Snowbee Nivalis Down Jacket - New for the 2018 season but available now! Snowbee's Brand New Nivalis Down Jacket is without doubt, the most technical garment Snowbee have ever made!
NOTE - Due to the unprecedented interest in these Snowbee Nivalis Down Jackets - Stocks are low - Small already out of stock until circa week com 22nd Jan 2018 - Please do not delay purchase. If wishing to order a Small on back order, please contact us.
Snowbee Nivalis Down Jacket, for many years, mountaineers & polar explorers, have relied on the unparalleled lightweight insulation properties of natural feather down, to keep them warm, in extreme conditions the challenge however, is that down loses most of its thermal properties, as soon as it gets wet. Many manufacturers have tried to avoid this by either treating the outer shell with a DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent), or using feather down, with a hydrophobic treatment to repel water and prevent clumping. Both methods are good, but have their limitations, so Snowbee thought…why not put the down in totally waterproof pockets, to protect it? Problem solved!
Snowbee new high-tech Nivalis Down jacket features a totally unique construction technique – an internal & external 3-layer laminated fabric, using hidden, internal stitching, to form the down pockets. The benefit is no external stitch-line, allowing water to penetrate. The Jackets down pockets are formed, using 2 layers of double-knitted Tricot and then protected, inside and out, with a TPU waterproof membrane (TPU Film is Major Break through of Waterproof and Breathable Fabric Composition - Thermoplastic polyurethane), so the down remains 100% dry. The outer shell, is a woven micro-fibre polyester fabric, with DWR treatment, so rain-drops ‘bead-up’ & run off the surface. Inside, there is a super-light woven polyester lining, with peach-skin finish, for comfort.
urable water repellent (DWT), treatment, rain drops will bead up, and run away.
The natural down filling in the Snowbee Nivalis Down Jacket contains 90% duck-down, 10% feathers and uses a fill power of 700 for total warmth, while the waterproof membrane has a hydrostatic pressure resistance (Waterproofness) of 5000mm, to keep you dry and also provides total wind resistance.
Both the main front zip & the two side hand-warmer pockets use waterproof zips and there is a fully adjustable, 3-panel hood, made in the same insulated material, as the body. Inside the Snowbee Nivalis Down Jacket, there are two deep pouch pockets at the bottom, for mobiles, wallets etc. And finally for complete weather protection, there are Velcro adjustable, elasticated cuffs and 2 internal bottom hem adjusters, with ‘toggle-loks’.
Snowbee Nivalis Down Jacket features
- High-Tec Down Jacket features 6 layer waterproof & windproof material
- Natural Down filling contains 90% duck down/10% feathers
- Unique construction, features hidden, internal stitching to form down pockets
- No external stitching causing leaks.
- Down pockets are protected using 2 layers of waterproof membrane, down remains 100% dry.
- Outer woven micro-fibre polyester fabric, with d
- Super-light woven polyester lining, with peach skin finish.
- Waterproof zips throughout.
- 3 Panel adjustable hood.
- Velcro adjustable elasticated cuffs.
- 2 front zipped hand-warmer pockets
- 2 internal bottom hem adjusters.
- Weight: Size M – 830g
- Colour: Dark Olive
- Size choice: S 36/38”, M 38/40”, L 42/44”, XL 46/48”, XXL 50/52”