FlyLow Gear Chemical Pant

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FlyLow Chemical Pant - Men's: A nod to the original Flylow pant design—the durable, ventilating Carhartt-style pants we built our company on—these hardshell pants blend technical fabrics with big-mountain style.
One could say that we make the best pants in the business. We started our company to overcome the reality that mountaineering pants are not suited for moving down mountains at high speeds and ski and snowboarding pants are not designed for climbing mountains. The Chemical Pant represents the fourth generation of FlyLow innovation in pant technology. We took our burly articulated knees and cross-flow venting and combined them with Intuitive Fabrics™ 100% Dobby nylon 3-layer materials—custom made for this pant—to decrease weight for climbing and increase durability for ripping down steeps. All that, and it also features a comfortable fit and progressive style. Check out this video short for some extra intel.
    - Three-layer Intuitive Fabric.
    - Dobby Nylon: 100% nylon, (water-proof / breathable).
    - Cordura reinforcements on the knees and cuffs.
    - Inner and outer thigh vents with Ykk waterproof zips for climate control and cross-flow ventilation.
    - Three panel articulated knee-box construction.
    - Fully seam-taped, Adjustable waist uses an integrated elastic tab system for the ideal fit.
    - Four hand pockets (2 front and 2 back) for stashing all your goodies.
    - Level 5 Dupont DWR (Durable, Water, Repellent).
    - Powder cuffs.
    - Off the charts waterproof/breatheability.
    - Seamless cuff reinforcements

Lining and Layers:

  • Relaxed fit optimizes range of motion and allows ample layering on the colder resort days
  • Ykk waterproof zippers keeps your inner layers from getting soggy


  • Three-panel construction on the knees provides an articulated fit that's ready for charging

Weather and Wind:

  • Thanks to a tough nylon shell with fully taped seams and a Level 5 Dupont DWR coating, you get water-bounce and breathability for maximum big-mountain backcountry performance


  • Two front and two hand pockets stash your touring essentials or snacks while you cruise through the backcountry


  • Cordura reinforcements on the knees and cuffs reduce wear from edges and tree encounters
  • Powder cuffs
  • Adjustable waist tab secures the pant during big drops and walks across the parking lot
  • Off the charts waterproof/breathable
Flylow's original pants just keep getting better: Now featuring 20k/20k waterproofing and breathability, the Flylow Chemical Pants will withstand the most brutal weather you throw at them. Durable Denier Cordura® will have you hooting and hollering for years to come, while the fully taped seams, powder gaiters and cuffs will keep you dry on the occasional tumble. Flylow's scientists have done it again with the Chemical Pants!

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Flylow Chemical Pant - Men's:  The Flylow Chemical!  This pant has been designed to offer skiers a resilient, reinforced pair of watertight hardshell pants with cross-flow venting. Reliable, durable, and high performance is whats packed inside.  Cordura reinforcements on the knees and ankles protect from scuffs and a highly breathable membrane and thigh zips cool you off.

FlyLow's pants have a reputation for being some of the toughest in the industry. The hardshell Chemical Pants are a nod to the original Flylow pant design - the durable, ventilating Carhartt-style pants we built our company on. Three-panel articulated knees and inner and outer cross-flow venting keep you mobile and at the right temperature.
The Chemical Pants are three-layer hardshell ski pants with reinforced knees and cross-flow venting to ensure you can climb mountains and float through powder with style, comfort, and durability.
Flylow's flagship pants, the Chemical Pants, have been designed to offer skiers a resilient, reinforced pair of watertight hardshell pants with cross-flow venting. They are the Toyota truck of ski pants-reliable, durable, and high performing whether you're climbing in the mountains or going mach speeds on straight-aways. Cordura reinforcements on the knees and ankles protect from scuffs and a highly breathable membrane and thigh zips cool you off.
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.
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Available Color(s):Pewter, Black
Clothing Fit:Regular Fit
Cross flow venting:inner and outer thigh vents
Inseam:32 in / 81.3 cm
Material:100% Dobby Nylon Intuitive Fabric, 1,000 Denier Cordura reinforcements
Pockets:4 Pockets
Seam Taped:Yes
Weight:1 lb 14 oz / 850 g
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FlyLow Gear Chemical Pant Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I only have about 3 resort days on these pants but I have to say they are pretty sweet. I have no negative comments on their construction or burliness at all. I will likely end up replacing these long before I burn them out from the looks of things. Going to tour in them in February (that’s what I bought them for) and they are very light and have huge vents. I expect them to perform well. If I have anything negative to say after that trip I will report but no new will be good news and I don’t anticipate anything. I am 5-10 and 165 with a lean build and the M is fine. If anything it is a little big. I am not sure if the small would have worked but it might have. I am happy with the M and have no intention of switching them out. At present I do not have one but I have tried on a few of their coats in M and that is my size there so who knows… Don’t sweat picking up a pair of these pants if you are on the fence. They are legit.

