Artilect | High-AF Down Stretch Parka

When it comes to down parkas, serious warmth usually means serious bulk. In other words, yes, you stay toasty, but you also look and feel like a walking marshmallow. Artilect’s down gear is different. Built for top of the mountain adventures – which is appropriate, given the brand’s roots are in Boulder, Colorado, a few miles from the foothills of the famous Rockies – this premium parka employs cutting edge fabrics and fills to deliver wearable warmth. It’s stuffed with 700FP active-dry down, housed in stretch woven baffles, with zoned EMPEL superhydrophobic overlays. The result is a highly weatherproof and incredibly flexible hooded jacket that delivers instant warmth in the highest places. As for the ‘AF’ appellation, the brand is a little coy on what that stands for. Alpine Focused? Always Functional? Something else? You decide…

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