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. It 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.