Mission snow jacket - upcycled
- Completely waterproof
- Durable water repellency (DWR)
- Fully taped seams
- Heat-retaining insulation
- Highly breathable
- High abrasion resistance
- Overall Connection System
- Reflective details
- Wind resistant
The jacket for all snow adventures <br><br>The Inuits aren’t the only ones to get it: Snow and ice are excellent engineering materials, letting little snow lovers turn many a play idea into reality. Alas, if only the stuff weren’t so cold and wet! <br><br>Luckily, there’s our Mission: A winter jacket that is 100% waterproof, with a PrimaLoft® Eco lining that always keeps kids nice and warm. The material is cozy and soft yet robust. The waterproof rating of 15,000 mm as well as the high breathability of 10’000 g/m2/24h, combined with the PrimaLoft® Eco lining, guarantee constant cozy warmth and a dry feeling. <br><br>But the Mission has even more hidden features: A garbage packet for everything that’s a little ‘yucky’; a secret pocket for pacifiers, keys or the first little treasures; and a zipper that can be opened in the ski lodge or just before dinner with the family with a jaunty little “zzzzhhhip!” The Mission - recommended by Inuit kids.
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.
Hidden pacifier and key holder
Hunting for pacifiers has got to be one of parents’ least favorite hobbies. Now you can do it less often: Thanks to the integrated pacifier holder, your child’s binky will now be in reach all day long – and your little explorers (and you) will be a lot more relaxed.
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.
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.
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.