Snowbee Nivalis Jacker Collar Verson
Nivalis Down Jackets are without doubt, the most technical garment Snowbee have ever made! Snowbee always knew they were good, but this was confirmed when the jacket won the Best New Clothing Award at EFTTEX 2018!
For many years, mountaineers and polar explorers have relied on the unparalleled lightweight insulation properties of natural feather down to keep them warm in extreme conditions. The problem, however, is that down loses most of its thermal properties as soon as it gets wet. Many manufacturers have tried to avoid this by either treating the outer shell with a DWR finish, or using feather down with a hydrophobic treatment to repel water and prevent clumping. Both methods have their limitations… so we thought why not put the down in totally waterproof pockets to protect it? Problem solved!
The natural down filling contains 90% duck-down, 10% feathers and uses a fill power of 700 for total warmth, while the waterproof membrane has a hydrostatic pressure resistance (waterproofness) of 5000mm to keep you dry and also provides total wind resistance.
The main front zip and the two side hand-warmer pockets use waterproof zips and there is a fully adjustable, 3-panel hood, made in the same insulated material as the body. Inside the jacket there are two deep pouch pockets at the bottom, for mobiles, wallets etc. For complete weather protection, there are Velcro adjustable, elasticated cuffs and two internal bottom hem adjusters with ‘toggle-loks’.
Designed as a general purpose leisure jacket, where a hood is not required, but equally suitable as a mid-layer garment under a waterproof outer shell, which does have a hood. Built to the same, exacting standards as the original Nivalis with the same style and technology built-in!