ALTIPLANO DOWN PARKA
- Model: 1101526
- Weight: 0.36kg
- SKU: Altiplano Down Parka Unisex
Ultra-thin shell fabric achieving resilience and smooth mobility is filled here with high quality 900 fill power EX down. Achieves both high heat retention and a lightweight, compact form factor.
Material: 10-denier Ballistic® Airlight rip-stop nylon [Standard DWR treatment・Antistatic finish]Insulation: 900 Fill Power EX DOWN
Compressed size: ∅14×25cm
Features: Box construction / Chin guard / Slight articulation throughout the arm / Draw cords for waist adjustment hidden in pockets / Zippered hand pockets / Stuff sack included
Lead-in Cord System (Bottoms)
We put draw cords in the waist pockets to allow you to cinch the hem tight while keeping out the winter chill. The inner cord is protected from the elements and allows custom fit adjustment with one hand.
Chin Guard Zip
World class, high quality down
Montbell's premium down comes from water fowl that live in regions with seasonal temperature extremes. The down balls from birds in such regions are characteristically much larger.
Large down balls hold more warm air, which translates to needing less down to provide exceptional warmth retention.
Lightweight yet warm
When compared by weight to lower quality down, an equal amount of premium down is loftier and has better warmth retaining properties.
900 Fill Power EX Down
Fill power refers to the volume in cubic inches that 1 ounce of down will displace. All other things being equal (fabric, construction method, and fill amount), a product made with high fill power down (900) is lighter and more compressible than an equally warm one made with lower quality down (550).
About the material: Ballistic Airlight®
Ballistic Airlight® is made using the same nylon polymer as our Ballistic® material and a highly technical production process to create extremely fine, super thin threads. These threads are then woven into ultralight, gossamer fabrics that share the same characteristics as Ballistic®: one and a half times more abrasion resistance than other similar weight fabrics and boasts three times the tear strength of nylons that are almost 20% heavier. Additionally, Ballistic Airlight® is often woven using different techniques to create fabrics with radically different characteristics, such as fabrics that allow the garment to stretch or fabrics that "breathe" to release built up heat and moisture.
Stuff Sack Included
Goose and Duck Down Sourcing
At Montbell, we source Down from both the European and Chinese markets to satisfy a variety of characteristics (supply/availability, low cost, consistent quality, humane practices, etc.) and maintain our lofty standards. Every season we seek to balance the superior quality for which we are known and the lowest possible raw materials cost. We change Down sourcing companies frequently to insure that our customers have access to superior products at the lowest price possible. In the course of these efforts, Montbell never purchases Down from operations that practice “live-plucking” methods. We only utilize Down plumes and feathers collected as a by-product of water fowl raised to meet the demands of the food industry.
We will continue to look for sources of Down that maximize value to our customers and allow Montbell products to perform at the highest level.
Eliminates cold spots resulting from sewn-through seams and allows down to loft completely.
Maintenance of Down Leakage Warning
In the event that small feather spines or down clusters work their way through the fabric it is best to reach behind the fabric and pull the offending down cluster BACK INTO its down chamber. Gentle massage of the area will promote "self sealing" and re-align the fabric threads, while better distributing the down insulation. If at all possible avoid attempting to pull the cluster from the bag or garment. Doing so can cause the exposed cluster to tangle with others and draw them from the chamber.
USE DOWN SPECIFIC DETERGENT
GENTLE CYCLE WASH WITH COLD WATER AND HANG IT TO DRY
IF YOU WISH TO USE A DRYER, PLEASE TUMBLE DRY WITH LOW HEATPATTING THE ITEM WILL HELP RESTORE LOFT TO THE DOWN
WASHING ONLY AT THE END OF SEASON SHOULD BE ENOUGHDO NOT WASH FREQUENTLY, IT MAY CAUSE FABRIC DAMAGE