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Choosing the Right Bib for You: Women's 2020

As you may have already heard, TREW Gear is known for bibs. Our origins began with the idea for better bibs back in 2008, and here we are today still designing and selling some of the best frickin' bibs you'll ever put on. While TREW began as a male-dominant team making gear primarily aimed at the dudes, we have come a long way in just ten short years...

Our women-specific outerwear 

We're into our sixth year of designing and manufacturing women's outerwear - boy, does time fly! And while the majority of products still sport the same names as the original 2013 debut line, it's the design details, materials, and construction behind each jacket and pair of bibs (or pants) that are ever-evolving, constantly improving to create some of the best women-specific technical outerwear on the market today. 

One bib to rule them all: The Chariot Bib

At this time, we have one women-specific bib design available for the hard-charging ladies out there. And we might be a bit biased, but our Chariot Bib is a front-runner for best women's bib ever created. Take 'em anywhere: inbounds, off-piste, side country, parking lots, backyards, wherever. Rain or shine, these bad mamajamas stand up to the elements and keep you shredding that sweet, sweet gnar until your legs give out.

Take your pee breaks to the next level

Probably the biggest thing that makes the Chariot stand out is the drop-seat design and the attention to details throughout. Our designer, Britt, took our original Chariot Bib and revamped it from the ground up - and one of her biggest goals in the redesign was to make those backcountry pee breaks a breeze.

If you've ever taken a pit stop while touring (or even mid-lap at the resort), then you know what we're talking about. Forget the days of taking your pack off, wrestling with your layers, pulling your bibs down, and exposing your precious lady bits to both the cold and your crew. The Chariot Bib, with its reinforced rear zipper, makes it easier than ever to 'drop trou' and let 'er rip without dealing with any of the fuss: just pick your pee tree, unzip, and go for it. 

High-quality materials and unrivaled function

But what would a drop-seat be without a long list of technical specs and features to go with? Now that your pee breaks are quicker and easier than those of the boys, you're also going to want a bib that can leave you worry-free and confident to shred your heart out regardless of what the conditions are like out there. 

The Chariot Bib is constructed of our own proprietary PNW 3L material, which boasts a 20k/20k waterproof/breathability rating and enhanced durability. When combined with our water-resistant zippers and reinforced seams and seam taping throughout, you'll stay high and dry on even the wettest of wet PNW days. 

Front zipper entrance: If there's a second thing about these bibs that ladies are loving, it's the front zipper entrance. Gone are the days of shimmying into your bibs and zipping up on the side, the Chariot is here!

Inner Leg Vents: One of the best things about bibs is that they keep the warmth in on those cold days....but of course, sometimes it's nice to get some air flow moving through, especially when you embark on a hike or you're enjoying Spring resort laps at your local hill. That's why we've included inner leg vents on the Chariot Bib that are easy to zip up and down while on the move. 

Pockets: If there's one thing we love, it's pocket space. And we've made sure that our women's bib has a whole lot of pocket for everything and anything you might want to pack with you for the day. Enjoy two vertical chest pockets for those items you hold near and dear, and two large zipped cargo pockets on the thighs for everything else. 

Beacon Pocket: For those venturing into the backcountry or taking on a big storm day in bounds, there's a built in D-ring in the right chest pocket that works perfectly for your beacon and keeps it safe and secure when you're out on the skintrack. 

SuperFabric Cuff + Kick Patches: We've also reinforced the leg openings and cuffs of our bibs with SuperFabric kick patches to keep your edges from doing major damage in this region notorious for slicing and tearing. 

^ Maren is 5'8", 145 lbs. and wearing a Medium in the Toffee.

Enhanced Strap Design: Bib straps can be a real drag if they don't work properly, and so we've worked hard to make sure our straps are as comfortable as possible - with or without a pack on - while still ensuring maximum adjustability and high function. The combination of the Chariot Bib's cross-back strap design, the rubber detailing under the straps themselves, and the no-slip strap grippers, you can trust that your bib straps won't be going anywhere mid-run. 

Finding the right size and fit for you

While we wish all bibs could come straight from the pages of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, let's be realistic: every woman's body is beautifully unique, and to design and create snow gear that fits every single lady out there is a lofty goal. Nevertheless, we aim to please and continue to put considerable time and thought into designing gear that suits the needs and desires of our customers. 

