I discovered the benefits of bibs a few years ago. Imagine never having to worry about snow going down your pants if you eat it, ever again! I was lucky enough to test out a pair of these last season, so I knew I had to own these as soon as they came back in stock! My all time favorite feature is the drop seat, because you never know when you're gonna have to go! Plus, you can easily use resort restrooms without getting completely undressed every time! There are some awesome cargo pockets and chest pockets that are convenient too when touring, or of coarse for storing snacks! All of this packed with the proven performance of Gore-Tex... its a win-win-win for me! It took me a few tries to get the right size - I originally ordered a Small and second guessed it so I also ordered a Medium and when the Mediums arrived they were much too baggy and too long for me. So I ended up sticking with the Smalls, which are super flattering.