Warm as Toast.
The new Free Down Parka is built for inbounds or sidecountry freeskiing and snowboarding on colder days, but you will end up using it as a daily driver. With a relaxed fit, a long cut, and generous amounts of 750+ fill-power premium down, this high-performance, lightweight parka is snazzy, toasty and cozy.
Adding to its versatility, it is wrapped in an updated version of our innovative seamless stretch fabric with woven baffles. This technology makes a warmer, more durable and more comfortable parka — you will not believe how stretchable it is.
You can wear it over a shell on colder days, but it will compress nicely and fit in your pack when you are going for a bootpack. It features a class-leading range of technical features, making it stand out from the competition.
Note: The parka will be extremely compressed on delivery. It will need 48 hours minimum to regain its shape and to loft completely after shipping.
Why you will like it
- Warm, stretchablel and lightweight, designed for freeskiing and snowboarding.
- 750+ fill power hydrophobic down and eliminated cold spots means premium insulation performance.
- Truly versatile; use it for arctic backcountry powder days or as an everyday parka.
The new Free Down Parka is built for inbounds or sidecountry freeskiing and snowboarding on colder days. A high-volume down parka with a generous fit and outstanding insulation capabilities. Designed as a stand-alone top layer, with a wind-resistant shell fabric and technical details optimized for on-mountain activities, it can also be used as a packable insulation layer to be worn at the summit, when waiting for the pickup — or maybe at the après.
This is no trailer queen: The Free Down Parka features two ground-breaking innovations in down technology:
1) The ‘I-tube Technology’ process, meaning that the down baffles are interlaced into the actual fabric at the mill, resulting in a double-wall construction by design.
2) The use of stretchable threads in both directions of the fabric (two-way stretch) was previously nearly impossible for down garments.
These two innovations have several advantages: Cold spots and heat leaks are near eliminated thanks to the baffle design. Durability and wind resistance are vastly improved since the fabric is not punctured by needles at production. Stretchable fabric makes the garment more resilient, versatile and comfortable.
Do not confuse this technology with that of heat or glue bonded down jackets that have considerable cold spots and reduced stretch.
The 750+ fill power platinum down we use is of the highest quality and treated for water resistance, making it more durable while keeping you warm and dry even in the wet. At a total weight of 803.5g/28.3oz with 290g/10.2oz down fill in size medium, the Free Down Parka has a great warmth-to-weight ratio and will outperform most comparable alternatives available on the market. The parka can be compressed and lofts quickly when unpacked.
The oversized hood will fit over most helmets, and paired with the tall collar, it can easily be adjusted to keep the cold out. The elongated cut will be your best friend when that vintage quad (that the resort is too cheap to replace) breaks down again. Two large fleece-lined hand pockets provide plenty of room for your gear, and two large chest pockets are easily accessed when using alpine equipment. There are also two large inner mesh pockets. It is equipped with our signature stretchable cuff for ease of use and increased weather resistance. It has a relaxed fit, but if you plan to wear it over a shell layer, consider sizing up.
The Free Down Parka is a part of The Free System™, our innovative ecosystem of premium technical layering products for progressive freeride performance and big lines.
Unique lightweight 2-way stretchable DWR-treated ‘I-tube’ outer fabric with woven seamless down baffles, improving wind and water resistance while reducing cold spots and down leakage.
Fleece lined hand pockets insulated on the outside, keeping hands and equipment protected and warm.
Bottom hem adjustable with side zipps for increased freedom of movement.
Helmet-compatible 2-way adjustable and oversized fixed hood.
Ski-pass pocket on upper left arm.
Full technical details
Main fabric: Stretch shell fabric – 86% Recycled polyamide, 14% elastane. 130g/sqm.
Main fabric denier: 20D
Lining fabric: 87% polyamide, 13% (20D).
Insulation: 750 fill power PFC-free DWR treated duck down.
Down fill weight: S 275 g, M 290 g, L 307 g, XL 324 g.
Waterproofness: DWR treated shell fabric and down.
Breathability: Low. This is not a garment for high-pulse activities. Main fabric is very tightly woven to not let out any down through the fibers. This leads to poor breathability but excellent insulation.
Stretch Shell Fabric – Air Permeability (JIS L1096A) under 1,4 CC
Garment weight: S 779,6 g, M 803,5 g, L 861,2 g, XL 898,5 g.
Fit: Relaxed fit.
Center back length: S 91 cm, M 93 cm, L 95,5 cm, XL 98 cm.
Hood/ collar: Fixed hood. Opening adjustable with cord and cord adjuster. Velcro adjuster back of hood. Helmet compatible. Extra high collar. Inside top collar is insulated with fleece.
Pockets: Two vertical large zipped chest pockets. Two zipped fleece lined hand pockets. One zipped upper arm pocket. Two open inner mesh pockets.
Zippers: All YKK zippers. YKK Aquaguard technology used on all exposed zippers. Two-way zipper at front.
Ventilation: No ventilation.
Sleeves and cuffs: Pre-bent sleeves. Elastic cuffs.
Bottom hem: Bottom hem width is adjustable with side zippers. Drop tail.
Snow gaiter: No snow gaiter.
RECCO® Makes You Searchable: RECCO® reflector at upper left sleeve.
Note: Colors might differ slightly between different materials due to differences in fabric texture and luminance.
The parka will be extremely compressed on delivery. It will need 48 hours minimum to regain its shape and to loft completely after shipping.
Shipping & Delivery
We ship every working day, and always do our very best to deliver your order within the estimated timeframe.
For EU + Norway customers: All orders placed before 12:00 CET (Monday-Friday) will be shipped the same day. For all non EU customers: All orders placed before 10:00 CET (Monday-Friday) will be shipped the same day.
Please see chart below for shipping cost and estimated delivery times. 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. The delivery times listed here are only estimations, shipping times may differ between regions. During the checkout process you will be informed about the exact shipping times and available shipping methods.
Special conditions USA:
We ship duty-free to the USA for amounts not exceeding $800.
For purchases over $800 duties will be added upon delivery via DHL.
Learn more about US duties here.
Special conditions UK:
All duties and VAT are included when shipping to the United Kingdom.
We currently ship to the following countries:
Andorra Korea, Republic of Australia Latvia Austria Liechtenstein Belgium Lithuania Bulgaria Luxemburg Canada Malta Croatia Monaco Cyprus Netherlands Czech Republic New Zealand Denmark Norway Estonia Poland Finland Portugal France Romania Germany Slovakia Gibraltar Slovenia Greece Spain Hungary Sweden Ireland Switzerland Italy United Kingdom Iceland United States Japan Åland
Wash & Care
Wash the garment in cold water, maximum 30°C, by itself or with other garments in similar colors. Make sure to close all pockets and the front zipper. 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.