Price US $149

Homeschool Further Forward Puffy 2014 Review by The Good Ride

The Homeschool Further Forward Puffy is a nice bit of layering at a very reasonable price. It’s a light to mid level puffy that provides mid level warmth and top level breathability.  This is a nice improvement on the previous years version and it fits a lot better. It’s not super light and packable but it’s not bulky by any means either. What separates this from the other puffiy jackets out there is it’s exceptional breathability.

Size Tried: Large
James’ Specs:
Height: 5’10”,
Weight: 200 lbs,
Upper Body-:44” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 19.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body: 33” Waist, 42” Hips, 30” Inseam,  24.5” Thigh
Turn On’s: Size L Jackets that fit well around my chest, size M pants that fit well around my thighs so I can get in and out of my pockets, open roads, Surfy Powder Turns, Riding with Friends, new gear and especially my super-hot super smart super funny wife.
Turn Off’s: Size L Jackets that don’t fit well around my chest, super tight Size M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.

I run warm so this will be a jacket I will use to layer up when its really cold.  I’ve also already worn this a lot around town and love it’s fit and look. The missing hood isn’t that missed as I pretty much only wear this on dry days or as a layer underneath a very waterproof jacket like the Universe. Also there aren’t pit zips but other than that this puffy works really well as a stand a lone or 2 layer up when it’s really cold.

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Type

Puffy

Waterproofing

37.5

Insulation Type

Other

Insulation Fill

80g+

Liner Type

Solid Fabric

Taped Seams

None

Waterproof Zippers

No

Hood Type

Detachable Contoured

Powder Skirt

No

Jacket to Pant Interface

No

Venting

None

Layer Count

1 Layer

Waterproof Rating

Below 5K

Breathability Rating

Below 5K

Manufactured in

China

Fit

Normal

Packability

Thick

Waterproofing

Poor

Breathability

Good

Warmth

Good