Crux Flak 2010

The Crux Flak weighs 552g (size L); eVent fabric; huge chest pockets; large main zip for ease of use and durable performance; stunning hood with massive stiffened peak.
But Napoleon pockets restrict ease of access for handwarming for example; front ‘Aquazip’ leaks and has internal rather than external stormflaps; short body length suits climbing, but not walking.

The Crux Flak is a good dedicated climbing and mountaineering jacket if you prefer Napoleon pockets.

First published in Trail magazine November 2010