wte4918158 at on 01/24/2012

I've been looking for pants like these for some time. I ski pretty agressive and my lower pant legs get sliced up constantly. I went through several pairs of Markers using Duct tape and tent seal to fix the slices. I then went to a pair of Descente pants with rubberized cuffs on the inside legs. these work well, but the cuffs are only 6" high, and I needed something that covers about 10" of height. I found these pants and they are unbreakable. I skied them in Utah last week and they took heavy abuse in the cuff area, with no slices whatsoever. The full zippers are also an extremely useful feature. The one thing I did like about the Descente pants over these are that these are not as warm. I never got chilled but in very cold weather I think they would not be as warm.
Well worth the money I paid for them - less expensive than my Descente's and tougher.

dli5429709 at on 02/29/2012

I use these every day on Ski Patrol. I heard this year's model uses a thinner fabric than prior years and isn't as well built, but I don't have experiance with them before this year so I can't comment on that. I have probably 60-70 days on them this year and they have held up reasonably well for the abuse I give them, a few cuts down on the legs but nothing huge. The left large outside vent zipper comes appart unless I have one of the pulls all the way at the top which is my only real complaint so far. They are comfortable and it is hard to find a pant with reinforced knees such as on these. I spend a lot of time kneeling at work doing patient care and the knees on the pants are still in good shape.

Conor Fallon at on 04/04/2013

I purchased a pair of these in '07 and they will not die! I have absolutely beaten the snot out of them and they simply will not fail. Fit is between relaxed and baggy. Comfortable to walk or skin in and ski in. They feel like a pair of old broken in Levis. Couple of visible scars from close encounters with tree branches but no punctures or tears. Zippers are beefy and all intact and working. Venting is massive. No webbing in the venting so you can get a brace on and off without having to drop your pants to your ankles.

jim4133128 at on 10/25/2011

These are the best pair of pants I have owned. Keeps me warm, dry, blocks wind, and extremely breathable. Wore these with a base layer in 25-30" temps and very very comfortable. Very relaxed fit and durable. I own a pair of burtons also and it just doesn't compare. I was also considering a pair of arcteryx but decided to try these and couldn't be happier. I am about 5'9 and weigh 135. Usually wear a 29-30, I purchased an XS with relaxed baggy fit with perfect length.

brendan at on 12/07/2011

I've used my Chem pants for everything from ski-mountaineering in the Tetons, to rainy resort days at Mt. Baker. Simply put, these pants can take it!!! In style nonetheless. The 4 huge vents allow you to charge uphill without overheating (even wearing knee pads) and the Cordura reinforced cuffs and knees are bomber. Functional, styli, and comfortable, everything you could ask for. I'm 5ft 9in and 155lbs and I wear a Medium.

Paul at on 10/23/2011

My first reaction when I got these was that damn these look burly. With that in mind I thought they were going to feel heavy and be pretty hot when skinning etc. I was pleasantly surprised with how well the vents work though. The inner leg vents are clutch when doing any kind of skinning or hiking. These are also probably the most durable pair of ski pants I've ever owned.

Garrett at on 11/15/2011

These pants are super water proof, super windproof, breathable, burly, all around great. I can't even envision these wearing out. I love the vents, the reinforced knees and ankles, and powder cuffs. My only complaint -a bit more of a baggy park cut than i prefer. On the flip side, they can take a ton of layering under them. I recommend this with out a doubt!

mglskikid at on 01/08/2012

I can't even remember when i received my chemical pants, but they have lasted for ever. Easily over 600 + days on this pair and they are still my go to pants for any and all B/C days. Sledding or hiking, pow or corn, up, down, in bounds outta bounds, doesn't matter. These pants are the shit!!

Jason L. at on 10/25/2011

Far as pants go, I haven't had anything tougher. Not as heavy as they look, actually pretty light, but just overbuilt to the max. Super waterproof, and the HUGE vents make skinning like wearing shorts. My only complaint would be the pockets are kinda small. Oh, and you're gonna need a belt. They're baggy.

Rob de Luca at on 01/23/2012

Neutral Reviews:

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.

Aaron Batte at on 11/02/2013