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The Sierra Designs Women's DriDown Baffled Parka features treated 800-fill duck down insulation to provide maximum warmth for everything from winter backpacking to climbing to wear around town in the coldest winter weather conditions.
Due to the high loft and extreme compressibility of the 800-fill power duck down, the DriDown Baffled Parka can be packed down small into the large internal pocket and easily stowed in a pack. 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 10 times longer and dries 30% faster than untreated down jackets. Perhaps most impressively, this allows the insulation to retain 2 times more loft than untreated down, which translates into maintained warmth that untreated down jackets simply cannot achieve.
As the name suggests, the DriDown Baffled Parka has a baffled panel construction that blocks heat loss in a way that simple quilted construction cannot. A light PU-coating on the ultralight 10D ripstop fabric provides extra protection against the elements. The longer length of the DriDown Baffled Parka further keeps drafts at bay.
Other features of the DriDown Baffled Parka include a hat-compatible adjustable hood that folds into a protective collar, a center front zipper that secures the hood around the face without the need for a drawcord, and an insulated storm flap with an anti-snag design. Two hand warmer pockets positioned to be accessible above a pack hipbelt are ready to warm chilly hands and a large interior pocket is ready to stow small essentials or the jacket itself.
The Sierra Designs Women’s DriDown Baffled Parka has a relaxed cut to fit well over heavy layering and is available in your choice of color and size.
- Baffled panels eliminate “leak paths” for heat, and are warmer than quilting
- Light PU-coating for extra water protection also increases warmth by blocking wind
- Ultra-light 10D Ripstop fabric for light weight and durability
- Hat (not helmet) compatible hood folds into a high, protective collar
- Center-front zipper secures hood around face without the need for a draw cord
- Insulated storm flap with anti-snag construction
- Insulated hand pockets are accessible above a hip belt
- Large internal pocket easily stows jacket
- Longer length adds warmth and protection from weather while the relaxed cut fits over heavy layering
- 800 Fill Power Duck DriDown
Best Use Hiking, Snow Sports Insulation Type Down Jacket Back Length Thigh-Length Center Back Length 31" Warranty Limited Lifetime Type Insulated Jacket Shell Material 10x20/30D 88% Nylon/12% Poly Ripstop, .95oz/32g, DWR, PU-coat Number of Pockets 3 Liner Material 20D 100% Nylon Ripstop, 1.1oz/38g, WR, Cire Item Weight 1 lb 1.5 oz Insulation Material 800 Fill Power Duck DriDown Hood Yes Fit Relaxed