Patagonia PowSlayer Bibs review. OnTheSnow reviewed this pant as part of its men's 2015/2016 Pants Buyers' Guide.


Favorite Features: The PowSlayer Bibs deliver everything you’d expect from a $600 pant: lengthy side vents, watertight zippers and a low-profile bib complete with belt loops at the waist for convertibility when hiking—the ultimate survival tool for a day spent in waist-deep fresh.


Room for Improvement: Aside from the intimidating price tag, the Velcro suspender system feels like an afterthought, seemingly misplaced in a bevy of well-engineered features.


Fit:T he medium (U.S. M) fit true to size, offering plenty of maneuverability throughout the knees and thighs, as well as maximum coverage where it's needed most.


Manufacturer Description: We make our PowSlayers for the backcountry’s unpredictable weather. They deliver premium storm protection to riders in all conditions—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 for easy relief 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.