DaKine Stoker 3L 2018-2019 Snowboard Bib Pants Review

Keep the fire burning

  • SIZES: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • WATERPROOFING: 3-Layer Gore Tex
  • BREATHABILITY: 3-Layer Gore Tex
  • PRICE: £379 / €449

The DaKine Stoker snowboard bib pants are aptly named; just the act of putting them on is enough to get you fired up for a day of smashing the backcountry, knowing that you’re clad in some of the best, most protective gear out there.

These bib pants are ready for anything, thanks in part to their impressive array of pockets. On top of the usual handwarmers – one of which features a key clip – there are cargo pockets on the legs and three secure stash zones on the chest panel. One is just right for your transceiver, so you can access it in next to no time.

“These give the white stuff with zero chance of breaking in and ruining your day”

Naturally one of the biggest advantages that bib pants offer is the lack of a snow-prone waist line. Combined with the beefy triple-layered Gore-Tex fabric, fully taped seams and boot gaiters, these give the white stuff zero chance of breaking in and ruining your day. Of course, when you want a bit of refreshment, or are heading for a big hike, you can always open the vents.

The DaKine Stoker bib pants have been designed with a tailored fit, so there’s a bit of tapering in the leg. It’s pretty subtle though, and the shoulder straps – as well as optional belt loops – mean that you can get away with a lower, looser fit. If you do, don’t worry too much about damaging those reinforced cuffs as you walk to the lifts; like everything DaKine, they’re built to last.

“One chest pocket is just right for your transceiver, so you can access it in next to no time”

With a bulletproof shell on the outside and a comfy tricot lining within, the DaKine Stoker 3L bib pants are quality through and through. Available in three low-key colourways, they should be high on the list of uncompromising freeriders everywhere.


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