Supplying the all-weather reliability of synthetic insulation and the lightweight, compressible performance of down, the Sierra Designs Women’s DriDown Gnar Lite insulated jacket delivers lightweight warmth for everything from hiking to climbing to around town use. Filled with ultra-lightweight, premium 800 fill-power DriDown, the Women’s DriDown Gnar Lite jacket traps body heat to keep you warm on even the coldest of days and due to the high loft and compressibility of DriDown, the Women’s DriDown Gnar Lite jacket can be packed into the included stuff sack and is easily stowed in a pack to be pulled out when you need extra warmth.
Renowned for their efficiency in retaining heat and compressible properties, the feathers and fibers of down have an incredibly soft, comfortable feel and, despite advances in synthetic materials, continue to provide the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any insulation available. The one inherent weakness of down insulation is that it loses much of its ability to maintain warmth when it gets wet, but DriDown performs differently. Employing a unique, innovative polymer application, DriDown actually creates a hydrophobic finish on each individual plume of down. This treatment results in insulation that stays dry up to 7 times longer and dries 33% faster, should it become wet, than untreated down jackets. Perhaps most impressively, this allows the insulation to retain 98% of its loft which translates into maintained warmth that untreated down jackets simply cannot achieve.
Other features of the Women’s DriDown Gnar Lite jacket include a storm flap behind the front zipper, elastic cuffs with thumb holes, and wind-proof, rip-stop fabrics to seal out windy gusts and snow. Two zippered hand warmer pockets are ready to warm chilly hands and two interior dump pockets thaw frozen snacks or small electronics.
The Sierra Designs Women’s DriDown Gnar Lite insulated jacket is available in your choice of color and size.
Styles available: Medium Ultraviolet/Beachglass
Sierra Designs part numbers: 034118-UV-MED