Yuki Threads Northbound Bib and Brace | Review

They’re versatile, they look cool, and they’re made from 100% recycled materials

Why We Chose The Yuki Threads Northbound Bib and Brace: Environmentally-friendly, versatile, and stylish. 

Price: $349


Yuki Threads are as Australian as Vegemite, Tim Tams, and a Steve Smith century against England. Founded a decade ago, with one eye on bridging the often gargantuan gap between mountain and street, this is one snow outerwear brand it’s nigh on impossible not to have a soft spot for. Seriously, just you try it. It’s (almost) impossible.  

Whether you’re skiing Mount Buller in eastern Victoria, Niseko in Japan, Telluride in Colorado, or somewhere a bit more European, we’re convinced you’ll dig what these cool YT cats bring to the party. Take their Northbound Bib and Brace. It’s a real no fuss number, and well worthy of inclusion in our Ski 100 alongside the matching Yuki Threads Northbound Jacket


Based entirely on its environmentally-friendly characteristics, we’re willing to go out on an Australian dialect limb here and call these bib pants a “bloody good bloke.” 

They’re made from Bluesign approved 100% recycled polyester, with a 100% recycled polyester microfibre in the crotch and pocket linings. The lining of the bib pants is 100% recycled nylon. 

Underlining the environmental credentials of the pants is the eco-friendly C0 DWR 10/80 coating. What this means is that the water repellency treatment they went through was free of harmful PFCs. PFCs, if you weren’t already aware, can be harmful to nature and people. They’re bad news, and shouldn’t be coming within a country mile of your mountain outerwear.

The Northbound Bib Pants have a 15k / 15k waterproof and breathability rating. What this means is that they’ve got the chops to handle some more extreme mountain environments and conditions. There’s better choices out there if you’re planning on doing some seriously hardcore but, that being said, the very decent waterproofing and breathability here means you can definitely get off-piste and do a bit of exploring in these things. No worries whatsoever.


Not exactly the juiciest detail but important nevertheless is the fact that the Northbound Bib Pants have got fully taped seams. The most waterproof fabric in the world will count for nothing, of course, if there’s tiny holes for water to get in. Fortunately, that’s not the case here. The boffins at Yuki Threads have remembered to tape up those seams, fully. Nice one Yuki Threads.

“They’ve got that whole all-mountain versatility thing going on”

Speaking of those design boffins at Yuki Threads, it’s clear that these things are made to move across the mountain. The crotch gusset really aids your freedom of movement, and makes for a comfortable wearing experience, while the tailored knees serve up an excellent ergonomic fit. If you’re really overdoing it on the warm ones, whether it’s on the piste, off to the side of it, or in the park, you’re bound to appreciate the inner leg zippered vents with mesh lining. Open these up to their fullest and you’ll be cooling them puppies (aka your legs) down in no time.

Flipping things on their head, the elastic boot gaiters here improve the pants ability to keep out snow (as much as we love the pow, we don’t really want it inside our trousers). Down at that end of the bib pants, the zippered ankle gussets allow for optimum movement. 

The Northbound Bib and Brace also has a water resistant zippered side entry, elasticated shoulder straps with adjustable sliders, and more pockets than you’ll know what to do with (two chest pockets, two back pockets, two side leg pockets and a media pocket).


Whether you’re chasing pow, hitting the park, staying on-piste or doing a little bit of all three, we think there’s a lot to be said for getting the Northbound Bib Pants in your life. They’ve got that all-mountain versatility thing going on and, what’s more, they’re stylish and eco-friendly. Basically, the dream combo.

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