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    Leave your own chemtrail.

    No matter how cold and snowy it gets, when you move fast enough, you have to let your boys breathe. The FlyLow Gear Chemical Pant keeps all the pow out during big lines but lets in a cool breeze during the skin back up the ridge. Since you slay big lines and deep snow on the daily, you'll be stoked on the three-layer Intuitive Fabric in this shell pant. And since you work for your turns, this pant's inner and outer thigh vents get you all the ventilation you need to keep skinning and lapping your favorite zone. But the goodness doesn't stop there—FlyLow added super burly Cordura reinforcements along the knees and cuffs to keep this pant in tip-top shape whether you're dropping knees on a deep powder day or boot packing up rocky ridge lines en route to a big descent.

    • Hardshell pants for skiing the resort and backcountry
    • Intuitive three-layer shell is waterproof and breathable
    • Fully taped seams prevent moisture from seeping through
    • Generous thigh venting lets cool air through and heat escape
    • Reinforced knees and cuffs increase durability
    • Hook-and-loop adjustable waist tabs with belt loops
    • Relaxed fit is slightly baggy with articulated knees
    • Item #FLG0029

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] Intuitive (3-layer), [face fabric] nylon dobby, Dupont DWR treatment, [reinforcements] Cordura
    Waterproof Rating
    20000 mm
    Breathability Rating
    20000 g/m²
    fully taped
    2 front, 1 back
    inseam zips
    belt loops with button closure, adjustable tabs
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 14 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Perfect for any day

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I absolutely love these pants. I'm 6'4" and got the XL. They fit perfect and have that baggy feel that not too many brands have. It's not overly baggy but you get the idea. The zippers on the outside allow for easy airflow when it's too warm and the knees have an extra layer to keep it durable.

    I broke these bad boys out in park city last week and they got over 40" of snow. They held up amazingly well and kept me warm face shot after face shot.

    This if my first purchase from Flylow and will be buying these again if/when these wear out.

    Whats with the buttons?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    They have big protruding buttons to hold on the front belt loops (just sew them?!) They sit right where your waist belt of your pack rests digging them straight into your hip bones. Great pants but this HUGE flaw makes them almost unbearable. I've had 100's of days on two pairs of these but no longer can I take having to pull my pants up above my waist belt every 2 minutes during a tour. Stupid, stupid design.

    Gaiters Are Too Short

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I really love these pants. They look awesome, and they are really well constructed. I really want to hold on to them and make them my go-to pant, but I think I will ultimately return them. The gaiters are just too short, barely making it over the first buckle of my boot. The elastic on the gaiter is not that taught, and it doesn't have a hook to attach to your boot. The inseam on the pant is the right length, but the gaiters are just too short.

    Fell out of love... not long lasting

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I really liked these pants at first. The fit is great, the fabric is light and comfortable, and they feel burley. Within a month of skiing on them I have beaten them up badly. They already have torn in the back and the fabric is barely waterproof. Disappointed these didnt last longer. It was my first non-gore tex pant in a while, and now I know why... Wouldnt recommend.

    Tall people suck

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I bought these because I wanted a burly yet breathable pant for every day use at the resort (too heavy for skinning), and so far they seem like they will do the trick. Great venting, nice adjustability on the waist with the velcro tabs, and simple waterproof pockets. That being said, I know Flylows whole style is the baggy look compared to the more refined slim mountaineering look from brands like Patagonia, and I'm ok with that, but these are just too long for me. Really, it's no surprise there. I've never seen a decent quality ski pant that comes anywhere close to my measured pant size of 34x29. 34" waist is almost always a size medium ski pant, which for Flylow, and most others, is a 32" inseam. For ripping the resort, I don't mind the little bagginess around the seat, thigh, or knees but all the folds of extra material bunched up around the cuff are annoying and look ridiculous. Please, Flylow (and everyone else)make top-notch ski pants with a short inseam option!

    Best snow pants ever

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: L

    I purchased a large in these instead of my normal XL. Great recommendations from reviewers because large was the way to go.

    These are a very baggy fit style pant. Make sure that is what you like before you order.

