Expert Review: Flylow Women's Moxie Bib Pants
This review is my honest opinion of the bib pants, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2021.
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the bib pants, which I purchased with my own money in July of 2021.
The Flylow Women’s Moxie bib pants are unrivaled in their quality and durability. These pants can withstand any weather and move with even the most expert skier.
About the bibs I own
- Brand: Flylow
- Model: Moxie Bib
- Size Fit: True to size
- Height: 5’3.5”
- Weight: 130 lbs
- Pant size: 6 or M
- Experience: 20+ years of snowboarding/skiing
- When I bought these: July 2021
- Days used: 50
- Where I’ve used them: Colorado and California
- Weather conditions used in: Whiteout blizzards, high wind, below 0, warm May days
How they perform
What I was looking for
I needed a very waterproof yet breathable shell for the wide range of Colorado conditions I encountered. In addition, I wanted a shell over an insulated bib to layer it based on the weather. I prefer bibs over pants because they are warmer and more comfortable.
Why I chose this bib
I was tired of the skinny pants trend that many ski companies have adopted. While I love a good skinny jean, slim-fit ski pants don’t allow for easy mobility while I’m on technical terrain. This bib challenges this trend and is meant for an athletic and/or curvy body. I chose this bib over others because it accommodates my body type more than any other brand.
What I love about it
- Warmth: Bibs are generally warmer than pants since they cover a large portion of the torso. This bib is no exception, and Flylow’s Intuitive Fabric blocks out any wind.
- Waterproofing: The Moxie bib has kept me completely dry on those days when it dumps for hours.
- Breathability: This bib lets my skin breathe on those warm spring days.
- Durability: After using this for 50+ days in one season, this bib has no sign of wear and tear.
- Ease of movement: Unlike many ski clothes designed for women, this bib is sized right in all joints to allow for excellent mobility.
- Quality: Flylow is very thoughtful in its material choices and color stories. This bib comes in a good selection of colors, and the fabric holds up well over time.
- Special Features: This bib has a side zipper that allows quick/easy bathroom breaks.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Fit: While I love the fit of this bib, it’s not for everyone. Flylow has chosen function over fashion, and many women will not like the boxy look of this style. If someone is narrower through the hips, they may find this ill-fitting.
- Comfort: This fabric has some stretch but is far from a stretch fabric. If someone gets the wrong size or tries to add too many layers, they will feel like a stuffed sausage.
Favorite moment with this gear
I paired this bib with a $15 Hawaiian shirt from Amazon for skiing in May. It was the perfect temperature with the vents open. I was so impressed that it was comfortable on a hot day after using it in such cold conditions in the winter.
Value for the money vs. other options
Since the Moxie bib isn’t insulated, one might be shocked by the sticker price. However, the “cost per wear” will make up for it, meaning one can wear it more often. This bib is pretty stain and rip-resistant, so it lasts longer than many competitors, like Spyder and Roxy. If the price still bothersome when compared to traditional pants, remember that the torso portion can take the place of many midlayers.
For a bib that will work through any weather condition and type of terrain, the Flylow Moxie Bib is it. I would never replace this bib, except for another of the same bib! The fabric and color of this bib perfectly pair with the Flylow Billie Coat, so someone can easily purchase these as a matching set (which I have done).