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 The Rocky Mountain Featherbed vest was originally made back in the 1960's and the idea was to take the traditional western style garments and combine them with the new technical materials to make outdoor garments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, it has two large lower pockets with pocket flaps and the space behind the pockets serves as hand warmer pockets as well. Higher up you got two slanted chest pockets with zippers. A large back pocket and draw strings at the waist, around the hood and at the lower edge that can be used to wear it with a tighter fit. There are two inner pockets with zippers and a down filled hood that will ensure you stay warm. The jacket closes with a two way YKK zipper and brass snap buttons to make sure that the cold winds wont get through. The velcro at the cuffs can be used to tighten the opening. The jacket has the iconic yoke made of brown horsehide leather. If the weather turns nasty and wet the waterproof three layer nylon surface material will keep you dry.
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.
Johan is 173 cm long with a weigh of 67 kilos and wears a size 38.
- Rocky Mountain Featherbed DMP Down Jacket Orange - Outer layer 100% nylon - Lining 100% nylon - Insulation 90% down 10% feathers - Yoke 100% horsehide leather - Waterproof nylon - Six front pockets - Two inner pockets - Large back pocket - Down filled hood - Drawstrings around the hood, at the waist and in the lower edge - Two way YKK zipper - Brass snap buttons
- 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.