I love! but maybe not for everyone
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
So firstly, I love these bibs, hence the 5 stars from me. But after reading some of the other reviews, I can see where some of these ladies are coming from. I'm 5'8" and 130ish and think that these fit great in a M - but they are definitely slim through the hips, so keep that in mind when ordering. I originally ordered a S based on the size chart and then exchanged for a bit more room. The length is great for my height, and I haven't experienced the bagginess in the crotch that some people have - but again, thats because this inseam works for me. I would say these definitely have a taller, slimmer fit, and may not be best for those who are curvy in the hips or need a shorter inseam.
I love the chest pockets on these bibs, they're perfect for keeping my phone so it doesn't freeze up during the day, and my cash/cards so they're not at risk of falling out of an unzipped exterior pocket.
Some people are referring to these as a 'shell' which is true. They are not insulated, however, the goretex fabric is plenty warm - just be sure to pair with good base layers on the really chilly days. And the reverse, goretex is not marketed as a breathable fabric, so on milder days, be sure to lighten the base layer situation. They are hands down the best for keeping you dry - several days in a row in foggy, wet snow in WA spring and I was dry as a bone underneath.