    I have taken these on many trips but my first demonstrates it's performance. I took these pants to a weekend trip to Lutsen with my family in February. During the trip we had a blizzard but were insistent on getting to the mountain. Most of the day we were lucky if we could see 50 ft in front of us, often we couldn't even find the lift. The snow was very large, wet, and heavy. The snow would melt as soon as it landed on you. Everyone in my family got soaked to the bone within an hour. I destroyed a brand new pair of snowboarding mittens it was so bad. This pants kept me dry the entire day with no sign of failing. They have venting on both sides of the leg to cool down, it is not common to find this. Tons of "polymer" reinforcement in areas that commonly fail on snow pants.

    The quality is outstanding.

    I've been snowboarding for almost 20 years and have never owned better pants. Will buy these again when I need new ones.

    Seriously tough

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xl

    First these things take serious abuse. I am out on my snowmobile a lot and between riding and digging most things take a lot of abuse. These don't even flinch. Even after heavy use they have zero tears in the material- can't say that about any other pants I have ever had. Second; I used to be total convert of bibs. That is until I met these pants. The cross ventilation really, and I mean really works. When skinning these things open up and give me a few different levels of how much venting I need. I used to be gaga for bibs because they never bound up and gave me unrestricted stride when skinning. The chemical pants do the same- they stretch! I also really like a back pocket zipper for my wallet- why I keep my wallet on me in the backcountry I have no idea, but its nice to have the option. These pants are the best of both worlds, tough as nails yet totally unrestricted touring movement.

    Seriously tough

    You can't go wrong with Flylow.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large

    These are the second pair of Flylow pants I've owned and they've yet to disappoint. I've only used these particular pants a handful of times and haven't had a chance to see how they do in full-on storm conditions, but my initial impressions are these are well-made pants and will take a beating either in the resort or in the backcountry. The knees and cuffs are reinforced with a Cordura that looks pretty much indestructible. The outer leg zips are killer when you need to lose some heat on the skintrack. I also really like the adjustable waist since I don't really like wearing a belt when I ski. They do fit a little baggier than most ski pants, if you're into that sort of thing.

    My 3rd pair of FlyLow Pants!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    These are bombproof! I was first introduced to this company from a friend on their launch year. I got a brown pair (about 7 years ago?) that I put through the wringer. So bomber, I got another pair a couple of seasons later. These newest ones are even slightly better. I wear two performance knee braces when I ski and that's one of the reasons I love them. Nice and baggy around the knees, and waterproof. I'm 6'1, 195 and Large fit me perfect. You can't beat the ventilation for touring either. Inside and outside leg zippers really cool your legs for those long tours. You'll love them.

    Bombproof And Badass, Indeed

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    I came up on the Flylow Chemical Pant digging through the catalog, and boy am I happy with them.

    As soon as I pulled them from the box, I understood the other reviewers' observations on the build. They're built sturdily, with strong seams/stitching, nice sealed zippers, and excellent reinforcements on the knees, seat, and ankles.

    The fit of the pants falls on the baggy side, but not so as to look like a dope, or to obstruct movement when popping in and out of the moguls. An option to use suspenders would make this a 5++, but I just might add some myself. The adjustable waist bands are helpful, but the heft of the pant can have it ride down when you're moving vigorously. Other reviewers have suggested using belts, which isn't a bad idea.

    Other big plus is the location of the front pockets, which are big enough to have your phone or snack bar fit without showing too much of a profile.

    So...I definitely recommend these pants. I wore them with a simple set of running thermals in 10-14F weather and was constantly opening the inner/outer leg vents.

    Pros: build quality, thickness of the fabrics, resistance to wear off the trail, vibrant color options.

    Cons: slight waist support

    About myself: I'm 6'2, medium frame and build, 210 lbs. Waist is approx. 34-35" when measured for suits. Right now, I wear 34 Banana Republic chinos (that's my only reference I can share), and they were on the loose waist size. I definitely had to tighten the waistbands, but appreciated the width and length of the pants.

    Bombproof And Badass, Indeed

    Too baggy & too short

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large

    This was my 6th pair of Flylow Chemical pants, going back to the originals. Sadly, this is my last pair, and I've returned them. Each year, they get baggier and shorter. Not bro baggy, which is bad enough, but oddly, inexplicably baggy. Right below the belt loops on the outside of each leg, Flylow began adding an extra yard of fabric a couple of years ago that has no discernible function: it doesn't make skinning or skiing in them any easier or more comfortable. It's just extra fabric that pooches out noticeably to each side and makes you look wide and pear-shaped(and I'm not that: 6'2" / 185 llbs) and just plain silly. And they've gotten a little shorter each year as well, so now they're just too short. I haven't changed, but Flylow has. So they're not for me anymore. The Outdoor Valhalla pant fits and looks and works almost exactly now what Flylow Chemicals used to be. Too bad.

