Flylow Chemical Pant - Men's
FlylowChemical Pant - Men's

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
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

close, no cigar

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

Everything was high-quality and seemingly of fine construction, like I have experienced from Flylow. Only problem for me was the inside lining, which hindered my freedom-of-movement/range-of-motion. My previous Flylow experience is with the Snowman insulated pants, which allow me to move unhindered. I do a lot of hiking and such. Oh well.

Great Pants So Far

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

These are definitely some of the best pants I've owned. The fabric is fully waterproof so far, the zips offer great ventilation and the cordura reinforcements are great. The cut is a little wonky, they're tight around the waist and pretty loose through the legs. I have the maize ones and they get dirty super fast, which is a kind of a bummer.

Great Baggies

    I bought these for my boyfriend for Christmas, here's what he had to say: "These are probably one of the better pants for skiing I've ever owned. I would say they fit true to size in terms of the waist, but note that these are a bit on the baggy side but still perfectly functional. For fitting reference, I typically wear a 33 in Prana's and the Large fit me well. I am about 6'1-6'2 maybe 180lbs if that helps. They are anything but short in the inseam so length is not going to be an issue if your inseam is longer. I got the Black color, the black is a super dark charcoal/grey color.. while being black. If that makes any sense. I also have had a couple chances to wear these in all snow conditions and they are nice and warm if paired well with a good base layer. I wore these up on the slopes at Snow Basin and it was 20 degrees and snowing. I was warm and dry after being out there for 3-5 hours of skiing fresh powder. "
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    Runs large

    • Fit: Runs large

    product runs slightly large in terms of bagginess/length, so would recommend a medium to anyone between medium/large, though would note the waist will be a bit snug. A good-looking piece of equipment, sturdy but flexible enough to be athletic. The color and style are as expected and am very satisfied with the product.

    Decent pants

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

    I bought these pants at the beginning of last season and have put over 50 days on them. I have done everything from lapping the resort to hiking couloirs in the backcountry. I have gotten 3 holes in these pants which I have patched using a combination of tenacious and gorilla tape. So far I have experienced no leakage. I like that they breathe well and have full venting however I do have some issues with these pants. I find the waist tight and restrictive where the rest of the pant fits great. To solve this I keep them as loose as possible and use suspenders. I have also been disappointed in the durability. In addition to the holes the fabric on the the front thighs has pilled from falls. I would give these pants a 3.5 if possible.

    Decent pants

    Great ski pant, especially for the money

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I originally ordered this pant in a large based on the comments others have made about sizing. I am 6'2" 195 with a 35" waist and immediately found the pants too small. My Gearhead was great in helping me return them, create a credit and order the XL. I got the XL size quickly and when I tried them on they were perfect. I cinched the waist straps and wont need a belt. The length is also great, I am more leg than torso and I was worried the pant would be too short but when I put them on with my ski boots they were just right. I ski about 20 days a year and am not interested in paying high prices for something simple like a ski pant. I have 2 other Flylow products (Down coat and vest) and wear them all the time. When I started shopping for ski pants I went straight for Flylow as I know I wont be disappointed or pay more than I should have to.

    Great fitting

      These pants seem to fit true to size! Got them a little early for ski season! But excited to try them out this year.

      Love em!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The chemical plant is kind of like a futuristic version of your favorite pair of Carhartt pants. These pants are DURABLE and really waterproof. They have huge vents for when things get hot on the skin track, or when the dancing gets heated during Apres. The best pants I have owned hands down.

      Favorite Ski Pants

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

      These pants are super burly, but aren't heavy and clunky. Mine have held up through multiple seasons of skiing, and are still super waterproof. The huge zippers also make hiking/touring a breeze. Love these pants.

      Eric, how did you find the medium fit? I'm about your size if not a touch bigger, and am torn between the medium and small. What's your waist size? Are these super baggy?

      17/18 Chemical Pant Video

        Burly

        Waterproof and well-vented

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

        I am 6'3 and about 195lbs, and I find that the xl fits me about as well as any ski pant I have even owned. I have skied approximately 25 days in these pants, mostly in deep snow in the Wasatch range, and I have the following observations:
        Positives:
        -thoroughly vented, and probably the best pants for hiking for turns I have ever owned
        -dwr is spot on, and I have yet to have these pants soak through
        -flattering fit, and don't look super obvious as ski pants if you stop for a beer after the mountain
        Negatives:
        -not the warmest pants I own. When the wind is howling, you'll notice. This might be a result of the pant being super thin
        -they definitely require a belt, as the velcro tightening system is basically useless

        Amazing Ski Pants

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

        I put over 100 days on a pair last season and they barely look used. Burly fabric and construction but super comfortable with a perfectly baggy fit on me. My other ski pants were severely neglected this season with these proving flawless in all conditions.

        Appear to be very good

        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Large

        I'm 6'2 and weight about 207, which is a little heavier than I like to be. I got the Large. While they fit around the waist, they will be much better when I'm back down to 195-200. I'm a 35/36 waist at the moment; normally a 34/35. There is no room for expansion, whereas the larger size would enable me to close the velcro adjustable straps on the sides. I think the XL would be too big & baggy. I've got athletic thighs and they fit perfectly in the legs. Others complain about the bagginess, but I think they're great for ski pants. The length is perfect. They appear to be well-designed. The buttons on the front do not poke me as mentioned in another post, but I haven't put on a backpack with waist strap to test it. I bent over and tried to pinch myself, and couldn't feel them. I like the leg zippers on both sides. Very good design. I've historically worn North Face pants, and I can tell that these are going to be as good or better, depending on actual wear and tear. I got the ocean color, and it's true to the picture displayed (or as close as you can get with a computer picture). I like them alot...won't know for sure until ski season gets here in another 4-5 months.

        Perfect

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

        I bought these to be a waterproof black uniform pant for patrolling but ended up just wearing them every day. Waterproofing is flawless and the leg zippers keep me from overheating when I have to dig out tower pads.

        How do you find the medium fit? Are they super baggy? I'm 5'10" and 165 lbs and right between S and M on Flylow's size chart.

        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!