This just in: Flylow makes really good gear. (And the media agrees!)
Here’s how this works. We make ski clothing. We test it (a bunch). Then we tweak fit and fabric and features—based on that tester feedback—and we make sure everything is as dialed as possible. Then we send those products out into the world knowing all that work will make your adventures better.
This year, Flylow has received a ton of good press. And that feedback is always appreciated. From our friends over at Blister Gear, Flylow got a slew of awards, including Blister Recommended on the Kane Jacket, Smythe Bib, and Dante Jacket and Blister Best Of on the Baker Perm Bib and the women’s Lucy Jacket. “We’ve always loved the standard Baker Bib as a remarkably burly resort shell, and the new Baker Perm brings the familiar design to a lighter, more breathable, slightly slimmer package,” reads the review from Blister Gear. They called the Dante Jacket “surprisingly adaptable,” “reasonably priced,” and “widely usable.”
In a review of the best outerwear of the year, Freeskier Magazine called the Colt Down Jacket and Magnum Pant “solid balance of function and style” and “great for resort or backcountry skiers who tend to run a little chillier than the person next to them.” “The Colt has all of the puffy comfort and warmth of a traditional down jacket, but also the durability and critically placed seams that allow you to ride all day without sacrificing any time going inside to warm up,” the review continues. “The Magnum pant balances out the puffiness of the jacket by offering an ultra durable 20K/20K, three-layer hardshell face". Ski Canada offered this advice on the Colt Down - "snuggle into the high collar, crank down the velcro writs closures and forget about the cold".
Backcountry Magazine gave our new Baker Perm Bib an editor’s choice award, with one Backcountry tester calling the bib a “dialed-in wishlist of everything a skier could want.” Gear Patrol called our Baker Perm Bib “hard-working, eco-friendly and comfortable as can be.”
In a recent issue of Backpacker Magazine, editors named the women’s Moxie Bib among the best gear of the year.
“With a roomy cut that doesn’t look too baggy, they fit me better than any ski bibs I’ve tried before,” writes Backpacker’s senior skills editor Zoe Gates. “Vents both on the inside of the knees and the outside of the leg keep me cool on the uphills, and while the material isn’t the lightest, I’ve never overheated in these bibs…I’ve tested a handful of bibs this season, but I always come back to my trusty Moxie for its no-fuss comfort and balanced features.”
The best overall women’s ski bibs of the year, according to Gear Junkie? The Foxy Bibs, of course. “The women’s Foxy Bib by Flylow is the OG,” writes Gear Junkie’s Mary Murphy and Morgan Tilton. “You can’t go wrong here. These high-chested, streamlined bibs are downright flattering…Here’s what else you’ll love—long thigh vents so you don’t overheat and a roomy kangaroo pocket for easy access to snacks (practically at your chin). They have a side zipper and stretch that lets the bottom drop easily when nature calls.” (Who doesn’t love a good drop seat?)
Gear Junkie also gave a nod of approval—and a very thorough review!—to our women’s Nina Pant, saying it rivals the iconic Foxy Bib. “If you are looking for well-fitting, versatile hardshell ski pants, consider Flylow’s bestselling Nina pant,” writes Murphy. “It may not be as popular in name as the Flylow Foxy, but we think it should be, given its waterproofing, venting, and array of features.”
Outdoor Gear Lab also had nice things to say about the women’s Foxy Bib, naming it an editor’s choice. “It’s rare to find a product that lives up to the hype built around it, but that was our experience with the Flylow Foxy Bib,” writes reviewer Sarah Sherman. “This bib has everything you’d typically want for everyday use while still excelling in a variety of conditions.”
Clearly, if there’s a popularity contest, the Foxy Bib is winning. Because here’s what Switchback Travel had to say, naming the Foxy an excellent all-around option for all types of skiers. “The women’s Foxy Bib is a shining example, combining great overall performance and versatility in a good-looking package,” writes Sasha Brown. “I put the bib to the test during a particularly wet winter in the PNW and came away with mostly high praise: The stretch-infused hardshell fabric is both comfortable and protective, there are ample pockets for stashing the essentials, and the design has a high-end look and feel.”