VANCOUVER, BC (for immediate release) — Westcomb Outerwear’s legendary Hutterite down, known worldwide for exceptional purity, warmth and durability, just got better.
For fall 2013, Westcomb will elevate their entire 12-piece down collection to 900-fill Hutterite down.
Their growing line of down designs includes a full range of styles, from waist cut lightweight down ‘sweaters’ to knee-length parkas, and includes four new designs for fall 2013.
“From the chemically untreated 900-fill feathers to the final exterior touches, Westcomb down products are far more than just an insulation piece. They are individually designed, truly unique, world-class performance down products,” said Alan Yiu, president and lead designer of Westcomb.
As with all Westcomb pieces, the Hutterite Down collection is 100% made in Westcomb’s Vancouver factory, where oversight from the first cut to the final stitch leads to unparalleled quality.
The down itself is also 100% Canadian, available only once a year from the Hutterite community of northern Canada. Harvested from full-grown adult geese raised as a sustainable food source, this hypo-allergenic down exceeds the European Class I standard of 94% down-to-feather ratio, and is known for its 100% natural chemical-free water repellency.
Westcomb’s newest designs featuring Hutterite Down 900-fill include:
• Rainier Sweater (M). Westcomb’s warmest mid-layering piece features the dense weave of a durable Pertex Quantum around the body, while stretchable shoulder panels of 100% waterproof Polartec® Neoshell® add exceptional range of motion. ($420)
• Chilko Sweater (M, W). Offering warmth without weight for any occasion, this minimalist 900-fill down piece compresses easily into a daypack for any backcountry adventure. ($350)
• Dakota Hoody (W). A women’s long parka designed for use as a layer or on its own, the Dakota blends fit, style and on-body performance. Features include an adjustable torso system, internal cuffs and a fixed storm hood. ($450)
• Pemberton Parka (M). A men’s hooded piece that protects from head to knees with minimal weight, the Pemberton uses Schoeller C-Change to lock out winter elements, and lock in the warmth of high loft 900-fill Hutterite down. Keeping you warm and dry in even the worst blizzard-like conditions, the Pemberton has an adjustable fixed hood with an adjustable waist system, low profile molded cuff tabs and a high collar with velour-lined chin-guard and wind guard. ($600)
ABOUT WESTCOMB: Westcomb (www.westcomb.com) creates innovative, stylish, performance-driven outerwear for men and women that is 100 percent made in North America and 100 percent committed to performance. Made to be worn in the most demanding conditions, Westcomb gear achieves a standard of excellence that is attainable only through the constant access and oversight provided by their industry leading commitment to local manufacturing. Conveying a true passion for the outdoor experience, Westcomb’s 2012-13 collection features strategically minimalist designs, blending essential features for active athletes with an international, athletic fit. Westcomb builds their unique performance apparel with a remarkable roster of industry leading supplier brands including Polartec NeoShell, eVent, Schoeller, Primaloft, Pertex, YKK, Mapp, Riri, and the world’s finest Hutterite goose down. For more information on Westcomb, please visit www.westcomb.com.