A marvel in design and a revolution in luxury, the KÜHL FLIGHT™ VEST features 100% premium, mid-weight Italian fleece for lavish softness and outstanding performance. The two-toned threads add richness and depth to this beautiful fleece.
The stowaway hood provides additional warmth and protection from the elements when you need it and zips into an oversized collar when you don’t. KÜHL’s signature thumb loops shut out the cold, while two zippered chest and two zippered hand pockets provide secure storage. Vintage micro suede accents add rich detail to this unparalleled design. A perfect layer for shoulder season or any time the mercury dips, the FLIGHT VEST provides temperature regulation in a luxurious, high performance fleece.
- Fabric: main body: 100% Polyester | 12.7 oz./sq. yd.; 430 GSM
- 100% premium mid-weight polyester fleece
- Vintage micro suede accents
- Two-toned for greater depth and color
- Stowaway hood zips into oversized collar
- Two zippered chest and hand pockets
The stowaway hood provides additional warmth and protection from the elements when you need it and zips into an oversized collar when you don’t.
A perfect layer for shoulder season or any time the mercury dips, the FLIGHT VEST provides temperature regulation in a luxurious, high performance fleece.
A Note on Wear and Tear of Premium Fleece: The FLIGHT VEST is built from a premium, looped Italian fleece fabric. How you wear and treat this luxurious garment will affect its lifetime. While the fleece is a wicking, quick-dry performance material, take care to prevent the fabric from matting. In cases of constant use, such as wearing a seat belt or backpacking, consider the effect on the fabric. Matting may occur, effecting the loft and appearance of your FLIGHT VEST. Remove your vest when wearing a shoulder harness or backpack to preserve the premium fleece.
KÜHL® User Reviews
I saw this and immediately loved it. It was expensive and completely unnecessary and I had no justification for purchasing it. But I went for it and bought it cuz I just LOVED it. That was 1-2 years ago(?). I wear this this EVERY DAY weather permitting. I have gotten so much use out of something I thought I had no need for. It's so stylish and practical. It fits well over whatever I'm wearing and fits well layered under other outerwear. I get so many compliments on it. True, it doesn't look just like it does when I first bought it - it is lovingly worn, but just as awesome in my book and still gets loads of compliments. I can't say enough good things about this. One of my most satisfied purchases ever.
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: Thank you and did we say thank you?! KUHL customers are the best!
Posted by Maria on June 11th 2016
LOVE this vest for looks, warmth, versatility. Stylish, cozy, goes with everything. BUT BUT BUT... The fleece is AWFUL. The note on details page is very true. Seatbelts and backpack straps will flatten the fleece and destroy it. Hopefully Kuhl can find an equally nice-looking and performance fabric next year that stands up to activities and still looks good. Lots of fleece options out there from the competition -- so this is more fashion than anything else. You have to take it off to wear a seatbelt or backpack, otherwise it well get destroyed. Can't even go XC skiing wearing this under a jacket and using a pack over the jacket without it getting ruined. Expected more from you guys. Kuhl needs to up their fleece game.
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: This is a premium luxury fleece and with some care and forethought you can avoid the flattening or help it recover by a wash per instructions included below. In truth, many of us have worn Flight Jackets and the men's version called the Jak Rabbit for years with good results, and respectable longevity. We could not agree with you less when you say the fleece is AWFUL. The fleece is in fact AWESOME. To wear a Flight Jacket with premium fleece is to love the flight jacket. Just take some care to treat it with some forethought.
Posted by MountainMomma on February 12th 2016
I bought this vest a year ago, and it took a while for me to realize what was happening with the matting. The little note about the premium fleece is no joke... maybe that note wasn't there a year ago, or maybe I didn't read it a year ago, or maybe I didn't take it seriously a year ago. But I have a full-on stripe across my chest where my seatbelt lives. I love, love, love this vest, and in SC's mild winters, it's really the perfect weight. But unfortunately not wearing it in the car really defeats the purpose of owning it for me. I would recommend it highly to anyone who doesn't often wear seatbelts, but I'd caution a car-dweller against it. It's fabulously soft, it's superbly comfortable, and it fits me like a perfectly-sized glove. I LOVE it. Except for the stripe of matting, which is unfortunately a big deal.
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: Fair enough and thank you for your considered feedback. Many of us have managed to avoid the stripe over the years and can claim to have protected our favorite fleece top from the impact of repeated exposure to wear from straps. It does take a bit of effort and it's a personal choice whether it is worth the extra effort.
Posted by hellosunshine on February 10th 2016
My husband bought this vest for my son's girlfriend for Christmas. She loved it. When she went back to college, two of her friends loved it so much they ordered them one. It's a great look for casual or dressy. Now I want one!
Posted by bella on February 06th 2015
This is an amazing vest! Looks great and feels delicious! You won't go wrong with this one!!
Posted by FAJ on December 13th 2014
Super comfortable!!! the vest is true to size. Love the style with two tone color- perfect for Colorado- on those not so cold days and perfect for Arizona winters!
Posted by Susan A. on November 20th 2014
Independent Reviews by eKomi33 Total Reviews
Love it! Slept in it!
Ordered this for our skier daughter, and she didn't take it off for Four straight days in very cold Telluride weather!
The products must be able to function on the ski hill, but we use them in our everyday lives. Recommend to all of our like minded friends. Top quality and functionablity.
High quality and stylish