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Too long for short women
Had high hopes for these but they are just too long.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 2, 2023
Hi Courtney! Thank you for writing us a review. We're sorry to hear the bibs were too long. We rely on feedback like this to improve fit for future seasons. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Runs very small
I was so excited to find a sleek snow bib made within the positive ethos of Patagonia. I ordered the blue in an XXL. For reference I am a plus sized, 5 foot 7 inches and hourglass shaped with thicker thighs and thinner waist. I wear a 16W jeans and in a Patagonia brand, a XXL fits me spot-on perfect EXCEPT in this snow bib. The thighs are so small,... Read More I was a good four inches away from even being able to zip them! I had to check the tag that they sent the right size. I was going to return them but they actually fit my teenager daughter and she fell in love with them. She wears a size large in pants and is 5 foot 9 inches. That is how off-sized these are. Im glad they fit her. They are gorgeous and well-made of course! We love Patagonia. But I was really hoping yall had made a snow bib for thick girls, but sadly that is not the case. Please consider fixing your sizing and extending your size range.
Really wanted to love
I really wanted a bib with minimal insulation for versatility so I could choose how I wanted to layer. The sizing is so off on these. Im usually a medium but I sized up to a large to allow my legs and hips to fit. But the waist is huge!!! There is a massive gap in the mid to lower back where the flap is. Besides that, the material feels great and I... Read More have so much more mobility than regular snow pants. Ive used them on a few powder days and they hold up pretty well! Wish the sizing was better, I even thought of tailoring it but dont want to ruin them
Response from PatagoniaDecember 20, 2022
Hey Cristina, thank you for your review. We appreciate your notes on the fit and will share them with our product team. If you're interested in a potential alternative we recommend checking out our new [Powder Town Bibs](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-powder-town-ski-snowboard-bibs/31650.html?dwvar_31650_color=CUBL&cgid=sport-skiing-snowboarding-womens).
Almost perfect, with a fatal flaw
Overall excellent quality and decent fit. I was very excited about these bibs. Unfortunately, the buckles are almost impossible to use. Sleek looking design, virtually unusable. I am surprised not to see mention of this in other reviews.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 12, 2022
Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the troubles you've had with your buckles. Please know you are more than welcome to start your [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) at any time as we want all of our customers to be completely satisfied with their Patagonia products.
Excellent Alpine Touring Bib
Excellent. When you are climbing up a hill with your pack these bibs, breath and flex. This simple design has made other bibs seem meh. The chest pocket is clutch, big and roomie while still flattering. As my internal temp would increase, the breathability is flawless. For resort I just made sure I had a decent base layer and would only begin to fe... Read Moreel cool if the wind was blowing on the chair. My snowboard preference is to ride on the cooler side, and this was a perfect match. Thanks Patagucci!
Everything is wrong
I wanted to love these. My first pair of bibs! I wore them for two months and things just got worse. Pros: -Awesome blue color that isnt too girly and goes with almost everything -Lots of pockets, including a big one on the chest -Long side zippers that can zip from bottom up or top down -Not too long, and the cuffs fit over my ski boots nicely ... Read More Cons -The fit is weird I have a curvy athletic build and theyre a bit tight on my hips and thighs but too big in the waist. -They wet out with even a little bit of moisture. I live in the PNW and the snowpack is pretty wet, so I have high expectations. However, I do have a few pairs of snow pants that are remarkably waterproof. These bibs are not they wet out after five minutes on the chairlift. (Side note: the Triolet jacket is amazing and I dont have any issues with water soaking through it) -The cuffs are getting torn up from regular use. I wear these inbounds and Im not a crusher. They shouldnt tear so easily. -The chest straps are really hard to undo since youre clipping through an elastic band, and so I don't use them. -The zippers are so hard to move. So hard! This sounds silly but is terrible because you have to unzip those zippers every time nature calls. I cant recommend these at all. The lack of durability and fact that they wet out almost immediately is unacceptable. Id return them if I could.
Response from PatagoniaMay 9, 2022
We're truly sorry to hear the Women's SnowDrifter Bibs have disappointed you. We went ahead and reached out to you via email to offer some help with your return. We also passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.
I tried the pants and the waist was tight which then caused the crotch of the pants to ride up. Going to the bibs didn't pull the crotch up and allowed a more comfortable fit. I never wore bibs before--the design allowed for easy drop when going to the toilet. The side zippers are very stiff.
Great bibs, but not flexible enough.
