Employing DownTek insulation that combines the all-weather reliability of synthetics and the lightweight compressibility of down, the Big Agnes Women’s Shovelhead Hooded Down Jacket delivers versatile warmth for cold weather activities.
The Women’s Shovelhead Hooded Down Jacket is insulated with ultra-lightweight, water-resistant 700-fill DownTek insulation. 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 DownTek performs differently. Employing a unique, innovative polymer application, DownTek actually creates a hydrophobic finish on each individual plume of down. This treatment results in insulation that stays dry longer and dries faster than untreated down jackets, should it become wet. Perhaps most impressively, DownTek retains 98% of its loft, which translates into maintained warmth that untreated down jackets simply cannot achieve. Nylon ripstop shell fabric further protects the insulation while keeping weight to a minimum.
Further enhancing thermal efficiency, the jacket utilizes Insotect Flow technology to help eliminate cold spots, regulate the movement of down inside the baffles and offer better body heat distribution. Strategically placed Flow Gate construction eliminates lateral and vertical down shifting by using vertical chambers with "gates" to control the position and density of the down insulation.
Other features of the Women’s Shovelhead Hooded Down Jacket include a storm flap behind the front zipper, a fully insulated and contoured hood, two zippered hand warmer pockets, a zippered interior chest pocket and two large interior mesh pockets.
The Big Agnes Women’s Shovelhead Hooded Down Jacket is available in your choice of sizes.
- 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down
- Insotect Flow vertical baffles keep you warmer
- Flow Gates eliminate down shifting
- Mid-weight down jacket with contoured fit
- Lightweight nylon rip-stop shell is wind and water resistant
- Fully insulated hood
- Two exterior pockets with color contrast
- Two large interior mesh pockets for stash space
- One interior chest pocket
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Casual, Snow Sports Insulation Type Down Jacket Back Length Hip-Length Type Insulated Jacket Shell Material Nylon Ripstop Shell Other Thumbholes; Jacket stows in interior chest pocket Number of Pockets 5 Item Weight 15 oz Insulation Material 700-Fill DownTek water-resistant down Hood Yes Fit Semi-Fitted
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