Patagonia Women's PowSlayer Bibs review. OnTheSnow reviewed these ski pants as part of its women’s 2015/2016 Ski Pants Buyers' Guide.


Favorite Features: Sporting a better fit and less crunchy feel than last year, we also love the contrasting color of that thick-toothed zipper that adds to both the lightweight bibs’ aesthetic and performance value.


Room for Improvement: Though they’re easy to adjust, we don’t love this fixed suspender in practice as much as in theory (or as much as others we’ve seen) and worry that the velcro might not last the life of the pants.


Fit: Runs perfectly true to size


Manufacturer Description: Made for winter conditions, not perfect conditions. Our PowSlayer Bibs deliver premium storm protection—whether you’re piecing together your descent in a blower squall or skinning back to camp under a head of steam. Built for movement (both up and down the mountain) and no-compromise performance, they feature lightweight, yet highly durable 3-layer GORE-TEX® Pro fabric for the highest level of waterproof/breathable and windproof performance. A DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds water and spindrift when the going gets deep. The low-profile, full-coverage design includes drop-seat adjustability, a center-front zip and belt loops so you can drop the shoulder straps when you’re wallowing in the boot path. Our Slim Zips provide watertight protection and reduce weight and bulk. Other details include articulated patterning through the hips and knees for full mobility; thigh vents for climate control; tough scuff guards; internal gaiters; five pockets (two thigh cargo, two mid torso and one back); and an embedded RECCO® avalanche rescue reflector. With an articulated, feminine silhouette.