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Outdoor Research
Carbide Bib Pant - Men's

4.4 out of 5 stars
90 Reviews
Current price: $164.48 - $230.26 Original price: $328.95
Up to 50% off
Color:Solid Black


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Why We Like The Ourdoor Research Carbide Bib Pant

We appreciate the fact that Outdoor Research created the Carbide Bib Pants for some of the snowiest days of the year, and outfitted them with stylish Arcade belt webbing suspender straps. Waterproof, breathable protection comes in the form of fully sealed seams and a 3-layer Pertex Shield construction, while a multitude of pockets carries everything from our wallet and phone to trail maps and avalanche beacon. Plus, OR even gave these bibs a Swing Hatch to help us answer nature's call when we're in the middle of a powder run.


  • Burly ski bibs for some of the snowiest days of the year
  • Waterproof, breathable protection lets you shred in dry comfort
  • Fully sealed seams further prevent moisture from getting in
  • Regular fit makes for easy layering
  • Arcade suspender buckles clip in and out easily and securely
  • Dual side zips help you take these off with ease
  • Swing hatch makes it easy to go to the bathroom without disrobing
  • Runs small, so we recommend sizing up for ideal fit
  • Item #ODRZ8AH
[membrane/laminate] Pertex Shield (3-layer), [face fabric] 100% 40D nylon, [scuff guard] 420D oxford nylon
fully sealed
[small] 31in, [medium] 32in, [large] 33in, [x-large] 34in, [xx-large] 35in, [xxx-large] 36in
1 avalanche beacon, 1 bib top stash
Side Zips
dual side zips
stretch mesh internal gaiter with power strap slot
Claimed Weight
1lb 8.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
skiing, snowboarding

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 90 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 5 reviews
3 Stars - 7 reviews
4 Stars - 25 reviews
5 Stars - 53 reviews

Fits Small

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5 out of 5 stars

April 11, 2024

Never had a bad day on the mountain in these bibs

I'm a resort rider who typically heads right to the back bowls and tree runs. These were my first pair of bibs and are now my default bottoms from start to finish of the season. Warmer through the core than I thought they'd be, with plenty of pocket volume and good locations. Plus, the zipper fly is a very convenient feature. All around superb pair of bibs.


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5 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2024

Great fit and function!

I'm 5'6", 160lbs and the Medium-Short is a perfect fit. The material is lightweight, durable, and stretches in the right places. Not too baggy, not to snug. The side-entry bib is easy to get into, and I really appreciate the regular zip-fly for bathroom breaks. Leg and chest pockets are well placed and deep. The interior beacon leash and pouch are perfect for a phone. OR makes great gear. I really appreciate the attention to detail and availability of sizes


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3 out of 5 stars

February 15, 2024

Quality product - annoying features

I got these bibs using a warranty credit for a pair of ski pants of the same weight. Unfortunately the pants had been discontinued so the closest thing that was available was this model of bibs. Pros: I've been skiing in them for a couple of months now at Steamboat. They are quite comfortable and dry with a polartec powerstretch fleece base layer under them. They are well constructed of quality materials. The pockets are deep and easy to access. Cons: 1. I really hate the side zip entry: a. It makes the bibs quite awkward to put on - the zipper is hard to reach with either hand. b. It requires unfastening one of the suspender straps and the buckles are difficult to fasten. c. It prevents you from ventilating and cooling off by opening zippers on your mid and base layer tops 2. The zipper fly is too short - it is difficult to do your business through this fly. 3. Lacks adequate pockets - one or two mid-thigh cargo pockets would really help A front access zipper would be a major improvement: 1. It would make them much easier to put on and take off 2. It would facilitate bathroom breaks 3. It would facilitate ventilation 4. If these bibs had a front access zipper, I'd really like them. With the current side access zipper I just barely tolerate them. I'd like to see them made from a slightly heavier fabric.

Geezer Skier

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3 out of 5 stars

February 11, 2024

Do not rely on waist size, disappointing zippers

I purchased a pair of large because that is what my waist size determined, but the only thing that fit was the waist. I do not have abnormally sized thighs for my height/weight and the thighs were so tight that I could only get the zipper up with nothing on underneath (not the goal of a shell pant). Chest was also very tight - I fit, but not comfortably. Finally, I was disappointed that at the price point that the zippers are not water resistant (just covered by flaps). Any comparable bibs at this price point have water resistant zippers on the vents and side entry zipper.


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2 out of 5 stars

January 27, 2024

Not durable but will keep you dry for a few uses.

I use this product as a ski patroller and the shell material is not durable for regular use. The transceiver pocket is a great idea however the exterior fabric is already breaking down around the silhouette of the transceiver which I carry every day for work after one month of use. I wish the shoulder straps were more adjustable or had a buckle

Stoked patrol

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2 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

Maybe for spring, it winter

This bibs are lightweight, I will give them that. They pack down to virtually nothing. That is about all that is good about these. They are far from waterproof and those heavy snow 32° days, extremely tight around the thigh, and have started to pill all around after a tech wash and tech waterproofing treatment. These bibs won't keep you warm for anything. Whatever your base layer is, that is all the warmth you will feel.Expected better from my favorite outdoor brand.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 24, 2024

Great fit and material

I've only taken these out on one tour, but loved them so far!


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5 out of 5 stars

January 22, 2024

Perfect Fit

I'm 5'8" 150lbs and these Small Short bibs fit perfect. Using for mostly resort skiing with layers and they are holding up well so far.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 22, 2024

Light and Flexible

These bibs are light and stretchy which I love since my previous pants were more restricting. They aren't insulated so more layers are required, but I prefer that so you can adjust to the conditions. Waterproofing is good overall; I felt some moisture inside after sitting on wet chairlifts though.


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3 out of 5 stars

January 20, 2024

On sale they are a good value

I only have about 6 days on these bibs so first impressions are the Large fits well for a 6'2" 200lb guy leaving room for layers, nice to have tall sizes, and they have been full waterproof. The negatives are they leak a lot of cold air. I'm a shell guy but these need long underwear for most occasions and an extra layer below 15F. And the cut of the top of the bibs are a little weird. The bib part is more like waiters and go so far up that I have a bit of extra material hanging around. I assume this is so they can fit a stockier body type.


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