Gear Review: Flylow Vixen Jacket

Liza Sarychev | | Gear ReviewGear Review

[this article is sponsored by evo.com]

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Pick up the Flylow Vixen Jacket at evo.com: Flylow Vixen Jacket

Specs

  • Fabic: 3L 4-way stretch Stromshell Intuitive Fabric
  • High Performance DWR coating
  • Membrane: 20k Waterproofing/ 20k Breathibility
  • Pockets: 6
  • Insulation: No insulation
  • Fully Taped Seams
  • Helmet compatible hood
  • Weight: 1 lb 8.9 oz
  • Price: On sale for $254.97 at Evo.com:  Flylow Vixen Jacket
  • Tester:  The tester is 5’ 9” 135 lb and is wearing is a size M

The Vixen coat is Flylow’s 3 Layer “softshell meets hardshell” jacket designed specifically for women. The Vixen fabric is updated for this year to be softer, stretchier, and quieter while maintaining it’s full waterproof capabilities, durability, and abrasion resistance. It’s designed to retain 80% of it’s water repellency after 20 washes. The brushed tricot inside adds warmth, but this jacket meant to be worn with other layers for colder days.

Fit

The Vixen Jacket has a feminine freeride fit which gives you a great range of motion without being too baggy. It features articulated shoulders and sleeves that keep your sleeves from pulling up and keeps you comfortable as you move. The vixen is hip length and has a slightly shorter fit than other jackets I’ve owned. Moving in this jacket is a cinch, I’ve never had to think twice about raising my arms, reaching across, or bending over. Plus I love the way it looks on me, plenty of room for layers without looking like the Michelin Man!

 

 

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Features

This jacket comes with 6 pockets. My favorites are dubbed the “junk truck bin pockets,” they are big inside bin pockets that are great for storing just about anything; skins, beers, gloves, phone, and everything else. It’s like always having someone there to say “hey hold this” to.

The Vixen has two roomy backpack-compatible hand pockets great for essentials like sunscreen and snacks. Plus an outer chest pocket and an inner chest pocket with a media slit so you can rock out to Beyoncé in lift line.

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The Vixen jacket also comes with two big pitzips with two zippers so you can open them around a backpack strap, meet them down the middle to lessen the batwing effect, or fully open ‘em up to catch a breeze.

The 16” hood is helmet compatible and comes with drawstrings to cinch it down while skiing with your hood up on those storm days.

The wrist gaiters are nice when skiing in deep snow and keep snow out while tomahawking on a powder day.

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Overall the Vixen jacket is a screamin’ deal for shell that holds up at the resort and in the backcountry. It’s ergonomically designed, comfortable, and fits great.

Pick up the Flylow Vixen Jacket at evo.com: Flylow Vixen Jacket

 


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