Westcomb Outerwear’s legendary Hutterite down, known worldwide for exceptional purity, warmth and durability, just got better.
For fall 2013, Westcomb will elevate their entire 12-piece down collection to 900-fill Hutterite down.
Their growing line of down designs includes a full range of styles, from waist cut lightweight down ‘sweaters’ to knee-length parkas, and includes four new designs for fall 2013.
“From the chemically untreated 900-fill feathers to the final exterior touches, Westcomb down products are far more than just an insulation piece. They are individually designed, truly unique, world-class performance down products,” said Alan Yiu, president and lead designer of Westcomb.
As with all Westcomb pieces, the Hutterite Down collection is 100% made in Westcomb’s Vancouver factory, where oversight from the first cut to the final stitch leads to unparalleled quality.
The down itself is also 100% Canadian, available only once a year from the Hutterite community of northern Canada. Harvested from full-grown adult geese raised as a sustainable food source, this hypo-allergenic down exceeds the European Class I standard of 94% down-to-feather ratio, and is known for its 100% natural chemical-free water repellency.
Westcomb’s newest designs featuring Hutterite Down 900-fill include:
· Rainier Sweater (M). Westcomb’s warmest mid-layering piece features the dense weave of a durable Pertex Quantum around the body, while stretchable shoulder panels of 100% waterproof Polartec® Neoshell® add exceptional range of motion. ($420)
· Chilko Sweater (M, W). Offering warmth without weight for any occasion, this minimalist 900-fill down piece compresses easily into a daypack for any backcountry adventure. ($350)
· Dakota Hoody (W). A women’s long parka designed for use as a layer or on its own, the Dakota blends fit, style and on-body performance. Features include an adjustable torso system, internal cuffs and a fixed storm hood. ($450)
· Pemberton Parka (M). A men’s hooded piece that protects from head to knees with minimal weight, the Pemberton uses Schoeller C-Change to lock out winter elements, and lock in the warmth of high loft 900-fill Hutterite down. Keeping you warm and dry in even the worst blizzard-like conditions, the Pemberton has an adjustable fixed hood with an adjustable waist system, low profile molded cuff tabs and a high collar with velour-lined chin-guard and wind guard. ($600)