Want to head outdoors but not loving the weather forecast? While down remains a favourite for those seeking warmth in their jackets, it isn’t your only choice when it comes to insulation. Ecodown is a synthetic option that can keep you warm, even in damp conditions – and Thermore™ is a leading player in this field.
Founded in Milan in 1972, the team at Thermore are global experts in sustainable insulation technology, being the first to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into thermal insulation.
Ecodown™ technology (along with their sustainable footprint) makes Thermore ideal partners for us at Kathmandu.
What is Ecodown synthetic insulation?
It’s the best of both worlds – embracing the versatile, sustainable threads of synthetic insulation, with the warmth and loft that down offers.
Ecodown synthetic insulation is created from 100% recycled polyester. Post-consumer PET bottles are broken down into resin and reinvented as polyester fibers. These ultrafine fibers become the fill in your Thermore jacket, trapping warmth within air pockets and mimicking the insulating effects of down.
Thermore Ecodown is able to imitate the qualities of down, even when your jacket gets damp. The end result is a high performing, super-durable insulating jacket with extra resistance to water.