With her Chickfly pants, Californian ecological entrepreneur, Anna Birkás, wants to bring special, women-specific outdoor pants to the global market. Birkás set out to address the “bathroom problem” that women in the outdoors face.
While men can go pee with privacy anywhere, women experience a lack of access or breach of privacy. As an outdoor enthusiast, hydrologist, and general contractor, working on science and construction projects, Birkás experienced this disparity, caused by the simple fact that women were still wearing pants designed for a male’s anatomy. What sets her new Chickfly pants apart is that there is no zipper or fastening device of any kind – the fly is held together by tension, creating a seamless, flattering, soft, and easy to use feature. Chickfly pants have two overlapping stretch fabric panels that pull apart. The aperture goes from front to back, allowing one to open it as much as needed. The fly snaps back into shape when released and stays put. It is more versatile than the traditional fly on men’s pants and may be integrated into items like snowsuits. Long story short: Women do not have to pull their pants down anymore to pee.
Made in the San Francisco Bay Area with sustainable bamboo fabric and organic dyes, Chickfly pants are an affordable, creative solution for the ecologically savvy woman’s wardrobe. The product is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.