The North Face Flash Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)

Very light weight 900-fill down full-zip jacket.

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by Will Rietveld | 2006-01-30 03:00:00-07

Overview

In The North Face’s Flight Series, the Flash Down Jacket is a standout. It comes in men’s and women’s models and features 900-fill power down, a very light shell fabric, and minimal features to keep the weight down. The weight: 12 ounces for size medium.

The North Face Flight Jacket

The North Face Flash Jacket, men’s version left and women’s version right.

The jacket has a simple elastic binding on the cuffs and hem. The full front zipper has a good backing to prevent snagging, and the collar is fleece-lined.

The jacket has good loft and is best worn as a midlayer because of its thin shell fabric.

The North Face claims to have cornered the market on 900-fill down, so we should expect to see more of it in their insulated garments.

Specifications and Features

  • Manufacturer: The North Face (www.thenorthface.com)
  • Style: down insulated full zip jacket
  • Features: 900-fill down, full length front zipper, side pockets, chest pocket on men’s jacket, fleece lined collar
  • Weight: 12 ounces (size medium)
  • MSRP: $229

Citation

"The North Face Flash Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/north_face_flash_jacket_orwm06.html, 2006-01-30 03:00:00-07.

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