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Men’s Flash Forward™ Down Jacket


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Style# 1640881
Uses Winter


When the weather turns chilly, this lightweight, packable 650 fill-power down jacket will help keep you warm and snug. HEAT SEAL “no-sew” bonded baffles reduces water penetration and keeps down from migrating, giving it a modern, sleek and streamlined aesthetic. Perfect for mild winter conditions or as a layering piece on colder days.

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

  • 650 fill power down insulation
  • Binding at hem
  • Zippered hand pockets
  • Binding at cuffs
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Uses: Winter
  • Style# 1640881

  • Shell: 100% polyester
  • Lining: 100% polyester
  • Insulation: 76 grams of 650 fill power down
  • Insulation: Responsibly-sourced down
Heat Seal
Heat Sealed Warmth

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HEAT SEAL technology eliminates baffled stitches, so the down stays in and the cold stays out.


Men’s Flash Forward™ Down Jacket is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Good Jacket runs big. DOES NOT KEEP YOU WARM. Poorly made, thread hanging off all over the jacket. Don't waste your money
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product It's a great light jacket, perfect for the fall weather.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Jacket! Very Nice compatible light jacket. Looks that jacket not for a winter! But it is.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is the second time i have purchased this jacket this year. I loved the one i urchased my husband so i decided to buy my son one for his birthday
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jacket This jacket is lightweight yet very warm.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great jacket Excellent jacket, very warm and elegant,
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Good quality and low price for a good jacket.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit Excelent warm jacket optimus
Date published: 2017-07-22
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what you might think... I read other reviews and had a little concern before purchasing this item. The problems fell into 2 main categories. First, some reviewers thought the garment wasn't warm enough. Others didn't like the fabric, which has a very shiny and dense weave. First, this is a light garment suitable for layering, not a coat and even "jacket" may be a bit strong. More like a down windbreaker or a nice slippery inner layer. I like it. Layers nicely, sheds wind. My only significant complaint would be it lacks a drawstring at the waist. Just don't expect it to be a coat.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissapointing I have a lot of Columbia clothes & jackets that I like. This jacket is not up to Columbia standards. I was looking for a lightweight, packable down jacket for cool evenings/mornings in the mountains during the summer and early fall. I was never expecting to wear this during a northern winter. However, this jacket has almost no insulation in it. In addition, the shell material feels like a cheap plastic. (reminds me of walmart). Finally, the fit is boxy and has no drawstring to adjust the waist. In a nutshell, this is the worst Columbia item I have ever ordered.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice very warm,good quality!!
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly insulated I own two other 650 down jackets and bought this thinking I would have one without a hood and I see why this is priced lower than the other name brands I own. I has a real “plastic” feel to it. There is no loft to the down and wearing it outdoors with a long sleeve base layer in 28 deg weather had me go indoors and put another coat over it just to stay warm.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm Jacket Warmth to weight ratio is amazing. Kayaked in 40 degree weather the other evening wearing this jacket and I remained very warm.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poorly made I received this jacket in a small poly mailer bag. I should have known at that point it was not what I was expecting. The jacket is made of this strange plastic material. The Columbia emblem isn't even sewn on. It's painted on. There is hardly enough feathers in the jacket to even be considered a down jacket. I was incredibly disappointed with it. Returned it ASAP. I can't imagine this jacket being very comfortable. The only plus I can give it is that the interior blue color on the black jacket was pretty.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not like the material and color at all I ordered 3 red dawn jackets for my husband and returning all. They are all way too big for medium. The color on this is not pretty red and it looks like a garbage bag material. Disappointing!
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light on Down Purchased this at REI on sale and it is good for the money. Filled with duck down, not premium northern goose down (there is a difference). While 650 fill power down is good, 700 is better, 800 far better, etc. The amount of down in this product seems to be less versus competitive products. If there is a "plus", the material is water resistant, and the lack of stitching will keep these feathers dry. The flip side is that this garment may not breath well. Time will tell and I'll review again when I have more experience with the product.
Date published: 2015-10-21
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide
Men's Body Measurement (Inches)
Neck 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 32 33 34 35 36 37
Chest 32-35 35-38 38-41 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 26-29 29-32 32-35 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 32-34 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 48-50
Neck 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Sleeve Length 35 36 37
Chest 42-45 46-49 50-53
Waist 36-39 40-43 44-47
Hips 41-43 44-46 48-50
How to Measure
  • 1. Neck: Measure at the base or thickest part of your neck.
  • 2. Sleeves: Start at the center back of your neck and measure across the shoulder and down to the wrist. Round up to the next even number.
  • 3. Chest/Bust: Measure at the fullest part of the chest, under the armpits and over the shoulder blades, keeping the tape measure firm and level.
  • 4. Waist: Measure around the natural waistline, allowing the tape measure to sit comfortably.
  • 5. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
  • 6. Inseam: Measure from the top of the interior leg to the bottom of the ankle.
Men's Fit Guide
Body contouring fit conforms to movement.
Body skimming fit with end-use mobility in mind.
Modern Classic / Regular
Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion.
Most generous fit for a full spectrum of movement.

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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