Four snow jacket
- Completely waterproof
- Durable water repellency (DWR)
- Fully taped seams
- Heat-retaining insulation
- Highly breathable
- High abrasion resistance
- Overall Connection System
- Reflective details
- Wind resistant
How did Vico Torriani sing? «Everybody’s skiing, everybody’s skiing, father and mother and son.» <br><br>Well, with our four-ski jacket, we can at least make sure the youngsters don’t freeze, sweat or get wet. <br>Our new Four winter jackets shine with their reflective prints in terms of safety and with their technical features in terms of waterproofness, comfort and sustainability: high breathability, a water column of 15'000 mm and the new PrimaLoft® Bio™ lining are worth mentioning. <br><br>Organic? Correct! On the trail of completely sustainable and biodegradable outdoor clothing for children, we have taken a giant step towards our goal: with PrimaLoft® Bio™ we are using biodegradable* fabric made from 100% recycled synthetic fibres for the first time. A revolutionary breakthrough for the insulation of our winter jackets, that delivers unprecedented levels of performance and sustainability, dramatically reducing the amount of micro-plastics in our landfills and oceans. <br><br>But the Four wouldn't be from namuk if that was all it took: a hidden key holder and a waste bag are just as much a part of the features as the Overall Connection System, which ensures that the jacket can be connected to any pair of ski pants. You can almost feel sorry for the parents.<br><br>Note: <br>*93.8% biodegradation in 646 days under ASTM D5511 conditions (accelerated landfill environment); 74.3% biodegradation in 889 days under ASTM D6691 conditions (accelerated marine/ocean environment). The stated rate and extent of degradation do not mean that the product will continue to degrade.
Overall Connection System
After all, the Overall Connection Zipper (Litin) lets us connect our Chip and Snick rain jackets (starting with the 2021 generation) with all Snow and Dan rain pants. This creates an absolutely weather-proof overall for all elements and every event: For walks in the woods with school when it’s wet and chilly but not cold enough for snow pants? You need rain pants plus Litin plus ski jacket (*angels singing*)! For the “I’m hottttttt” child who sits in the snow for hours building igloos? Ski pants plus Litin plus rain jacket over a fleece jacket (*angels singing*)!
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.
There’s always something left over, whether it’s the last bits of a snack or just a paper bag. We integrated a special garbage pocket for just these things. Once at home, the pocket can be turned inside out to empty it, then washed.
Seamless lycra cuff
We use flexible Lycra material for our cuffs and fashion them with seamless thumbholes. That makes them beautifully soft and guarantees freedom of movement under gloves. That way, gloves will be worn more often, and cold hands (which lead to less time playing outside) can be avoided.
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!
Waterproof to 15,000mm water gage
These membranes withstand water pressure equivalent to a depth of 15 meters and don’t let water penetrate even after hours of playing in the rain. Such high technical standards in children’s clothing are not a given, though it’s just when digging, horsing around and running that kids be protected from getting wet. That’s why we test our material intensively, so kids can stay dry and keep playing, no matter what the weather.
10,000 g/m2/24 h breathability
A membrane is what regulates the climate inside an item of clothing. It must keep out all water, but still actively transport sweat toward the outside. So breathability plays a big part in the comfort of the clothes: After all, no one wants to wear a plastic bag, even if it is waterproof. Our membranes provide superior performance in both respects: Thanks to their high waterproof rating, they withstand even the most adverse weather conditions, and because of their breathability, kids don’t sweat too much - even when building big igloos.
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.
Fully taped seams
This product features fully taped seams, providing optimal protection from water, because the seams are usually the first point where water penetrates the inner material. So kids stay dry, whether it rains or snows or there’s just a little accident with a juice box.
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.
PrimaLoft® Eco insulation
The vegan inuslation material PrimaLoft® Eco is light as a feather, water repellent, keeps kids warm – and is environmentally friendly, too! It’s made of a mixture of recycled materials and PrimaLoft® virgin fibers, which combine to create a breathable, extremely efficient layer of thermal insulation. Depending on the product, the proportion of recycled material is between 60% and 100%. And because the material is so amazingly soft, it guarantees an all-around snuggly feeling – almost like a favorite Teddy bear.
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.
Climate control system
A bit of quick ventilation if it happens to get a bit hot now and then? Not a problem: We integrated a ventilation system into this product.