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Westcomb Hutterite Down Collection

Embden Geese

Instead of working with chemically treated water repellent down suppliers such as DownTek, Westcomb has instead turned to some Canadian bred geese in order to take advantage of their natural water repellency. Hutterite down, used by Canada Goose and others, is a premium quality down prized for its durability, warmth, and moisture wicking ability. 

Where To Try Water Repellent Down This Winter Season

water repellent down

'Tis the season for water repellent down. Appearing in a variety of gear this winter, a number of brands have either sourced hydrophobic down from Down Decor or are using their own proprietary technology. If you want to try out this innovative new insulation for yourself, choose from the below items featuring three different kinds of water repellent down. 

Patagonia Encapsil Water Repellent Down

Patagonia Down Sweater

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest trends for the FW 12/13 season is water repellent down, available from several outdoor industry manufacturers. Sierra Designs just released their full line of DriDown apparel to match the sleeping bags launched earlier this summer, while competing water repellent down supplier DownTek is showing up in gear from numerous big name outdoor brands such as Big Agnes, Brooks Range, and Mountain Hardwear.

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