The Bivy Down Vest is made from recycled materials, making this a sustainable, closet staple, for the winter. With a reversible construction, this vest is versatile and warm. A durable water-repellent finish ensures that oils, stains, and water will be repelled, for added weather-resistance benefits, and item longevity.
- Face Side: 100% Nylon (51% Recycled)
- Yoke and Collar: 100% Nylon (92% Recycled) With a Polyurethane Coating and a DWR Finish
- 100% Recycled Polyester Taffeta With DWR Finish
- Face Side: Front Handwarmer Pockets With Snap-Button Closure
- Reverse Side: Front Handwarmer Pockets With Zipper Closure
- Recycled Down
- 100% Recycled Down (Duck and Goose Down Reclaimed From Down Products)
- Water Resistant Fabric
- bluesign® Approved
- Drop-Tail Hem
- Reinforced Yoke That Offers an Extra Barrier for Weather Protection
Down - Down is the lightest and warmest option when it comes to outerwear insulation, the only drawbacks with down is it doesn't perform well in wet conditions and it's more expensive. Synthetics will dry faster than down and are easier to clean, but can't beat down when it comes to performing in very cold and dry weather.
A fill power rating measures the number of cubic inches that one ounce of that particular down will occupy, so a jacket with a 800 fill power rating will be warmer than a jacket with a fill power rating of 500.
Recycled Down - The down fill of this garment has been reclaimed from used down products.
Recycled Nylon - Nylon accounts for about 10% of ocean debris. By purchasing a product made with recycled nylon you are helping to minimize the growth of the 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean.
Recycled Polyester - There are over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris floating in the oceans. Recycled polyester won't fix that but this is better for the Earth than creating virgin polyester for products.
Water Resistant Fabric - A Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish allows fabric to shed moisture and prevents saturation to keep you warmer. DWR also helps repel oils and stains which can affect the fabric's breathability. Clothing with a DWR finish is a must in snowy or wet conditions.
bluesign® Approved - bluesign® offers the highest level of consumer safety employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and environment.