This is a true icon when it comes to the history of functional outdoor clothes. The Rocky Mountain Featherbed vest was originally made back in the 1960's and the idea was to take the traditional western style garments and combine them with the new technical materials to make outdoor garments for a new era to be worn by lovers of the great outdoors. The jacket made of sturdy nylon filled with down combined with the Cowboy aesthetic using a typical western shoulder yoke became a hit and could soon be seen in every other ski slope!
The original Rocky Mountain brand made their last garments in the mid to late eighties and we are happy that the Japanese manufacturer 35 Summers Co gave new life to the brand in 2005.
The body of this jacket is made of nylon and and the filling is down, the lower pockets are made with two compartments one of witch can be closed with velcro. The jacket also has one inner pocket that closes with a YKK zipper. The yoke is made of brown cattle leather and the collar on this particular vest is made of sheep skin to give some extra warmth around the neck and it sure feels cosy as well!
It's quite surprising how light yet warming this jacket is. The explanation
is that the nylon taffeta works like down packs, enabling the tri-layered structure of fabric, down and then nylon fabric again. It significantly lightens the garment while improving the insulation.
This jacket is second hand but new with tags and has not been worn.
Johan is 173 cm tall with a weigh of 67 kilos.
- Second Hand Rocky Mountain Featherbed Nylon Christy Down Jacket Red
- Size 40
- Outer layer 100% nylon
- Lining 100% nylon
- Insulation 90% down 10% feathers
- Yoke 100% cattle leather
- Fur 100% sheep skin
- Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit. The length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down.