800 Fill Power Down is at the top end of the market, offering exceptional warmth to weight ratios. 800 fill power is rare and expensive but gives expedition level performance and heat retention.
Garments with an Adjustable Hood feature draw cords with toggles or other adjustment mechanisms, to change the size and shape of the hood to better fit the head of the wearer. Such hoods usually adjust independently around the head, and around the face, for a snug fit and optimum weather protection.
Lightweight products feature lightweight materials and constructions to reduce the user’s load and aid mobility. Lightweight clothing products are thin and provide very little or no cushioning and insulation. They are best used for high-intensity or warm-weather pursuits, or employed as part of a layering system.
Pertex develop new, lighter, stronger and more technical fabrics for brands to use on their outdoor clothing and equipment. Pertex is used on items which range as far as down sleeping bags to lightweight waterproofs. Pertex have a range of fabrics which each has it's own area of expertise.
DWR. Durable Water Repellent, is a coating added to fabrics to help add to their water repellency and shed water and snow more effectively.
The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) is a certification to ensure that birds used in the sourcing of feather down are treated ethically. All RDS Down is independently certified by Control Union and must meet exacting standards and criteria in the sourcing of the down. All RDS certified down is fully traceable and that down comes from birds that are not subjected any unnecessary harm or to live plucking and force-feeding.
Breathable fabric allows air to circulate, which helps regulate body temperature.
Made from strong and durable materials.
When the weather's not co-operating, this feature will resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely.