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Skytour AscentShell Bib Pant - Women's

4.136363636363637 out of 5 stars
22 Reviews
$398.95 - $399.00


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Why We Like The Skytour AscentShell Bib Pant

We pull on the Skytour AscentShell Bib to keep cool on the skin track and protected in the white room. The lightweight construction breathes and flexes with us, while the articulated knees and gusseted crotch increase range of motion for executing kick turns. On the descent, the wind-resistant, waterproof membrane keeps us dry and temperate as we find our line through trees.


  • Rugged bib pant for chasing fresh pow
  • 3L membrane and fully seam sealed for complete waterproof protection
  • Adjustable suspenders allow a customized fit
  • Zippered outer thigh vents for dumping excess heat
  • Drop hatch makes it easier to answer nature's call
  • Internal gaiter stops snow from packing in
  • Zippered bib pocket with avalanche clip for your transceiver
  • Zippered cargo pockets keep your other smaller essentials nearby
  • Item #ODRZ8JK
[membrane/laminate] AscentShell 3L, [face fabric] 40D x 65D 93% nylon, 7% spandex, [backer] 50D 100% polyester, [bib] 90D 50% nylon, 43% polyester, 7% spandex, [scuff guard] 420D 100% nylon oxford
fully sealed
[x-small, small] 32in, [medium] 32.5in, [large] 33in, [x-large, xx-large, xxx-large] 33.5in
[bib] secure zip, [pant] 2 zippered hand, 2 side-set cargo
zippered outer thigh
yes, powder strap slot
Claimed Weight
1lb 7.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4 based on 22 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 8 reviews
5 Stars - 10 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

April 4, 2023

Nice bibs - not the best waterproofing?

Love the fit and color of these bibs. Ive gotten around 20-25 days in them so far skiing in California and Colorado. They seems to be extremely durable, they look like new. My main complaint however is that on snowy days, i've found that my legs and butt end up damp underneath. They seem to be ok in light snow, or snowing on and off, but if its snowing hard and you're out there for a couple of hours, they end up soaking through. I like the pockets, the color, the durability seems good, theyre probably excellent for warmer ski tours, they were warm with proper layering even in single digits in Colorado.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

1 out of 5 stars

March 22, 2023

does not fit people with an athletic or curvy build

I am so disappointment in yet another Outdoor Research product that does not fit me. I have an athletic build from cross training and a long seasons doing snow sports. These bibs, though highly recommended and obviously well made, do not fit my legs. I constantly feel excluded from high quality products like these because I have larger legs and a smaller waist. I'm 5'10" with a 29" waist and 44" hips for reference. I bought the women large and it was too tight on my legs, restricting the range of movement, and far too large on the top creating a large gap on the back that would definitely let snow into the bib. Please make more inclusive sizing!


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

2 out of 5 stars

March 13, 2023

Disappointed, not waterproof

Purchased these for downhill skiing, along with some sidecountry skiing. Admittedly the day was a wet one, with temperatures in the low-30s, a steady wet snowfall, and wet chairlifts. But that still doesn't excuse the butt soaking through.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

4 out of 5 stars

January 22, 2023

Finally a fit for power butt & thighs, w/ some nice features

​I am 5'6" with short legs and a larger butt and thighs and have a tough time finding bottoms that I can actually fit into and be mobile with. I typically wear a medium or 6-8 in bottoms. ​Some things I love about these: ​ ​1 - They actually fit my larger thighs and butt without constriction and allowing full range of motion. 2 - Related to 1, they are stretchy and very comfortable, and also quite quiet. They fit and act more like a softshell pant and not a typical ski pant. 3 - The pockets actually - gasp! - are big enough to hold a phone and other items and in a logical place to not restrict motion. 4 - The side zips truly cut down on a lot of the faff of going to the bathroom outdoors. 5 - The pants are thin and lightweight, and somehow still cut wind really well. Some room for improvement: 1 - The beacon pocket and clip in the bib is great, but it would be nice to see an option in a leg pocket. 2 - I wish the zips went further down the legs, although mostly selfishly so I can adjust a knee brace that I hopefully won't be wearing next season. ​​The current configuration allows for considerable ventilation. 3 - The material does not feel very durable, so I question how it will hold up for brushier exits and field/rescue work over time. 4 - The straps are a bit of a pain to get in and out of, so some way to remove them for putting on and taking off would be nice. 5 - These are slightly long for me, so I would appreciate offering a short option. I have not yet tried these bibs in heavy precipitation, so I'm curious to see how they hold up in wetter situations.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

4 out of 5 stars

January 18, 2023

Awesome fabric with stretch, needs some tweaks

I got these bibs for me and my husband. I love the stretch of them, much more flexible than any other bib I've found. I like how the vents are set up. Why does the women's not have a front zipper? And the straps don't unhook? They are annoying and near impossible to get on and off easily- please add a front zipper to the women's! Also hate the colors. Please add more and brighter color options.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

4 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2022

Mostly happy, but wish for some things changed

Wore this in heavy snow, and remained dry which was nice. However, the beacon pocket placement makes no sense. You have your beacon in the beacon holster or in your pants pocket, so why is the beacon in the bib pocket? Wish they had the option to keep the beacon in the pants pocket.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

4 out of 5 stars

November 16, 2022

So stretchy and comfortable

I did a ski tour in these bibs. They are exceptionally comfortable. They are roomy where I need the room - I want to commend Outdoor Research for creating pants for people that have curves. I historically had the Flylow Foxy bibs and they were just too tight in the thighs to be comfortable. One potential downside is that they are a bit baggy in the crotch, but I did not try very hard to adjust the suspenders to minimize bagginess. The pockets on these are great - very roomy... they actually fit a phone or a beacon! I haven't used the bibs in inclement weather so I can't comment on their waterproofness. I am taking off a star just because of the lack of inner thigh vents. That is the easiest spot for me to dump heat while in the backcountry and it seems weird to me that these don't have vents here.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

4 out of 5 stars

May 13, 2022

Nice bibs - cant wait to use them

Only reason i gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is because i havent actually gotten to use them in the snow yet. However, they fit nicely, seems to be quality material, good pockets, lightweight. It has been quite a battle to find ski pants/bibs that fit in all the areas (waist, hips, thigh), these fit immediately in all the areas and the cost was reasonable.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

April 18, 2022

Love these. So great

I love these, comfortable, light, flexible. So much better than my old pants. No more plumbers butt on the mountain.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com

5 out of 5 stars

April 17, 2022

Best bibs in Antarctica!

These things kept me warm and dry in the most extreme conditions ... Antarctica. Below freezing with the water up past my knees and these bibs worked like a champ. Thank you for making such amazing gear.


Originally reviewed on outdoorresearch.com