Moonstone Sauvage Bib
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An outstanding garment. One of the smallest yet most beneficial features of these bibs is the thigh pockets. A recent trip to Mt. McKinley proved the worth of this feature. While traveling on the glaciers wearing waist harnesses, chest harnesses and backpacks most convential pockets are inaccesible. The thigh pockets on the Moonstone Sauvage bibs are suprisingly large and allowed easy access to the daily items you would normally have to unrope and drop your pack to get. In one pocket I had a small camera, lip balm, and sunscreen. In the other I kept food. During small rest stops I could quickly refuel.
Another feature is a simple elastic grip at the end of the leg cuff. These bibs lack the cumbersome boot/gator contraptions most other manufacturers feel are necessary. If you are like me you never wear Gore-Tex bibs without already having gators for your boots.The drop seat allowed easy exposure to answer the calls of nature. Probably most attractive is they are slightly less expensive than most other 3 ply Gore-Tex bibs.
Durable, functionable, and inexpensive--what more needs to be said.
Fabric: 3-ply Gore-Tex
Price Paid: $280
I just used these pants on several winter climbs in the Whites. They are great and will stand up to anything. Definetly worth the price. My only complaint is that the pants do not offer as much protection as bibs but these stayed up well.
Fabric: 3-ply Gore-Tex, Gridlite
Price Paid: $229
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Reviewers Paid: $229.00-$280.00