2015 Ski Guide2015 Ski Guide

Description

Backcountry ski mountaineering pants.

If you have an internet news feed on your browser that’s programmed to send you information on ‘bomber ski mountaineering pants,’ you’re probably sick of hearing about FlyLow’s Chemical Pants by now. But just in case you haven’t heard of the Chemical Pants, here’s what you need to know:
  • Three-layer Intuitive fabric combines dobby nylon with a waterproof membrane to shed heavy snow, sleet, and rain, yet it is still breathable enough to allow your sweat to evaporate
  • Fully taped seams and level 5 DWR coating block external moisture from sneaking past the fabric’s defenses
  • Articulated knees for greater mobility when you’re skinning up your favorite peak
  • Adjustable waist uses an elastic tab system for a custom fit
  • Cross-flow zippered leg vents (18-inch outer vents and 9-inch inner thigh vents) keep your legs cool as you gain vert and traverse
  • Low average weight (under 2 pounds) won’t weigh you down

Share your thoughts

Review Summary
5
10 4
2 3
0 2
0 1
0

What do you think of the

FlyLow Gear Chemical Pant - Men's

? Share a...

Write a review

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from another website?

Rather attach a photo from your computer?

  • Product review:
  • Share a video
  • Share a photo

How familiar are you with the product?(Optional)

Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Save

Here's what others have to say...

Unanswered Question

What are the size measurements for the xs...

Posted on

What are the size measurements for the xs pants its not on the size chart

4 5

Pretty Cool

Cool pants, stylish, and i can just tell they are going to last a LONG TIME!

Are these pants primarily a shell or are...

Posted on

Are these pants primarily a shell or are they warm? Would they keep you warm on a 20 degree day with a pair of longjohns underneath?

Responded on

They're not insulated, just a shell. I use a similar setup to what you're describing, and I'm plenty warm in 20-degree weather, but I'm a tele skier and I charge pretty hard, so that keeps me warm. It depends how hard you ski and how warm you are in general, but I'd say that these with long johns would almost definitely be warm enough.

Responded on

Most people will be very comfortable at 20 degrees with the shells and a decent baselayer.

5 5

Best pants I have ever owned. Better than my Arcteryx pants.

I've had a great luck with pants, I think I'll be riding in these for a while too. I mainly rode in a pair of North Face similar to the Bizzo pants for 5-6 years. Since they had taken an ice axe and survived hard winters it was time to retire them... I purchased a pair of Arcteryx pants but found them too fitted and without pockets that could fit even my wallet. FlyLow caught my attention with their Sno Seal gloves. The Chemical pant is just baggy enough to be comfortable like your favorite pair of sweat pants but not looking like you wear XXXXL size tee shirts spending all day in the park. The materials are high quality and the stiching is very solid. The zippers hold out water very well (even in crappy PNW rainy weather we had January 2011) and the DWR was as waterproof as any 3 Layer Gore-Tex I have owned (Burton AK jacket, Arcteryx jacket). The cross flow vents are in the perfect locations and sized well. The interior vents aren't too big as to allow my knee to protrude out when hiking and the exterior vents allow plenty of cooling. The snaps at the cuff of the pant is perfect to make sure I'm not stepping on the pants with my heel during the walk back to the car. The only improvement I'd like to see is some sort velcro/snaps on the boot gaters. I got the size large, black pant. I am 165lbs, 6'2", 32" waist and 34" inseam. My next jacket will be from Fly Low... Keep up the great work.

Responded on

FYI...6'2", 165lbs, 32" waist, 34" inseam.

5 5

Great Pants!!!!

These pants are awesome- very comfortable fit and surprisingly warm for a shell. I was searching high and low to find a pant to replace a Rossi bib which I absolutely loved. After a very exhaustive search, thank God I found these. Nicer than some pants that I had or looked at that were >$400.

5 5

Great versatile, yet stylish pair of pants

Just picked these up last week and had my first tour out with them this weekend. I'm normally a bib guy; this is my first pair of pants and I have 3 other bibs that get worn regularly. I really like the fit and roominess of my Trew bibs from the '09-'10 season of which I bought a large; I'm 6' 180lbs athletic build about 33" waist and 33" inseam. With that in mind I decided to pick up the Chemical Pant in XL, since I wanted a good length and not to have my boot tops showing. Definitely worked just as I wanted it to. The combination of the adjustable elastic waist and a Flylow belt made the waist feel as if they fit perfectly while giving my the freeride fit that I wanted. I didn't have to pull them up or crank down on my belt at all. The cross-flow ventilation made me feel like it was a 20 degree day while it was 50 at the base of the mountian and 32 up top.

The only things I don't like about them is the lack of cargo pockets for stashing whatever (gloves, skins, beanie, etc.) and the front pockets which had a somewhat smaller opening and felt a little less than durable. But those are just personal preferences versus product defects or issues.

Find your fit and size and pull the trigger on these bad boys. Love 'em.

Anyone know what colors they're making the...

Posted on

Anyone know what colors they're making the pant in for the 2011/2012 season?

Responded on

MattGoyer,
Thanks for your question. Backcountry will be featuring the Chemical Pant from Flylow in ink and dark green for the Fall 2011 season. The ink color is a dark navy blue. We will also have a new bib, called the Baker Bib, in black and orange. I hope this is helpful for you.

5 5

BEST PANTS EVER.

Title says it all. Look no further, you have just found the PERFECT pant.

4 5

flylow chemical pant

great mobility and breathability. super comfortable on the hill or in the bc

5 5

Chemical Pant

Going on to season # 3 w/the same pair of Chemical Pant's!
Vents are great for walking and seal up tight when zipped up. Nothing gets in, no cold, no snow. Lots of washing w/nikwax & still keep me as dry as the first day I wore them!

5 5

The pant that wont die

These pants are great for everyday use. Whether using them in the backcountry, slackcountry, or on the resort these pants hold up to the everyday challenges that mountains through at them. These pants are not only great for riding but for touring and climbing as well. With large vents and breathable elastic fabric these pants are great in tight wet situations. If you are a weekend warrior or a die hard ski bum these pants will do the job.

5 5

The pant that wont die

These pants are great for everyday use. Whether using them in the backcountry, slackcountry, or on the resort these pants hold up to the everyday challenges that mountains through at them. These pants are not only great for riding but for touring and climbing as well. With large vents and breathable elastic fabric these pants are great in tight wet situations. If you are a weekend warrior or a die hard ski bum these pants will do the job.

5 5

killer pants

These pants refuse to die! Sledding, hiking, touring or just goof'n. These pants really can do it all. Great loose fit, with out being to baggy that you can't use a harness when the time comes. Great movement and flow. Terrific ventilation, re-enforced where they should be, gattors. these pants are the shit. Simple as that!

Kodiak Island

Kodiak Island

Posted on

Photo by Aaron Johnston
Kodiak, Alaska 8/19/10

5 5

Jackson Hole Staple

This is my day to day pant in the JH backcountry. I usually go through a pair of pants a season and these are still going strong into their second winter. Good fit, good ventilation and a little style to boot.

5 5

Awesome pants

The Chemical Pant has a really comfortable fit. The venting is so good that even on summer ski tours, it doesn't feel like you are wearing "ski" gear. These pants are bomber and definitely are the best freeride pants I've ever owned.