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Kids' Flash Forward Hooded Down Jacket


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Style# 1680401
Uses Trail


Your little adventurer will love this water-resistant puffy jacket, perfect for winter days on the sled hill or the ice rink.

Stitchless baffling insulated with 450-fill down seals in warmth without losing shape or stuffing. Binding at the hood, cuff, and hem provides durability.

Reflective detailing stands out, even in low light.

This product is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union

  • 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
Heat Seal
Heat Sealed Warmth
Down Insulation: Responsible
Down Standard Certified

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Kids' Flash Forward Hooded Down Jacket is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canadian who travels to her US Postal box - just for this jacket! This jacket is great for the outdoors. Lightweight, inexpensive, durable, and the quality is great. My 10 yr old son loves this jacket and has had it for 2 years. The logo on the jacket just started to fade. I really wish they restocked the red one but we ordered the large black one instead this time, as he has outgrown his medium. Not sure why they don't have this style on the Canadian site... which is mind-boggling every time I look at it. PLEASE RESTOCK THE RED ONE.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jacket I bougth this jacket for my 9 years old son and he was very happy but its fits a bit small for him. So i recomend one size more
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Good product and cheap price
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Thin Take note of the description, this is definitely a "Jacket" and nothing like a coat. Don't let the faux puffiness fool you, there is little to no fill in this jacket. Actual thickness and use if little more than a light jacket or wind-breaker. Other reviewers warned me, I didn't listen, but found out for myself. Not a lot of use for a puffy coat that functions as a jacket.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for all seasons Love this coat. Bought two for my grandsons. A red and blue. The hood will be perfect for raining days. The fit and the feel of the coat is great.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They were right about lightweight I bought this thinking it would be a nice, medium thickness - “I’ll keep your daughter toasty warm in this frosty morning” type of jacket for my daughter. It’s a lighter weight spring/fall type or even for warmer winter days with a thick sweater. I’m thankful we kept her last year’s winter coat or she’d miss days of school waiting for another one to ship here.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for winter I bought this coat thinking puffer would mean adequate warmth for my kids during winter months. Wrong. If you are looking for a spring coat or a light weight jacket, then yes this is the right item for you.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thinner Than I Thought This jacket is nice if you layer up under it. Its thin which makes it comfortable to wear but its not as warm as i would like.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing coat The down in this jacket is extremely thin. This coat does little to keep in warmth, even on a 50 degree day. I'm not sure what purpose it would suit. After years of satisfaction with multiple Columbia coats, this was very disappointing.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coat without the bulk This is the second Flash Forward coat I have bought for my little boy. He needs a warm coat for the snowy, cold Pennsylvania winters but he hates bulky coats that get in his way. This coat works perfectly. Keeps him warm and dry without weighty bulk. It is a bit more fitted than most kids coats, so you might want to size up to ensure you get thru an entire winter season without needing to buy another in a bigger size.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just ok This coat is not a very warm coat. The loft is low and my son actually had to wear his old coat underneath when we were skiing over Christmas vacation in the east. It was well below 0, so fine for 20 degrees or above.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and comfy Very comfortable and warm with good windbreak. Only minor complaint is would like a little higher quality zipper
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice look I like the coat, but was disapppointed when the words Columbia came off within two months of having the coat and I had not washed it.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter jacket Great for my kid. He loved it!
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super light and warm for my 4 just turned 5 boy He loves it and just wouldn't stop wearing it inside the house as well. It's a coat but light and convenient like a jacket. Very functional. It's not all fluffy and in the way. He loves playing outside on the Minnesota snpws or the little that we got this year. This is a replacement for his fluffier but heat shield one that cost $100 two years ago. It won't be as warm but it's down so don't lose hopes. He'll be warm enough playing in the snow outside the house, getting on and off the school bus. Not to mention riding the bus. Highly recommended if you're not going skiing. Very light, functional, warm, modern design, beautiful, down and makes him think he's the Hulk. We got him the dark green. Wished they had the true green. Seems to be available just today. We'll have to go check the Star Wars coats soon in case we changed our mind. We got this less than a week ago.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A joke Purchased for my 11yr old son, 3 minutes outside (38 degrees) he stated "Oh no ma, the cold is seeping right through". Maybe a nice spring jacket, even if, the price for this paper thin jacket is a joke.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son loves his jacket Jacket fits just right and is very warm
Date published: 2017-11-18
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
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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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