Spyfire Hooded Down Jacket
When you're looking for active insulation, too often it feels like you need to choose between a piece that's actually active and one that's actually insulated. With the Kuhl Spyfire Hooded Down Jacket you'll have the best of both worlds for all of your cold-weather alpine adventures. It's got a got a contoured 3D fit with thermal body mapping, giving you a larger baffle construction in the core for warmth where you most need it, and smaller side baffles for reduced bulk, easy layering, and better movement. The side baffles also aren't quite so toasty, which, along with stretchy and breathable knit panels, provides a comfortable warmth that won't leave you ripping off layers as soon as you get above a brisk walk.
The front body is constructed with a durable windproof nylon to ensure that cold blasts of air don't stop you in your tracks, while the shoulders are made with a softshell-reinforced fabric to prevent tearing and snagging when you're lugging skis, ropes, or other abrasive equipment further up the mountain. You've got all of this with DWR (Durable Water Resistant) protection from light rain and moderate snowfall, as well as a multi-adjustment hood to quickly toss over a beanie when you need added warmth on early mourning touring sessions.
- A down hoodie for the active life in the mountains and around town
- 800-fill down keeps you warm during fall climbs and winter touring
- Thermal body mapping gives you core warmth with reduced bulk
- Softshell-reinforced shoulders resist abrasion from ski carry
- Stretchy and breathable panels for staying comfortable in motion
- Adjustable hood quickly blocks the wind in exposed environments
- DWR coating sheds off light rain and snow for multi-season use
- Reflective zipper tape stops snags and keeps you visible when open
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- Q & A
Lightweight yet warm!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 180lbs
I took this jacket with me on a trip to the Swiss Alps earlier this year. My buddies and I spent some time in Zermatt. I couldn't ski, but a few of us took the gondola right up to the summit of 'Klein Matterhorn' (little Matterhorn). I wore a Patagonia Nano-Puff Vest as my inner layer, and wore this Spyfire Jacket over it. The combo kept me plenty warm even with the temp at -15C! The hood did an excellent job cutting out the wind and kept my head very warm. I absolutely love how light this jacket is. It's also water resistant. I walked a couple miles with it on, while it was snowing quite heavily outside and I stayed dry all the way back to my hotel room.
The only negative to this jacket is that quite a few feathers popped out while I had the jacket. For this very reason, I decided to return it, with great reluctance. Maybe I got a defective piece...who knows! But, overall I absolutely love this jacket. and will highly recommend it. It looks super sleek and stylish when you wear it, so that's an added incentive! :)