Flylow Baker Bib - Men's: Top industry professionals often wear bibs. Why? Well, extra protection, pocket storage, full-zip side venting, need we go on? You get the idea. The Flylow Baker is an ultra-technical bib with a looser, freeride fit. Inner and outer thigh vents prevent overheating and allow for easy on/off, and the expandable kangaroo pouch holds a ton of gear so you are always prepared.
FlyLow's Baker Bibs are made even better this season. They’re designed for deep powder, but unlike typical mountaineering bibs, they have a looser, freeride fit. They also come with inner and outer thigh vents that extend from your knee to above your hip for easy exit and an expandable chest pocket for storing PBJs.
|Clothing Fit:||Regular Fit|
|Inseam:||32 in / 81.3 cm (Regular)|
|Material:||100% Dobby Nylon Intuitive Fabric - 1,000 Denier Cordura reinforcements|
|Weight:||2 lbs 1.5 oz / 950 g|
I almost exclusively wear bibs and am so glad Flylow finally came out with this bad boys. I absolutely love these bibs. They're durable, waterproof, breath like champs, and have extremely useful and efficient ventilation. And don't forget the awesome freeride fit.
The straps have quick release buckle which are nice for getting in and out with ease. Also the side zips go all the way from the top of the hip to about boot top so you can swing the bibs to the side when you need to "do some paper in the office." The top pouch zipper pocket is nice and roomy, but the hidden pocket inside of that isn't as good as the rest of the pockets. The back panel is nice and stretchy which aids in not giving you a hard core melvin when you bend over or squat down.
I definitely sized up to ensure that I got the inseam length I desire. I am 6' 180 lbs, 32/33" waist and 33" inseam with an athletic build and I decided to go with the XL. The waist bagginess doesn't matter because they're bibs and are held up with straps obviously. I expected there to be a little more room in the torso even for an XL, but that's probably because I've been rocking the first generation Trewth Bibs for the past season and they're nice and roomy.
You will not be disappointed with these bibs. The orange is exactly as pictured above; brighter and lighter than you may expect.
OK, I'm a bit biased. I love FlyLow pants. I've owned just about every version since the original Drop Kicks. They have a way of getting the cut exactly dialed better than any other ski pants on the market. When they finally came out with some bibs, I was beyond stoked. Same great cut and fit. Same bomber quality. Same awesome venting. Same reinforced knees and cuffs. But now with the added comfort of a bib and the piece of mind that no snow is going in your crack on those Baker deep days.
I'm 5'11" 180lbs and I wear a Medium in all FlyLow pants. These are a little baggier than expected around the mid section (between the chest and waist) but it gets covered when I put my jacket on. Length is perfect with ski boots on--long enough to not look like a gaper but short enough not to get caught in your bindings like some jib rat pant.
PS: The ladies love the salmon (orange) color of these--I get lots of compliments on them. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but the vent zips are green.
I have buy those last season as a backcountry powder bib. And I fall in love with them.
Nice design, ok weight, and nice look.
First, let me say I have try many bib. I have destroy many of them skiing in the East side trees. But the Baker bib survive... Yes... The reinforcement in the knees and in the cuff is a good way to do so.
It's a great fabric: it's strech (for real, not just in the description) so you can take nice "T�l�" stand, and completely waterproof. No snow and no wet underwear at all, even after 7 day of powder, living in a shack in the middle of the ChicChoc mountain. It's not as breathable as some Gore-tex Active shell, but it's more them most of the ski pants. And the monster vent on both side of the pants let you adjust your core temperature for skinning by yourself.
So it's a great design and a great fabric for a great price. They let me have the peace of mind when I ski: I can think about my line, not what i'm wearing.
I ski 65-70 days a year, mostly east coast resorts, with a week out west, some backcountry, and an annual trip to Tuckerman's each year. This is the first pair of bibs I've owned and they're taking a little getting used to, but the Flylow Baker bib is comfortable, roomy enough (without being park rat baggy like another reviewer pointed out), vent well, and so far are completely bombproof. When they say no insulation, they mean NO insulation, so they can be chilly with only a light baselayer on, even on a moderate (high-teens, low-20s) day. I point that out because I'm 5'11, 175# and went with a medium, which works well through the chest and thighs, but doesn't allow for much layering. I love the big zips on the outer thigh, particularly because they can go all the way through (no mesh), and the cordura reinforcements.
Great super durable pant. I wear a 31"/30" pant and the small fits perfectly.
The orange color, at least on my pair, is very salmon or peach colored though. Slightly more pastel than I'd prefer but at least its not black.
One small design complaint is the piss zipper could be longer. Its kind of hard to dig through my under layers through the short zipper.
I'd also consider making the front bib material a more breathable material like the back. That area can get a little sweaty once you cover it up with a jacket.
I love these pants so much, I believe everyone should have a pair to use for all occasions. They are perfect for the cold wet days on the east and for the bottomless pow days in Utah. Made super durable so they will last day in and day out of hard use. I used mine for 107 days last season and they still look new! The cross vents are perfect for those days you want to earn your turns or even for those warm spring days. They are worth every penny!
We have been building up to making these baker bibs for a while now. We took everything we have learned making tough, light, good looking clothes and put it into these bibs. The sides of the bibs come up 4" past a regular waist. The vents extend down just below you knees so you can slide them aside if you have a mid mountain #2. The soft shell on the back panel will keep the snow out but will handle sweat on the small of you back perfectly. enjoy.
6' 2", 250 lbs, 36 w, 34 inseam, 47
I've read reviews about the "baggy" fit of Flylow pants/bibs. Maybe for skinny young guys, but for a MW Farm Boy this isn't the case.
I really like the quality and construction, but too small. Had the suspenders maxed out and too tight in the stomach for my liking. I thought the suspenders could have been more substantial as well.
I have some Marker ski pants in XL that fit way better, but I wanted a bib. I'll keeping looking.
I already own 3 pairs of FlyLow pants, but I had to use clip-on suspenders because I prefer bibs. I recently scored a pair of Baker Bibs and I'll probably never wear any of my other pants again. The Bakers are pretty much perfect. I'm 6'2" and 215 lbs, I wear XL in Chemical, Magnum, and Baker Bib.
FlyLow pants are so bomb-proof, even the most maniacal bushwhacking tree skier only needs one pair. But I keep buying updates as FlyLow makes improvements and adds features.
Baker Bibs are the perfect blend of performance and style. They are roomy without being ghetto baggy. I dig the chinchilla color and it goes well with everything. These are great for big powder days and vent extremely well for spring conditions. Also, a great value compared with other brands. I'm 5'9" 180 and the M fits perfect.