Flylow Charlie Down Jacket - Women's: Put this jacket with your favorite pants and hit the slopes! The Charlie jacket will battle the elements by keeping you warm and dry all season long. The two-layer hard-shell is filled with 850 goose down to keep your days of playing in the powder endless. This jacket remains breathable while enduring all your winter activities. A built in powder skirt is an extra bonus to keep the wet elements out and the warmth inside – locked-in and comfortable!
This jacket kept me cozy while I was winter camping on the Southern Icecap in the Andes. I layered it with the Flylow Quantum jacket in the super extreme and it was sort of my comforter blanket, ya know? Plus super snazzy for style points and despite brushing up against dirty buses and jumping over barbed wire fences, I never got a tear in it. I'm not saying you should try to jump over barbed wire fences in a down jacket, but when the going gets tough...Charlie wasn't in code red? As far as the fit goes, I have wide hips and I never had to feel myself tugging it down because it was riding up too high. The zipper-ed in or out powder skirt gives a nice casual option as well. A++ nice work flylow...
I had an older 2011 charlie jacket when they first came out. Besides having to size up because they fit a bit snug, I loved and lived in this coat. I just received my new 2013-14 Charlie coat and can vouch that the crew at Flylow got their women's sizing perfect this year. Typically I wear a M in other brands, and it's just right for Flylow now too. The new shell material feels a lot nicer and has a higher waterproof breathability rating than before. The colors are great; the tulip is really cute and the down is even softer, lighter and feels warmer than before. I would definitely recommend this jacket to girls that need a dependable and warm jacket.
Waterpoof puffy, not too bulky, good pocket space, light weight, seam sealed zippers, and vents just in case it warms up. Did I mention very good looking? Check out the pic. Love the big hood!!
This jacket is super warm and looks pretty cool, but the hood is small - too small to fit over my helmet and stay. Also, order a size up for sure.
Hood is definitely not what I would call helmet compatible. It is very tight and hood does not come over front of helmet. Even without a helmet on, the hood doesn't even hit my eyebrows. Cuffs do not even come close to fitting over my mittens. Jacket is warm but not as warm as a thinsulate one I wore last year. Wish is snapped to pants and wish there were thumby cuff things at wrists, too. Also, it is really tight at the neck if you are wearing a face mask or gator and you try to zip it up all of the way. I normally wear a size small or medium and got this jacket in a Large. I think an XL may have been better. Runs small. Also wish it was rigged a little better for an ipod. There is an inner pocket but it doesn't have an extra hole or loop to pull the cord through or clip the cord to.