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Westcomb: Alpine Goes Urban


It’s not secret that the best mountaineering and outdoor brands have discovered how to use truly innovative waterproof and insulating fabrics. Whether you’re a through hiker on the Appalachian Trail or a climber on Denali, the advantages of 3-layer membranes, DWR treatments, and synthetic down blends help you fight the elements. For urban adventurers though, sometimes wearing that oversized ski shell (that is probably neon color blocked), just doesn’t quite fit in with the winter commuting crowd. British Columbia based Westcomb set out to change that. After bringing technical outerwear fabric to urban styled parkas and rain jackets, we are converts.

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Mission Parka

Featuring Primaloft GOLD, a down and synthetic blend insulation that is hydrophobic, the Mission is ready for severe cold. Its simple silhouette is accentuated by an insulated, removeable hood, and understated hand and napolean pockets. The outer material is treated with Schoeller Nanosphere, which will shed rain and snow easily.

SoHo Jacket

Utilizing the innovative C_Change waterproof-breathable membrane, the Soho will please both technical geeks and their fashion conscious better halves. The face fabric is a luxurious wool blend that is functional under a pack as it is on a cross town commute. The ingenious C_Change membrane embedded below the outer layer is built breathe more in warmer temperatures, making this a true four season urban shell.

Pemberton Parka

With an outershell of high quality Pertex Shield fabric, the Pemberton is ready for extreme weather. Combine that with 900-fill power goose down, and you’ve got a parka that is ready to stand up to even the iciest Polar Vortex storm. Oversized hand and drop pockets on the outside will keep you gloves, scarf, and other essentials organized, while an internal media pocket will keep your phone safe from the elements. If ever there was a coat built to do battle with arctic elements, this is it.

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