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2012 FlyLow Gear Higgins M Jacket


Pros: Very rugged, no frills design, huge vents, good looking, good value

Cons: Only one chest pocket, and inside pocket small, no powder skirt

Well, it’s been a solid two seasons so far with our new FLYLOW GEAR, and the field data from the DSJ Gear Testing Laboratories has been compiled and tabulated. Let’s talk about the Higgins Jacket.


The Higgins Jacket is a rugged no-nonsense technical shell. For the 2013/14 season it was upgraded to a 3 Layer, 20k/20k stretch, waterproof, breathable fabric. Designed with the rigors of backcountry usage in mind, it has waterproof zippers, large hand pockets, ample hood, and huge pit-zips for extra ventilation.  The brushed tricot lining makes the shell totally comfy.   All the zipper “pulls” are large enough to use with your gloves on.  B J snap2It has good fit, and like most of their stuff we’ve tried on, runs slightly on the larger side. Minor critiques: we would like to see two chest pockets and the inside chest pocket could be slightly larger.  Overall, a great piece and definitely on par with any of the high-end shell offerings from the other big name companies, but very likely a much better deal.






Pros: Super well built, waterproof, well vented

Cons: expnsive

I bought one on the reccomendation of Ben White who uses thier products. These are well designed Jackets and pants designed by skiers for skiers and boarders. They marry the venting heavy duty construction of mountaineering clothing with features that assit the skier outdoors. Large heavy duty zippers for venting when your climbing,skinning or cross country skiing uphills and they are waterproof to keep you dry on your way down. The Higgins also has a light fleece inside that is surprisingly warm.

2012 FlyLow Gear Higgins M Jacket

A three-layer blend of stretch storm-shell fabric and traditional hard-shell lining. One jacket for lift laps in a blizzard. One jacket for sunny days in the backcountry. One jacket to rule them all We all have multiple jackets: a lightweight down coat for skiing inbounds, a hardshell for storms, a thick puffy for winter camping. But, wouldn’t it be nice if you just needed one jacket for everything? One sleet­proof, windstorm-proof jacket that you can layer as necessary and be confident that you will stay dry and comfortable. The Higgins Jacket is the one. Using three-layer Intuitive™ fabric, seam taping and YKK waterproof zippers, we have created a truly watertight jacket. We combined our favorite aspects of more traditional soft shell coats with an innovative brushed tricot lining as the third layer to provide addi­tional warmth and wicking capabilities on the inside of the coat. Then we incorporated Flylow’s signature jacket features: 15-inch underarm zippers, three point helmet compatible hoods, No-Bulk ™ storm cuffs and backcountry freeride style. The Higgins is as dependable as the character from which it derives its name. - Three-layer Intuitive Fabric™ - Soft-hardshell fabric: 100% Poly-ester, (waterproof / breathable) - Fully seam-taped - Brushed Nylon lining - Powder-Guard snaps - 15” pit zips - One-handed adjustable hood (made to fit over helmet) - No-Bulk™ storm cuffs - YKK waterproof coil zippers - Level 5 Dupont DWR™ (Durable, Water, Repellent) Available in: Dark Green/Ink, Grey/Black, Red/Black

Recommended UseBack Country
MaterialBlend of 3 way stretch storm shell fabric, and hard shell lining
TypeShell jacket
PocketsMulti funcitonal
Seam TapedYes
Waterproof RatingN/A
Powder Skirtno
Removable Hoodno
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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