Armada Sumpter Bib Pant | Review

Everything you need from a bib pant at a price point that won’t leave you financially destitute

Why We Chose The Armada Sumpter Bib Pant: Practical, stylish, and relatively affordable.

Price: £210


Let’s face it. You’ve never looked cooler than you did when you were a toddler. Those knitted jumpers with the massive great big animal faces on, the spaghetti hoop sauce stains smeared across your face, the mad hair, the wellington boots and the dungarees so painfully hipster it made you look like a pint-puller in some Dalston bar called ‘BeerJuice’ or ‘Kegasarus’. Yes, it all added up to become something truly iconic. 

“The Best Bib-For-Your-Buck”

Unfortunately, growing up can do funny things to people. It can, by its very nature, make many former dungaree-enthusiasts turn their back on the dungaree-life for good. Guided by a serious voice in their head, these conformists will tell themselves “No. I’m an adult now. I need to stop wearing the kind of clothes I wore when I was 24 months old.”

It’s a tragedy when you think about it. Fortunately, for those who still believe in the inherent vibe of the dungaree, Armada never gave up on that beautifully simple dream of trousers connected to shoulders. Their ski bib pants are very cool, very good, and made for human adults. Take the Sumpter Bib Pant for example, a bib Armada claim is “The Best Bib-For-Your-Buck.”


The main fabric here is 100% polyester. The pants have a 10k waterproof / 10k breathability rating, and have gone through a DWR treatment free of harmful PFOA and PFOS solvents.  


Sick of finishing a day’s riding, reaching down into your trousers (not in that way, get your mind out of the gutter), and finding that melted snow water has seeped in and drenched your undergarments? What you need, my friend, is a pair of pants that have been 100% seam sealed. Obviously, this is a very common feature on outerwear these days but it’s still good to know the seam-sealing stuff is present and correct on the Sumpter Bib Pant. By their very design, ski bibs are of course better at keeping snow out than regular ski trousers anyway.

In terms of keeping the outside out and the inside in, the boot gaiters here have been very nicely implemented. Other classy touches included the mesh lined inner leg vents to help you cool down on the warmer mountain days, the microfleece lined hand warmer pockets to help keep your hands and various essentials relatively toasty, and the  adjustable suspender system to help you optimise the fit. 

There’s also a real sense of durability about the Sumpter Pants, thanks to its CORDURA cuff reinforcements and boot gussets. The solid YKK zippers are also a plus point on that score. 


Pairs up nicely with the Armada Baxter Jacket, and comes in at a price point that won’t break the bank. We’re big fans of the Armada Sumpter Bib Pant and are confident you’ll like them too.

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