Q. Do you wear underwear with Chickfly Pants?
A. Chickfly pants work with or without underwear so long as the panties are stretchy. We will recommend or sell some that work. That said, Chickfly pants work great without underwear. There is already a double layer of organic cotton and bamboo fabric that is breathable, wicking, and healthy on sensitive bits. Chickflies are fitted around the pelvis and even provide enough support for a menstrual pad.
Q. Will the pants open accidentally or expose me?
A. No. When fit correctly, Chickflies are secure. They have been distributed among many active women who have worn them for hours at a time doing sports like rock climbing, martial arts, yoga, skydiving, sailing, running, rafting, and dancing.
The double layer of fabric in the pelvic area both secures the region with elastic tension and insures that one cannot see your buttcrack during downward dog.
Q. What kind of fabric are the pants made of?
A. Chickflies are made out of 4-way stretch fabric. The first run of Chickflies are made out of organic cotton and bamboo and lycra.
Q. Are these sex pants?
A. Chickflies were invented by an outdoorsy field scientist who wanted more convenient and private opportunities to pee (like guys have). That said, they are soft, comfortable, and we hear they work great for sex too!
Q. How do they stay closed without zippers or fasteners?
A. They stay closed through elastic tension of two opposing panels that can be pulled apart.
Q. Do the straps for the onesie come with the pants?
A. You can get the pants separately or get pants with buttons and straps that convert into a onesie. The base model is the same – a yoga pant with a tall waistband that can be folded around the waist, down like a demi-mini, or up around the torso. This waistband is tall enough to reach over most women’s breasts, or seat below the breast like a beer made style. We add buttons and straps so the pants turn into a stunning onesie.
Q. Does the fly look different than regular pants and how?
A. Traditional trousers have a fly that is in the middle in front of the body, generally shaped like a penis and above the penis. The “chickfly” does not have this feature, but instead has a seam on the panty line and curving over the hip that is stretchy and pulls apart. We think it accentuates the female form.
Q. How do these pants have anything to do with equality?
A. The pant fly was invented for the privacy and hygiene needs of men. Long skirts served this purpose for women, and still do for many women, but some women like to wear pants.
It’s about being able to pee, with relative privacy, outdoors, and with comfort, convenience, and style. Sometimes it’s about safety, like for female climbers. Other times it’s about being competitive in a marathon and having to run off the track into the woods to pee.
Equality is about having the same access to the same benefits at the same time.
And this isn’t the first time the concept of pants has been associated with power. It wasn’t even legal for women to wear them on the senate floor until 1993 (wiki), and the phrases “who wears the pants in the family” or “Don’t get caught with your pants around your ankles” show the deeper implications of meaning in our society today.
Q. How can I get myself (or a friend) a pair of Chickfly pants?
A. Sign up on our mailing list and put “pre-order” in the subject line. You will be the first to know when they are ready! Help spread the word!
Q. What can I do to help Chickfly pants become available?
A. Share information about Chickfly with your friends and family to help build support so that when we “launch” on Kickstarter in a coyuple months we are successful. We are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Q. Will I be able to avoid getting pee on my pants?
A. With Chickflies, you don’t need to drop your pants around your knees and ankles, so they are much easier to avoid peeing on. They open wide enough so that, when sitting on a toilet seat, one can sandwich them between one’s butt cheek and the toilet seat, thus freeing one’s hands for wiping and protecting one’s butt from the seat. For outdoor use, as long as women can pee outside normally, they should be able to do so with chickflies. For those that don’t, we are making a “how-to” guide. We are finding that some women can even pee standing with these pants because, once the fabric between the legs is removed, this becomes a possibility.
Fun fact: Did you know, in the Victorian era, women peed standing because they couldn’t sit on a toilet with hoop skirts? They even had undies that opened up like chickfly pants.
Q. Can I use them with my pee funnel?
A. Standing and peeing, among women, has become popular lately, as several personal urination devices (PUDs) have come on the market to help in situations like roadsides and porta-potties. Chickfly pants, too, can help in all these situations. For those that want to stand and pee, it is compatible with the funnel with the added benefit of not having to take your pants down.
Q. Do Chickflies accentuate the vulva or camel toe?
A. Chickfly pants will not camel toe (they are designed in such a way that they cannot, without a seam in the middle, but they do form to a woman’s curves because they are tight like yoga pants. They are shaped like a bikini – the fly is a triangle that over the monds pubis and it does accentuates the feminine triangle and curve of the body.
Q. Are Chickfly pants comfortable?
A. Chickfly pants are made of superbly comfortable organic cotton and bamboo, 4-way stretch fabric. They do not have a seam down the front, and are soft on sensitive bits. They do not run or chafe, even during strenuous activities. They are comfy and make a great pajama too, especially if you are in a tent and need to pee at night.