Gear in Review: KÜHL Flight Jacket

7th December 2017 | Heather B. Fried

Gear in Review: KÜHL Flight Jacket- ©kuhl.com

The KÜHL Flight Jacket is one of the most covetable lifestyle layers out there, offering a rare combo that won't easily be bested.

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High-pile perfection. The Flight Jacket from KÜHL is one of the most covetable lifestyle layers out there, delivering on all fronts—style, comfort and warmth—for a rare combo that won't easily be bested. 

Favorite Features

Just as soft as it looks, don't blame friends and acquaintances if you find them spontaneously petting your KÜHL-covered arm. The two-toned detailing at the zippers and accent stitching give this jacket a unique and upscale touch. For your convenience, the Flight Jacket features thumb loops and a hood that zips easily in or out of the high collar. 

Typically, it's hard to get a sense for outerwear's durability without some wear, tear and passage of time. A small shipping blunder had the Flight Jacket poking out of the partially torn package; the fabric, totally un-phased. 

Après Performance 

Superior warmth in the coziest package, the jacket held up against a brisk, sub-40s, after-dinner walk in the mountains. Hood and collar up are all you need to completely shutter the cold. The jacket even makes for a decent wind barrier. And for max warmth/full ninja, it's possible to have just your eyes exposed to the elements thanks to the oversized collar that you'll want next to your skin even indoors. 

Fit

This jacket fits like it was custom made. In other words, it's as true to size as a garment gets. 'Nuff said. But still, we'll add that the Flight Jacket's magical collar seamlessly zipped over a chunky, cowl-neck sweater. 

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Room for Improvement

Really, we're only bothered by the near impossible choice between KÜHL's cool colorways. Otherwise, our only minor gripes are not being able to zip the hood back in perfectly flat as it came (most likely user error), and a slight difficulty breathing through all the insulation the high collar provides when moving at a quick clip. The warmth, however, was most definitely worth it. 

Price & Purchase

KÜHL's Flight Jacket will set you back $169 via the brand website (our trusted affiliate partner): Kuhl.com

Manufacturer Description

A marvel in design and a revolution in luxury, the KÜHL FLIGHT™ JACKET features 100% premium, mid-weight Italian fleece for lavish softness and outstanding performance. The two-toned threads add richness and depth to this beautiful fleece.

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