Sub Zero Unisex Lightweight Insulated Down Smocks are new for winter 2017, and have had a total overhaul since our first down range was introduced in 2014.
The design and construction techniques have been vastly improved upon, with thinner micro needles now being employed to prevent down migration through the stitch holes. This has also allowed us to reduce the size of the baffles, making them longer and thinner, resulting in better down stabilisation and a more even distribution.
We have increased the number of storage pockets within the down smocks after listening to feedback from our customers. In addition to the two standard deep zipped hand pockets, we have also introduced a zipped chest outer pocket for quick access essentials such as a compass or wallet. Internally on the left hand side there is a zipped mesh pocket that also houses the integrated small stuff sack, and below this at the waist there is a large elasticated open pocket. All zips used in the down smocks are supplied by YKK for quality and reliability, with the outer zippers also having a textured puller for extra grip. The half length zip has a large low profile baffle behind it to prevent wind penetration, and a soft fleece chin guard to protect against rubbing.
The ethically sourced European goose insulation used in these smocks has a down to feather composition of 90/10, with a fill power rating of 750+, and a total down content of 132g (large size). To help retain loft in damp weather and decrease the drying time when wet, we have also applied a durable hydrophobic treatment to the down. The quality and weight of the down makes these smocks one of the warmest available in its class.
The sizing of these new down smocks have also been re-graded to provide a generous, but not voluminous, fit to allow the wearing of base layers and mid layers underneath. The reverse of the smocks has a small back drop to offer extra protection when sitting down, and a down filled collar to give greater neck protection. The hem of the down smock can be fully adjusted to provide a close but comfortable fit using the single handed operation drawstrings on either side of the body. There is also a single handed drawstring on the reverse of the peak hood and one either side at the front of the hood to allow a close fit to every head shape. Soft micro-fleeced trimmed elasticated low profile wrist cuffs provide a close but not restrictive finish on the wrists to help prevent loss of heat and the ingress of snow or wind.
Made In: Europe
Sun protection factor: 100+
Fabric: 100% ultralight 36gm² polyamide mini ripstop
Down fill power: 750+
Average down fill weight: 143g / 5oz
Average weight: 435g / 15.3oz
Fit: Unisex regular
Size availability: XSmall-XXLarge
Colours: Black with red trim
Fabric treatments: None
Down Treatments: Hydrophobic water repellent
Stuff sack: Integrated
Washing instructions: 40°C wash with a soap solution - NOT DETERGENT. Tumble dry only