FW Manifest Tour 3L Jacket & Bib Pants | Review

FW blend style with mountain functionality to create the Manifest Tour 3L jacket and bib pants

Why we chose the FW Manifest Tour 3L Jacket & Pants: Comfortable, practical, stylish

Price: £450 (jacket)  and £400 (bibs)
Fabric: 20K waterproof and 20K breathability

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FW is a brand at the forefront of style and performance. We’ve been consistently impressed with their designs that not only look the part, but are also extremely functional as well. Their products can easily be crossed over to streetwear after a day on the hill. They are sleek and stylish with just the right amount of design flair.

“FW is a brand at the forefront of style and performance”

The Manifest Tour 3L range is designed specifically for backcountry ski touring. When you go touring you already have plenty to think about and, because of this, you really need gear that will perform when required. The Manifest Tour 3L range is functional and reliable with added helpings of style. The attention to detail is obvious and it all flows nicely to make a comfortable easy wear (with pockets and features in the right places).


The fabric used in the FW Manifest Tour 3L Jacket and Bib Pant is made from a three-layer fabric that packs a 20k waterproof and breathability rating.

Now, of course, three-layer fabrics aren’t really anything new (especially in backcountry-specific outerwear setups). That being said, however, we’re big fans of FW’s own brand ‘Dermizax EV’ fabric as it’s not just waterproof and breathable, but also soft to the touch as well. This goes somewhat against the usual ‘bin bag’ feeling of many other three-layer waterproof fabrics, and helps to boost the general comfort (and look) of this outerwear setup.

The face of the fabric has also been made from 85% recycled nylon and has been designed to stretch in line with the movement of your body. This is all thanks to a four-way stretch being built in. A four-way stretch is pretty helpful when it comes to ensuring the jacket and pants move with you when you’re reaching up high on those rocky scrambles, or making massive strides during a ski touring ascent.


The Manifest Tour 3L bib pants have features and details that, when brought together, result in a hassle-free touring pant which feels like exactly what you need in the backcountry. The articulated knees, for example, mean a comfortable fit and provide heightened freedom of movement. The stretch cordura side panels on this bib pant, meanwhile, provide durability and comfort on the move. 

The adjustable suspenders have comfortable flat buckles that don’t cause rubbing or nuisance. Combining the suspenders with side vents for touring is a superior mix, we should add. The comfort and ease of adjusting your temperature and air flow without loose fabric flapping around is an underrated thing, and makes for a hassle-free adventure. 

The jacket has a helmet-compatible hood with a bonded storm visor and protective high collar with comfortable poly tricot liner. Lycra wrist gaiters with laser cut thumb loops provide a seamless fit and prevent any snow getting in anywhere it shouldn’t.

You’ve then got large easy access side venting and a large chest pocket with laser cut mesh lining for improved breathability. There’s a waterproof sleeve pocket for phones, keys and cards. We also like the extra large front pockets and mesh lining system for some sweet moisture regulation.

The Bib pants have vents in all the right places, zipper vents in the inner thigh and laser-cut vents inside the large multi-entry thigh pockets. The multi-entry thigh pockets have an expanding capacity construct – making them ideally suited for storing skins or wet gloves.

“An extremely capable outerwear set that will keep you well protected and comfortable on and off the skin track”

Combine that with the adjustable waist with non-slip silicon print, and zip and snap-button system that makes the bib cuff adjustable, and you’re left with a product where you can optimise the fit to suit you and the activity you’re undertaking (most likely ski touring, of course). The FW Manifest Tour is an extremely capable outerwear combination that will keep you well protected and comfortable on and off the skin track. 

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