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Western Mountaineering - Flash XR Jacket - Men's

The Western Mountaineering men's Flash XR Jacket is designed for users who need a little more water-resistance than the typical ultralight down jacket offers. This beefed-up version of their ever-popular Flash Jacket uses ProLoft XR™ fabric, a super-light, water-resistant, and extremely breathable laminated membrane. Details like a hood adjustment strap and zippered pockets increase this ultralight jacket's versatility.
Western Mountaineering's top-notch construction methods, attention to detail, and years of experience working solely with premium down set them apart from other brands; they are simply one of the world's best down companies, bar none. Based in San Jose, CA, they are committed to manufacturing the in US and Canada. Their down is sourced from free-range mother geese who are never live-plucked or force-fed.

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Technical specifications & features

Weight 11 oz. (Med)
Made in Canada
Shell Material Water-resistant, highly breathable ProLoft XR™ laminated shell fabric
Insulated Insulated
Insulation Type 850+ Fill Down; Average Fill Weight 3.5 oz
Hood Type Yes Hood
Other Features - Fully insulated pockets with zipper closures
- YKK Lightweight Reversed Coil Zippers
- Down-filled draft tube behind main zipper
- Insulated hood with external adjustment strap: allows for easy fit adjustment and brings the hood closer to your head so that it won't block your line of sight each time you peer left or right.
- ProLoft XR™ Laminated Shell Fabric: While there are many laminated shell fabrics available, most of them weight at least 80 g/m² and provide only marginal breathability. Western Mountaineering's new ProLoft XR™ features a lightweight face fabric laminated to a highly breathable membrane. This material is downproof and highly water-resistant, yet its finished weight is less than 56 g/m².

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perfect down jacket for an oregon winter
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Love the insulating power of down; however, due to living in Oregon was worried about getting it wet. The Flash XR is perfect for wet winters because of the adaptations made by Western Mountaineering. Made with a water resistant "XR" pertex shell jacket protects from rain/snow/sleet (to an extent) more than your average down jacket would. WM also added zippers to the pockets making it easier to store small items and defend against water penetration. One thing that is rather awkward about the jacket is the pocket placement; however, it doesn't ruin my day. Whats nice about the jacket is it's very lightweight, has a high insulation power, compressible and easy to pack and great to wear when on belay, at camp, or around town. Highly recommended to survive a wet and cold winter. Review by AgainstTheWild

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