Survive and thrive in the cold. The Expedition Parka has substantial insulation to get through the coldest winter days. Storm cuffs, a deep, fur-trimmed hood, and waterproof-breathable fabric give you the tools to wait around at the bus stop or go longboarding in -20°C weather.
- Made of waterproof-breathable Taslon nylon with a DWR finish to shed rain and snow.
- Taped seams in critical areas to keep it waterproof.
- Insulated with synthetic Thinsulate.
- Attached hood has a faux fur trim.
- Handwarmer pockets, outer chest pockets and an inner media pocket.
- Zipper is covered with an inner and outer storm plackets.
- Cuffs have Velcro® tabs for adjustment.
|Insulation||180g/sq. m polyester|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.