Bibs provide more protection from powder, rain, wind and sleet than regular ski pants because of their higher ancillary coverage. Shoulder straps allow a more commodious fit, while a higher waist line obstructs powder and rain from getting inside at the waist. Great for hiking in the snow, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing and numerous other cold-weather activities, ski bibs are supremely multifaceted. Contemporary fabrics allow them to be highly waterproof, while also allowing them to be unsurpassingly breathable. Modern bib ventilation systems also prohibit overheating during intense activity or sunny conditions. Paramount men's brands include Trew Clothing, The North Face and Arcteryx.