Trekking Extra Warm Waterproof Parka Arctic 900 - blue

8504658

FORCLAZ

Made for
Unisex longline parkaAdjustable waist and storm hood with anti-blizzard fur. Down filling, extreme cold skirt and large flaps to keep the cold out. Sealed main seams.
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Advantage
Optimum temperatureLaboratory-tested jacket to -30°C (comfort) and -40°C (limit)
Abrasion resistanceStrong fabric used (147g/sqm) on areas exposed to abrasion
WaterproofProtects the wearer from a snow storm equal to 24 cm of snow in 4 hours
WarmthDown (85%) / feather (15%) filling, 209 g in size L, RDS certified
WindproofWindproof membrane outer component
Ease of useZips with long cords and press studs that are easy to use with gloves
Pockets9 Pockets: 6 outer (including 2 handwarmer pockets) and 3 inner pockets
Anatomic designJacket tightens at the waist and inner snow skirt
Warranty2 Years
Technical Information

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What are the design features that make this parka your best ally against the cold?
This parka made from insulating down was designed for Arctic conditions. It features: - a stand-up collar and winter storm hood with removable long-pile faux fur - storm cuffs to stop cold and snow from getting inside - adjustable wadded snow skirt to stop cold and snow from getting inside - cuffs that are adjustable using rip-tabs - extremely warm and deep storm hood with faux fur These features provide a perfect seal for the best protection against the cold
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How is temperature measured in a laboratory?
This jacket is considered a 4th layer. It has therefore been tested with a long-sleeved T-shirt, fleece jacket and warm padded jacket in our research and development laboratory, on a thermal mannequin in a climatic chamber. The results demonstrated that our jacket remains comfortable when walking at 5 km/h with no wind or sunshine, at -30°C.
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What are all these pockets used for?
We have foreseen every function in the field. The large inner pockets on the chest and below can be used to carry a GPS, ski goggles and a spare pair of gloves. The outer hand pockets on the chest are lined so that you can warm up your fingers. This jacket also has a Napoleon pocket hidden under a flap, which can be used without opening the jacket – ideal for finding your bearings on a map without letting any warmth escape
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What are the shoulder straps for?
This parka has removable shoulder straps so you can take off the parka and support it with the straps if you get too hot (as show in one of the photos). The worst enemy in a polar environment is perspiration. Therefore it’s important not to get too hot.
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How much feather and down is used?
Here is the amount of down and feathers in a parka, according to its size. S = 191 g / M = 198 g / L = 209 g / XL = 228 g / XXL = 243 g The down provides insulation and has filling power (700 CUIN) to guarantee our parka's thermal properties.
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How is the feather and down sourced?
We use down and feathers from ducks.We use RDS-certified down (Responsible Down Standard). This certification is awarded by an independent body to guarantee that the feathers and down come from animals that have not been force-fed or live plucked.
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Sizing information
This parka is unisex and our stylist Maria has thought about all the technical details so that women can wear this jacket comfortably. A zip on the jacket hem so you can increase volume around the pelvis. This jacket can also be tightened at the weight to refine the silhouette and fit to every body shape.
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Composition
Main fabric : 100.0% Polyamide Main lining : 100.0% Polyamide Padding : 85.0% Grey Duck Down, Padding : 15.0% Grey Duck Feather Pocket : 74.0% Polyester, Pocket : 26.0% Elasthane Secondary lining : 86.0% Polyester, Secondary lining : 14.0% Elasthane Warm lining : 100.0% Polyester Cuff : 80.0% Polyamide, Cuff : 20.0% Elasthane Synthetic fur : 90.0% Acrylic, Synthetic fur : 10.0% Polyester Coating : 100.0% Polyurethane

Test
We tested this jacket with several specialists in this area, including the explorer, Christian Clot and the musher Remy Coste. This jacket was also used by the participants of a “voyage into uncharted lands”, during a trip to Mongolia.

Product test
Our design team, all passionate about the Arctic environment, went to Finland, Sweden then to Svalbard to test, adapt and re-test our prototypes before they went to market. It's in the field that they were able to experience every constraint and difficulty and therefore offer you a product perfectly suited to Arctic trekking.

Stockage tips
When not in use, this parka should be stored on a hanger in a dry, ventilated place, to maintain its filling power and, hence, its thermal performance over time.
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