Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Winter Jackets: Down is fun – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Last winter, which was not really as we still remember well, presented at the Munich ISPO American Company Primaloft a novel insulation material. “Performance Down Blend” is a mixture of natural goose down and synthetic microfiber.

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You want the best of both components – heat output, ease, cuddly comfortable fit here, insensitivity to moisture and rapidly drying there – unite. In the preparation of the finished Primaloft down so that they are water resistant and do not clump together, and then blended them with synthetics to form a homogeneous quantity. For winter 2014/15 is now the first garments of different brands come with this material onto the market.

One of these is the skier jacket LFT (for Light Fit Technology) Head, which we have already tried briefly. The outside of robust ripstop fiber is designed sporty simple, but the carrier expected within an original color orgy in horizontal stripes. In between is the Primaloft hybrid material consisting of 60 percent white duck down and 40 percent synthetic fiber. This allows the LFT-jacket put in the washing machine. According Primaloft the properties of its material at least ten washes long not change.

Toasty warm, breathable, lightweight (just 1000 grams in size 52) is a jacket for skiing before, it is easily extensible and thus, despite athletic crisp cut easily. The collar can be good seal against rain and snow. Stark also: long vents under the arms, large, easily accessible pockets, removable powder skirt, elasticated cuffs with thumb hole, waterproof zips

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The front zipper can not open additional from below, the solid peaked hood is a bit tight, should forward pass through the helmet. Nevertheless, strong product. Head it can also pay tidy with 550 euros for men and 500 euros for the ladies version. Only one question remains: Will’s once again correctly Winter

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