Built on a technological foundation earned from years of making expedition gear, the Split-S represents a leap forward in down jacket technology.
To start, we mimicked the natural bend of the human elbow, and cut the fabric of the sleeve to follow. This makes for a more comfortable fit and removes any creases that may compress the down.
The area between the arm and torso typically suffers from the arms motion pushing the down away from the torso and inner sleeve – Valandré solved this by adding two vertical compartments on the body side and three on the inner sleeve. These compartments keep the down in place and keep you warm.
We eliminated the connection seam at the shoulder by designing a single piece of fabric from the front to the back. By removing this connection seam, we removed the main point where water leaks into jackets.
All curves and stitches, are perfectly alligned, adding harmony and perfection to the style (Valandre - Jäger Style) . And the Split-S was form fitted into a mens and womens version.
And finally, at the top of the jacket, the fully zipped high collar moulds perfectly around your neck, providing duvet-like comfort.
The Split S mixes 32 technical compartments with "French style (Jäger Style)". Successfully tested and used up to 21.000ft (7.000m)
Comfort Rating: 23º F
Extreme Rating: 14º F
Down Load: 4.83 oz.
Down Quality: Goose 850+
Weight: 15.94 oz.
Fabric: Asahi Kasei coated and DWR treated solid Rip-Stop Polyamide / Anti static comfortable Polyester Rip-Stop