Using nano technology and a proprietary application process, Down Decor has created a water repellant down filling material that effectively eliminates all of the previous negative attributes associated with down.
While down has long been recognized as the lightest, most efficient insulator for outwear and sleeping bags, the major drawback has been down’s susceptibility to moisture, which greatly decreases down’s ability to insulate. And after down gets wet, it takes a long time for the down to dry out and insulate effectively again.
With the introduction of DownTek™, these negative attributes are a thing of the past. A micro-thin nano polymer is applied to the down, creating a water repellent insulation that actually floats on water. DownTek™ repels water while maintaining its loft and insulation value, even in the wettest of conditions.
How does the nano treatment affect the performance and feel of the down? Not at all. The micro-thin treatment does not affect the fill power or feel of the down. And DownTek™ still maintains it ability to “breathe”, which is a key factor for comfort. Unlike synthetic insulation fibers, down actually helps wick away moisture keeping you dry and comfortable.
Built and tested by Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent guide team, the limited-edition Everest 50th Anniversary bag is the pinnacle of hydrophobic down technology in sleeping bag form. Field tested in the most extreme conditions, and confirmed to be the best by independent labs, StormRepel™ Down powered by DownTek™ is the leading technology to keep [...]
DownTek has been awarded another prestigious “Best In Show” award for the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show! This time the award is from Gear Institute. Here’s what they had to say about DownTek: “Water repellent down” was the big story of Winter Market 2012 because it was such an innovation. It’s the big [...]
Industry Leaders to Utilize Hydrophobic Down for Apparel, Sleep Systems June 26, 2012, Cincinnati, OH – Down Decor, a wholesale supplier of DownTek™ — the revolutionary hydrophobic and quick-drying down technology — today released the confirmed roster of DownTek partner brands that will be utilizing this water-repellent technology for the 2012/2013 winter season: Big Agnes, [...]
We are honored to announce DownTek was named one of the “Best In Show” at the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Winter trade show! Read all about it right here!