Your quest for an extra-warm winter parka has come to an end. The Ploma Parka's satiny, waterproof-breathable nylon exterior with fully sealed seams keeps you dry during snowy strolls in the park and commutes to work. Toasty 800-fill-power responsibly sourced down, secured in place by welded quilting, keeps you warm after dark when the cold is at its most biting. When the wind whips unchecked down your street, the tall collar and insulated hood keep it out, and mittened hands can seek refuge in the handwarmer pockets. The silhouette of this parka is already eye-catching, and you can use the interior waist adjustment to further tailor the look.
- Nylon Tech Satin outer fabric has a waterproof-breathable laminate and fully sealed seams to block rain, snow and wind.
- Filled with premium 800-fill-power down that meets the Responsible Down Standard for animal welfare.
- 2-way YKK Aquaguard water-resistant front zipper has a removable leather pull.
- Zippered handwarmer pockets and internal pocket hold valuables.
- Insulated hood with tall integrated collar is adjustable.
- Interior waist adjustment lets you refine the silhouette.
- Neoprene inner cuffs with thumbholes add extra warmth and banish drafts.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
|Insulation||800 fill-power goose down|
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. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
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.