Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Outdoor Retailer, SLC

Chemical-hardshell-Carhatt style-w/ 3 panel articulated knees, waterproof/breathable, taped seams, cross flow venting inner and outer thigh vents. Knees-w/ Denier Cordura® reinforcements $290
words/images Judith Ecochard

"Bouncing Around the Room..."---in a matter of speaking- (though we like that Senegalese music influence)---

---is a great way to discover new to us vendors at the large Outdoor Retailer tradeshow.

The exhibit by the eight years old+ FLYLOW- snowsports apparel -outta Denver...literally stopped us in our land lubber tracks. We recognize durability when we see it-particularly in performance Cordura® TOUGH, reinforced pants that would survive our snowboarding skills...

Very impressive-with tough performance "Intuitive" fabrics, thoughtful design elements (massive pit zips-YKK zippers waterproof, coil and big tooth-throughout---helmet compatible hoods---removable powder skirts---powder cuffs & Gaiters---hidden waist tabs, lots of pockets, media compatible... ), and truly gender specific fits.


Bella Donna-in coral-Denier Cordura® knees and cuffs-3 layer softshell with stretch (Lycra Intuitive Fabric™),  10k/10k water proof breathable, fully seamed tape, articulated knee box-w 1000Denier Cordura reinforcements, adjustable waist $260

powder gaiter cuffs

huge outer thigh vent for boots on pants removable 

Higgins-a multi purpose soft-shell, 10k/10k waterproof breathable, 6 pockets,helmet compatible  hood, powder guard snaps 18" pit zips-in fern green $$280

Vixen-3 layer blend of stretchy soft-shell and hardshell blend, 10k/10k waterproof breathable, fully seamed taped $280

six pockets including stash interior pockets

Vixen-"...a jacket version of the women's U.S. soccer team..." SWEET

Magnum BC-men's stretchy waterproof/breathable tough, nearly full-zip outer, adjustable waist, powder cuffs, inner/outer thigh vents, articulated knee box, 5 pockets $270

Ginger-cascade 10k/10k waterproof breathable, fully seamed tape, articulated knee box, 4 pockets, adjustable waist, powder cuffs, inner/outer thigh vents $280
Masala-purple-3 layer waterproof/breathable hardshell "...that's fit for mountain town girls that won't disappoint them like their ex-boyfriend" BRAVO $$370

Swindler-navy-micro puff insulation in a cool baffle stitched pattern-wind water resistant Ripstop Intuitive Fabric™ -layer or wear alone as shirt...chest pockets won't interfere with those of jackets. Nice touch. $160

6 inch arm vents

BA Puffy-quarry/light blue-10k/10k waterproof breathable,  $290

toasty warm synthetic down interior in a 2 layer nylon Ripstop Intuitive Fabric™

9 pockets, no bulk cuffs, inner trunk junk pockets, 

Bella Donna

Iceman 10k/10k waterproof breathable-fully seamed taped 2 layer shell with 700 fill power goose down $400 (left) and Quantum-20k/20k waterproof breathable-quarry, navy red- 22 inch underarm vents, remove ale powder skirt, 6 pockets, tough and technical par excellence...$370

INFO: http://flylowgear.com/