Warm and weather resistant.
Down is great, but get it a little wet and you'll have a cold, wet mess on your hands. So unless you're in the cold, dry arctic desert, it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense to use a down jacket as your everyday go-to, unless, that jacket is the Alchemy Equipment Men's Wool Performance Hooded Down Jacket. The magicians over at Alchemy Equipment figured out a way of remedying the Achilles heel of down by combining it with water-resistant Primaloft Gold fibers, then placing it all in a weather-resistant wool material—this gives the jacket the ability to deal with a little moisture and maintain its insulating properties all at the same time.
The true genius of the Wool Performance Hooded Down Jacket, though, is the combination of wool and down. The main body of the fabric is made from Portuguese sourced wool, making it highly breathable and temperature regulating. In order for the wool fabric to resist moisture, it is then treated with a Teflon coating. Where weather protection is more crucial, a waxed cotton fabric at the shoulders and hood is used. Inside the jacket is a lightweight and windproof Pertex nylon to protect against any cold chills you might encounter throughout the day. The actual features of the jacket include a hood that can be cinched down, along with two hand pockets, and ribbed cuffs to help trap extra heat. An internal chest media pocket makes listening to music as convenient as possible, and the durable YKK Metaluxe zipper won't wear out on you any time soon.
- Portuguese wool body with Teflon finish
- Waxed cotton shoulders and hood
- Primaloft Gold, down blend insulation
- Regular fit
- Adjustable hood
- Merino blend cuffs and collar
- Adjustable cuffs
- Hand pockets
- Item #ACH000C
- Q & A
If this jacket is treated with a water repellent product (Teflon Coating) why not call it waterproof, instead of water-resistance? Is it true that wool can absorb water without feeling damp? The fact that this jacket is windproof, "waterproof", wool and 750 fill down, can this be a great jacket for temperatures ranging from -10F to 20F without the need of layering?