Ski Magazine is calling our gear among the best of the year.
It can be hard to take a compliment. It’s like when that cute bartender says she likes your shirt. Do you say, ‘Oh, this old thing?’ Or do you say, ‘I like your shirt, too.’ It can get awkward. Maybe the best thing to do is just smile, say thanks, grab your drink, and walk away.
That’s how it feels when the magazines review our gear. We’re always proud and grateful for the kind things they say but a little sheepish with the flattering, too. Anyway. Enough about our feelings. Let’s get to those blush-inducing reviews, shall we?
Ski Magazine has named their top picks for men’s ski jackets and pants for 2022, and low and behold, the new Flylow Dante Jacket makes the cut.
“Ever have those days when you can’t decide whether to grab your shell or your insulated jacket? The Dante jacket is a nice compromise,” writes Ski. “It’s lightly insulated with body-mapped fleece and flannel where you want it throughout the core and a mesh liner where you need to dump heat. The Dante also boasts a longer freeride cut, underarm vents, generous pockets, and ripstop reinforcements at the elbows for a solid resort-inspired jacket for those variable-weather days.”
The magazine testers must have really loved the body-mapping technology, because the men’s Patrol Pant was included in Ski’s best-of-the-year roundup as well. “Created with the same sentiment and technology as the Dante Jacket, the Patrol pants are also lined with strategically placed fleece in certain spots for added warmth (think butt for cold morning lift rides) and mesh for breathability where extra ventilation is helpful,” writes Ski. “There are 10-inch inseam vents to help dump heat, as well. These are the pants to wear for resort days that promise a few hike-to laps out of bounds.”
And don’t forget about the Kane Jacket, an up-and-coming favorite amongst our crew and athletes, as well. “Light, nimble, and always on the go, Flylow’s newest shell is low on bells and whistles but high on all the things that matter when you’re working up a sweat,” writes Ski. “Made with The Perm waterproof, breathable fabric, the Kane keeps the focus on regulating your thermostat. There are huge, 12-inch pit zips and a few handy pockets, but no powder skirt, goggle pocket, or other niceties to weigh you down.”
Check out the rest of our men’s winter gear to find your favorite. We’re going to smile and say thanks and walk away now.