Flylow Magnum BC Pant - Men's: The backcountry pant unlike any other. Whether your core temp is a little high or you do a lot of hiking in the backcountry, this pant was designed with you in mind. The Magnum BC is made of a three-layer softshell fabric and have nine-inch inner thigh vents and nearly-full length outer thigh vents! The brushed tricot helps you wick sweat and the venting allow for precise temperature regulation. Cuff and knee reinforcements keep the exterior tough and five generous pockets store all your gadgets.
Featured in Backpacker Magazine and Telemark Skier, the Men's Magnum BC Pant may be FlyLow Gear's most versatile winter pant. On the inside, this pant has a brushed lining to aid moisture transfer away from your skin and, on the outside, the shell material is stretchy and tough as nails. A nearly full-zip outer vent allows you to take these pants off even if you can't take your boots off. This is a pant targeted at the turn-earning, ski-touring, and knee-dragging crowds.
FlyLow's Magnum BC Pants feature a lighter fabric with a brushed lining to aid in temperature control and moisture transfer on the climbs. But don’t worry, the exterior material is still super tough, stretchy and abrasion resistant. These pants also feature a left leg pocket, a 9 in inner thigh vent, and Flylow’s first nearly full-zip outer vent that allows you to take the pants off without removing your boots (trust us, this will come in handy at some point).
Skiers who run hot or hike frequently appreciate the Flylow Magnum BC Pants, which are made of a lighter, three-layer soft-faced fabric and have nine-inch inner thigh vents and nearly-full length outer thigh vents. All of which helps you wick sweat and prevent you from feeling like you’re skiing in a sauna. Cuff and knee reinforcements keep the exterior tough and five generous pockets store all your gadgets.
|- 3-layer Stretch Stormshell Intuitive Fabric (20k/20k) (90% Nylon 10% Lycra) - 1000 denier Cordura reinforcements - Fully seam taped - Articulated knee box - High performance DWR (Durable Water Repellent) - 5 pockets - Adjustable waist - Powder cuffs - Seamless cuff reinforcements - YKK waterproof zippers - Inner and out thigh vents - Long outer thigh vent for boots-on pant removal - Average weight:||864 grams|
|Available Color(s):||Mahogany, Camel|
|Clothing Fit:||Regular Fit|
|Inseam:||32 in / 81.3 cm (Regular)|
|Material:||Intuitive Fabric - 90% Nylon 10% Lycra - 1,000 Denier Cordura reinforcements|
|Weight:||1 lb 15.2 oz / 885 g|
I have some older Magnum pants that have been used and abused for the past three seasons, and they still look great. The heavy duty knees and cuffs hold up to abuse, and the venting is great. I always ski with the BD knee pads and usually just put them on through the vents in the parking lot while gearing up ? the vents are that big.
The issue I have had with the pants is actually a wear and tear issue that is a result of my boots. The stitching that holds the rubber part of the gaiters on to the nylon fabric has been coming undone since I got the pants, but so far the rubber is still attached and the gaiters still keep snow out. The stitching coming undone is a result of the sharp metal buckle on my booster straps catching and pulling on the material really an issue with the booster straps and not the skis.
When I got the pants they were my first Flylow purchase, and I new right away the company had a cool vibe. The first step of the wash instructions? "Drink cold beer." Yeah, this is my kind of company...
Technical fabric, bomber durability, good fit, comfortable. No complaints here...
I love this pant. I have skied in the Chemical pant, the Stash pant and now am fully on board with the Magnum BC. For me it's the best balance of style and function that I've found in a pant and like all of Flylow's pants these things are built tough as nails. They're not overly stretchy but I find that the fabric has enough to give to be comfy for big tours but enough tenacity to hold up to resort day poundings. I love the full outer leg zips and even though I almost never use the full zip for on/off functionality I love that I can customize the amount of ventilation that I need to suit the day. The reinforced knees and cuffs will add seasons to the life of these pants as well. I'm 6'3'', 185lbs and like a little bit baggier fit and the XL fits me perfectly.
I bought these specifically for backcountry touring, Flylow is a great brand and I had read the reviews prior to purchase. Trying them on, the material was not as stretchy as I had hoped, the full length side zips are awesome, and the construction was solid however i felt that these were better suited to in-bounds skiing where trudging up a hill is less likely. I skied Snowbird in these and hiked Baldy a couple of times and found that the fabric stretch on the knees was not sufficient (I'm 6ft 3, 200lbs and bought the XL). I'd have kept these if i needed a pair of resort pants but returned them in favor of some Outdoor Research soft shells. All in all, great pants, just not for hiking.
I purchased these pants a few seasons ago and they are still in great shape. I've done a ton of bushwhacking through the woods of ME and NH, skied in the rain, toured, hiked bootpacked, and they have been my go-to pants. The 1000D cordura is key for long lasting bottoms/knees. They are lightweight and breathable. My only complaint which is why I gave it 4 stars is the waterproofing, but it clearly states its only a 10,000 rating, so some water will seep through on a deep day. The pockets are pretty good on my pant (could be bigger) and the new pants are upgraded with more storage. The side zips are key for spring skiing! Another great product from Flylow!
These pants have worked out really well for me. I especially like the pocket on the left thigh - perfect size for an 8 oz flask. The material does stretch somewhat, breathes really well, and make for a very comfortable day of riding.
The side zippers and closure at the bottom of the pant make for easy adjustments to your boots or base layers when they tend to move around.
So far absolutely no issues with the pants "wetting out" or other signs of wear. I am 6 1" 190 lbs and the medium fit great - out seam is a perfect length.
I wear an XL in Arc'teryx and Patagonia pants, These are a little snug for me in the XL. The quality and construction of the pants is definitely there. I have used them skiing (in and out of bounds), sledding and hiking.
the update magnum bc is amazing. the new thy pocket and full leg zip are spectacular. perfect pant for an early season hike. the pant to have.
I really wanted to like these pants. They appear to be made very well, fit me great, and seemed well thought out by the folks at Flylow. Unfortunately a few issues have arisen for me after one season of use.
First of all, the pant eventually seeps water in when I sit in the snow. I know they only have a 10,000 rating, but still- a $300 pair of nice ski pants just shouldn't let water in from sitting in the snow for a bit. Secondly, after one wash, the soft-shell material has become super wrinkled and prune-like, and took on all sorts of stains from just my laundry detergent. This doesn't affect performance, but again, I don't know why this should happen with a higher end ski pant. Thirdly, I had a LOT of seam tape peel, and stitching in the seat/crotch unravel. I sent them back to Flylow, and they re-glued the seam tape back down, but did nothing with the unravelled stitching. (They didn't charge me since it was a warranty issue).
Like I said, I really wanted to like these pants. Flylow seems like a cool company, and it seems like others have had a more positive experience than I have. I just don't think these pants measure up to anything from Patagonia, Arcteryx, OR, etc.
Wanted so badly for these to work but they don't fit my body. I'm 6'-4, 210 and the XL cut is just not right and they were a bit short. I would agree with some of the previous reviews that the BC pant is not as stretchy as the description might indicate. I have the FlyLow "stash"pant in an XL and love them from both a fit and performance standpoint. Seems the stash has a longer drop and a longer inseam which is ideal for my tele-fun.