The Flylow Baxter Jacket, Smythe Bib, and Tannen Bib are named among the best products of the year, according to Outside Magazine.
It's been a tough year for everyone. But things are starting to look up. Snow is falling. Temperatures are getting colder. Ski areas are opening. Which, during a pandemic, is definitely something to be thankful for. Another thing we're thankful for? Magazines that are still putting out print issues. Because there's nothing quite like holding a real magazine in your hands and flipping through pages that get you excited about things to come.
When the Outside Winter Buyer's Guide arrived in our mailbox recently, we were simply excited to check out all the shiny new skis and boots, a sign that some things are still the same even when it feels like everything else in the world isn't. And since we're saying things we're thankful for, you can bet we were also honored and grateful to see so many Flylow products loved by testers in this revered gear guide.
In a review of best jackets, the Baxter Jacket gets named the best street/slope crossover puffy. "Equal parts stylish, cozy, and technical, this versatile down coat came along for a two-week ski trip to France," writes the reviewer, Frederick Reimers. "Stuffed with 800-fill responsible down, the Baxter (and the women's Kenzie) was warm enough to throw on over a T-shirt for a chilly predawn croissant run."
The men's Smythe Bib was included in a must-have kit for splitboarders. "Even high-performance bibs get hot on warm days. Not the slim, five-pocket Smythes, which now boast a breathable, waterproof soft-shell material," writes tester Kyle Dickman.
"The Tannen is for people who want resort protection and backcountry breathability.
Among the year's best ski pants and bibs, the Tannen Bib gets a nod from gear guy Joe Jackson, who wrote, "The Tannen is for people who want resort protection and backcountry breathability. The high-cut waist keeps snow out of your nether regions, while inner and outer thigh vents and mesh-lined pockets dump heat."
Pick up a copy of the latest Outside Winter Buyer's Guide for the full reviews. And remember to support your favorite print magazines by buying copies on the newstands or subscribing.