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 Down and Insulated Clothing
 


Similar to base layers, block insulators are available in manmade and natural alternatives.

Down clothing has been used for many years in situations where maximum warmth and minimal weight are key issues. The warmth of an item of clothing will depend on the quality of the down/feather mix used (Goose Down generally being considered better than Duck Down, with a higher ratio of down to feather giving more warmth for a given weight) and the amount of fill included. Another factor to consider is construction of the jacket: sewn through construction is cheaper to produce, but the various box-wall methods of construction will eliminate cold spots.

Previously the major draw back of down was that its insulating properties were seriously compromised if the garment got wet. However, the advent of hydrophobic down, where each element of down is covered with a water repellent coating - thus overcoming the previous negative property of down garments.

Synthetic alternatives retain most of their insulating properties when wet, and with recent improvements in materials are closing the warmth/weight gap when compared to down. Many of the synthetic jackets can be worn over waterproofs during low activity breaks, such as the mountain top lunch stop, eliminating the need to remove and replace your waterproof layer. Our key products in this area include the Paramo Torres range.


 
Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Sweater
Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Sweater
150.00 
120.00
SIZES SMALL & XL ONLY
Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Vest
Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Vest
110.00 
89.00
Outdoor Research Floodlight Down Jacket
Outdoor Research Floodlight Down Jacket

295.00
Outdoor Research Whitefish Down Jacket
Outdoor Research Whitefish Down Jacket
235.00 
189.00
Outdoor Research Woman's Sonata  Down Vest
Outdoor Research Woman's Sonata Down Vest
125.00 
99.00
Nordisk Mos Down Slippers
Nordisk Mos Down Slippers
25.00 
19.99
SPECIAL OFFER
Paramo Ladies Torres Medio Jacket
Paramo Ladies Torres Medio Jacket
190.00 
140.00
LIMITED SIZES
Paramo Torres Medio Gilet
Paramo Torres Medio Gilet
100.00 
90.00
Paramo Torres Gilet Light
Paramo Torres Gilet Light
95.00 
75.00
SIZE SMALL ONLY
Paramo Ladies' Torres Medio Gilet
Paramo Ladies' Torres Medio Gilet
100.00 
79.00
SIZE M ONLY
Paramo Men'sTorres Alturo Jacket
Paramo Men'sTorres Alturo Jacket
210.00 
150.00
SIZE XL ONLY
 

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