Women's Hiking Down Vest X-Warm designed for women trekking over several days in cold weather
Very warm (85% down/15% feather filling), light and compressible.
Filled with 85% down/ 15% feathers (72g in size M)Waist fastening & large collar
Only 10 oz. in size M
Can be packed tightly in its storage bag & placed in the bottom of a bag660 CUIN
The outer surface is treated to prevent water from penetrating
2 hand pockets that close with a zip to secure objects
Freedom of movement
Compact down: you don't feel smothered beneath a waterproof jacket
Life cycle comparison: Warm women's sleeveless jacket
High down/feather fill power
This 85/15 padded gilet has a guaranteed minimum fill power of 660 CUIN. The fill power is a measure of the down's thermal insulation capacity and its potential to "trap" air.
Down with higher fill power takes up more space, trapping more air and providing greater thermal insulation.
The advantages of duck down and feather filling*
The down's long-lasting fill power gives it 3 important qualities for hiking:
- Thermal insulation thanks to the air trapped in the down and feathers
- Ultra-lightweight: down is lighter than synthetic padding while offering the same degree of warmth. Which makes your backpack lighter
*Our feathers come from Chinese ducks raised for their meat, we collect their feathers after they have been killed. We have the ducks' death certificates
Care advice for a gilet filled with down and feathers
The gilet will be worn all winter and will no doubt need to be washed. Follow our advice by clicking on the link below:
The advantages of a gilet
A gilet keeps the body warm: it protects the chest, neck and lower back from the cold, particularly sensitive to chills.
The sleeveless model weighs less in a backpack, is even more breathable on exertion, and offers great freedom of movement when worn under a jacket.
So sleeveless gilets are particularly popular among hikers during physical exertion.
All our gilets are tested in lab conditions on a thermal manikin under 3 mph wind conditions, representing a moderately strenuous hike. You can therefore compare their thermal insulation qualities, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, and choose the jacket best suited to your needs.
Padding : 90.0% Down, Padding : 10.0% Feather\r\nLining : 100.0% Polyamide\r\nMain fabric : 100.0% Polyester cationic
Not suitable for mountain hiking in rainy weather
Store on a hanger in a clean and dry place
Great care is needed when cleaning a down gilet.We recommend that you use dry cleaning services to care for your gilet. Washing: Machine washable at 86°F; add 2 tennis balls to ventilate the down. Rinse twice. Tumble drying highly recommended: synthetics cycle with 3 tennis balls to ventilate the down; repeat the cycle several times until the down is completely dry, otherwise it will form clumps and lose its insulating properties. Please refer to the care instructions in the online fact sheet