Mountain Hardwear's sweetest puffy for the ladies, the Nitrous Jacket sports sleek Hi-Five 30D Rip nylon at the exterior and 800 fill power goose down to trap every ounce of body heat you need! Wear alone when the weather's cold but hospitable and add a waterproof shell when the skies open up.
- Hi-Five 30D Rip shell.
- Piumino 800 fill power goose down insulated.
- Quilted construction holds insulation in place.
- Two front handwarmer pockets.
- Dual hem drawcords seal in warmth.
- Jacket stows in pocket.
- Full elastic cuffs slide easily over layers to seal in warmth.
- Micro-Chamois-lined chin guard prevents zipper chafe.
Hi-Five 30D Rip
100% nylon full dull microfiber ripstop. Downproof by construction, water resistant, and silky soft. 80/20 DWR. 1.6 oz/sq. yd.
Goose Down is the most efficient natural fill material available. Lightweight, compressible, and incredibly warm, down garments and sleeping bags are the gear of choice for serious backpackers and mountaineers. Mountain Hardwear uses three types of Goose Down, 800, 650 and 050 fill, all certified and tested for purity and loft consistency.
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).