Make sure to check out our sizing guides, located on each individual product page, to see what our recommended sizing looks like for your body measurements. Our sizing guides work approximately 99% of the time, and are a great place to start -- plus, we have easy and free (in the US) exchanges so if you do end up needing a smaller or larger size, it's a complete breeze. 

If you are at all nervous about choosing a size from the given information or you just want to double check before placing your order, just reach out to us at and we are more than happy to work with you one-on-one!

In the case that the Chariot Bib doesn't fit your fancy, we highly encourage you to add our men's bib designs into your considerations. The Capow Bib in particular is a fan favorite! If you do go with a men's bib style, we suggest sizing down from your normal women's size (ex. if you are normally a women's M, try a Men's S).

The bib that just keeps getting better and better

Our most recent batch of Chariot Bibs that dropped in February 2020 - with an updated fit, sizing scale, and some minor design tweaks - is a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement and taking our customer's feedback seriously. We are beyond happy to report that since updating the Chariot for 2020, we can barely keep them on the shelves as more and more ladies are finding their perfect fit in our best-selling bib. 

As we continue to learn more and grow as a company, we look forward to bringing even more design improvements, updates, and even fresh bib fits and styles to market in the future. Our goal at TREW is to provide the best dang outerwear for our customers, and you can rest assured that we'll keep living and breathing the TREWth mentality for many, many seasons to come. 

Have a question or want to double check with us before making the plunge on a model or size? Email our team at and we can help you out! 

We also offer easy returns and exchanges, so if you order the wrong size or want to change styles it's no big deal to swap out. See our Returns + Exchanges page here for more info.


Everyone, good news….inseam options, including short inseams, will be available for the 2021/22 season!!!

By Katherine at TREW on April 28, 2021

Would love to see shorter inseams as there is a huge gap in this market!

Until then I’ll be over here waiting in Bend. Cheers!

By Marilyn Adams on April 28, 2021

I am 5’ 3" and 145 lbs. The medium bib fit my torso/hips but length was too long. The jacket arms were also too long. Brands that market to women should include more length options (x short, short, reg, long). I would be willing to wait longer for shipping if it meant both size and length were customizable.

By Emily Heymann on February 21, 2021


I am very interested in a pair of your women’s bibs (black), size M in a short length. Have been a volunteer member of the National Ski Patrol for 42 years and finding durable women’s ski pants/bibs in short lengths in nearly impossible. Are you producing these bibs in short lengths any time soon?


Mary Ruman

By Mary B Ruman on February 11, 2021

So great! I have a 36 inseam and love the length! It’s SO Ridiculously hard to find good women’s backcountry gear that fits right & is great quality. The pee zip is amazing. Very similar to a dry suit drop seat. Not like the drop seats you see in snowmobile bibs. I use these for snowmobiling mostly. I’m sure I’ll rip them eventually but love the flexibility and light weight feel.

By RB on January 10, 2021

Ditto on the short. Would love to buy but I’m 5’1”. Saw these in person last night. They’re amazing!

By Tracey Kopp on January 10, 2021

Agreed about the short sizes. I’m just under 5’4" with super athletic thighs (thanks gymnastics and snowboarding) but my inseam is reflective of a size S. I need to get the L or XL to be safe in accommodating my other other measurements. Not sure I want crazy baggy pants for the price.

By Aly K on November 24, 2020

Ever plan on making short options? Not everyone who tours is tall and skinny! The closest model to me is 5’2” and they are so long on her.

By Ann leeper on November 09, 2020

This is AWESOME! Thanks Ladies. Looking forward to rockin your bibs this season :)

By Ellen on December 10, 2019

I bought the Corel colored pants last year. I really love them and I bought the Stella jacket too. Olive green and teal. My pants got so trashed. But I was trying to wear girly colors , plus I love the color. I am a ski guide so I’am on and off snow cats and snowmobile’s. Probably a bad color🤣⛷💃💃❄️
I would love the bibbs but ther a bit much In price. Really like your gear. Thanks

By Olive on December 10, 2019

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