A perfect compliment to the jacket and a stronghold barrier to the elements, the Pantanal Bibs will keep the frosty burn off your legs. Constructed with a GORE-TEX® laminate, micro check backer, and reinforced knees and seat, this is an ideal solution whether your in a layout or in a boat.
The Pantanal Bib is for hunters and guides who put their gear through the ringer. It combines a waterproof GORE-TEX® Hardshell with a micro ripstop face fabric and abrasion reinforcement in the knees and seat, so you can bust through cornfields and brush without worry. The interior is insulated with a body-mapped, moisture-wicking micro check fleece to provide warmth where you need it while eliminating bulk where you need freedom to move.
All zippers are welded and watertight. The front zipper and full-length side zips make for easy on and off, and can be used for ventilation in periods of high exertion. 6 functional pockets keep your necessities dry and organized. Articulated patterning gives you a full range of movement, while elastic suspenders keep the Bib comfortably in place.
"The Pantanal Bibs is the first set of true hardcore waterfowl bibs. They completely beat the thick, heavyweight bibs I’ve traditionally used in the past. The usability, functionality, pocket location and the fact that they are ultralight all contribute to why I use the Pantanals every time waders aren’t required. They’re the final outer later to protect from the rain and cold, and, when layered properly, there is literally no weather they can’t handle."
- Matt Brimmer, Waterfowl Athlete
I wanted to wait for an entire season before writing this review. I live in the Northeast and started wearing the Pantanal Bibs in October when we started hunting early season, then transitioned into field hunting for ducks and geese as the season progressed. I also wore them seaduck hunting when I would be hunting from a duck boat in late December into January, then onwards into the Snow Goose extended season. I love the Pantanal Bibs so much that I have stopped using waders for all of my waterfowl hunts except for the ones where wading is absolutely required. If I know I am going to be in the boat and maybe ankle/calf high water then these are my goto gear, not the waders. Their bottoms are very easy to tuck into long knee boots. You can easily wear your base layers or insulation layers depending on the weather. There are plenty of pockets to keep your goodies in without even relying on the pockets of your parka. Easy to take on and off is a big plus, heck of a lot easier than say putting on neoprene waders. In the lying position, for example layout blind in the field while goose hunting, I have completely stopped wearing waders since the Pantanal Bibs are a lot more comfortable. Outer layer is waterproof and sheds rain and snow while keeping you dry. If you like being agile and comfortable during waterfowl hunting, you will love the Pantanal Bibs and how they work with your body. From a sizing standpoint please make sure you get them a bit loose so you can put your insulation layer on during Jan/Feb. Also, a word of caution stay away from briars, this thing is waterproof, not briar proof. So to summarize, these are my go to item from October thru February. Understand the Sitka layering system and you will spend a lot more time in the field enjoying the great outdoors in comfort while others have turned themselves in. Thank you Sitka for making an excellent product for waterfowlers.
I am a large athletic man about 270 and I had never spent top dollar on hunting gear until I bought these. They have with stood the test. I have hunted Canada geese and snow geese about 45-50 hunts. This means putting out decoys, picking them up, crossing barb wire fences, laying in corn fields, laying in the mud and they have held up. Completely waterproof, good stretch and just unstoppable. I use them with wader pants underneath and I'm comfortable. Never too hot never too cold. A must by for the serious water fowler.
By far the best bibs I have ever worn. I have had no issues with anything. Love the fit!
I have never been a person to wear bibs. I just didn't see a use for them. Sitka Pantanal were the first bibs I have ever bought and I will never wear anything but Sitka gear. I truly put these through a test hunting the flooded rice fields in Arkansas. I was constantly getting in and out of the water. Either getting birds or setting decoys. The waterproof system worked all week long and I never got wet even after long periods of standing in water. If you need to wear a layer underneath, there is plenty of room to do so. I highly recommend this and any other Sitka product!
Probably the best pant ever had. The fit, the design and the fabric, perfect. I didn't experience problems with the zippers.
Like every other Sitka piece I own, the comfort and fit of these bibs are awesome! However, the functionality of main zipper when zipped all the way down is a nuisance. When spending this amount of money you want to have no complaints but the great features of these bibs outweigh the zipper issue. I also like the versatility of the bibs and have found many other applications for use. These bibs work fantastic for field hunting and have great pocket locations to keep you organized when your constantly getting up and down.
I too have problems with zippers.Aiways catching material,with hard tug they come loose. Besides the zippers absolutly love this out fit. ps hope the material inside dosen't start coming apart
Front zipper plastic teeth came out when trying the bibs on for the first time. I epoxied the bottom of the zipper to make it a one way zipper in order to use. Even after my cave man fix, the zippers catches on the fabric when trying to close. I have the whole waterfowl line. The problem is consistent throughout. The zippers are sown too close to the apposing fabric. I love everything else about the fabric and design.
Everything about these bibs is great!! Except If you need to open the main zipper from the bottom up you are going to have some issues with snagging of the zipper on the binding. UP and down. Also the zipper closure at the bottom of the main zipper takes 2 hands to get to home. Considering that many bibs don't have this feature at all I guess it is not so bad BUT it's there and for this money ought to work right. Called the outfitter where purchased and ALL have the same operation. Talked to the owner and she said that hers do the same thing... Guess I just have to "get over it" and be VERY careful.
Great product with lots of capabilities. They have a very athletic fit. I have 36w and typically order XL everything and I went with Large and they fit great. The thigh cargo pockets are underrated. I tested bibs under a water fall and stayed completely dry including all zipper areas. This product could be used for multiple aplications. I am trying to figure out what not to use it for so I don't cross my other systems.
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