The ultimate warm and waterproof down jacket. A protective down jacket for use in tough winter conditions
A bonded box-wall construction down-filled jacket with fully waterproof Pertex® Shield outer
Filled with the highest quality 800 fill power ethically sourced hydrophobic down this jacket is perfect for cold and changeable weather
With an insulated helmet compatible hood, YKK AquaGuard Zips throughout and adjustable cuffs and hem, the Valiance has all the features you need to take on winter
Colour: Bering Sea
Construction: Box Wall Baffle
Centre Back Length: 70cm, 28in size 12 UK
Weight: 650g, 21.7oz size 12 UK
Outer Fabric: Pertex® Shield, 100% nylon 6 with Pertex® Shield coating, 75g/m², 30 denier
- 10,000 HH waterproof, DWR 80/20
Inner Fabric: Pertex® Quantum, 100% nylon, 38g/m², 20 denier
- DWR 80/20, 0.3cc
Insulation: European Goose Down, R.D.S Certified, Hydrophobic Down
If you want to find out more about the Responsible Down Standard you can visit the website here
Weight of insulation: 160g, size 12 UK
Fill Power: 800
- how warm your jacket is will depend on a number of factors, but in the main it comes down to fill power and fill weight.
Hood insulation: Pyrotec™ synthetic
Rab® Fluorocarbon free Hydrophobic Down
Bonded narrow box-wall construction
Pyrotec™ synthetic insulation filled hood,
Helmet compatible hood, wired peak
YKK® VISLON® front zip with internal zip baffle
2 YKK® AquaGuard® zipped hand warmer pockets
1 YKK® zipped internal security pocket
Pyrotec™ synthetic insulation filled slimline cuffs, hook and loop adjustable
Oversize drawcord adjustment at hem and rear hood
Rab Size Guide: These are body measurements, not the measurements of the garments
Regular Fit - Neither slim nor loose. Regular fit items are the perfect balance of form fit and ease of movement
Chest - Measure the full circumference of your chest just below your armpits.
Arm length - Measure from the centre back of your neck to your wrist.
Pertex® Shield fabrics provide lightweight waterproof protection whilst remaining highly breathable.
Nikwax Hydrophobic Down
Down is naturally breathable, which makes it very comfortable to wear, but this comes with a drawback – it can absorb moisture
This moisture can overload the fibres, or cause them to stick together, stripping the down of its insulative properties
To mitigate this effect, Rab apply a Nikwax water repellent “hydrophobic” treatment to the down
This treatment significantly improves the performance of the down by preventing the clusters from absorbing moisture and helping it to retain its loft.
In the event that the down does become waterlogged, the treatment significantly decreases the time it takes the down to dry and its loft to recover.
It’s worth noting that hydrophobic treatment means that a down jacket will perform better in wet conditions, but it’s not intended to make a garment waterproof.
If you’re looking for a down jacket that is also waterproof you’ll want something that combines insulation with a waterproof material. - like Pertex Shield
Box-wall garments are made from distinct box-shaped compartments that run horizontally around the body
Because the box-shaped baffles are not pinched at the edges, there is space for the down to fully loft throughout the chamber allowing for an even distribution of down and vastly reducing the likelihood of cold spots
The extra material used to create each box means that these garments are usually heavier and less packable
However, in the most extreme temperatures, they are often the best solution
Storage, down should be stored uncompressed and out of direct sunlight in a dry, cool place.
If your down product gets damp, air it thoroughly and make sure it is completely dry before putting it back into storage
If the product is still damp after airing, a short cycle in a tumble dryer on a cool setting should help to complete the drying and restore the loft