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Men’s PFG Omni-Heat™ Gale Warning™ Bib


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Style# 1388121
Uses Fishing


When it comes to hooking a prizewinner, never let a little storm stop you. Paired with the PFG Gale Warning Parka, these unbeatable bibs will keep you dry and warm through the worst that Mother Nature can dish out. Thermal reflective Omni-Heat lining packs a warm and toasty punch without piling on bulk by reflecting and retaining your own body heat. Best of all, it draws warmth away from your body when you’re working up a sweat while wrangling in the big one to maximize your thermo-regulated comfort no matter what the situation.

  • Omni-Heat® thermal reflective
  • Omni-Tech® waterproof/breathable fully seam sealed
  • Waterproof fully seam sealed
  • Imported
  • Uses: Fishing
  • Style# 1388121

  • Shell: 100% nylon
  • Lining: 100% polyester
Omni-Heat™ Reflective
Thermal Reflective Warmth
Waterproof. Breathable. Guaranteed.

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Men’s PFG Omni-Heat™ Gale Warning™ Bib is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant wait to get some snow These are great looking and work great also.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gale Warning Bib I highly recommend these bibs. Comfortable , dry and true to size. Best bibs I have owned.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tested Tough for Tough Conditions There is nothing that these bibs wont withstand. Rain, hail, and snow I have had them in so far and I haven't been wet at all. Pair em with the jacket and you will have the best all weather gear available. The bibs are also nice just to wear to keep clean as well and you don't even you notice that you have them on because they are so lightweight!
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three Season Bibs! These bibs are excellent! Better than expected for the price which is much cheaper than other quality competitors. They have a well thought out design and layout. One of my favorite features is the fact that the main zipper also zips up which exposes a second zipper in the groin region. Men will understand the significance of this. Overall Columbia killed it on these bibs! The only thing I would have changed myself would be to make the ankle zipper zip higher which would make putting on knee high muck boots on a little easier but that's about it. I actually got two pairs for about the price I would pay for one competitors pair. One pair I cut out the silver lining to make a summer time pair and the other I kept as is for all seasons. Waterproof! Wind proof! Warm! Quiet! Comfortable!
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional Bibs I work for Spartan Race and travel around the country putting on events. I also spend a lot of time outside. These bibs are great. They work awesome in miserable weather and I wear them skiing too. I try to buy as much multi-purpose gear as possible and these definitely perform across a variety of weather conditions and temperatures. They hold up in high abuse environments.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Columbia OmniHeat PFG Gale Bibs Purchased these to use while kayak fishing in winter and early spring. Although they were way to long, the warmth and comfort is awesome. I ended up taking them to a local tailor and he was able to take apart the legs and shorten about 4 inches....looks factory made! I love them so much that I've worn them to my son's high school baseball games to keep warm on those cold nights. Great investment and well worth the money for both on and off the water.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gale warning bibs Man would recommend these to everyone. True to size, quality is great,and get the kob done. Kept the wind off and the cold out. Love'em.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! These bibs rock! They are toasty warm, durable, and won't way you down. I wear a pair of jeans underneath them....that's all ya need to stay warm! They are another quality product from Columbia...no big surprise there! In fact, I was wearing them this morning catching some Southern Illinois largemouth bass feeding up for the winter.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gale Force Parka and Bibbs I bought the Gale Force Parka for a trip Lake Trout fishing on Great Slave Lake this July/August. My old rain suit had let me down so I shopped on line and bought the item a little oversize so I could fit my flotation vest underneath. Still a bit oversize but roomy and excellent "very bad weather" jacket. Only one day of extreme weather but man was I happy with the purchase ! As soon as I got home I sent for the bib's but went with my normal sizing. Excellent equipment and I am still raving about it to my friends !
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you warm and dry! Great for cold, rainy weather. Keeps you comfortable and dry all day long. As a commercial fisherman, these are a must for me!
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not enought zipper I would give them five stars if the zipper's on the leg went up passed the knee, about 6". You can't get them on with boots on! Otherwise great.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I fish the Pacific Northwest oceans and rivers. I bought the bibs because of the quality and functions. Keep dry and warm! I am 6' 5" and was worried about length, perfect! I highly recommend this product!
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product These are my first pair of bibs and they worked great keeps you warm and dry, the leg length is a little long for me for being 5'9". But overall great quality.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bibs ever owned. I am a full time captain all year round and I depend on gear to keep me warm and dry. They preform up to the harshish conditions. It nice to have such a quality clothing you can depend on. #Columbialife
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bibs I bought these bibs for winter ware and they have not disappointed. Sitting on a tracked Quad or snowshoeing 6 miles they performed great.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These bibs are great This might be the best pair of bibs I have ever owned. Fit great, extremely warm, and highly functionable. Will be a great addition to my guidewear!!
