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Smythe Bib Pant - Men's

4.5 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews
Current price: $189.98 - $237.48 Original price: $474.95
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Why We Like The Flylow Smythe Bib Pant

Weekend traffic, crowded lift lines, icy slopes—you don't want any part of all that. For those that would rather wander than be told where to go there's the Flylow Smythe Bib. Designed to give you performance movement, total weather protection, and breathability all in a lightweight package, these bibs were made for long days spent hunting for dream lines in the backcountry. The Intuitive Perm fabric is stretchy and air-permeable to get you through steep and grueling bootpacks, and offers waterproof protection for days you wish you brought a snorkel. You've got lots of convenient storage for even the most intense backcountry excursions, with three pack-strap compatible chest pockets, and two thigh pockets that are accessible with a harness on. Outer thigh vents let you quickly release heat when you reach the summit, and heavy-duty Cordura reinforcements around the ankles ensure durability after long seasons of alpine adventures.


  • Reach high heights and epic lines with these backcountry bibs
  • Waterproof fabric offer stretch and breathability for long hikes
  • Harness and pack-strap compatible pockets give you necessary storage
  • Thigh vents cool you off quickly so you can get back to the climb
  • Reinforced leg cuffs withstand abrasion from constant hiking
  • Elasticized leg gaiters keep snow out when you find a pow stash
  • Waterproof zippers have you covered when snow is everywhere
  • Item #FLGZ046
[membrane/laminate] Intuitive Perm, [face fabric] 100% nylon, DWR coating
Waterproof Rating
Breathability Rating
fully sealed
[short] 30in, [regular] 32in, [long] 34in
1 zippered chest, 3 zippered thigh, 1 zippered rear
outer thigh
hook-and-loop adjustable
Cuff Closure
Claimed Weight
1lb 3oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
backcountry touring

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 6 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

March 19, 2023

Durable and Waterproof

I've put it through the wringer

Fantastic bib, I put it through the wringer this year as I learned how to ski. The bib is impervious to moisture on ski lifts and durable enough to survive a multitude of 60+ mph falls onto icy piste without any tears. I went with the advice of other reviewers and bought a size up and I’d agree that it was the right choice.

Michelle B

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

April 24, 2022

Excellent backcountry bib

I've used it several times

I own both the Baker and Smythe bib. While the baker is a beefier and heavier bib, I prefer the Smythe bib for anything besides a cold resort day where the Bakers seem better suited. Smythe is a more breathable and thinner layer. Holding these two bibs in each hand, the Smythe is noticeably more lightweight. Great for skinning with a beacon pocket on the chest. I never get hot in these and they feel great with a good range of motion. I’m not entirely sure on the durability as I’ve only tested them out on 5 skins. As others have said, I would size up. I’m 5’9” 190 lbs with larger thighs and upper body. The large fits me perfect. The Baker is a solid bib for backcountry too but if you run hot and looking to shave ounces, then this is your bib.


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

April 5, 2022

Great, Stylish Bibs

I've used it several times

I just got back from my first AK heli trip and these bibs performed really well! Hopping in and out of the shuttle to/from the lodge plus climbing in and out the heli, they held up to everything. The only thing missing on these bibs are inner thigh vents. I'm 5'7" / 180# and the large fits quite comfortably. Hoping to get 10 years out of these like I did with my last pair of Flylows.

Flip G

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 20, 2021

Amazing bibs

I've put it through the wringer

As much as I love the freeride style of skiing, I?m still a ?I don?t want my ski kit to be too baggy? kinda guy. I suppose that comes from my years of ski mountaineering and alpine ice climbing where I climb best in trimmer clothes. So, I wanted a bib that would be that, be light and breathable enough for touring and climbing, yet burly enough for getting after it on the descents. And looks stylish doing it?especially if doing inbounds days at the resort. This is that bib! Granted, wanting all that comes with the risk of being potentially easier to tear. I?ve been a diehard Patagonia, BD, and Arcturus fan for 20 years. So, this is my first Flylow purchase and I?m totally sold. They fit perfect for me. But 37 days I them last season and they still look like new. Stoked I got them.


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2021

Too wide and baggy

I returned this product before using it

Like most ski pants, these are too baggy. Haven?t found a high quality pair of ski/board pants that long enough with out being enormous.

Eric M

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 1, 2020

2020 Smythe Bib video

Our lightest air permeable bib meant for touring.

Daniel H

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com