Ski bib or ski pants for kids 6 & 8 years old

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  1. murphysf

    murphysf Booting up Skier

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    Hello

    What is recommended for kids ages 6 & 8 ski bibs or pants? Not sure what the pros and cons are? Warmth isn't an issue, I think my main concern for the kids is what ever is easiest to keep on which is why I am considering bibs but wanted to check what the ski pug community has to say.

    As for the application - We hope to ski 15-20 days next season at Lake Tahoe.
     
  2. luliski

    luliski Out on the slopes Skier

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    I always found the bib vs pant decision to be a dilemma with my daughter. Bibs stay on better, but they're not very convenient, and they are hot (as are many days in Tahoe). On the other hand, it's easier to keep the snow out of bibs, and pants tend to slide down. My daughter wore bibs until she was 8 or so, and we switched because she wanted pants instead of bibs. At that point she was pretty independent in getting herself ready for skiing, so I let her choose. What do your kids prefer?
     
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  3. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Bibs are better at keeping the snow out when they fall, pants are easier to deal with in the bathroom.
     
  4. socalgal

    socalgal Getting off the lift Skier

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    We did bibs for my daughter's first two seasons, then switched to pants. There hasn't been any issue with snow inside her pants. Plus they are so much easier to deal with in regards to bathroom breaks. I like these ones so much I bought a second pair.

    https://www.backcountry.com/marmot-freerider-pant-girls
     
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  5. murphysf

    murphysf Booting up Skier

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    thanks for all the replies. They have always used bibs to date and there hasn't been a problem, they can deal with the bathroom issue and is not a concern.

    The reason I posted is they outgrew what they had so am thinking about next season and what to get. I guess we will stay with bibs for now.

    Thanks again.
     


  6. pete

    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    My middle wore em till around 15/16 years old ... simply preference. I let them choose as they're aware of the already mentioned pro and cons ....

    now, one question may be if your kids are boys and if the bibs have convenience features used by boys ogsmile

    My kids simply liked Black ... so I couldn't fancy em up with this look, well loved in the midwest:


    Bibs.jpg
     
  7. BGreen

    BGreen Out on the slopes Skier

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    Generally kids prefer bibs. Especially ones that might crash in powder. Racers prefer full zip pants so they can go on/off easily.
     

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