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...\nOur women-specific outerwear \nWe're into our seventh 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. \nBefore moving down, let's quickly talk about 2L vs. 3L\n\nWith the recent launch of our newest collection, the PNW Originals Collection, let's chat about 2-layer vs. 3-layer fabrics. What does this really mean, and how does 2L compare to 3L? Here's what you need to know:\n\n \n\n\nTREW Women's Bibs\nHeading in to the 21\/22 season, we are pumped to offer not only our best-selling Chariot Bib but also two new female-specific bib options: please help us introduce the W Capow Bib and the Astoria Bib. \n\nOne bib to rule them all: The Chariot Bib\n\nWe might be a bit biased, but our 3-layer 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. Burly for in-bounds, while breathable for the backcountry - if you had to choose just one bib to live in for the rest of your days, we think it should be the versatile and fan-favorite Chariot Bib.\nYour best friend in the backcountry: The W Capow Bib\n\nIf you're more inclined to leave the lifts behind more than you rely on them, then the 3-layer W Capow Bib could be for you. Built around the concept from our best-selling men's Capow Bib, we've created the bib that hard-charging ladies in the backcountry have been asking for. Slightly more breathable than the Chariot and boasting a stretchier fabric and lower rise (aka the 'below-the-tit-fit' that we so affectionately coined), the W Capow feels most at home in the solitude of big mountains far outside the boundaries. \nBest bang for you buck, without skimping on features: The Astoria Bib\n\nWhile our signature 3-layer products don't need to worry about getting the boot anytime soon, we've been hard at work trying to make skiing, snowboarding, and the gear you need to recreate comfortably and confidently more accessible to everyone, and our new PNW 2L collection is a direct product of this vision. To put it concisely, the 2L Astoria Bib is a durable, stylish, and feature-packed bib that won't break the bank. Most at home at the resort, the Astoria does boast a dedicated transceiver pocket on the chest - but we recommend sticking to shorter tours, bootpacks, and side-country adventures, as the 2-layer construction on the Astoria is not as breathable as our 3L counterparts. You won't, however, run into any issues when it comes to waterproofing since the Astoria Bib (like all of our outerwear products) is built to keep you dry in even the harshest of PNW conditions.\n\nTake your pee breaks to the next level\nProbably the biggest thing that makes the Chariot - and now the W Capow - 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. \nIf 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. \nWhile the Astoria 2L Bib does not have the same drop-seat design, the side zipper (and entrance point) on these bibs does allow for easy bathroom breaks by unzipping from the top and pulling the back of the bib out of the way, and lowering your layers to do your business.\n\nWhile we could talk bibs for days, let's dive into the side-by-side comparison and show you just what makes these two bib designs shine: \n\n\n\n\n\nThe Chariot\n\n\nThe W Capow\n\n\nThe Astoria\n\n\n\n\nShell Material\n\n\n3L PNW Fabric \n\n\n3L Dermizax EV \n\n\n2L PNW Fabric\n\n\n\n\nWaterproof + Breathability Rating\n\n\n20,000mm Waterproof\/Breathable (20k\/20k)\n\n\n20,000mm Waterproof\/Breathable (20k\/20k)\n\n\n20,000mm Waterproof\/15,000mm Breathable (20k\/15k)\n\n\n\n\nFit\n\n\nA relaxed fit throughout, with a more figure-flattering silhouette\n\n\nA bit more room in the legs and butt to accommodate athletic builds\n\n\nSnowboarding-inspiring style with a relaxed fit throughout\n\n\n\n\nStrap back design\n\n\nCross-back\n\n\nCross-back\n\n\nCross-back\n\n\n\nDrop-seat design\nSignature 'rainbow zipper' rear access\n\n\nSignature 'rainbow zipper' rear access\n\nSide zipper opening allows for easy bathroom breaks\n\n\n\nPockets\n\n\n\nChest cargo and zippered storage pockets\nZip thigh cargo pockets\n\n\n\n\n\nChest zippered storage pocket and beacon pocket\n\nZip thigh cargo pockets\n\n\n\n\n\nDouble kangaroo chest pocket with both velcro and zip closures\n\nD-ring for transceiver in zipped chest pocket\n\n\nZip thigh cargo pockets\n\n\n\n\n\nFront zip(s)\n\n\nFull-front entrance with one-way waterproofed zipper\n\n\nFull-front entrance with one-way waterproofed zipper\n\n\nNo full front zipper\n\n\n\n\nSide zip(s)\n\n\nNone\n\n\nNone\n\n\n¾-length dual-direction zip w\/ top opening on wearer's right side, large vent side zip on left side\n\n\n\n\nInner leg vents\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nBeacon pocket\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nRECCO® reflector\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nRubber-tipped cordage zipper pulls\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nGusseted crotch\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nInternal boot gaiters with gripper elastic\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nFull coverage front and back bib\n\n\nx\n\n\nLower rise on front of bib, which hits right below bust line\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nBelt loops\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nSuperFabric® cuffs and kick patches\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nCuff reinforcement only, no kick patches\n\n\n\n\nWater-resistant zippers on all exposed openings\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nAdjustable shoulder straps with no-slip gripper\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\nx\n\n\n\n\nInseam options\n\n\nClassic, Short, Regular, Tall\n\n\nShort, Regular, Tall\n\n\nNo options, just classic grading\n\n\n\n\nWeight\n\n\n28 oz (size M)\n\n\n26 oz (size M)\n\n\n29 oz (size M)\n\n\n\n\n\nFinding the right size and fit for you\nWhile 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. \nMake 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. \nLooking for a bit more guidance?\nNo worries, we're here for you. Get Fitted + Kitted easily by taking our online quiz, and we'll get back to you with your personal product and size recommendation within 2 business days.\n\nAny bib can work for you!\nIn the case that none of our female-specific bib options 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, but we do also see many ladies opt for the style or color options in the TREWth Bib, too! 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).\n\n \n\nHave a question or want to double check with us before making the plunge on a model or size? Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you out! \nWe 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.