We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Arc’teryx Stinger Bib Pant – Men’s and summarize the results below:
PeakScore: 86 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.2 stars
Expert Rating: 4.4 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 31
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Big, useful pockets can easily hold an avalanche beacon.
- The drop seat feature is very useful for pooping in the woods without having to get undressed.
- The venting works really well.
- The instep patches are very tough against wear from bootpacking, crampons, and steel ski edges.
- Completely waterproof with sealed zippers.
- The Gore-Tex is durable and holds up over time.
- Great mobility.
- Fully waterproof.
- Works well as a technical shell without insulation, but fits extra layers underneath.
- The lower-cut bib keeps snow out while also increasing breathability and cutting down on excess fabric.
- Has a concealed RECCO reflector for increased in-bounds avalanche safety.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- The bib can run tight for people with stockier frames.
- Lack of full-length zipper makes it more difficult to put on or take off on longer trips.
- Powder cuffs do not open fully and do not have lace hooks, which can let snow in.
- The fabric can be a bit loud.
- The suspenders can be tricky to set up.
The Arc’teryx Stinger Bib Pant for men is built for the backcountry, and it performs like it, as the durable but breathable Gore-Tex Pro fabric keeps all moisture out and stands up well to abrasions, and the side zippers increase ventilation. The pockets are big enough for a beacon, snacks, and ski straps, and the drop seat makes pooping in the woods a breeze. This bib pant has great mobility for all kinds of outdoor pursuits and room for layering, but it is recommended to try them on before buying to make sure the legs and bib fit well.