Outdoor wear specialist Eddie Bauer has revealed a world-first ‘thin-down’ jacket which removes the need for quilting found in traditional down jackets, eliminating cold spots.
Eddie Bauer is the first outdoor brand in North America to develop Thindown outerwear, and has exclusive rights to the technology through 2018.
Called the EverTherm Down Jacket, it is insulated by an ultra-thin sheet of down fabric, providing superior warmth in a lightweight, slim profile.
The EverTherm Down Jacket was tested on Mt. Everest, ski touring in the Grand Tetons, and alpine climbing in the Alps to perfect the warmth-to-weight ratio, and versatility, of the jacket.
“It’s the best jacket I’ve worn: it’s ultra-light, warm, and slim,” said Eddie Bauer alpine climbing guide Adrian Ballinger, who tested the jacket during his seventh summit of Mt. Everest earlier this year.
He explains his experience in this video:
Powered by 30g Thindown insulation and a water-repellent StormRepel Super DWR shell, the EverTherm Down Jacket provides warmth down to minus-15 degrees with moderate activity. The men’s jacket weighs an ultra-light 11.36 oz, while the women’s jacket weighs only 9.12 oz.
Eddie bauer CEO Mike Egeck describes the jacket as “a transformative step forward in insulation technology”.
“It will change forever the way people think about down.”
The EverTherm Down Jacket is available for pre-order online and will be in Eddie Bauer stores across the US on September 24. It comes in both non-hooded (US$249) and hooded ($279) versions for him and her in a variety of colours.
Eddie Bauer has more than 400 stores in the US, Canada, Germany, Japan, and other international markets.