by Will Rietveld | 2006-01-30 03:00:00-07
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 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.
"The North Face Flash Jacket (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Will Rietveld. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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