Price US $250

Flylow Generals Down Hoody 2016 Review by A Better Ski

The Flylow Generals Down Hoody is a warm insulated down jacket that is light-weight and packs down pretty small. This would be great for warmth on a dry day, or for extra warmth under you’re technical shell.

Flylow Generals Down Hoody Review

Tester: Matt

Size: M

Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info

Waterproofing and Breathability: The Flylow Generals Down Hoody isn’t really waterproof or breathable. This is fine for under a technical shell on a really cold day, or as a stand-alone piece on a cold and dry day. It does have a DWR for water-resistance, but wouldn’t be good for much more than a light snow.       

Warmth: The Flylow Generals Down Hoody has 800 fill warm Dri-Loft goose down. This is a pretty warm jacket, and if used under a technical layer could probably be used during the nastiest winter storms.

Fit: The Flylow Generals Down Hoody has a standard fit, and it does feel slightly big. If I was planning on using this as a mid-layer, I would definitely size down to the small (for my body size). It would just allow the jacket to fir better under a shell. As an outer layer I could get away with the medium, but again I still think I would prefer the small since I like the look and feel slightly better.

Features: The Flylow Generals Down Hoody is a light-weight and warm down jacket that packs down really small, but it also has some skiers specific features that we love. The Generals Down Hoody has a contoured hood, pit zip ventilation, drawcord hem, and elastic sleeve cuffs. The jacket also has two hand-warming pockets, and two internal pockets. You can also stow the jacket inside its own pocket if you need to throw it in your pack when the temps warm up. Although we’d probably use this mostly as a mid-layer, it’s nice to have ski features in case we want to use this on the mountain.

Bottom Line: The Flylow Generals Down Hoody is a great insulated down jacket for use under a technical shell, or for a stand-along jacket on a dry and cold day. I could easily see this becoming my go to every day jacket for the coldest mid-winter days on the mountain, or around town.

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Type

Puffy

Primary Waterproofing

None

Outer Layer Waterproofing

DWR

Insulation Type

Down

Taped Seams

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Contoured

Powder Skirt

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

Pit Zips

Meshed Vents

Yes

Layer Count

Waterproof Rating

Unpublished

Breathability Rating

Unpublished

Manufactured in

Imported

Fit

Semi Baggy

Packability

Normal

Waterproofing

Poor

Breathability

Poor

Warmth

Great