Hot like fire.
When your adventures are as demanding, awe-inspiring, and ever-beautiful as Utah's Wasatch range, it's crucial that your gear provides unparalleled performance in those often invigorating and compromising situations. Thankfully, the Kuhl Men's Spyfire Hooded Down Jacket was created with those mountain ranges, experiences, and necessary technicalities in mind. Built with a five-panel hood, this piece has outstandingly warm 800-fill premium goose down. this jacket takes innovation to a whole new level.
Crafted with reinforcing fabrics on the shoulders and armpit gussets as well as strategically placed thermal body mapping, this jacket reduces bulk by utilizing thin baffles on the sleeves and sides while the larger baffles on the front and back ensure optimal core warmth. The rugged, 20D nylon is coated with a durable water repellent treatment to keep pesky precipitation at bay. A precision, 3-D pattern offers a contoured, personalized fit that layers sweetly underneath a shell and works splendidly as a standalone piece on warmer days.
- DWR treatment
- 800 fill-down
- Reflective zipper garages
- 3-D fit
- Thermal body mapping
- 20D high filament nylon
- Reinforced shoulders
- Item #KUH005S
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium and Large
I have a lot of jackets, and this is amongst the favorites: 5+ stars.
This review is mostly to help people with sizing.
I'm a 5'11'', endurance athlete, and weigh 175lbs.
Ordered both M and L:
Med was great but still could use a 0.5-1 inch in the sleeves if i try to reach far above my head.
Large was way too roomy and not worth the extra sleeve length. Sent it back to keep the MED without hesitation.
Yes, upper chest pockets are a bit shallow, but if thats a big deal order a fanny pack also.
Lower chest pockets are deeper and work great.
I love the feel and warmth of real down, so thats another plus.
unique design, slim fit, could be warmer
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
Love this jacket, and have worn in a ton since getting it, but it is not quite as warm as I would have hoped. The down is a touch of a lighter warmth than I had imagined it would be, also the front pockets only seem have down on one side (one side only has a thin layer of fabric!) and could use some revising, I'd say next design round. Saying that, though I LOVE the slimmer fit, style/cut, and the zippers, the color, and hood. Pretty happy overall, though.
Best all around city jacket
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
I gave this as a gift and the person who received it absolutely loves this jacket. They wear it every day. From what he said the 800 fill down keeps him warm almost all the time. On those super frigid days that drop below 15 degrees he will throw on an insulated jacket on top and use this as a base layer. This jacket is light weight yet super warm. You get the best of both worlds.
KUHL Spyfire Hoody
One look at KÜHL's exclusive new Spyfire™ Hoody and you realize it is different by design, construction, and features than any down sweater that has come before it.
The shell fabric is sourced from a superior Japanese mill that uses a high 24 filament 20 denier ultra-fine nylon yarn (for a softer hand feel and higher tear strength). The yarn is then woven into an extremely dense weave that provides both excellent down-proof-ness and increases the already higher tear-strength. The 800 fill (certified non force fed / not “live plucked”) goose down is also body mapped: Different size baffles create superior warmth where you need it, while the smaller baffles reduce bulk for layering under a shell.
The Spyfire features 2 zippered chest pockets 2 zippered hand pockets and 1 zip pocket on your sleeve as well as an inside mesh pouch pocket giving you plenty of options for storing your essentials. KÜHL has thought out every detail including the custom reflective ribbon that lies just under the zippers that serves 2 functions. First, it prevents the zippers from catching on the ultra-fine nylon fabric, and, second, when left open the reflective yarn on the ribbon creates added visibility.
The hood has a unique 5 panel design. This ensures it lays flat when not in use. Multiple adjustments on both the hood opening and the rear hatband allow you to customize the fit.
Fabric 1: 100% Nylon DWR | 1.9 oz/sq. yd; 38 GSM
Fabric 2: 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex | 5.3 oz/sq. yd; 180 GSM
Fabric 3: 100% Nylon ripstop | 1.03 oz/sq. yd; 35 GSM
Fabric Insulation: 100% Goose Down 800-fill