Summit L5 GTX Pro Full-Zip Bib
Heli-skiing through Alaska or touring through the deep pow of the Sawtooth Mountains calls for The North Face's Summit L5 GTX Pro Bib for ultimate protection in the steep and deep. Part of the Summit Series, this bib is made with three-layer Gore-Tex to give you ridiculously durable protection against the extreme conditions you prefer. The material is 100% waterproof and windproof that can withstand wet-heavy snow while still remaining breathable to help regulate your body temperature. The low-profile bib, suspender and ankle gaiters help keep out chest-deep powder and gusting summit winds. Side zips located on the bib allow for easy removal while your suspenders are still on while the nine inch ankle gussets support easy transitioning from mountaineering to ski boots. Articulated knees gives forgiving flexibility whether you are boot packing the final incline or finally popping your way through pillows.
- Bib pants for fun adventures in harsh conditions
- Waterproof Gore-Tex provides durable protection
- Full-length side zippers for venting and access
- Adjustable suspenders for a comfortable fit
- Articulated knees minimize bunching
- Keprotec kickpatches withstand crampons and ski edges
- Item #TNF04MN
- Q & A
Tired of snow in your crack?
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Med/Reg
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 175lbs
I was able to rock these bad boys for a week riding deep snow, both on resort and off piste. I have to say, I am converted from regular snowpants and will forever wear bibs. I was able to stash everything I needed in the many pockets as well as dump excess heat during boot packs thanks to the thigh vents. They transition effortlessly in function and style from backcountry to last chair and everything in between. I stayed dry and happy and was able to keep moisture and a cold surprise off my backside when the inevitable edge catch happens.
These feel really light weight but I never got them to the slopes. The back is as low as a normal ski pant. It never occurred to me that bibs would only be high in the front. Sort of defeats the purpose for me. Maybe they will stick a pick of the back up for future purchasers.