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.
Our lightest touring jacket yet, the Kane Jacket offers absurd amounts of stretch and air permeability.
splitMade with our customized The Perm fabric, by Intuitive, the Kane Jacket prioritizes air permeability for high-motion activities like backcountry skiing, so heat can escape your body before you sweat, regulating your temperature. This supremely lightweight jacket is stretchy and supple, which is critical when you’re trying to kickturn in tight trees or stuff the jacket into your already-jammed backcountry pack. It takes the durability and packability of a 3-layer ski jacket but without any unnecessary extras (powder skirt … why bother?). It’s got underarm vents, a helmet-compatible hood, no shoulder seams to reduce friction while wearing a pack, and ample pockets.
• Intuitive™ Perm fabric: stretch, waterproofness, ultra-breathable
• 20k waterproof with 0.02 cfm air permeability
• 100% nylon face, 100% poly backing
• Articulated shoulders and sleeves
• Fully seam taped
• 2 hand pockets, 1 chest pocket, 1 waist pocket, 1 interior pocket w/media port
• No direct shoulder seams reduce wear with backpack
• 12-inch pit zippers
• Backpack friendly pockets
• Helmet-compatible hood
• No Bulk Cuffs
• No powder skirt
• YKK waterproof zippers
• High performance DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
• Average weight: 540 grams
splitWhether you’re skiing the resort or the backcountry, parts of your body may overheat or get chilled more than others. (Think warm core but cold arms.) The Dante Jacket, made with Specter 2-layer hardshell, aims to solve that problem thanks to strategic interior body-mapping with fleece and flannel in areas that need extra insulation and breathable mesh in zones that need cooling. This waterproof, breathable jacket is mapped for warmth, wicking, and breathability.
• Specter 2-layer hardshell fabric
• 100% polyester
• 20k/20k waterproof breathable membrane
• Two hand pockets
• Chest pocket
• Pass pocket on sleeve
• Underarm vents
• Interior dump pocket
• Fleece-lined chin guard
• Ripstop fabric at elbows for higher durability
• DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
• YKK zippers
• Average weight: 754 grams
splitIf you’ve ever sat on a frigid chairlift and wondered: Why can’t they make ski pants with a touch of fleece on the backside, so my bum doesn’t freeze? Then we have made the perfect pants for you. The tough, 2-layer Patrol Pant has interior body mapping that’s cleverly designed with warm fleece in some spots (like, um, where you sit) and breathable mesh in others. A big zippered side vent gives you as much custom temperature control as a hotel room air conditioning unit.
• Patrol 2-layer hardshell fabric
• 15k/10k waterproof breathable membrane
• DWR (Durable Water Repellent)
• Interior body-mapped with fleece at the seat
• Breathable mesh all over
• Two zip hand pockets; one zip thigh pocket
• Rear pocket with velcro flap closure
• 10-inch inseam venting
• Belt loops
• Powder gaiters
• YKK zippers
• Average weight: 745 grams