I live and ski in a cold environment, and these pants arrived right before the recent cold snap that is now on day 8 and will continue for a few more days. Although i have pants with more insulation, these Coaches bib's are as warm or warmer. They appear to be tough and durable, but another season or two of race coaching will tell the story. All the pockets are nice and handy too!
Two minor complaints, and i mean minor: i wish the suspenders unbuckled when getting them on and off and the zippered pockets on the front are a little hard to access. In the big scheme of what these offer, don't let these minor complaints deter you!
I would give 4.5 stars as i see a little room for improvement, but since i had to choose between 4 and 5, i thought 5 stars was a more fair rating on these bibs.