8000-meter down performance.Sophisticated down parka designed for the world's highest peaks. With a complex 100% box-wall construction and filled with 900 fill power down, this oversized expedition parka is exceptionally lofty, and surprisingly lightweight for its size. After extensive development and testing, the Guide Expedition Down Parka represents the pinnacle of our expertise in down technology. The result is one of the warmest jackets on the market.
Note: Sizing is built on our men’s fit block – for women, we suggest ordering one size smaller than usual.
Why we made it
- Full box baffle construction for extremely cold conditions.
- Ultralight 3-layer shell fabric is waterproof, windproof and very durable.
- Sophisticated 8000-meter parka with impressive warmth-to-weight-ratio.
The Guide Expedition Down Parka is the final result of extensive technical development, superior craftmanship, collaborations with down experts in the USA and fabric developers in Japan, meticulous lab testing, and gruelling real-world experiences. A sophisticated expedition parka that will withstand extensive periods of extreme temperatures on the world’s highest peaks and in desolate arctic regions. It is the most technically complex garment we have ever designed.
This is a 100% box baffled construction parka, filled with responsibly sourced premium 900 fill power goose down that is RDS-certified, blue sign-certified and 100% traceable. The Dermizax®Ultralight 3-layer rip-stop shell fabric is waterproof, windproof, stretchable and very durable. It has an oversized expedition fit with an elongated back piece and an extremely generous hood. At only 930g in size medium, it has an impressive warmth-to-weight-ratio. Very few parkas on the market that can match its performance.
Please note that the parka will be extremely compressed on delivery. It will need up to 72 hours to regain its shape and to loft completely.
Full box baffle 3D construction with eliminated cold-spots and a comfortable fit.
900 fill power goose down insulation that is fluorocarbon free, RDS-certified, bluesign-certified, allergen-free, 100% recyclable and completely sourcetrack verifiable.
Ultralight 3-layer shell fabric is waterproof, windproof and very durable.
Lab-tested in controlled environment to withstand temperatures well below -30°C.
Oversized adjustable baffled hood that fits over any helmet.
Asymmetric front flap at collar, with perforated panel insert for increased airflow.
Full-length inner and outer front flaps.
Stretchable interior cuff for oversized gloves and increased weather resistance.
Stretchable inside seams for increased comfort and fit.
Two large chest pockets, two large side pockets and two large open inner pockets that fit 1,5 litre bottles.
Oversized expedition fit with extended back piece.
Sizing is built on our men’s fit block, for women we suggest ordering one size smaller than usual.
Full technical details
Main fabric: Dermizax®Ultralight – 3-ply, DWR-treated, 82 g/sqm, 100% nylon.
Main fabric denier: 20D.
Lining fabric: Water-resistant DWR-treated ultralight rip-stop, 100% nylon, 34g/sqm.
Insulation: 900 fill power DWR-treated goose down. (Synthetic padding in front placket.)
Down fill weight: XS 302.4 g, S 323.2 g, M 344.7 g, L 367 g, XL 390.1 g, XXL 414 g.
Waterproofness: Main fabric – 20 000 mm. Lining fabric – PFC-free DWR-treated rip-stop. Insulation – DWR-treated water-resistant goose down.
Breathability: Low. This is not a garment for high-pulse activities.
Garment weight: S 890 g, M 930 g, L 998 g.
Center back length: XS 82.5 cm, S 85 cm, M 87.5 cm, L 90 cm, XL 92.5 cm, XXL 95 cm.
Hood/collar: Fixed hood. Opening adjustable with elastic cord on the inside. Bendable brim of hood. Size of hood adjustable at back with velcro. Double placket, whereof inner placket at collar equipped with 3D spacer mesh to avoid your breathing to condensate and freeze. Outer placket padded with synthetic insulation.
Pockets: Two large zipped chest pockets, two zipped hand pockets, two extra large inner pocket in power mesh.
Zippers: YKK zippers.
Sleeves and cuffs: Pre-bent sleeves. Elastic cuffs.
Bottom hem: Bottom hem adjustable with cord. Drop tail.
Extra features: Stow bag included. Box wall construction to avoid cold spots. Baffles sewn with elastic thread for maximum freedom of movement. Tested in Japanese cold chamber. Both inner and outer placket for protection against cold. Extra big hang loop made of shell fabric.
Note: Colors will differ slightly between different materials. The Stellar Shell Jacket will match the Stellar Shell Pant perfectly, but the Guide Shell Pant might not, because of differences in fabric texture and luminance. Contact customer service if you need advice.
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Shipping & Delivery
We ship every working day, and always do our very best to deliver your order within the timeframes listed. All orders placed before 12:00 (Monday-Friday) will be shipped the same day. Orders placed during weekends or holidays will be shipped the following work day (excluding public holidays). As soon as your order has left our warehouse, you will receive an email with the tracking number.
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Wash & Care
Hand wash or cold water wash. Do not use fabric softener.
After wash, tumble dry the jacket on low temperature until the jacket is dry. Make sure to close all pockets and the front zipper. Place a couple of tennis balls in the dryer – this will make the down distributed evenly within the jacket.