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I've been itching to get my hands on a Western Mountaineering Flash vest ever since Western Mountaineering announced the product last year. The Flash aims to set a new standard in lightweight insulation with a specified weight of only 3.5 ounces (100 grams). With every feature aimed at shaving a few grams, the Flash vest gives up some comfort. But does it matter when you get a down vest at this weight?


  • Introduction
  • What's Good
  • What's Not So Good
  • Specifications: Manufacturer, Year/Model, Style, Weight, Loft, Loft to Weight Ratio, Shell Fabric, Insulation, Features, MSRP
  • Performance
  • What's Unique
  • Recommendations for Improvement

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