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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
How do you feel about other skiers wearing them?

On a more personal note, could you, would you, or have you worn one?

What are the pros and cons?
post #2 of 28
When I returned to skiing I thought about wearing one until I saw that no one under 60 seems to wear them anymore.

Pros: snow cant get in since its all one unit. You look like a veteran.

Cons: there is a reason they are nicknamed fart bags, going to the restroom is even more of a challenge. You look like a veteran.

Last time I wore one I was about 5yrs old.
post #3 of 28
I still wear my bright red one something like five times a year.

#1 ... It brings back memories of Gstaad ... my one big Epic ski thingie.

#2 ... It is great running the snowblower with no places for all that swirling white stuff to get in.

If my neighbors laugh .... if they laugh just one time, I'll turn that blower around and they can come out and shovel!

post #4 of 28
With todays better technology in clothing..they really don't bring anything to the table.
post #5 of 28
I still have one, a Degree 7 that I wear once in a blue moon.
post #6 of 28
Still got one wore it twice :

Once @ Tremblant on a 75 below zero wind chill day -- it was perfect
Wore it once at Wachusett and damn near melted


It hangs in my closet looking brand new
Yuki may have the right idea : wear it for snow blowing h'mmm -- gotta think bout that one ------------what image does that project ?

Who gives a crap, My machine is HUGE and can waste any mere fashion critic
post #7 of 28
Awful, just awful…finding out what you're getting for Christmas. Try to show surprise when you rip open the package
post #8 of 28
Never had one. Heck, I'm lucky I had a pair of long johns under my jeans. Skiing must be a whole lot more comfy for the rich. I just bought my first real ski jacket ( a cheap Far West jacket on sale) a couple of years ago, and can't get over how I can ski in the rain without getting soaked. Maybe one day I'll break down and buy some pants to go with it.

Seems to me like the one piece would be a problem going to the bathroom; I can see it dragging on the dirty wet floor.

I couldn't care less what other skier's wear.
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
I still have one, a Degree 7 that I wear once in a blue moon.
I still have two Degre7 one-piece. South Lake Tahoe is predicted to be snowing next week, and I will be wearing one while it is snowing.
post #10 of 28

It's nice to be inside!

You can't get snow in your pants if you aint wearing pants.

I use mine when it's deep or storming for total wind and snow proof skiing. Also like it when I tele ski since I tend to crash more. I've skied a lot of deep snow and done my share of crashing and wallowing trying to get my skis back on. Form follows function. If you're not wearing one because of fashion concerns then you deserve that occasional snow down your pants.

P.S. A two-way zipper resolves the fart evacuation problem.
post #11 of 28
I actually want some crazy neon fartbag steeze.
post #12 of 28
I thought they were called fag bags.
post #13 of 28
Just bought a cool retro fart bag from the local Resale Shop. Totally 80' Nevica in Hot pink with lime green and teal. I plan on wearing it to Mardi Gras or just to keep it interesting on a boring slow day!

I'll send pics.
post #14 of 28
^ yeah, that's what we call 'em out West, as un-PC as that might be.

but when my best buddy from college, who happens to be gay, refers to them as such i figure what the hell.

would only sport one if:
1. it was sooper garish and neon beyond belief
2. on long board flashback retro day
3. if my steez was more along the lines of Glen Plake/Seth Morrison/insert name of big mountain ripper and zipper line dominator here

now that i reflect upon it more, i would NEVER wear it on Gaper Fools day. That's for amateurs. if you're gonna rock one you need to rock it on non-ironic days.
post #15 of 28
Is this what you are talking about?????



And then there is this all time website.
post #16 of 28
I've had two over purchased in the last 25 years. Haven't worn the newest one in a dozen years. Maybe this is the year to go retro!
post #17 of 28
They sure are nice when your learning to ski powder. I skied in them every powder day in the 70's and 80's. Then they went out of fashion and the manufacturers stopped making good technical ones.

I would jump into one of the new Norrona's, but with the dollar tanking, these things are expensive.
post #18 of 28
When I moved, 2 years ago I threw away 7 great ski suits that I used to use all the time, but times have changed and like others have said so has technology. A friend who shall go nameless cannot be torn away from his suit which he wears on the coldest or warmest days. He loves it.
post #19 of 28

Fag Bags

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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post
I thought they were called fag bags.
No...those are the little "purses" that fasten around your waist. Some people wear them in front, others in back, but they are all Fag Bags!
post #20 of 28
I still have one but haven't worn it in a while. I can imagine wearing it for just the right occasion.
post #21 of 28
Mine's a little different: it's a Carhartt. Ski in it about 3-4 times a year.

I have a friend who has an old purple Nils one-piece with stretch/stirrup legs. She'll wear it once in a while and she gets a lot more free drinks a the lodge than in her "normal" ski clothes. She calls it her cougar skin.
post #22 of 28
I still have a Descente one-piece that served me well for more than 15 years. Nothing fancy, just solid dry, warm comfort. I'd still break it out on a day that was more than knee-deep.
post #23 of 28
If you're a woman it's a hag bag. Everyday is gaper fools day.
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 


Hey, how about this one?
post #25 of 28
^^^^^ Wow....in Kawasaki Racing Green!!!! It's perfect!
post #26 of 28
I had a Scot Schmidt North Face one-piece. Only Terry wouldn't let me have the yellow. So I had the blue. She had a gorgeous Head suit... whew!

Neither of us have worn them in years. Me because is doesn't fit any more... :

Back then I also had Spyder stretch padded race pants. They were niiiiice!
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
Never had one. Heck, I'm lucky I had a pair of long johns under my jeans. Skiing must be a whole lot more comfy for the rich. I just bought my first real ski jacket ( a cheap Far West jacket on sale) a couple of years ago, and can't get over how I can ski in the rain without getting soaked. Maybe one day I'll break down and buy some pants to go with it.

Seems to me like the one piece would be a problem going to the bathroom; I can see it dragging on the dirty wet floor.

I couldn't care less what other skier's wear.
If you've skied for more than ten years I bet you have put enough wear and tear on the various pairs of jeans you wear to justify buying some nice gear. A couple hundred dollars really isn't that much money considering a good jacket and pants might last 1000 ski days.

I earned the money to pay for both jacket and pants (both arcteryx) by working a few hours of overtime for one week, at a not very well paying job.

But hey, if being obstinate is how you get off, by all means, enjoy being cold and wet.
post #28 of 28
What of the Lange Girl look in a one piece?
I'd dare say, that's not gaper. You never know when your Lange girl will show up and knock your socks off.
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