FLYLOW GEAR chemical pant review [2012/2013]

What it is: The Chemical Pant by FLYLOW GEAR

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No one likes sitting on a wet chairlift seat, and here in the Northwest, with the heavier snow we receive, that is a far-to-often occurrence. The Chemical pant was created to combat this wet Northwest phenomenon, and it is legit. I purposely did not do the “pre-swipe chairlift sweep” prior to sitting, testing the water durability of the backside, and test results were conclusive=no leakage! Sold! Besides the water resistant fabric {again, top secret material}, the Chemical pant was very comfortable, and could easily be worn by skiers and snowboarders alike. After a top to bottom run, and getting back in the gondola, I found myself using the side-zips. Not only are there side-zips on the outside leg, but also on the inside leg! In the same fashion as the Higgins jacket, no mesh to get caught in the zips. Love it.

It is no wonder this pant got “best in test” by Skiing Magazine.

Durablity is taken into consideration with Cordura™ reinforcements on the knees and cuffs, which seem to wear out far to often.


hiking in Crystal Mountain’s backcountry. photo by matt small

Tech talk:

  • 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
  • Cordura reinforcements on the knees and cuffs reduce wear from edges and tree encounters
  • Adjustable waist tab secures the pant during big drops and walks across the parking lot
  • Three-panel construction on the knees provides an articulated fit that’s ready for charging
  • Relaxed fit optimizes range of motion and allows ample layering on the colder resort days
  • Two front and two hand pockets stash your touring essentials or snacks while you cruise through the backcountry
  • Ykk waterproof zippers keeps your inner layers from getting soggy

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More about FLYLOW GEAR? Check it out some recent product reviews I did:

Pro’s: Durable in all the right places.  Fit is perfect!

Con’s:  Nothing to note

HIGGINS JACKET: love this jacket, especially the color!
THE WORK GLOVE: this glove is all about the love of work!

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