Anyone with design experience in down jackets knows that quality down jackets have the technical disadvantage. To shift the down away on the side of the body and the inner sleeve due to arm movements. This is due to a fundamentally incorrect technical design in use in almost all existing down jackets.
This observation, forced Valandre to make the effort once again, and find the technical solution, so that the down filling is blocked on the body side as well as inner sleeve. The solution, radically different from all existing technical baffle designs available, was launched in 2009 in the SPLIT-S down jacket.
In the SPLIT-S, thanks to the innovative technical baffle design, there is NO possibility that the down filling can shift away from its intended place to insulate, due to normal arm movements. So here we simply have the foundation of the first articulated down jacket in the world: The Immelman. This is because it would be senselessly stupid to articulate a system having down shift problems: Lift up your arms and you are instantly cold on the body side and inner sleeve.
As the Immelman is an articulated design, the main functionality of the jacket is with arms up, and this forced us to increase the numbers of lateral body compartments and inner and inner sleeve compartments to a maximum of 9 compartments on each side. The form fitted and totally articulated design direction in the "I – MAN", changes its use field to include active physical use, where the body will heat up.
Comfort Rating: -5º F
Extreme Rating: -20º F
Down Load: 12 oz. (XL)
Down Quality: Goose 850+
Weight: 34 oz. (XL)
Fabric: Asahi Kasei coated and DWR treated solid Rip-Stop Polyamide / Anti static comfortable Polyester Rip-Stop