Our new Arctech Loft Jacket ensures a pleasantly warm feeling on cold winter days. When developing the jacket, however, the task was not only to create a reliable companion for all weather conditions, but also to assume social and ecological responsibility at the same time.
We have a choice
When developing the Arctech Loft Jacket, we opted for recycled synthetic fiber insulation made from post-consumer PET and not down.
The majority of Loft jackets on the market owe their warming properties to the use of down. For centuries, the particularly soft feathers from the "undergarment" of birds have been used in bedding, sleeping bags and jackets because their structure means they offer good thermal insulation at a low weight. In addition, they always return to their original shape, even if they are flattened once.
However, the use of down is controversial because it is obtained by plucking ducks or geese. Forms of live plucking, which are based on the moulting process of the animals and are largely painless, are quite common in traditional harvesting. In the industrial context, however, this is practically not possible due to the enormous stock sizes. Especially in fattening farms, the animals often suffer from poor husbandry conditions and plucking processes that are not animal-friendly, during which they often suffer broken bones and other injuries. Due to complex international supply chains and the lack of independent seals of approval, it is often difficult to clearly determine the origin of down.
For this reason we have decided not to use down in our new Arctech Loft Jacket. Instead, we rely on insulating synthetic fibers made from recycled plastic from a German manufacturer. These work on a similar principle to down. Due to their crimped shape, the fibers trap a lot of air and are therefore able to store body heat for an extremely long time.
Instant comfort in every situation
The Arctech Loft Jacket keeps you warm even in rain and snow. This is ensured by the water-repellent outer fabric with an environmentally friendly DWR coating, which comes from Italy and is also recycled. An individually adjustable hood, a high collar and practical zip pockets make the jacket your perfect companion for the time after training. Because then it is particularly important to keep you warm and to lay the foundation for ideal regeneration.