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Kid’s Flash Forward Hooded Down Jacket - Youth


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Style# 1680401
Uses Trail


An every-season staple with tried-and-true style, this lightweight, water-resistant puffy keeps them warm and comfortable with 450-fill down insulation. Binding at the hood, cuffs and hemline provides durability and a clean, finished look, while reflective detailing renders them visible in low-light conditions.

This product is made with 100% responsibly sourced down. We are committed to ensuring the highest industry animal welfare guidelines. Learn More »

  • Bonded seams
  • Down fill insulation
  • Internal quilting
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Binding at hood, cuff, and hem
  • Reflective detail
  • Imported
  • Uses: Trail
  • Style# 1680401

  • Shell: 100% polyester taffeta
  • Insulation: 450 Fill Power Down Insulation
  • Insulation: Responsibly-sourced down
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Kid’s Flash Forward Hooded Down Jacket - Youth is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coat for Boys I bought this coat for both of my very active boy, age 11. It is the perfect combination of warmth and water protection. We live in a cold and rainy climate and usually it is either a warm coat OR a rain coat. I have found that this coat is the best of both worlds! Happy to have found it. I also bought one for my 7 year old boy as well.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits perfect No complaints from my 8 year old and she hates to be cold
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect true to size, excellent quality.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Coat not warm The coat I wouldn't recommend for winter it's seems like it should be for spring I bought the coat for my granddaughter and she wore it when it was cold and got sick
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth, light, nice color I bought 2 of these for my 10 year old twin boys in red. The fabric is super soft. It's for our upcoming trip to Poland where we expect maximum temperatures of 50F. It's a basic jacket. No thrills, but just what you expect for the discounted price. I was happy with the tone of red, especially for boys. It's darker than it looked online and it's not as bright. Boys loved it. It folds nicely flat to travel and I think it will be just right for our trip. The hood is a plus.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight puffy Jacket is as described lightweight, water resistant. I bought my son a size larger than he wears now so he can grow into it. I love puffy jackets from spring-fall for my kids, they are easy to pack down for hikes and outdoor adventure. If weather is a little chilly it's easy to layer under.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too thin Read all reviews and still decided to try for my 5yr old. Jacket is extremely thin and cheaply made. Not a winter coat by far!!!!! I own Columbia jackets and have previously purchased for my daughter as well. Huge disappointment in Columbia with make of this jacket..
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Suitable for winter It's too thin for Washington state winter weather. My kid said, he can't wait for the springtime to come so he can wear his new rain coat. LOL
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Down Jacket I was trying to order a quality coat for winter. This would be considered a lightweight jacket at best. Not the usual quality I have come to expect from Columbia.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT a winter jacket... Seriously thin & cheap. This jacket is marketed/ categorized by Columbia as a winter jacket. No, Not even close. This would be warm as a spring jacket... maybe. It is very thin - not thin in that warm but engineered to be thin way. More of a thin & cheaply made way. As a nice "bonus", I had to pay out of pocket to ship it back to Columbia for a refund, which I still haven't received. This is certainly my last Columbia purchase.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not very thick and warm When we ordered this coat online we were expecting a warm winter coat for our son. The coat was very thin, and doesn't contain very much down inside to stay warm. If you are looking for a lightweight coat this might be a better choice. We were expecting something different. We felt like Columbia could have made a better quality coat for the high price.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and warm good quality, very light, my son love the jacket. I like too, because my son is very active and looking at him wearing this jackets, makes me feel satisfied, seeing him easy to move in it.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as pictured The jacket I received is not like the blue one I thought I was purchasing. First of all, the beautiful blue jewel tone color online is different and less brilliant in person. I photographed it myself and its only the desired color in pictures. Second, the black trim on the coat is just blue. It's all blue. Very disappointed. And the only reflective detailing appears to be the 1" zipper pull. They should photograph the coat the way it really looks because it's very misleading to customers. Fit is good. Not a true puffy jacket. Thin so your child can move around, but very warm.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Different than pictured The Super Blue coat does not have black/gray zipper and trim as pictured. I am disappointed that it is all blue. It is also extremely thin/ lightweight.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very different Coat I received is very different then what I wish I had received. It is solid blue without the reflective black trim and the little extra collar in hood is missing. The color in person is not as vivid blue as is photographs, so that's kind of disappointing as well. I know they are passing this off as the Flash coat because no other coat looks like it. Very disappointed because it is shortly needed and time is not on my side. !!!And why should I pay return fees for something that doesn't look all the way like I ordered!!! I should have purchased Gap's packable puffer like in past for half the money and same quality.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a puffy jacket The jacket does keep you warm but it is far from puffy anywhere. It has a very flat puff. Very disappointed because I was expecting a puffy jacket!
Date published: 2016-10-25
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Youth Measurements (inches)

Size XXS
Height 41-45 47 52 55.5-58.5 61.5-64 66.5
40 50 60 87 115 126
Chest 22-23 24 26.5 27.5-28.5 30.5-32 33.5
Waist 21-21.5 22 24.5 25.5-26.5 28-29.5 31
Hip 23-24 25 27.5 29-30.5 32-33.5 35

How to Measure

Columbia Fit Guide

How to Measure

  • Fold up at dotted line.
  • Place against a wall or other 90 degree surface.

    Place heel against fold/wall on flat level surface.
  • Mark the end of the longest toe with a pen or pencil.
  • Measure both feet and use the larger measurement.
  • Read measurement and compare to size chart.
  • When comparing on the size chart, determine the closest larger measurement and use that number to determine your shoe size for your country’s shoe measurement standard.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Information

Shipping Method Rate Expected Delivery Time
Ground $6.00 3-7 Business Days
2-Day Air $12.00 2-3 Business Days
Overnight $19.00 1-2 Business Days
Free Standard Shipping

Return Policy

Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.

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