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dry and Warm These bibs are very good. I have been using them for a year and haven't been cold or wet yet, and they've seen some pretty nasty weather. The bibs also have many pockets to keep all of your valuables dry.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Dry The gale warning bibs have proven themselves to be a quality product.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Cool Weather Water Gear I Have Used I bought these in late spring and have gotten to wear them numerous time during late season cool fronts and through several thunderstorms. I have yet to find a leaky seam or get a chill. I look forward to winter and really putting them through a test.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like they say As a fishing outfitter in Montana in the spring I put this gear to the test almost daily. It works! Blocks the wind and rain very well. It is very warm as well. Many mornings where it was 25 degrees when we put on the water. No need for heavy layering the bibs will take care of you!
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All the Bells and Whistles! Prior to the Omni Heat bib I had the lower priced bib. I had always thought it did a good job, and then it got burned on a propane heater. Little did I know it was my good fortune! The OnmiHeat Bib is an amazing garment with attention to detail throughout. The bells have whistles LOL. Everything is double seamed making the Bibs water-proof and wind resistant. Throw in the Omni Heat material and you'll be toasty warm on even the cold windy days of the Pacific Northwest Steelhead fishing. Everything is adjustable to fine tune your size and snug up your sleeves, neck, and waist. Zippers are well constructed and look like they will last through plenty of angling abuse. The Bibs look great as well! I buy my clothes one size up for laying purposes, and this was just right for me. All in All, a great Bib and well worth the money.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and toasty Rain pretty much all day this past Saturday, stayed dry and warm all day even when I sat down on the wet seat of my bass boat. Fishing bass tournaments you don't get to pick when you can go out. Staying dry and warm really makes it easier to focus and keep my head in the game. Love these bibbs!
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MEN’S PFG OMNI-HEAT™ GALE WARNING™ BIB As a charter/ferry boat captain I was looking for something that would keep me warm and dry, especially during these winter months. Saw these, read a few reviews and gave them a try. Only used a few times so far, but have found them to be great. While in the rain & cold, these have kept me dry and warm. Like the zipper configuration, that allows a bathroom break, without having to take off your upper layers. Perfect!
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gear I run a TowBoatU.S. vessel in the greater Tampa Bay area. Despite it being Florida, we get pretty cold here. I bought this gear in December of 2013 and have used it now for two seasons. It's held up well and kept me warm despite it only being 42 degrees and 25 kt winds. It wasn't the best day to be on the water, but you do what you have to do. These kept me dry, and comfortable for the 8 hours that I was exposed that day. I can't say enough good things about the quality of these bibs.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bibs ever I wear them in the snow and out in the boat never to hot or cold the best bibs I ever bought Trust your Capt and buy these bibs and get the jacket to go with it Thanks so much Columbia for making the best clothes Capt. Brad Neptuna fishing key west fl
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice fit and finish! This rain pants are very comfortable and well made. I wore them is adverse conditions and it worked very well.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best investment Ever Got these bibs along with the Gale Warning Parka about 2 weeks ago. They were both put to the test this weekend in a fishing tournament with temperatures in the high 30s - low 40s and rain that did not let up all day. After 9 hours in the rain and numerous runs at 70mph I can say that I was warm through the whole day with only a hoodie and jeans on underneath and I was completely dry after taking the suit off. By far one of the best investments I have made and it practically paid for itself after one use.
Date published: 2014-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from squall line bib...search is over Hands down the best suit on the market. You''re search is over. Quality, omni-tech dryness, omni-heat warmth, and the overall functionality of this suit is second to none and you will love the convenient "access" zipper in the front. Just buy it! You will love it!
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for the high seas. There is no Captain I fish with in the temperate zones that does not have a storm suit. I bought the bibs and Parka together. It is a nice blue and black. Well constructed and made to fit over other garments. I real enjoy Omni-Heat and appreciate the function. Well constructed and reinforced at critical points and sealed off from water intrusion.
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great FUNCTIONAL product. This garment is comparable to any of the other outdoor store brands out there. Quality construction that is very durable. Not just flashy fluff, just well made product that does its job well.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm in the Wind I received this product and decided to test them on a windy and clod day. The boat ride was 2 miles long with the wind blowing out of the north 10 to 15 mph. The air temp was in the mid to high 20's. I have never been as warm in the same conditions as I was that day. No wind could be felt while taking the boat ride and while fishing that day I never got a cold or even as much as a chill. The best money I have ever spent to stay warm.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and Dry As a fishing guide for Ken Penrod's Life Outdoors Unlimited on the Susquehanna River, the need for great outdoor gear is a must, as we fish until ice on and start on ice off. I bought these a month ago and already used them a dozen times on the river and they are perfect. I can move around easily, light weight but kept me warm when it was cold but I did not sweat out of them when the temp would go up in the afternoon. They fit nice over jeans and long johns, if needed. Got rained on twice, including a all day event and not a bit of dampness on the inside at the end of the day. Another great product from Columbia Outdoor Gear.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crab Boat Tested I operate a 26' commercial fishing boat in the lowcountry and needed waterproof insulated bibs. These bibs have brought me home warm and dry on many 40ish degree days ( without wearing long johns ). These bibs also reduce sweating later in the day when the temps may get into the 60's. Bang for the buck, style and functionality are great. Columbia has done it again!
