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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

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.

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>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: 5

2 for 1 bibs and pants

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

I bought these for my husband as his Burton AK bibs are on their last leg. According to him "These are reinforced in more areas than the AK's. They also have the ability to be converted to pants when the temperatures get warm. They seem just as weather proof (both are 3L gore tex)."

>Rating: 5

Strong

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

These are a bomber strong gortex bottom. I love how I can make it a normal pant but zip it back together for a reliable bib.

>Rating: 2

Size differences from last year

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

My husband is 6'2" and 178lbs, waist size 32. He is a Medium in these and most other brands. In the past, he'd be a size large in most brands, but size charts have shifted a bit in recent years. He has a pair of these from a previous year and loves them--perfect fit, great material, great colors, easy to adjust, etc. However, this season's pair seems cut differently...shorter in the leg, shorter in the torso, something is off. We can't figure it out, despite adjusting the suspenders; it just doesn't work.

>Rating: 5

Bombproof

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
160 lbs

Nothing like 3-layer Gore-Tex keeping me dry on the powderiest of days! These bibs are really waterproof, and I like the removable bib for non-powdery conditions. The fit might be a big baggy, but I like it on days that I want more layers than usual. The waistband adjustments are huge and helpful.

>Rating: 5

Great!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 7"
Weight
140 lbs

I feel that these bibs will take anything I can throw at them, this also makes them pretty warm. Probably the most rugged pant I have ever owned. GORE-TEX PRO is no joke. The fit on these bibs is a little big so I would recommend sizing down. If you wanted something more breathable and lighter I would look for items with GORE-TEX performance. The bibs have an adjustable waist with elastic Velcro as well as Velcro that adjusts bib strap length. I love these pants and would definitely purchase them again. They are great for resort skiing. I fell a bunch trying to land a new trick in deep powder and never got snow up or down them!

>Rating: 5

Bomber bibs

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 4"
Weight
240 lbs

I have nearly three months on these bibs now. They're rugged, waterproof, and all around awesome. The fit on them is excellent, with actriculation in the knees and crotch that provides mobility for boot packs. The outer fabric is super reinforced along the boots, and durable everywhere else. I also LOVE the myriad of pockets, with several pant pockets of different sizes and shapes as well as two veristale bib pockets for a beacon or a gaiter. These pants are pretty heavy though. They are made with Gore-Tex, which guarantees a waterproof and breathable fabric, but I will still be grabbing my Rush LT pants for touring as those are more breathable and lighter than these bibs. However I will be grabbing these for any big sends I am working towards and for every inbound day for the next couples years. I can trust that the fabric on these pants will hold up to every branch, rock, and edge that might come across them, and I can trust that the Gore-Tex membrane will keep me warm and dry no matter the conditions.

>Rating: 4

Fits Bigger Dudes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 4"
Weight
235 lbs

Me, I'm 6'4" 235, 35" inseam and 36" waist. Jeans are impossible for me because my thighs create a larger diameter than my waist (anybody who squats heavy understands). I tried the "L" first. The waist fit, but the legs were too tight to function fully. The upper was snug but comfy. I figured I'd try out the XL. Way different fit than the L. The pants portion is now super baggy, but the upper is barely any larger than the L. This would be fine as a bib, but if I plan to use these as pants then I'll need a belt becasue the waist is huge. No possible way the built in velcro belt will sinch down enough. As far as quality, these are top notch. Have been out a few times in them (sledding and skiing) in both dry and wet snow and could not be happier. These are just a shell so it is nice to have a bit baggier to be able to layer on those cold days. 8/10 would recommend. Only 4 stars because the waist is way to big in pant mode vs bib mode.

>Rating: 4

Good Product

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 9"
Weight
150 lbs

I've been in the market for a pair of bibs for some time now. I am used to splitboarding in Dakine lookout pants which are lightly insulated and really just wanted a shell bib that could zip off into pants when I needed them. I took them on a 4 day hut trip and definitely put them to the test. As far as durability go these are amazing for the price. I was in heavy snow and days where we experienced 40mph gusts and I was not cold at all to my surprise. The weatherproofing is fantastic and also kept me dry I do want to point out a few things. The zippered pocket does not seem to have a hook/loop to tether an avalanche transceiver too. This was pretty disappointing because the promotional videos show a transceiver being stowed in this pocket. I assumed it would be what is usually deemed a "transceiver approved pocket". The transceiver fits but I like having something to tether to. The right large pocket on the pant leg has an elastic band which you could connect a beacon lanyard to if that isn't a deal breaker for you. The reviews are true. They run big. The Dakine Lookout pant is "loose" but definitely not as loose as these however, as a snowboarder, I prefer a baggy pant and I don't think it is overkill. The velcro straps are a nice addition to keeping the waist up with an option for a belt. I have an arcade belt which works nicely with these bibs. I'm a little surprised that Backcountry.com recommended use is "lift accessible terrain". I think these are great for touring in the backcountry and the articulated knee patterns are great for touring. They breathe incredibly well and can handle the abuse of the Colorado backcountry. Also, this is a little hard to see in the promo video. The inner thigh vents are webbed to keep snow from entering the inside of the pant leg just in case you forget to zip them back up on the downhill.

I've
>Rating: 3

worked for 8 days

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 4"
Weight
220 lbs

These are pretty interesting. As other reviews have gone, they are a bit baggy. This was nice for me, as I'm 6'4" and 220 lbs. Seeing backcountry as a company that makes durable items, I bought these to Telemark ski in. This means I'd be doing tele drops in them, and when I tried them on they moved well, even my kneepads fit well under them. Pros: -Waterproofing is great. Very waterproof, even on wet days in the PNW. -Bibs and pockets associated are great, easy for storage and access. Cons: -the button on the bottom of the leg already ripped off on one side. Honesty, they shouldn't even have these. The pant is baggy enough to pull over any ski easily. -The crotch has already ripped through the stitching. This could very well be due to me telemarking, but I wish they would have lasted more than 8 days. As much as these weigh, it would be good for them to put some more heavy duty stitching on all seams. -As I stated before, they are slightly heavy. Now this is only a con because being heavier they should be more durable (as I stated before). Since Backcountry only has a 30 day return policy, I'll be patching them together to keep working, but I hope their design team works hard to improve these in next year's model.

Hey Tyler, All our gear is has a lifetime warranty! If you have breaking buttons and loose stitching, you can totally send those back and get a new pair or your refund back. Reach out to warranty@backcountry.com, or to me directly, and we'll be able to help.

>Rating: 1

Not worth the $

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

I am 5’11” 175 lbs ordered medium. They are a bit short and seem restricting. I unsnapped the lower snap on pant leg to unzip and the snap ripped off! First time unsnapping it lol. For the price I thought the quality should be much better. Will return.

>Rating: 3

Weird Cut- Baggy and Short

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

Great fabric, nice and waterproof, feels very durable. Love the pockets and the bib overall straps, more or less a great build with a weird cut. Not sure if i'm headed to the ski hill or a 90's rap music video recording when I put these on. The description says there's room for layers underneath, but I think they went overboard with that room. I could put some fleece layers, some regular snow pants, and still have room for more. I am 6'1 and 190 Lbs. I didnt go with Medium since I feared they would be too short. The larges are too short for me. If I sit down the inner gaiter slips off my boot. These are adequate and they will get the job done, but the cut will stick out like a sore thumb.

>Rating: 3

These are cut super baggy

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

I'm 6'2" 180 with a 32 waist and got a medium. I loved the features but the cut is terrible. I'm not sure who the fit model was but I'm swimming in these compared to other pants I own. I unfortunately have to return them because they fit so poorly.

>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