The large bibs were too big and the medium bibs did not allow for any layering for muscular glutes & quads. The size medium bibs fit great in length, the midsection, and below the knee. At the same time, the quad/hips were a bit too snug. With such a high price point I would hope that the sizing was much more forgiving.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 25, 2022
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Lisa. This is helpful to both our customers and our product team. We're do sorry neither of those pairs fit! Please let us know if you need any help with your return, or if we can help you find something that will better meet your needs.
Bought multiple sizes and no luck
I bought these trying to find a ski bib for our trip but after trying multiple sizes I was unable to find a size that worked. It seems that the hips and legs all fit the same no matter what size I tried. I ended up having to go with another option from another company.
Response from PatagoniaMarch 15, 2022
Thank you for sharing this review. Nicholas. We're sorry to hear neither of those pairs worked for you! We're sharing this feedback with our product team. We're glad to see you were able to make use of our warranty and get them returned. Please let us know if we can be of any further help!
Love these bibs!
Usually anything bib-esque is the death of me with my height and torso, but these fit great, have enough length, and are super comfy! Theyre a thinner material, but with a good base layer underneath work out great, plus they have little side zippers for helping with ventilation. Big fan!
Fit was good - thin material
I let these sit in the package for a week before trying them on because I'm pretty defeated on trying to find snow pants that fit my waist and hips. I wear size 14 / 16 jeans and XL in yoga pants. The XL bibs do fit me. They are a little tight over my low hip but not excessively. I love the stretch in the fabric and the thin material, allowing... Read More me to self-regulate my temperature depending on my activity level. The layers will need to be thin to fit. At 5'9" these pants are slightly on the shorter side, which is great for snapping snowboard bindings over the top of my boots. Thank you for the larger size models so I can see how items fit a larger body!
The xs small which is my usual size was way too small and the small was way too big. More like a medium.
Response from PatagoniaFebruary 2, 2022
Hi Barbara! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that both the XS and small didn't fit right. We appreciate this feedback as its crucial to improving size and fit for future seasons. We'll pass this along to our design crew!
Can only speak to fit
By the size chart I should fit squarely in the large, so I ordered the L and XL just to be sure. The large was far too snug and could barely zip up over my hips and butt. The XL fit the legs, but left a nearly six inch gap all the way around my torso and would have rubbed in all sorts of weird ways while on the mountain. So frustrating to have such... Read More a disparity between the sizes. Really wanted them to work!
Bibs must be very hard to get right because I haven't found any yet that are really good. I am 5'6", 138 lbs, typical size 6, slightly curvy hips. The small I couldn't even zip up. The mediums I could just barely zip over my hips but then the back waist gaped by probably 4 -5 inches and overall just didn't feel comfortabl... Read Moree enough for moving. I definitely don't like the clips to the bibs on the suspenders. I could see that elastic tearing overtime, a more proper clasp would be better. Fabric and colors are good, length was good. I ordered the powslayer bib in a medium and it was way too huge so I'm awaiting the small to see how it fits. Fingers crossed.
Great all around bibs, features are awesome!
I typically wear medium in tops and bottoms but went size large in these bibs because of the longer torso. Based on the measurements, I felt the mediums would do the trick but were just too short for comfort. I'm happy to have the large, doesn't feel like too much extra fabric and allows room in the legs to layer puffier baselayers for co... Read Moreld-weather skiing. I'm a big fan of the vents, there is no fabric between the zippers so I'm not afraid of anything getting stuck partway. Also, the vents provide easy access to my baselayers or pockets. When the temps dropped, I found the interior hook on the cuff were great to keep the warmth in and snow from getting stuck in my boots.
Amazing bibs for ski touring and spring skiing
I have taken these ski touring in a wide variety of conditions, and they handle it all! My FAVORITE thing about these is how much coverage they provide when nature calls and there's nowhere to hide. Peeing with skis on has never been easier. Aside from that, I appreciate how far the vents open for hot days. I have never had any issues with be... Read Moreing cold in these - I even wear shorts under them on milder days.
Super for skiing - ski touring
After many years of wearing my old ski trousers were torn, dirty and not waterproof. So, I was deciding for a very long time to buy new ones. SnowDrifter Bibs are light, waterproof, comfortable, with lots of pockets and I love them when I go up the hill and when I ski. I love them even when I fall!
