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Autumn/Winter 2019

Tindur Down Jacket

Autumn / Winter 2019

Tindur Down Jacket

About Tindur

Tindur Down jacket is a high-grade 800 fill-power down jacket. The technical features behind the jacket are inspired by a down overall that was originally engineered for the first Icelander ever to climb the North side of Mount Everest.

This technical down jacket is one of our most premium down jackets, providing exceptional insulation in challenging conditions.

Details

Insulation
Tindur is filled with 90% duck down and 10% feathers where the down has 800 fill-power insulating qualities. The duck down's quality is underlined by the fact that it originates from Germany, where the production and the end-product are VET certified. The design of the jacket features baffle-box construction for added insulation.

Design features
The jacket has a detachable hood, with visor and drawcord for added adjustment. Tindur has 5 large pockets, two zipped front pockets, two zipped inside pockets and one open inside chest pocket. Dual slider front zipper for added comfortability and snapped down wind flap with ribbed inner cuffs in sleeves. Snow gaiter at the waist to further block instream of cold air and snow.

Outer layer
100% lightweight nylon with water-repellent qualities. The fabric reflects light in a unique way and shifts hues in different light settings.

On top of Everest

Leifur Örn Svavarsson

In 2013, Leifur Örn Svavarsson was the first Icelander to summit the north side of Mt. Everest. Leifur was equipped in 66°North clothing and among the items he wore was an extremely warm down-overall that was customized for his needs. This down overall came to be the inspiration for the technical design of Tindur Down Jacket.

The name of the jacket, "Tindur" can be directly translated to peak/summit in English and is, therefore, a reference to Leifur's journey on top of Everest.

Baffle construction

Tindur is designed with baffled-box for added insulation.
Baffles are the pockets of space that are created between two layers of fabric which then hold the down in the jacket. These chambers filled with down are how the jacket keeps you warm. When you're wearing a down jacket, the warmth generated from your body is trapped by the down. The more loft a jacket has, the more air can be trapped and the warmer the jacket is. 

These down pockets can be built mainly in two ways; 'Baffled box' or 'Stitch-through'.
The baffled-box construction is the warmer of the two, as it allows the down to loft more, i.e. trapping more air. This results in fewer cold spots in the jacket and therefore more insulation.

Making baffled-box down pockets for the down, rather than sewing through quilt style, is a lot more work and a lot more complicated to make. For this reason, the majority of down jackets are 'stitch through' and the few that feature "Baffle-box construction" are more expensive.
The technology is usually reserved for the more demanding products such as the Tindur Down Jacket, where the production of a single piece can take up to 10 hours.

Baffle construction

Tindur is designed with baffle construction for added insulation.
Baffles are the pockets of space that are created between two layers of fabric which then hold the down in the jacket. These chambers filled with down are how the jacket keeps you warm. When you're wearing a down jacket, the warmth generated from your body is trapped by the down. The more loft a jacket has, the more air can be trapped and the warmer the jacket is. 

These down pockets can be built mainly in two ways; 'Baffled box' or 'Stitch-through'.
The baffle construction is the warmer of the two, as it allows the down to loft more, i.e. trapping more air. This results in fewer cold spots in the jacket and therefore more insulation.

Making stitched-through down pockets for the down, rather than sewing through quilt style, is a lot more work and a lot more complicated to make. For this reason, the majority of down jackets on the market are 'stitch through' and the few that feature "Baffle construction" are more expensive.
The technology is usually reserved for the more demanding products such as the Tindur Down Jacket, where the production of a single piece can take up to 10 hours.

Style from 1992

The style of the Tindur Down Jacket is based on a puffer jacket that we started producing in 1992. The down jacket was called Vatnajokull and was a popular style among Icelanders in the '90s

Available in limited quantity

Fit, Care and Warranty

Tindur Down Jacket, along with all 66°North products, is fully warranted against defects in materials and workmanship. If the product fails due to a manufacturing defect, we will repair the product without charge, replace it or credit it at our discretion.

The down jacket is designed in an oversized fit and therefore we recommend taking a size smaller than usual.

When washing, wash separately in a washing machine at 30°C with liquid soap specifically intended for down. Make sure all the zippers and snaps are closed. Do not use fabric softener or detergents that contain bleach or stain remover. After washing, the jacket should be dried in a low setting with a tennis ball (or something that beats the down).

After about an hour in the dryer, it is recommended to turn the garment over. The total drying process can take up to approx. two to four hours, depending on the garment size.

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