Flow Style Labyrinth Trouser Review
Flow Style sent through a pair of there Labyrinth trousers, could these be the next best MTB trouser on the market? here are my first impressions.
Who is Flow Style?
Harry set out designing MTB clothing that actually fitted the rider instead of the usual heavy clothing items that just looked baggy.
Whilst looking at starting up Harry realised that the clothing industry is one of the most environmentally damaging industries. He set out to try and make Flow Style different from the rest and stick to his principles.
We wanted our brand to uphold our own personal principles and demonstrate the highest environmental, social and ethical standards possible. It was this that sparked the ranges you see here today… Our cotton products are made using 100% organic cotton and produced using solely wind and solar energy, resulting in high quality climate neutral clothing.
Labyrinth Trousers First Impressions
Flow styles labyrinth trousers have been designed by world cup downhill athletes so I expected a heavy, hard-wearing product. I was surprised when I picked the Labyrinth trousers up for the 1st time as they were not what I was expecting at all. They were light and looked like they would be very breathable. They have a tougher fabric around where you would sit on the saddle as you would expect, given the movement that happens in that area from cycling. I’ve had clothing unstitch or rip in this area so I was pleasantly surprised to see that this had been thought out.
The Flow Style Labyrinths trousers legs are nicely tapered in to provide a nice comfy fit and help restrain the fabric from being pulled into the chainring. Around the knees there is adequate material to cover your kneepads nicely and also a mesh to allow extra breathability for your legs, to aid this there are also holes applied to the fabric on the inside of the thigh area.
There is one pocket on your right thigh which was sizeable enough to hold my iPhone and car key for my ride. However, I would’ve like to have seen the more traditional pockets on the waist but that is a personal preference for me. I did find however that the heat from my legs produced some condensation on my phone so when I removed my phone from the pocket it was slightly moist. Again a small problem but something worth thinking about.
I’ve had a few rides with the Labyrinths now, I’ve had a long enduro style rides and then the more traditional bike park session. Both of these rides have been hot and humid which is a good test for the breathability of the Labyrinths and I’m pleased to report that they were great, I stayed at a nice comfortable temperature. The trousers are also nice and flexible which is great for allowing those legless tricks at the bike park and as well as those long days in the saddle.
I haven’t had a wet ride in the trousers yet so can’t comment on how they cope when the weather is adverse. Flow style says these trousers are for those summer days or just for keeping the mud off of your legs so I don’t expect them to be very waterproof.
Sizing For The Flow Style Labyrinth trousers
So, in summary, Flow Styles Labyrinth trousers are a great all-rounder for those harder shredding riders that like to dabble in a bike park day or a ride out exploring your local trails. They retail at £119.99 so are very similarly priced with the likes of Fox and Troy Lee but I feel these trousers have had more attention to detail applied to them in terms of the fit so definitely would recommend these over other brands if you’re not into the big brand style clothing.
I will be putting the Labyrinths to more use so will keep you updated with how they last over a period of time.
You can purchase your Flow Style Labyrinth trousers here
If you want to know more about Harry Molloy and Flow Style you can find his interview with us here
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