The Gear Institute gives Floodlight jacket ‘Best In Show’

By Outdoor Research, 01 February 2013

  • DATE

    01 February 2013


    Outdoor Research


    Skiing & Snowboarding

Plenty of folks have been busy working on water-resistant down — big news in the outdoor industry in 2012. Big news in 2013 was our Floodlight jacket, which is not water-resistant down, but 850-fill down in an ultralight waterproof shell. A better idea? The folks at the Gear Institute said so in their “Best in Show” Awards from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2013, calling it “The coolest insulated jacket we saw this year.”

Read the full review here.

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