Date published: 2013-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Enough for the NW Rain Bought these after seeing one of my good friends wearing them during our Fall fishing trips to the Oregon Coast. Put them to the test for the first time yesterday on a fishing trip. The weather called for 4 inches of rain and wind gusts to 40 mph. It was all that and I was out in the elements for 8 hours straight. I was bone dry and warm all day in these Bibs! I wore omni-heat thermal underwear as a base and topped the bibs off with an Omni-heat Columbia jacket. Comfy all day with no wetness. This will be my norm from now on for rainy fishing trips. No complaints here.
Date published: 2013-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Hands down the Best Guide Wear i have ever worn. You dont feel bunched up in it like other guide wear. I even wear it ice fishing, I just wear and extra pair of warm long johns.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bibs i've owned so far! I've went through a few Bibs in my time. These Bibs are hands down the best i've ever put on. The Omni heat tech really works. I never got cold or hot in these bibs. I recommend these to any angler looking to maintain a perfect body temp,stay dry and look as good as the pros! One last thing the sizes run big. I originally bought a medium and it was way too big. So i recommend buying a size down or at least trying them on 1st before ordering online.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My Bibbers! I ordered XL even though I knew the legs could be too long, and they are by about 2". I am 6 ft tall, slim legged and the body, crouch, and suspenders fit perfectly. They are just roomy enough to allow for easy movement in the boat. The very best thing about these bibs is that I can open the two zippers to go to the bathroom. With my old bibs, I had to pull them all the way down and get soaked. Who ever thought up this design, must have been in the same situation often. Both my Bibs and my Parka are "Sail Red" for high visibility Thank you for a great pair of bibs!!!
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fishing Pants for the Noble Fly Wear a light weight convertable pant underneath and you are set for cold weather turning warm and then hot midday. I fish from a drift boat, The Noble Fly, and wear either knee high or hip boots around the water, no waders, and these tuck nicely into the boots. Boots come off in the boat and I'm comfortable all day. Combined with my Omni Heat jacket with built in hood and wind driven rain and cold is not a problem. The only problem is the other people in the boat who are not similiarly equipped.
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product They seal and are warm. It's the best pair of fishing bibs I have ever laided eyes on. The only downfall I can see is the cheap clips that are used. great design and concept!
Date published: 2012-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are great Bought these a couple months ago on sale and havent looked back since. I fish every day and they keep me dry in the worst of conditions and are the most comfortable pair of bibs you can get besides Frabill storm suit, but those are going to cost ya much more. Get these bibs
Date published: 2011-08-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not ideal for wading This bib needs booties to allow for wading in cold streams or lakes. Material is great for keeping warm however this product cannot be used in cold water conditions.
Date published: 2011-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not ideal for wading This bib needs booties to allow for wading in cold streams or lakes. Material is great for keeping warm however this product cannot be used in cold water conditions.
Date published: 2011-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Deal Bib! These bibs have every option you can imagine. They are very easy to put on even with shoes. These are the fist pair of bibs I have owned that after a day of fishing in the rain I managed to stay warm and dry. These bibs are the real deal.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Deal Bib! These bibs have every option you can imagine. They are very easy to put on even with shoes. These are the fist pair of bibs I have owned that after a day of fishing in the rain I managed to stay warm and dry. These bibs are the real deal.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I can say is Wow!!! I got my first chance to test these bibs out and all I can say is wow. The first thing I noticed is how lightweight they are but in no way did this seem to compromise on the warmth. These bibs are the deal!!!
Date published: 2011-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I can say is Wow!!! I got my first chance to test these bibs out and all I can say is wow. The first thing I noticed is how lightweight they are but in no way did this seem to compromise on the warmth. These bibs are the deal!!!
Date published: 2011-02-14
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Pant Size 28-30 32 34 36 40 44
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
Pant Size 36 40 44
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
Inseam Varies by Item
How to Measure
Mens size chart measurement guide
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
mens performance fit bottom
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
mens active fit bottom
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
mens modern classic fit bottom
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.
mens relaxed fit bottom

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

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