Outdoor Research Skyward Bib Review

July 14, 2017
Outdoor Research Skyward Bib
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
87
Materials
7
Comfort
8
Temp Control
8
Features/Functionality
8
Fit
6

The Good

  • Fully removable bib & suspenders
  • Dedicated avy beacon pocket with clip
  • Highly breathable

The Bad

  • Heavy
  • Only comes in black
THE VERDICT

Like the other bibs in this test, the Outdoor Research Skyward bib strives for versatility in both cold winter conditions and balmy spring days in the backcountry. They just about hit the nail on the head in every category, although they do run heavy compared to their counterparts.

FULL REVIEW

Materials
The Skyward bib is constructed from OR’s highly breathable 3-layer AscentShell fabric, and features YKK AquaGuard zippers. Due to the weight of the materials, this is the heaviest bib in this test.

Comfort
These bibs are among the most comfortable in this test, featuring quiet, stretchy, and soft fabrics with articulated knees.

Temperature Control
OR’s AscentShell fabric breathes surprisingly well, and with half-length zips and removable bib and suspenders, the Skyward bibs are great for warmer days out while still holding their own in colder conditions.

Features/Functionality
A dedicated avy beacon pocket adds flare to the already ample storage options in the Skyward bibs. Velcro waist adjustments help dial in the fit and the internal gaiters feature ski boot power strap slots for easy access. 

Fit
The Skyward bib tends to run a tad small, so those hovering in between sizes should consider sizing up.

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$299.00
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