    Flylow offers a tall inseam in this pant. I would go size large-tall and they should be money for your size. These do run big so my medium-talls would fit someone that is normaly up to 36ish +/- pretty ez. I am 34ish waist with a bit longer legs and prefer the tall inseam. Love em.

    High Quality with Lots of Vents

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    I ordered these in XL. Main selling point for me was the product quality and number of vents the chemical pants have - great for dumping heat while touring. Knees and ankle cuffs are double reinforced and have held up great. Surprised to see how large they fit especially since I ordered up a size on my Higgins coat, which seems to run small. Overall, I definitely recommend the chemical pants.

    Built like a tank, perfect fit

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large

    Evidently this is the product that put the company on the map and we now understand why. The design has changed little over the years and is a testament. These are just superbly designed pants that are built like a tank. One great change was the 13/14 upgrade to the same 3L, 20k/20k Intuitive fabric as the Quantum Jacket. This results in a noticeable increase in waterproofness with a decrease in weight. With this rugged fabric and articulated, reinforced knees, these pants will likely last years, without being heavy and cumbersome. With a slightly baggy fit, these are the lightest feeling, most well-fitting, comfortable pants we’ve worn in years – actually – ever! We say “baggy”, but not like park rat pants, just enough for total freedom of movement. Add “through” ventilation with thigh vents inside and outside, large zipper pulls, a heavy duty “jeans” style front button (instead of the dreaded snap) and belt loops (missing on many brands) and you have the best ski pants on the market today. Minor critiques: none

    Built like a tank, perfect fit

    Ok I Guess

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I purchased these as a replacement for my TNF Freedom Pants, which I've had for a long, long time. Based on all the great reviews, and the price, I guess I was hoping to be wowed by these. But after a couple of uses, I have to say that they're nice pants, but nothing spectacular.


    - Seem to fit true to size (I'm 6' 1", 220 lbs and a XL fit well).

    - Burly knees and cuffs

    - Pretty stylish


    - Knee reinforcement area seemed to be just a little low on me, so the top of it keeps catching on my knee area and irritating

    - Pretty thin material - definitely need a thick baselayer underneath.

    - No mesh liner in the vent zips

    - Cost

    I really wanted to love these pants, by after several uses, I don't really see the point in dropping a couple of hundred more bucks on these over my tried-and-trues.

    Love these pants, but too short

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    I really like the material, the style and the functionality of all of the Flylow pant models (I have used or at least tried on every model), the only problem is they all have an unusually short inseam. This may not be an issue for average size guys, but for any of you that are taller (+31.5" inseam) but have an average waist (32"-35") these pants likely will not fit well.

    I'm in Colorado, I love this local band and their success story. I just wish they would offer a long size option.

    I'm 5'9 and 197lbs with a 36 in waist. should I go with a large or xxl in the Flylow Chemical pants.


    I'd say with a 36 waist, you're on the edge of both sizes. For me, it would come down to whether I prefer a tighter pant or a loser pant.

    So if you want a tigher pant, go Large. If you want a loser pant, go XL.

    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead


    Im 5'11" and wear a 34" waist pant. Anyone have any sense if I should go medium or large? Feel like I'm right on the cusp.

    disagree repectfully with Dan...have owned a few pair and the large will be like a sail on you. If you like wearing them lower toward your hips or have a ahorter inseam size medium regular is fine. If you have longer legs and wear them a little higher order a medium-tall from Flylow.

    6'1-6'2, 33 waist, 180 lbs. Large?

    wondering what size to order. I'm 6'4"-220...

    wondering what size to order. I'm 6'4"-220 lbs. I own patagonia untracked pants in a large that fit well(maybe a hair short). should I go with L or XL? thanks

    5'9" 155lbs, lean build. Size?

    5'9" 155lbs, lean build. Size?

    I'm 5'7, around 145-150 lbs., and my waist...

    I'm 5'7, around 145-150 lbs., and my waist measures 31". Should I go with a Small or Medium? Thanks.

    I'm 5'6'', 130-135lbs and about 28-30...

    I'm 5'6'', 130-135lbs and about 28-30 waist. What size do you all recommend? thnx