Down is a fantastic product for backpacking gear. It is light, and has great insulating value. An enemy of down is moisture. When down becomes wet, it loses much or all of its insulating ability. DownTek treats down with a substance that really combats this problem. DownTek down absorbs 30 percent less water and it dries 60 percent faster than regular down.
Fisher + Baker introduced their first DownTek jacket to their upcoming Fall ’17 line. The Passage jacket comes with or without a hood and uses 750 fill-power DownTek hydrophobic down for insulation. Check out the media release below.
DownTek Announces Brand Partnership with Fisher + Baker
Further solidifies position as the leading international supplier of water-resistant down in the global outdoor and fashion industry
Cincinnati, OH, February, 2017 – DownTek™, the revolutionary hydrophobic and quick-drying down technology, today announced a new key partnership with Fisher + Baker, a Minnesota-based men’s functional lifestyle clothing brand that made its debut to the outdoor industry at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. DownTek will be incorporated into Fisher + Baker’s Passage Jackets, which will be available in August, 2017 as part of the Fisher + Baker Fall ‘17 collection and will retail for $368 in hooded and $328 in unhooded versions.
“The Passage Jacket is a perfect combination of timeless style and premium performance,” said Greg Horvitz, Founder of Fisher + Baker. “We use an advanced textile process and premium technical materials so that all of our pieces, including the Passage Jacket, have an urban look with purposeful details, and functional performance. Having just launched our brand, we have been very selective in the partners we’ve aligned with, and time and time again, DownTek technology has proven to be the best in hydrophobic capabilities, responsible sourcing and high quality. We’re optimistic in growing our line with their technology.”
The Fisher + Baker Passage Jacket’s technical details include a Japanese Nylon Poly Blend w/ Waterproof Laminate, DownTek Water Resistant Down – 750 Fill Power, Featherweight Taffeta Lining, Bonded Down Baffles, Zippered Hand Warmer Pockets and an Adjustable Waist.
This newest addition to DownTek’s partner roster fill an assembly of established brand partners that includes L.L.Bean, Big Agnes, Kathmandu, Dynafit, EMS, Salewa, Brooks-Range, NEMO, Mountain Designs, Millet and Jottnar, amongst others.
“Fisher + Baker is an ideal brand for us to work with,” said Down Decor President, Daniel Guigui. “Incorporating an urban aesthetic with technical performance is a trend in the fashion and outdoors space that is growing, and we are excited to showcase the capabilities of DownTek to a wider audience and consumer base.”
The best way to see DownTek in action is to visit this simple demonstration online.