Colorado natives, friends since college and founders of Flylow, Greg Steen and Dan Abrams could never seem to find a pair of ski pants that held up through their backcountry adventures.
The gear they were using was either built for mountaineering, which meant it was lightweight and breathable but didn’t fit right and lacked style, or it was made for ski resorts, so it looked great but fell apart after just one season.
At the time, both Greg and Dan fancied themselves respectable telemark skiers. A French girl on the mountain saw them and seemed to agree yelling, “You don’t ski fast—you fly low.” With that, and their desire to build ski pants that would last, Flylow was officially born.
Their reputation for no-nonsense gear that focussed on quality, durability and reliability soon became apparent within the snowsports community. As a result Greg and Dan continued to refine and develop their range to accommodate more of the sports they loved, including skiing and apres skiing.
In the years since that fateful French girl, Dan has locked down his heels while Greg still rides free heel, free mind. But they both still independently own and operate the company in much the same spirit as its founding: Make good gear that works for the fun stuff they (and their friends) like to do.