A water repellent treatment that allows down to retain its ability to loft and insulate even when wet.
Our proprietary treatment creates surface tension on each individual cluster of down, so instead of deflating the pockets of air that trap warmth, the moisture has no choice but to bead up and roll away.
Nope. DownTek adds no discernible weight to the down. So if you're hiking Mt. Everest, don't worry about your jacket weighing you down (don't you love a pun?).
Yes! No PFOAs or PFOSs are used in our proprietary treatment. For a carbon-free alternative, please see DownTek™ ZeroPFC™
Glad you asked. Down is a by-product of the meat industry. That means we only use down obtained from birds already being used for their meat.
Absolutely! Because liquid detergents contain solvents that strip down of its natural oils, leaving it less able to loft and insulate, as well as leaves behind a residue that can interfere with a water repellent treatment, we recommend Grangers Down Cleaner. Grangers has specially designed their detergent with down in mind. Their down detergent cleans the down without stripping it of its natural oils and will not leave any residue that would interfere with the products' ability to repel water.
The down cluster is really amazing. Its three-dimensionality combined with its nearly weightless microscopic filaments make it the perfect insulation for trapping air and providing warmth. None of the oil based, polyester synthetics available have managed to crack the magic recipe that Mother Nature has come up with.