(L Size) – 330 g, 11.6 oz
Size(s): S – M – L – XL
Color(s): Blue – Gray – Black
Weight (L): 330 g, 11.6 oz
The DUAL Vest combines White Goose Down and Primaloft® synthetic fills in the same brilliant way as the DUAL jacket with baffled high quality down on the front panels and Primaloft® insulation on the shoulders and back.
Where we use down, we also use our proprietary Araneum fabric (a 20 denier nylon Ripstop fabric that is 33% stronger and only 10% heavier than 15 denier fabrics). Araneum is a spectacular insulating shell material because it is windproof and water resistant without the use of any coatings. This means the fabric has a natural tendency for trapping heat, yet it remains one of the most packable materials on the market. Where we use Primaloft®, we use our hyperlight HiTex15 fabric– a special hyperlight Ripstop nylon that weighs less per square meter than our proprietary Araneum with a durable water repellant (DWR) treatment to make it waterproof and durable, yet still packable.
In short, each type of insulation has been matched to its best partner for shell materials to produce a garment that will both keep the core warm like only down can and keep the body dry like only Primaloft® can. The vest is great for use over a shell when the temps drop or your momentum and body heat start to wane. Or wear it under a shell for alpine and ice climbing to keep the core warm and blood flowing without restricting mobility.