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Firefall Bib Pant

Pull on the Mountain Hardwear Firefall Bib Pant in the morning for all day comfort and protection from the weather during the deepest powder days of the season. You can rely on the Thermal.Q insulation and taped seams to keep you warm and dry even if you are riding a super wet storm in the Pacific Northwest or the East Coast. As the days get longer and powder turns to corn, you can still keep rocking the Firefall thanks to the large side zips that can quickly release heat on your next lift ride.

  • Ski or snowboard bibs that keep you dry from bell to bell
  • Thermal.Q synthetic insulation retains warmth in damp weather
  • Fully sealed seams keep keep you high and dry on deep days
  • Side zips allow for ventilation on boot packs and spring days
  • Item #MHW00Y9

Material
[membrane/laminate] Dry.Q (2-layer), [face fabric] nylon plain weave
Insulation
40g Thermal.Q
Seams
fully sealed
Fit
regular
Pockets
2 zippered thigh, 1 zippered chest, 1 mesh beacon
Venting
yes
Waist
adjustable suspenders
Bib
yes
Side Zips
yes
Gaiters
yes
RECCO
yes
Claimed Weight
2lb 1oz
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

CDG Review 2nd photo of fix

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large/Short
Height
5` 10"
Weight
200 lbs

This Photo accompanies my previous review -- no apparent way to upload (2) photos on the Backcountry Website.

This
>Rating: 4

CDG Review

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large/Short
Height
5` 10"
Weight
200 lbs

Okay, I skied in these last weekend and here's the situation: 1) As was mentioned in a previous review, the straps come unhitched - a followup review suggested "tightening them" -- they do come unhitched and tightening them won't work -- when your shoulders twist or you are wearing a backpack, all bets are off -- they are coming undone -- the fix is to remove the Factory Buckle and install a Solid Buckle -- I posted a photo which shows the fix. 2) As was also mentioned in a previous review, the Side Zippers won't stay up -- a followup review gave the fundamentals of working a zipper -- the Side Zips do not stay put and even though the Zipper is in a down or "locked position", if you take a layer off, pull a backpack off or get anything close to the Size Zip that's moving in any sort of upward direction, they unlock and slide down -- the fix is to add a Velcro Closure -- I've posted this fix in a photo. 3) Other than the (2) line items above, they articulate so are comfortable and functional for active use -- as far as the deficiencies, I am going to send my explanation and the photos to Mountain Hardwear to ask for Store Credit.

Okay,
>Rating: 5

Mountain Hardware gets it right again

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Weight
210 lbs

These are my second set of MH bibs and again I am very pleased. This is the second season with these bibs, and I have over 25 days with them. Plenty of options to vent and still kept me dry when zipped up. They move freely in the bumps and the large fits me (6 ft 210 lbs) perfectly. The straps tend to slip through the ladder locks, but a little tape has held them secure. The first MH bibs are 8 years old, not good on heavy snow days but still good for blue bird days. I recommend these bibs, thoroughly happy.

>Rating: 4

Finally found the <$200 Bib that works

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S / REG
Height
5` 10"
Weight
165 lbs

These bibs are fantastic for the price point. If you have searched around you know that a sub $200 bib is a tough thing to find but these perform excellent. They have a slight bit of insulation (so it's not just a shell) and combined with leggings gets you down the the teens while moving. You can tell where the cost cutting was however. The side zips just open the whole side of the leg up with no mesh or anything so if you want to vent them while riding expect to get snow inside. The shoulder straps are also a bit odd and don't have a mechanical clasp to the front. It is simply a hook which is very easy to accidentally come unhooked. I put a piece of tape on them so they wont come unhooked. All in they are water proof, warm, comfortable and flexible without being too restrictive. MH saved money in areas where I don't miss it too much which makes these an excellent value.

>Rating: 2

Bad Fit

Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 7"
Weight
205 lbs

What is your return policy? I received my bibs today I was super excited to get them. Unfortunately they are, how some described baggy and tight. I am 5'7 205 lbs lift weights in the gym and a little round but mostly stocky and muscular. The bibs are too long but that's not the bad part. When I put them on they are so baggy in the butt but when I sit down all of that goes away and they're very tight. Just sitting in the living room is uncomfortable, standing I tried to lift my knee up and I feel like I'm going to rip them out in the crotch. I got an extra large and basically sized up from what I thought I needed. For someone that wears an extra large shirt they bow where the phone goes because there's so much space between the two straps, yet very tight in the back. Very very odd fit, not comfortable with this purchase at all. Please let me know what I need to do to return these. Best Joe

>Rating: 2

Nice bib but what about the straps?

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large regular
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

I was really excited when I got these bibs. I’ve always wanted a pair for skiing. As far as quality I was happy. The biggest problem I have with them which is causing me to return them is the straps. It’s the worst engineering design I’ve seen ever. I mean, who designed those straps? They fall of all the time and make them unusable because of how they are designed. Come on mountain hardware......

>Rating: 3

Weird fit for mediums

The medium longs had a weird fit, really big in the thighs and butt. I ordered a small long instead and they were still plenty long, maybe even same length as medium it seemed but fit WAY better in the thighs and seat. I am 6'4" 160 lbs and usually were a 32" waist, 34" inseam.

>Rating: 5

Great Bibs

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

I am 6'5" and 220 and got a L Tall. Fits great. I usually need a 36" inseam and these fit pretty well. Could've gone with the XL T for a "grabbin' rails and jibbin' in the park look. Really appreciate Mtn Hardware making Tall pants for us Ents! Good material and hardware. Recommended! Someone reviewed the side zips as releasing over time. Here is a Pro Zipper Tip: Pull zipper to desired position then point zipper pull down. Zipper is now locked and won't move unless you want it to. Tell your friends!