These are not "warm", it's true. These are for folks who work really hard during their ski days and love to climb for their turns. These were long for me - I'm 5'4" - but I had them hemmed by a local tailor and they are perfect. I have muscular thighs and butt that look good in these pants...and the pockets! The chest ... Read Morepocket has become my favorite pocket of all time and on all-day tour in the Daks held my emergency granola bar, maple syrup candies and phone. The side pockets were big enough for my map. The zips kept me cool on the uphill and the bibs kept me warm on the downhill. Love 'em.
Love the fit
I have been looking for a pair of bibs that are not outrageously priced and would fit me alright. For context I have muscular tights / glutes and most ski pants are really tight if they fit correctly in the above area. Also appreciate the material which is going to be great skitouring. The only thing that i would improve is the elastic in the susp... Read Moreenders, it's a bit too elastic and the hooks are really hard to unhook from the bib.
Awesome Product, Best Customer Service
Quality product overall and super durable. Best part of the purchase process was the customer service though. I got a size extra small as a gift and went in to the Seattle location for an exchangethey didnt have the correct size but spent a solid 30 min calling around to their other locations until they found a small and had it shipped directly to ... Read Moremy house. Thanks again to all the employees there, you guys are the best!
Absolutely wonderful bibs with smart features
Oh, the odyssey I had to undertake to find bibs that fit well for a tall lady with hips - I have tried on so many from different brands that I lost count with the issue that they fit awkwardly, had too much material in the front, or would just be too short and hit my crotch. Enter these Snowdrifter bibs - perfect fit! Flattering too. I always loved... Read More the length on Patagonia snow pants, and these are no exception. I love the smart features too, like the cross back strap, and the zipper/button combo on the side so I don't have to take my jacket off when going to the restroom - key!!! The material and construction are high quality, the zippers are sweet and waterproofed, and smooth. I love the pockets - handy big chest pocket in front for snacks/your beacon/phone, two side pockets on the thighs - with a smaller pocket inside. The cherry on top is the sweet color - Smokey Violet is a perfect description of it - not dull but a nice subtle lavender. Beautiful bibs! A shining example of why I love Patagonia!
Stuck inside the bib
Very unhappy with the rear flap system. It is difficult to reach the backside snaps on the rear flap and with waterproof zipper material, zipping and unzipping is also difficult. To make matters worse, the zipper pulls on the flap are too small- hard to grasp, and not very robust-making it even more difficult to zip or unzip. Also, the little elast... Read Moreic bands that you slide the suspender hooks through are not made of very tough material either. One of my hooks already pierced a hole through the middle of the elastic in my struggles to get out of the bib. Give yourself time and take some deep breaths, or take a friend if you need to use the bathroom, otherwise you are stuck in this bib. Lastly, the medium and large sizes run a little long. I did not see an option for choosing a different inseam size, which would have been nice.
Response from PatagoniaJanuary 9, 2020
Thank you for your feedback, Christina! We're sorry to hear about the troubles you had with the drop-seat and the suspender loops on those bibs. I would recommend checking out our [Pow Slayer Bibs](https://www.patagonia.com/product/womens-powslayer-ski-snowboard-bibs/30331.html?dwvar_30331_color=LIT&cgid=womens-snow-pants#start=1) as a possible alternative. The lower rise and larger double zipper make trips to the restroom much easier - no bathroom buddy required! If you'd like to initiate a return or exchange on those bibs, you are welcome to do so [here](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return). Cheers!
I would happily purchase these ski pants if they came in a true petite. After reading the reviews how the pant was too long for 5 ft plus women, they would be “miles” too long for me. I am pretty short at 5 ft. It’s really difficult to purchase ski clothing for petite women. Manufacturers, please consider us.
Response from PatagoniaDecember 26, 2019
Thank you so much for this feedback and we are sorry that we aren't currently carrying a size that works for you. Hopefully with more comments like this we will be able to in the future. In the meantime, please feel free to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) these back to us.
I really like the material and color of these, but they’re WAY too long. I’m 5’5”, and these are a good 4 inches too long. I called Patagonia to see about alterations, but it isn’t offered on these particular pants. Unfortunately I had to return them.
Response from PatagoniaNovember 22, 2019
Hi Jennifer! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear that the Bibs were too long. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons, so we'll pass this along to our design crew!
Not for shorter ladies
I loved the bib, however I am 5’3” and it was 7” too long. I’m disappointed there is no petite version.
Response from PatagoniaOctober 15, 2019
We're sorry to hear this item didn't work out for you! Please note that we do offer inseam alterations on select styles from our Snow Line. To find out more information about this, or to initiate a [Return or Exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=returns), please [Contact Us](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html#searchterm=contact%20us).
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