Chesticular protection for the deepest missions. If powder is your sport, you should know that pants come up short. Bibs have about a torso's worth of height on pants, allowing them to viciously dunk over them, putting more points on the board, with more style. If you're scoring powder, bibs win every time. Another way to put it is this: Pants are like speedos, Bibs are like trunks. It's your call.