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PDW Kepler Down Cardigan

Warm, Light, Packable, Technical Mid-Layer Made with Premium Water Repellent Goose Down


Prometheus Design Werx introduces their Kepler Down Cardigan for Fall-Winter 2020. A follow up to their hooded version from 2019, the Kepler style is a collared version, packs down small for trail to travel, warm, light, and cut to fit under outerwear.

Made with state-of-the-art Dupont treated, water repellent, premium 800 fill power goose down that is 27 X more water resistant than untreated down, so the Kepler retains its thermal properties even if dunked or wet. Unique design details include an integrated stuff-sack storage camp pillow and detachable travel neck pillow, 6 pockets, a cozy brushed collar liner, and a 20D mini-ripstop nylon shell with DWR and Dupont Silvadur anti-microbial treatment.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“We created this collared style goose down mid-layer as a follow up to our hooded Tycho model and works perfectly as an insulating layer to be worn under any outerwear shell, or as alone as a light yet warm ‘shirt’ or ‘sweater’. From a comfort and performance perspective, there is nothing lighter, warmer and compressible than a down mid-layer. Down mid-layers allow the user to be unencumbered by excess weight; when not being used, they pack down smaller than any other technical mid-layer and can be easily stowed in a pack. We used a Dupont treated goose down fill, which is hydrophobic and makes it 27 times more resistant to water. It will even survive an accidental dunk and still insulate. While down jackets were never intended to be used as rain wear, the Kepler along with its DWR shell will allow the user ample time to shrug off the first minutes of rainfall to grab a waterproof shell to wear over and not lose its insulating capabilities. It’s the quality of make and design details that makes our goose down mid-layer stand out and be one of the best in its class, especially as this price point. We used premium 800 fill power goose down that is RDS certified, a DWR shell with anti-microbial Dupont Silvadur treatment, cozy brushed tricot collar liner, and expanded capabilities with its integrated camp pillow or travel neck pillow. From trail to travel the Kepler is a no-brainer, grab-and-go piece performance insulating mid-layer.”

The Kepler Down Cardigan is a part of Prometheus Design Werx’s PRO-Line of technical apparel. Available in Mission Gray, and Expedition Green.

The Kepler Down Cardigan will be available for purchase for $229.00 on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 12:00pm PT via their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

One Response to “PDW Kepler Down Cardigan”

  1. D-rock says:

    There’s a dude in the background..he’s totally taking a piss….just sayin