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danielgenser
    I’m going cross-country skiing for the first time this weekend and I’d like to buy some bibs. (When I used to snowboard, I’d hate how the snowboard pants would slip down throughout the day.) Can I get decent quality, non-bulky bibs for under $80?
    jkelly
      @danielgenser Maybe just get a pair of suspenders? :P
      danielgenser
        @jkelly I thought about that, actually. Heard anything good about these bad boys: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Ski-ups-Snowpant-Ski-Suspenders/dp/B004A6E3DA ?
        jkelly
          @danielgenser I actually haven't tried a pair myself yet, but I've been considering it. I use a pair of moonstone hardshell pants when skiing/mountaineering and they slide down too much. If you find anything you like, let us know!
          danielgenser
            @jkelly I’m actually considering these: http://www.rei.com/product/817333/the-north-face-anchor-shell-bib-pants-mens I prefer shell-type snow wear, as I get pretty hot (I’m 6’3”/250lb), so these seem like a great compromise.
            rodkoerner
              @danielgenser the TNF ones you are considering are great - I have them & am a happy customer!
              danielgenser
                @rodkoerner Good vote of confidence. I might just get ‘em.
                jkelly
                  @danielgenser Nice, and not a completely horrific price either. I'd like to hear how they are after you get through an outing in them.
                  danielgenser
                    @jkelly Unfortunately, (due to my lack of foresight), the only pair in my size is at a store 50 miles away. Probably won’t get ‘em for this trip.
                    jkelly
                      @danielgenser Ah, that sucks! When do you leave and where are you headed?
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                      danielgenser
                        @jkelly Headed to Methow Valley in the North Cascades (Washington State) for a 4-day cross country/biathalon outing. NOTE: I’ve never ski’d or shot a gun in my life.
                        jkelly
                          @danielgenser Oh that sounds really cool. I've been sort of curious about the biathlon stuff, I saw a course at a resort once. And that (general area) is beautiful. I've climbed both south and north of there, it's breath taking. Take pics!
                          danielgenser
                            @jkelly Will do! I’ll post ‘em up if I have data out there.
                            jkelly
                              @danielgenser Ha, it's sort of amazing where you can get data these days actually. :)