Olingo down jacket
- Durable water repellency (DWR)
- Wind resistant
- Heat-retaining insulation
- Reflective details
Woven down chambers
We developed a completely new process for our down jackets. The chambers containing high-quality goose down are woven directly from a single piece of fabric so they needn’t be sewn or bonded. With that technique, we stop the down from sliding out of place and we make the fabric ultra-soft. And because no quilting seams are required, the material is completely water-repellent, too.
It can be hard to see kids at dusk and in the dark. Different parts of our clothing and hardware reflect light, and therefore enhance safety. And of course, they look great, too.
HyperDRY™ down 85/15 700 FP
There is no other material that is as lightweight, yet traps so much air, as down. And that means: warmth. For our down products, we exclusively use goose down of the highest quality. With a ratio of 85/15 (85% down and 15% feathers) and a loft, or fill power, of 700 cuin, we are far above the average of other manufacturers and achieve maximum warmth with minimal packing volume and weight. Our down is 100% RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified and coated with an invisible layer of fluorocarbon-free HyperDRY™. That keeps the down items water-repellent and dry.
This hood is pre-shaped to fit kids’ heads perfectly, so there’s nothing to restrict kids’ field of vision. After all, you need good visibility to play tag or hide and seek!
Durable water repellency
All of our technical materials are treated with a DWR coating (durable water repellency). It’s not only water repellent, but also dirt resistant. Many such coatings in outdoor clothing are problematic, however, because of their consequences for the environment. Fluorobarbon (PFC) especially has come under fire. We love nature and are aware of our responsibility to protect it, so we refrain from using C-8 coatings. We work as hard as we can on PFC-free alternatives so we can gradually shift the entire collection. The challenge is finding the right balance between function and ecological sustainability. We are switching over most of our technical products to a more environmentally friendly C-6 DWR, because good, lasting water-repellent function is extremely important for children’s clothing. Most of our products already have a PFOA/PFOS-free DWR, and a part of the collection is already completely free of PFC. We are doing everything in our power to further increase this number.
We only use zippers made by market leader YKK. That lets us guarantee the best quality and optimal performance. And it’s easy-peasy to open the zipper, even in frosty temperatures.
Our anatomically pre-shaped products help maintain as much freedom of movement as possible, even when children have to be packed up nice and warm.
We not only build in zipper protection on the outside, but also the inside. Little chins getting rubbed raw are now finally a thing of the past.