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What is down fill power and why does it matter?

What is down fill power and why does it matter?

Ever wondered what those little numbers on your sleeve mean? Here's our quick guide to understanding down fill power.

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Columbus Women's Down Sleeping Bag

Columbus Women's Down Sleeping Bag

The Columbus Women s Down Sleeping Bag is our most adaptable women s sleeping bag. The down fill has a great warmth to weight ratio perfect for backpackers, campers and hikers in moderate climates. The lightweight properties of down make it extremely compressible to optimise pack space while still…

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$549.98
Member's Price $439.98
Elcho Kid's Down Jacket

Elcho Kid's Down Jacket

There's nothing cosier than down. The Elcho Kids Down Jacket is great warmth for weight. Even better - all our down is responsibly sourced. The removable hood makes this like two jackets in one. Two front zipped pockets keep hands warm and there's an inside stash pocket for storing secret treasures…

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$199.98
Member's Price $159.98
How to choose a down jacket

How to choose a down jacket

…Warmth & down fill power Down keeps you warm by trapping body heat and preventing it from diffusing into the cold air around you. The performance of down fill is measured by 'fill power'. The numbers 550, 600, 800, for example, refer to the fill’s quality, not the amount of fill in the down…

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A look down the supply chain

A look down the supply chain

…chain of our high–end 800 fill power goose down. He visited farms, slaughterhouses, agents and processors to better understand the real–life challenges they face. I took a train from Shanghai to Lu’an, Anhui, China to visit our white geese farms, where the 800 fill power white goose down used in the…

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Responsible Materials
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Goose and Duck Down

Goose and Duck Down

…As a natural product, minor variations in loft power may occur between items. However, Kathmandu has a quality assurance program that guarantees both the highest quality and consistency in our down products. Kathmandu uses only high quality down fill, which is 100% ethically sourced and certified by…

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Columbus Down Sleeping Bag

Columbus Down Sleeping Bag

The Columbus Sleeping Bag is our best-selling sleeping bag, probably because it’s so adaptable. The down fill has a great warmth to weight ratio – perfect for backpackers, campers and hikers in moderate climates. The lightweight properties of down make it extremely compressible to…

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$499.98
Member's Price $399.98
Elcho Kids' Down Vest

Elcho Kids' Down Vest

There's nothing cosier than down. The Elcho Kid s Down Vest offers your youngster great warmth for its weight. This vest is perfect for your active kid, when a jacket might get too hot. They can even wear it over their favourite hoody for extra body warmth.

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$189.98
Member's Price $151.98
XT Alpine GORE-TEX® Insert Snow Gloves

XT Alpine GORE-TEX® Insert Snow Gloves

…alpine sports. We've used the very best outdoor fabrics - a GORE-TEX® insert, Primaloft® Silver Eco insulation and with a removable Polartec® Power Stretch® liner - to make these gloves the pinnacle of warm, breathable and waterproof. A cordlock cinch makes them quick to adjust and the leather…

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$229.98
Member's Price $183.98
Navigator Down Sleeping Bag

Navigator Down Sleeping Bag

The Navigator Down Sleeping Bag is our warmest semi-rectangular down sleeping bag, designed for multi-day backpacking, hiking and camping in colder climates. This lightweight sleeping bag has down s natural warmth and insulation, and is extremely compressible to optimise pack space. It has comfort…

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$599.98
Member's Price $479.98
Heli Men's Lightweight Down Jacket

Heli Men's Lightweight Down Jacket

The ultimate grab-and-go jacket the Heli Men s Down Jacket offers warmth without the bulk, making it lightweight and easily compressible. Pack it as an extra layer or wear it after carving up the slopes. A high neck warming collar and an adjustable hem will keep you well protected when the weather…

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$90.00 - $249.98
Heli Women's Lightweight Down Jacket

Heli Women's Lightweight Down Jacket

The ultimate grab-and-go jacket the Heli Women s Down Jacket offers warmth without the bulk, making it lightweight and easily compressible. Pack it as an extra layer or wear it after carving up the slopes. A high neck warming collar and an adjustable hem will keep you well protected when the…

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$90.00 - $249.98
Federate Women's Down Poncho

Federate Women's Down Poncho

The Federate Women s Down Poncho has been designed for those who are brave enough to be different. Packed with sustainable down for maximum warmth, this fashionable layer is engineered for travel, with a high collar and hidden passport pocket.

