The Haakon bib is one of two bibs in Picture’s 2019/20 range and is labelled the ultimate freeride bib
, since its other half is the Haakon jacket, part of the expedition line. The bib slips on just like salopettes and has a zipper fastening with two buttons to secure it in place. The standout feature of this bib is that the torso section is removable, simply unzip the fastening running the length of the waist. This makes it two products in one, and a very versatile piece of kit for any expedition. The top part has two sections of material, a harder shell in the centre of the chest and stretchy fabric around the waist. This design ensures that the kit hugs the skin for warmth and also that it looks flattering on the female frame. The top can be unzipped in the centre and shoulder straps adjusted easily with velcro. Storage-wise, there are two thigh pockets which have enough space to store a phone or wallet, and these have drawstrings inside them which tighten the bell-bottomed salopettes. There is a small breast pocket but this is narrow and might only be suitable for small items. For ventilation, the bib has knee zips so that the wearer can cool off while hiking and the back of the salopettes are plain aside from two patches which appear to be rear pockets - but are only for decoration. The waist has belt loops if the wearer needs to tighten the waist and at the bottom of the legs, there are buttons to widen the flare, and an elasticated inner layer to stop any snow getting into the ankles.