. Like beyond what I'd call "resort bibs" baggy. I was actually hoping these would work well for touring (beacon pocket! plenty of vents!) but found the extra material in the legs to almost make it difficult to hike, especially with the thigh vents open (the zippers catch on each other). The other small complaint I had was that the built in belt didn't cinch down enough to make these practical in pants-mode (without the upper bib). This might just be my body but it seems like a solidly mobile fit for bibs = clown pants without the bibs. I ended up doing a tour with a voile strap holding two belt loops together which worked even if it looked a little funny. So overall I think these are adequate for more resort-oriented skiing but seem to fall a bit short for touring. I would honestly consider grabbing another pair of these next year if they can fix a few of the problems.

I'm 6' 2" 230lbs, 35" waist, relatively larger chest (46"). Wondering what your take was on Large vs XL? I don't want something that'll be restrictive but am not a fan of baggy.

I have the same issues between the medium and large sizes. Need a large torso but the shorter inseam. These have super burly material and the vents are a little small for touring

>Rating:

What's the waterproof rating on these?

Same question here

Hey Mia, Sorry for the delay. These bibs are 3L GORE-TEX equipped so are completely waterproof. The actual rating from GORE-TEX indicates >28,000mm.

>Rating:

Size suggestion; 6’2” 185lbs 33/32

Hey Blake, We think you will fit into the Medium really well. if you want more room you could size up to a Large.

>Rating:

Do these bibs have elastic around the boot to keep snow out?

Hey Amber, yes these have an elastic internal gaiter to keep the snow out!

>Rating:

Looking to get some bib ski pants for my son. He is 6 feet 3inches and probably about 155. Will these fit him? What size? Thanks

Hi Robin, I'm happy to help you size these for your son! Can you email his inseam and normal pants size to amcclary@backcountry.com?

>Rating:

I wear between a 36x32 or 34x32 pant depending on the brand. Should I shoot for a L or XL

Hi John - If you like your bibs more fitted I would go with a large, if you like them a bit baggier and room to layer underneath, I would go with an XL!

>Rating:

When do you expect to have black mediums back in stock?

HI Tim, We won't be receiving any more inventory until next fall, sorry you missed these. If you contact a Gearhead they'll let you know what inventory we have in stock. Ben

>Rating:

Will you have these in the orange color that was in the description video?

Hi Jason - unfortunately we've already sold out of the "Gingerbread" colorway. They went fast! We do, however, still have that color available in the Cottonwoods jacket.

Hey Jason. We actually have two units in the gingerbread currently - one M and one XL. If you contact a Gearhead quickly via email, phone or chat we could get it setup for you. Cheers, Evan

>Rating:

I’m 5’9 With waist size of 33 and 34 on jeans. Would you rec the med or large?

Hi Iqbal - We recommend a size Medium. Hope you like them!

>Rating:

What are the height/weight of the model? Is he wearing a larger size as a “snowboarder”?

Hi! The model is 6’0, 170 lbs wearing a medium! Let me know if you need anything else.

>Rating:

Is this stocked at your west valley store?

It sure is!

>Rating:

What is the black top that the model is wearing with these pants, i cant seem to find it.

Hi Kevin, That style hasn't gone live yet, but it's our Men's Grid Fleece Pullover. The Women's version is live on site but our Men's version shipped late. We'll be happy to email you when it arrives! Best, Andy

Hi Kevin - the product is now live here: https://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-grid-fleece-pullover-mens?skid=BCC00FK-ENSBL-S&ti=Ok5ldyBBcnJpdmFsczoxOjQ6

>Rating:

Do the thigh vents open completely, or is there a mesh liner inside to stop snow from coming in?

Hi Julian, The thigh vents are mesh lined to stop snow from coming in. Enjoy! Ben