A waterproof breathable shell, full coverage hood, fleece lined hand pockets and 650 fill down keep out the bitterness of wintry conditions.
- Ascent Micro Herringbone AXF
- Conduit Laminate
- 650 Fill Goose Down
- Enhanced DWR
- Zip Off Hood
- Micro-chamois Lined Chinguard
- Rib Knit Collar and Cuffs
- Fleece Lined Handwarmer Pockets
- Interior MP3 Pocket with Cord Exit
- Interior Zip Pocket
- Stuff Sack Included
Ascent Micro Herringbone AXF
100% nylon dobby weave constructed with high filament count, full dull, air textured yarn. Soft and durable. Conduitï¿½ laminate with superior waterproofness and breathability. Enhanced DWR treatment that will last up to 100 home launderings. This is 5 times more durable than a conventional 80/20 DWR. 3.9 oz/yd2.
Conduit Laminated Membrane
The Conduit membrane is quiet, supple, lightweight, waterproof and breathable. The unique membrane is made up of interconnected hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules that actively work to draw moisture vapor away from the body. This process accelerates as the moisture concentration rises, so the more you sweat, the more vapor the garment transpires. Because the Conduit membrane doesn't rely on micro pores, it presents a continuous waterproof barrier and can maintain phenomenal waterproofness under pressure.
Enhanced Durable Water Resistant finishes are applied to the outer surface of garments to increase their resistance to water and are 5 times more effective than traditional DWR treatments.
Care and Feeding of Your Down Garments
Professional Cleaning: Your down garment can be professionally washed, but should never be dry cleaned, because the chemicals used are harmful to the fabrics and filling and will severely reduce loft and thermal efficiency. Check the yellow pages under Camping, Backpacking, or Mountaineering Equipment for folks who specialize in cleaning outdoor products. Your local retailer may also be able to refer you. Be sure to ask if they specifically wash down clothing.
Machine Wash: Zip up all the zippers, attach all Velcro and turn your garment inside out. Wash in a front-loading machine only, using cold water on a gentle setting. Use a minimum amount of a mild powder soap or special down soap (available at outdoor stores). Use at least two rinse cycles to get all the soap out of the garment.
When moving your garment from the washer to the dryer, do so carefully by carrying it from the bottom. Tumble dry in a large commercial dryer on low heat. The dryer must be large enough for the garment to flop freely around. Drying could take several hours and your garment should be checked often to make sure it is not overheated. As it dries, look for clumps of wet down and gently shake to redistribute the down.
- Do not use a top-loading washing machine (the agitator will destroy the channels).
- Do not use liquid soap or detergent. Do not use strong soap or detergent.
- Do not use your home dryer (they have been known to melt holes in the fabric).
- Do not lift your garment from one end when wet (lift the entire thing all at once from underneath).
- Do not dry in the sun (the UV will damage the nylon).