The Flylow Magnum Pro is a pant that would work well at the resort, or in the backcountry. It caters to those who are looking for a high tier waterproof and breathable pant with a stretch fabric, and articulated fit.
Flylow Magnum Pro Ski Pant Review
Pant Size: M
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The Flylow Magnum Pro has a 20k/20k waterproof and breathable membrane in a 3-layer stretch storm shell. This is really starting to get into that upper tier of waterproof materials, and will be a great option for those who are worried about seeing a lot of wet weather. The only skiers that would need to consider a pant with even higher end waterproof tech would be those who are going to see a decent amount of rain throughout the season. For those of us lucky enough to never ski in rain, the Magnum Pro should be more than enough. The Magnum Pro also has decent breathability, and will be perfectly fine for skier hard at the resort. For those skiers that also like to ski the hike-to terrain and work hard to earn turns, the Magnum Pro is good, but not great.
Fit: The Flylow Magnum Pro has a relaxed fit that feels true to size. I’m typically between a small and medium, depending on the overall fit. I don’t like pants that are overly loose, so I often size down for pants that have a standard or relaxed fit, and up for those with a tailored or slim fit. For the Magnum Pro I would probably size down to the small. This would still give me plenty of room for layering underneath, but not so much so that I felt like I was swimming in the pant. The magnum Pro also has a 4-way stretch storm shell that moves with you, so sizing down will reduce the bagginess without restricting the mobility. The fit of the small was really comfortable for me, it functions really well for me style of skiing. If you like the loose freestyle fit, I’d probably go with your standard pant size.
Warmth: The Flylow Magnum Pro does not have any insulation. It’s not a very warm pant, but being 3-layer does at least offer a small amount of warmth. I prefer a 3-layer shell over any other type of pant because it allows me to control how much insulation I want or don’t want. My legs run really warm, and often insulated pants are too warm for all but the coldest days. The Magnum Pro is just about perfect me on mild days, and with a warm layer underneath, I could easily use them on cold days as well.
Features: The main features I look for in a pant are decent waterproof/breathable tech, good fit/mobility, and good ventilation. The Flylow Magnum Pro has all three of these and more. At 20k waterproofing and breathability are very solid. The fit is true to size, and with articulated knees, and a 4-way stretch mobility is fantastic. Vents on the inside and outside of the pant create fantastic airflow and ventilation when things start to warm up. The Magnum Pro also has 5 pockets including two hand, two back, and one large cargo pocket. For me, the waist adjustment tabs, cuff reinforcement, and waterproof zippers area very nice extra.
Bottom Line: The Flylow Magnum Pro is a very solid technical shell for resort skiers, and a fine backcountry pant for those who earn their turns. I love the stretch storm shell and solid waterproofing for days at the resort. Backcountry skiers may want a bit more breathability, but this would be a good compromise for those who only want one pant for resort and backcountry.