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The Western Mountaineering Men's Flash XR Jacket is a down insulated jacket with a water resistant shell for cold weather. With the help of the Proloft XR™ Laminated Shell Fabric you now have the added protection of water resistance, so a few unexpected snowflakes won't soak your coat. This protects the 850+ fill power goose down, so it can do its job of trapping warm air next to your body. Zippered pockets, elastic cuffs and an adjustable hood are lovely extra features when the wind kicks up or you're trying to secure extra gloves. The average weight of 11oz keeps weight down so you never have to be without your extra warmth, even if it's packed away in your pack.
FEATURES of the Western Mountaineering Men's Flash XR Jacket
YKK Reversed coil zipper with insulated draft panel
Rated 5 out of
Sara T from
Very warm with a wide temperature rangeThe previous reviewer had a very different experience with this jacket. I am a female so that may or may not make a difference? I had this jacket on when I broke my femur 2.5 years ago. It saved my life! It kept me warm until search and rescue got to me. It kept me from going into shock and hypothermia immediately. I wore this jacket this winter (backcountry skiing) with a medium to heavy weight wool layer and a base layer all winter long. I live in Montana and we had a very cold winter. The XR without any added layers worked down to minus 5 degrees. I think this is the best all-around down jacket available.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 3 out of
Light-weight but not much warmthI have this and the down pants. I am disappointed because I paid so much to not feel that warm. These stuff down really small and appear to have a lot of loft. However, if there is even a slight breeze or if it's below 40, your teeth will be chattering in no time. Admittedly, I am just a rock climber, not a real mountaineer. I use these to hang out at night, and keeping warm in between bouldering. So, I'm not really using it for technical mountaineering. Perhaps if you're hiking 60 miles or alpine playing, this could be the sh*t. Just be sure to bring a shell because the material is thin. I got holes in it almost immediately.
Date published: 2014-01-09
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