>Rating: 5

Long and lean

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium long
Height
6` 4"
Weight
180 lbs

I bought these as a gift for a tall, lean man. He loves the fit and all the pockets.

>Rating: 3

Weird Fit

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
120 lbs

Many others have mentioned this and I agree. They fit fine on the "bib" part, along with the bottom of the legs. However, the waist and butt area are exceedingly large in terms of proportions to the other parts of the garment.

>Rating: 3

Not quite sure

Height
6` 0"
Weight
183 lbs

Bought these for my brother for his birthday. He says "Tried these bib pants. I like the stretchy material on the bib, very comfy, but wish the straps had snaps/buttons to take them off. The material seems very durable but wish the boot protector piece was made of a thicker material, not sure how those will hold up over the season."

>Rating: 2

Weird fit, not great quality

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium/Regular
Height
6` 0"
Weight
170 lbs

I'm 6'0", 170lbs, 32" waist, 32" inseam. I ordered these in a M/Reg based on other reviews. They fit fine up top but have a wide waist and butt; the legs and length were good. I bought a pair of Marmot Discovery bibs at same time in a Med and they fit much better. Of the two, the Mountain Hardwear definitely felt cheaper in fit and finish and had a strange pocket on the chest with no zippers and the placement of the other pockets was not as good. Had the fit been better I probably would have kept them because I like the color and style better than the Marmot but the fit was a deal breaker and they probably wouldn't have lasted as long based on the quality of the materials. To me, these are an expensive pant for what you get.

>Rating: 1

Problems with design and quality.

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

I am returning this product before even using it mainly because of two key aspects: 1) the side zippers barely stay up and definitely start to release when one does any movement (on a side note it is awkward zipping then up because they are more to the back than in the middle), 2) the straps do not feel like they will stay tight. Overall the product feels cheap.

Thanks for the review. I'm sorry the one you received didn't feel up to par. Let me know if you'd like to try another.

>Rating: 5

Solid

Used this bib for skiing in the PNW on in waste deep pow days and and a few days where winds were whipping with gusts around 20-30. Bib stays warm, keeps the crud out easily, pocket placement is point, and the bib is light and doesn’t restrict motion.

>Rating: 5

Excellent first impression

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

This review comes with a huge caveat: I've not had these on the mountain yet. Only received them yesterday, but initial impressions are outstanding. I am 6 feet tall and weigh 175 lbs. The Medium seems to fit perfectly. (My waist is 33" and my chest is about 38") Hope that helps you all with sizing. I didn't have to adjust the suspender length out of the box. The leg is plenty long enough, which is sometimes an issue for me ordering mediums at my height. Quality and design appear to be top notch. Only negative I could see is the pass through chest pockets that do not have a zip closure, only a single snap on each side, which to me, gives that pocket limited use. Otherwise, everything about these feels good. A great bargain, especially at the sale price. The other new negative review definitely concerns me with the flaw in the photo, but I did not have the same negative experience. I speculate the good people at Backcountry will do right by that reviewer for a return or exchange. I will update this review once I've had a chance to test them in the intended environment. UPDATE: I've now had them on the mountain a few days and they performed well, no complaints. The one thing I will add is I definitely need a belt as they tend to sag a bit even when tightening up the suspenders. Not really a con, just a fitment fact. I like these a lot. They look and feel great.

>Rating: 2

Too big, and too little? Feels cheap.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 1"
Weight
215 lbs

Proportionally speaking, I'm a pretty average guy. 34" waist, 32" inseam, 44L suit jacket. The length of these work well, as does the waist, but they seem to actually get narrower as they zip above the belt line. This causes the chest pocket to bunch up and fold over, which is compounded by the fact that both shoulder straps won't stay put, and continually loosen. I'm not familiar with many men who have a more narrow chest than they do waist - but if that's the case, then these are for you. Granted, there is some stretch in the material used along the rib cage, which is nice on one hand, but only makes the issue of the cheap upper side zips worse in that they lack a top snap to assist that zipper from unzipping under even a minor perpendicular force. My backcountry fix was a two small holes on each side and a zip tie... less than ideal, but it kept my pants on. Additionally, after their first wash I noticed two seam seperations on the interior of the bib. One along the vertical seam below the lower back, and one behind the knee - neither are high-stress locations. These are not tears from hard use, they are simply poor craftsmanship that resulted in a failed stitch. The construction quality and poor design overall is not what I'm used to seeing from MH, and I cannot recommend them. The materials, fit and finish all seem to have been done with a budget, and certainly not performance, in mind. Sad!

Proportionally

So sorry to see you had a bad experience. I trust the good people of Backcountry will do right by you with a return or exchange.

>Rating: 5

Well made

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
MS
Height
5` 8"
Weight
165 lbs

I really like these bibs. So much so I bought the jacket. They are not very insulated. Don't let that scare you away. I can wear my same long underwear from 10-40 degrees in these. The full-length side zip is nice. I went with a Medium short.

>Rating: 5

Everything I Expected

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
True to size

I got these bibs for my boyfriend (5'10" and Size Large) and he's a huge fan. He loves the abundance of pockets, the fit is perfect, and it provides the perfect balance of warmth and breathability. The side zippers also provide easy on/off access too. Additionally, the hot orange color makes him easy to spot on the slope. Great buy. Highly recommend.

>Rating: 5

Well designed and great range of motion

For a bib it has pockets in all the right places. The flexibility in the torso while remaining secure is awesome and a great fit compared to other bibs. The insulation and shell is in the legs stops the wind and maintains a great range of motion while keeping you warm and dry (and not too hot). It is also a great value since it has a number of features on bibs costing much more.

>Rating:

Do these have a full length side zipper? Would like to be able to put them on and remove them with boots on.