With its non-quilted thermal bonding and seam tape construction, the Mizusawa Down high spec jacket “Mountaineer” is supremely waterproof, and its unique Parahood system ※1 prevents water or snow from pooling around the neck. A mesh panel between dual front zips draws in air from outside to prevent uncomfortable heat and moisture buildup, and additional temperature control is provided by Descente’s own brilliant HEAT NAVI lining. With traceable down that has acquired “DOWNPASS” certification ※2, it is now possible – through a system of Serial Numbers – to track, and strictly control, all down feathers used in the procurement process. A winner ever since it took out an award in the Mountain Performance category at ISPO 2018 ※3.
※1 By incorporating a unique top opening zip, known as Parazip, the hood can be kept closed when not in use, but opened very quickly when conditions change suddenly.
※2 DOWNPASS e.V (Germany) is a system that guarantees feathers are ethically sourced and come from tightly controlled and traceable supply chains that ensure both animal protection and the maintenance of highest quality feather standards.
※3 ISPO is the world’s largest international sports business show, held annually in Munich, Germany. For the ISPO Awards, sports-related products are judged strictly on concept, design, technicality, environmental sensitivity and other criteria, with superior products winning awards that are highly regarded within the industry.