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