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.
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)
"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.