Gear Institute Best In Show 2013
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 story of this year’s show because—it’s everywhere. You can’t spill a 5 o’clock beer at the Salt Palace Convention Center floor without it sloshing (with no ill effect) a coat stuffed with DownTek’s water-repellent feathers.
DownTek is just ordinary down that is treated with a coating to make water run right off the down feather, instead of soaking it and turning it into a cold wad of feathers. Jackets and sleeping bags using the tech are remarkable—you can literally dunk the feathers in water and they come out totally dry, which is why 16 brands have adopted the technology for next season, including Mountain Hardwear, Big Agnes, L.L.Bean, Fly Low, NEMO, EMS, and Brooks-Range in North America.”
Read the full article here.