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2012 FlyLow Gear Masala W Jacket

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #24 in Women's Ski Jackets

Posted

Pros: Rugged durability

Cons: somewhat stiff

 

Product: FlyLow Masala Women's Shell

Size Tested:  M

Cut/Style:  Fitted, Technical

Type: Shell, 

Color: Blue/Yellow zippers

True to Size:  Yes

Notable Features: water resistant, wind resistant, durability, ample pockets

 

Environment & Conditions:

Initial Impressions: Solid seams, and nice fitting

Location of Test: Tahoe ski areas

Length of time Tested: 2 months

Weather Conditions: Varied from spring like to brutal wind

Tried or Own: Tried, but would be happy to own

 

Tester Info:

Username: Trekchick

Age: 45

Height/Weight: 5'6" 135 lbs

Jacket Size: 8

Pants Size: 8

Ski Days/Season:60+

Years Skiing: 25+

Preferred Attire: Shell/Layering

Current Clothing Quiver: Kastle Mountaineering, Norrona Shell, SOS Insulated, Patagonia Down Sweater(s)

* Seen here with the FlyLow  Bella Donna pant 

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Review:

I was encouraged to take a look at FlyLow gear by a friend who thought I'd like the style and durability.  FlyLow ski clothing was originally designed with back country and telemark skiing in mind, so durability and functionality has always been its goal, which has been obvious to those who put their products to the test, with durable fabric, substantial zippers, well placed venting, and deep inner pockets.

Most recently, I've noticed that FlyLow is more than a rugged line of ski wear, with its stylish lines and color that takes rugged to the resort skier.

 

The one thing I noticed immediately was the big inner pockets for essentials which is something that most shells tend to avoid.  If there were one down side to the pockets is that its easy to overload them.  The upside is that its nice to keep snacks, extra goggles, sunglasses, etc handy whether you're skiing at the resort or hiking for turns. 

 

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Another thing I liked about the Masala shell is that the vent zippers are easy to access, even when you're wearing gloves, which makes my life easier on a warm day on the slopes. 

If you are looking for a sharp looking shell that keeps its promise to be water proof, wind proof and durable, look no further.  This is the shell for you!

 

 

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2012 FlyLow Gear Masala W Jacket
Description:

This hardshell women’s jacket is built like a new home: tough walls, comfy interior and lots of windows to let the air in. Wear it on storm days or remove the powder skirt for spring ski tours. Some companies take their men’s jackets, reduce the technical features, make them tighter and in pretty colors and call them women’s . That’s not our style. The redesigned Masala comes with all the burliness of Flylow’s Quantum Jacket, but designed for a women’s frame. It’s a three-layer, waterproof and breathable hardshell that’s fit for mountain town girls who need a winter jacket that won’t disappoint them like their ex-boyfriend. The lightweight tough fabric blended with the flexibility to remove the powder skirt make this jacket extremely versatile for deep winter ascents, spring tours and summer storms. - Three-layer Intuitive Fabric™ - Hardshell fabric: 100% nylon - 20k/20k (waterproof / breathable) - Fully seam taped, 6 pockets (2 hand warmer, 2 junk trunk inner pockets for skins, 2 chest pockets) - Helmet compatible hood with 3 way cinches - removable powder skirt w/ stash buttons - Powder guard snaps - No bulk cuffs - 16-inch pit zippers - Ykk water-proof zippers - Articulated arms - Level 5 Dupont DWR™ (Durable, Water, Repellent)

Details:
DetailValue
Material3 way intuitive fabric
TypeShell jacket
Function
Hood
Insulation
Powder Skirt
Seam Taped
Venting
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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