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Now: $100.00
Women's Longline driFILL Down Jacket v3

Women's Longline driFILL Down Jacket v3

Designed for optimum comfort and insulation, the hooded Down Longline Coat v3 provides a stylish, versatile option to your winter wardrobe. There s wind and water resistance for a high level of weather protection and the extra length delivers snug warmth when the temperature drops. Need a down care…

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$599.98
Member's Price $299.98
Navigator Women's Down Sleeping Bag

Navigator Women's Down Sleeping Bag

The Navigator Women s Down Sleeping Bag is our warmest semi-rectangular down sleeping bag, designed for multi-day backpacking, hiking and camping in colder climates. This lightweight sleeping bag has down s natural warmth and insulation, and is extremely compressible to optimise pack space. Need a…

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$649.98
Member's Price $519.98
Federate Women s Down Bomber Jacket

Federate Women s Down Bomber Jacket

Originating as military pilot clothing, the classic bomber jacket has definitely come a long way. Our Federate Women s Down Bomber Jacket has slim side baffles giving it an original shape and keeping the down in place. It s a fresh accompaniment to our range of Federate pants and shirts. Need a down…

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$399.98
Member's Price $319.98
Federate Men s Down Bomber Jacket

Federate Men s Down Bomber Jacket

Originating as military pilot clothing, the classic bomber jacket has definitely come a long way. Our Federate Men s Down Bomber Jacket has slim side baffles giving it an original shape and keeping the down in place. It s a fresh accompaniment to our range of Federate pants and shirts. Need a down…

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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-1SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Fill%20Power&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2ffederate-men-s-down-bomber-jacket.html&lgsku=A0172%2f&rk=17&uid=670890265&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534667089743&rsc=-1DhryW3V1UepxoV&method=and&isort=score&view=list
$399.98
Member's Price $319.98
Globetrotter Down Sleeping Bag

Globetrotter Down Sleeping Bag

The Globetrotter Sleeping Bag is a semi-rectangular down sleeping bag designed for multi-day backpacking, hiking and camping in warmer summer climates. This lightweight sleeping bag has down s natural warmth and insulation, and is extremely compressible to optimise pack space. It has comfort and…

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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-1SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Fill%20Power&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fglobetrotter-2-semi-rectangular-down-sleeping-bag.html&lgsku=51263%2f&rk=18&uid=670890265&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534667089743&rsc=BnahWx9S2NfcV7gg&method=and&isort=score&view=list
$449.98
Member's Price $359.98
Epiq Women's Hooded Down Jacket

Epiq Women's Hooded Down Jacket

A classic with a twist, the Epiq Hooded Down Jacket is made from responsibly sourced down and recycled fabric. Grouped with the warmest down jackets in our range, this is the one for cold-weather outdoor adventures camping, watching rugby or a winter day hike. Need a down care cleaner to keep your…

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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-1SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Fill%20Power&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fepiq-womens-hooded-down-jacket-v.html&lgsku=14905%2f&rk=19&uid=670890265&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534667089743&rsc=3kilsg39gT9FLRZM&method=and&isort=score&view=list
$165.00 - $399.98
Epiq Men's Hooded Down Jacket

Epiq Men's Hooded Down Jacket

A classic with a twist, the Epiq Hooded Down Jacket is made from responsibly sourced down and recycled fabric. Grouped with the warmest down jackets in our range, this is the one for cold-weather outdoor adventures camping, watching rugby or a winter day hike. Need a down care cleaner to keep your…

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http://gear.kathmandu.co.nz/search?p=R&srid=S1-1SYDP&lbc=kathmandunz&w=Fill%20Power&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.kathmandu.co.nz%2fepiq-mens-hooded-down-jacket-v2.html&lgsku=14906%2f&rk=20&uid=670890265&sid=2&ts=custom&champclick=1&SLIPid=1534667089743&rsc=WNRrrlU-4YT6sDDC&method=and&isort=score&view=list
$165.00 - $399.98
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