PHOTO: Van Swae
PHOTO: Van Swae

Flylow Foxy Bib

A review of Flylow’s Foxy Bib from the 2017 Apparel Guide

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Price: $375

Materials: 3-Layer Stretch Stormshell Intuitive Fabric and 500 denier, Cordura reinforcements

Features: 20K/20K waterproofing, brushed interior, kangaroo chest pouch, fully taped seams, two mid-thigh pockets, two chest pockets, inner and outer thigh vents

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Flylow tackled their new women's bib with patience, and it paid off. The fit and function is the best I've seen in the bib category. Flylow took the time to dial a feminine fit paired with function and durability in this full bib. Stepping into the Foxy was easy, thanks to a long zipper sewn into the left leg down to the knee. (They were also easy to drop when you need to pee). I'm five-foot-six and the length of the inseam on the medium fit well, with the cuff hitting the toe of my boot. The bibs were baggy and loose through the leg and snug in the hips. Note: I am pear-shaped with strong thighs. I wouldn't wear them with bulky layers, but thanks to three-way stretch, I was never impeded while high-stepping boot-packs or bending to unbuckle my boots in the lift line.

The cut hit my upper chest, like a pair of overalls. A kangaroo pocket on the chest with a smaller pocket on top was a nice place to keep things like a phone, a credit card, or lip balm. The pockets mid-thigh, though, were where I stashed my snacks. The most genius detail was the mesh patch on the lower spine, which kept movement flexible and my back cool. Also, when I bent over, there was nothing to fear of anything hanging out. Inner and outer thigh vents created a breeze and cooled me off quickly on a hot spring day. In colder conditions, I'll be thankful for the brushed interior, which felt soft and kept me cozy.