Shakespeare once wrote that "brevity is the soul of wit," and his wisdom proves useful in concisely describing these bibs. Again: best.bibs.ever. Bar none. I ski between 70-150 days a season, and will only wear bibs, whether I'm skiing the resort or touring in the backcountry. I love faceshots as much as the next guy or gal, but I simply don't want the fluffy stuff up in MY stuff. I skied last season in the fancy schmancy Norrona Lofoten Pro-Shell Bib, and while I loved them for their style, comfort, and functionality, those bibs ultimately didn't stand their short test of time. Multiple tears in the cuffs, as well as one in the rear end, in the past few weeks eventually prompted me to trade in the Norrona bibs for the Arc'teryx Sentinel...and I haven't looked back. Alongside the obvious steeze factor (critical, of course), the Arc'teryx Sentinel is super comfortable, 100% weather-proof (windproof, waterproof, powder-proof, you name it), and, shockingly, LIGHTWEIGHT. These bibs weigh in at less than 2 pounds, a shocking feat for an item with this sort of construction and resultant durability. The pants aren't insulated, but the flannel-like fabric lining the inside provides extra comfort for a bell-to-bell day in the resort or in the backcountry. While cuffs and gaiters on ski pants or bibs are usually apt to tear (whether from boot buckles or binding brakes), the inner cuffs on the Sentinel seem particularly tough (and my experience with durable Arc'teryx bibs in the past provides sufficient confidence that the cuffs will survive many rugged days on the hill). The price tag is certainly hefty, but I simply cannot speak highly enough of the Arc'teryx Sentinel. These bibs are completely and utterly fantastic.