We spent more than a year developing the KÜHL FIRESTORM™ DOWN PARKA to deliver the pinnacle of innovation and design. The FIRESTORM SERIES combines unique fabrics, precision design, and thermal body mapping to deliver technical performance and unparalleled style.
Four unique fabrics differentiate the FIRESTORM SERIES, and each fabric is engineered for a specific purpose. The shell is constructed of lightweight, 20 denier nylon with DWR and high tear strength. The 2-layer wool overlay at the front and top sleeves enhances water resistance and breathability, while the DWR softshell yoke adds durability. The ethically sourced (non-force-fed/not ‘live-plucked’) 800-fill goose down insulation provides a superior warmth-to-weight ratio.
Built with different sized baffles, the FIRESTORM DOWN PARKA boasts superior warmth where you need it. Larger baffles at the front, back and sleeves provide more warmth, while smaller baffles at the sides reduce bulk.
Designed with a side hood adjustment and a back hood cordlock, the signature 5-panel hood provides a custom fit for superior comfort and warmth. When you don’t need it, the hood lays flat.
The FIRESTORM DOWN PARKA features water resistant center front and pocket zippers. With soft hard warmer pockets, two zippered chest pockets, a left inside zippered pocket and inside mesh pockets for easy accessibility, the FIRESTORM SERIES boasts abundant, secure storage. Extended inner cuffs with KÜHL signature thumb loops seal out cold.
- Water resistant center front zipper and pocket zippers
- Side hood adjustment with additional back hood cordlock
- Fabric 1: main body: 100 % Nylon DWR | 1.1 oz/sq. yd; 38 GSM
- Fabric 2: 50% Wool, 50% Polyester DWR finish 20k, 25k, 2-Layer | 4.1 oz/sq. yd; 140 GSM
- Fabric 3: 88 % Nylon, 12% Spandex DWR |5.3 oz/sq. yd; 180 GSM
- Body Lining: 100 % Nylon | 1.9 oz/sq. yd; 38 GSM
- Insulation: 100% Certified 800-fill Goose Down
- Lightweight, 20-denier, high tear strength Nylon body fabric with DWR
- 2-Layer Wool overlay at front, top sleeves and hood for water resistance and breathability
- DWR softshell yoke for added durability
- Fully insulated with 800-fill goose down (non-live-plucked, non-force-fed)
- Left inside zippered pocket
- Larger baffles at front, back and sleeves for more warmth
- Extended inner cuffs with KÜHL signature thumb loops
- Smaller baffles at side body for less bulk
- Soft hand warmer pockets
- Water resistant pocket zippers
- Inside mesh pockets for easy accessibility and larger storage
- APPROXIMATE DOWN QTY SIZE LARGE: 340 G | 12 OZ
- APPROXIMATE GARMENT WEIGHT SIZE LARGE: 752 G | 26.5 OZ
KÜHL® User Reviews
Got that jacket a few weeks ago as a warmer version of my Spyfire hoody which i'm wearing for a while and really love. The Firestorm is a great jacket that fits well without looking puffy (such as also my other Kuhl jacket). However there is from my point of view one big downside: the wool overlay is not applied on the back of the jacket. The merino wool seems to contribute quite a bit to the insulation of the jacket, and so it feels to me always having a cold back compared to the rest of the jacket. Sad for an elsewhise clear 5-star jacket.
Posted by H on December 31st 2016
I don't normally do reviews but since I tried on a couple jackets before picking this one I thought I'd save the next guy some time by providing this feedback. I purchased a lighter Kuhl jacket a couple years back (the Revolt) and was really impressed with it so when I started my search for a winter jacket I looked up the Kuhl brand to see what they were offering. There were no reviews for the Firestorm at the time so I was hesitant to buy it and could not find it locally to try on. I tried the Marmot "Fordham" jacket and the Fjallraven "Greenland No. 1 Down" jacket. The Marmot looked great online and did feel warm enough when tried on but was a little bulky for me. The Fjallraven jacket seemed as durable if not more so than the Marmot (more of a workman jacket), but it was too light for what I was looking for. A little background - I'm not trying to climb Mt. Everest and I'm not running a dog sled team. I need to survive the typical Philly winter (occasional night football game, trek through the city during bad winter weather, etc.). The down fill on this Kuhl Firestorm is 800 (superior to the other two) and the down weight is 340 grams (12 oz). I could not find the down weight for the Marmot listed online to confirm (it does feel warm) but the Fjallraven was only 100 and when tried on I knew it wasn't going to work for my purposes. A distant REI store had the Firestorm jacket in stock and after trying it on I knew it checked all my boxes. I'm 6'4" and the XL was a great fit. The sleeves are long enough for my arms (there is a slight pull when I use the thumb holes with my arms outstretched but its acceptable), the jacket feels lightweight but has stayed warm the few times I've used it, the hand pockets are fleece lined which is a nice touch, the exterior feels very durable and most of all, it doesn't have that bulky "michelin man" look or feel. Kuhl comes through again for me by making a jacket that is stylish and functional while not looking like the rest of them. I bought the black color "raven".
Posted by Tag47 on December 14th 2016
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