Springtime shaded belays at the Creek, predawn starts in the Canadian Rockies and hut tours in the High Sierra: Anyplace brisk, the Down Sweater delivers minimal weight, superb compressibility and high-loft warmth. The polyester ripstop shell with a Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish does more than look sharp; it's tear-resistant, windproof and made from 100% polyester. Details include top-quality 800-fill-power goose down, a quilted-through construction, two exterior zippered pockets and a stretch-mesh interior chest pocket that doubles as a zippered stuff sack and has a carabiner clip-in loop. Nylon-bound elastic cuffs and drawcord hem seal in warmth.
Patagonia’s proprietary durable water repellent fabric finish, Deluge DWR, lasts substantially longer than standard DWRs. Garments with the Deluge DWR finish have like-new repellency after years of extensive use.