Spyder Coach's Bib Pant:
This is easily the most well-equipped ski pant we've seen this season. Granted, the extra padding and features on Spyder Coach's Bib Pant won't be the best pick for all-mountain experts and all-day recreational skiers, but if you coach kids, if you teach beginners, or if you spend extra time playing with young family members and guests, this highly mobile and versatile bib is ideal. It's made with a waterproof and highly durable nylon semi-dull faille weave that's reinforced with extra panels of nylon plain weave overlays. If you're an expert skier and you're considering this pant for the backcountry, keep in mind that the overlays, pockets and padding add plenty of extra ounces that you probably won't want to wear in the rarified air above 7,000 feet, especially if you're trudging along a long ridgeline. The Coach's Bib is better suited for race finish lines and the lower sloping hills near the day lodge. Stretch inserts inside the bib add an extra range of motion that goes beyond the typical articulated ski pant construction. Spyder added light padding just below the knees, which really helps when you're trying to get a dozen tot-sized ski boots into poorly-sized ski rental bindings. While most of Spyder's ski pants feature around 40 grams of insulation, the Coaches Bib adds extra insulation in key areas, making the design essential for guys who do a lot of standing (and sitting) around in the snow.
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