If you ever had some twisted tryptophan-fueled dream where a swaggy pant marries an indomitable bib, Flylow’s Baker Bib would be the child of that union. As the legend goes, their name comes from a Frenchwoman describing how the founders skied more like they were flying low than carving snow, with all the style, grace, and hard charging such a description entails.
It’s a company founded on the idea that technical gear can also be steezy and fun. Along those lines, Flylow has rolled out their flagship leg coverings in a creamy pink colorway guaranteed to make a statement anywhere you’ll be flying up and down the hill. But even with the attention to style, don’t be mistaken: Flylow, as always, has pulled out all the stops to make their Baker bib bomber.
Oxford Shell Fabric
Let’s start with the Intuitive Oxford face fabric, with a 20k mm waterproof rating and 20,000g/m2 breathable membrane. Plus of course a DWR water repellent treatment, and 1000D reinforcements to beef up the Flylow Baker Bib even more on the super-wear spots like the knees and cuffs. Inner and outer thigh vents make touring uphill a pleasure but one side zip ends at a Velcro tab that can be undone for its own half-down dropseat. Though the suspenders can also just be unclipped if you need more freedom.
Then there are pockets for days. A zipper chest pocket and a smaller button one. Two hip pockets and a thigh pocket. A butt pocket. There is literally a pocket for everything you need to carry with you both for resort hot laps and epic big mountain tours. And the stretch back panel holds you tight without pinching. Yet nothing speaks louder than how it actually runs.
Style for Days
Ever since Flylow exploded onto the scene, they’ve built a loyal following for being a breath of fresh air in the outerwear game. The moment I saw the “flamingo” (light pink) Flylow Baker Bibs, I was in love. Mad style, understated but also eye-catching. Admittedly, I woulda loved ‘em if just for the look. But how they performed was mind-blowing.
To start off, I started rocking these bibs because another brand was too tight in the crotch, a no-go for any aspiring kook who likes to throw a little funk into their grabs and spins. Then I took it out for a few spins. It’s been a heavy fall. On some sunny tours I never had to unzip the inner thigh zips. Then, booting up one of our beautiful Teton ridges with wind pushing 20-degree temps into the negative, my legs didn’t even register it.
The construction of the Flylow Baker Bib is solid with its 150-denier Oxford Weave. Like “grind down rocks while testing the early season snowpack” solid. Like bulletproof wind and precip protection solid. Despite the name, the Flylow Baker bibs are made so you can fly high.
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The FlylowBaker bib is a steezy 2-legged partyLike Armani White sings, I’m stylish. No Glock tucked but a big t-shirt wraps the torso as I head down the hill since, like they say in “Dogtown and Z-Boys,” going big only works if you look good doing it. The FlyLow Baker bib is made for you to go big, designed to keep you warm. And made for you to look good doing it.
Riding in the Flylow Baker Bibs ($430.00) feels damn good. Hiking in the Flylow bakers feels damn good. And just chilling in the snow in the Flylow Bakers feels damn good. Life in the snow feels good. And the Flylow Baker bib is the manifestation of a steezy 2-legged party for your life in the mountains.