The Flash XR Jacket is a warm, breathable and lightweight hooded down jacket with a water resistant Proloft XR shell fabric. Excellent warmth to weight ratio.
Western Mountaineering says:
Looking for a lightweight down jacket with a little more water resistance? Our new Flash XR series jackets may be the perfect solution. We have added zippered closures to the pockets, a hood adjustment strap, and used an exclusive new lightweight laminated shell fabric which provides an added measure of protection against moisture. The average weight of these jackets is only 11 ounces, yet it has a breathable water resistant shell fabric for better performance and a bit more durability.
Zippered pockets have insulation on both sides and protective covers to keep water out when the pockets are closed. A small strap conveniently located behind the hood allows for easy fit adjustment and brings it closer to your head so that it won’t block your line of sight each time you peer left or right.
The lightweight shell material used in the Western Mountaineering Flash XR Jacket has a thin, breathable membrane laminated behind it to improve it's water resistancy. While there are many laminated shell fabrics available, most of them weigh at least 80 grams per square meter and provide only marginal breathability. The Proloft XR fabric features a lightweight face fabric laminated to a membrane that is highly breathable. This material is downproof and water resistant, yet it's finished weight is less than 56 grams per square meter.
Excellent warmth to weight ratio.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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