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A light down jacket for urban leisure time

Nominated for the ISPO Award 2022: The Tanboer Superlight down jacket

This very lightweight jacket makes no compromises in terms of functionality and design while keeping the price affordable. RDS-certified down provides good thermal insulation and other functional features make the jacket an ideal urban companion. 

ISPO Award Nominee 2022: Tanboer Superlight Down Jacket

Tanboer is a Chinese down jacket manufacturer that has been producing high-quality jackets for 23 years. The company specializes in processing down feathers into various jacket models for outdoor and urban life. The brand relies on traditional craftsmanship in its production. At the same time, Tanboer works with modern technologies in the clothing industry. In doing so, the company also tries to live up to ethical values. Taking into account these standards, the very light down jacket was made. 

Small pack size, low weight, lots of warmth

The jacket weighs 187 grams, which is about the weight of an apple. At the same time, the down content is 52 grams for high thermal insulation. Unlike feathers, down has a three-dimensional structure that stores heat particularly well. However, this property is lost as soon as the material gets wet. That's why the Tanboer Superlight Down Jacket uses the waterproof Toray Gram Art 7D Light Weight Fabric (21g/). In addition to functionality, Tanboer focuses on a simple design. The down jacket in subtle colours has no large logos and a lightweight, waterproof YKK zipper. Due to its lightweight and small pack size, it can be stowed in a backpack or a small bag. 

Simple design and subtle colors: The Tanboer Superlight Down Jacket

The quality of the down feathers

The processing of high-quality materials, which are also measured by ethical values, Tanboer has taken into account in the down jacket. Down feathers are the fine under feathers of geese and ducks, and since it is an animal product, certain standards are important to meet animal welfare. The recycled down used comes from Hungarian producer Hortobagyi and is RDS-certified.

In order to receive Responsible Down Standart certification, many criteria must be considered. These include a 100% use of RDS-certified down and feathers, a ban on plucking live animals, and close tracking of the entire supply chain by an impartial certification body. Recycled white goose down was used, which has a fill power of 800+ cuin. This value indicates that the down filling will easily return to its original shape after compression. 

Good price-performance ratio

Apart from the lightweight, water-repellent function and thermal insulation from RDS-certified down, the Superlight Down Jacket has other features as well. The processed materials have solid abrasion resistance, good breathability, chlorine and salt water resistance, and reflective details that come into their own, especially in urban life. 

All in all, Tanboer's Superlight Down Jacket is practical for city life, keeping you warm while being small and light in pack size. In addition, there is a price-performance ratio that can hardly be surpassed with the present quality and diverse functional aspects. The down jacket costs 157 euros, which puts it in the lower segment of similar products in terms of price.

This is what the ISPO Award jury says about the Tanboer Superlight Down Jacket:
"This down jacket not only impresses with its small pack size and very low weight. The technical properties are also unsurpassed in this price segment."
ISPO Award Jury

Three reasons why the Superlight Down Jacket from Tanboer convinced the ISPO Award Jury:

 

  • light weight
  • excellent price-performance ratio
  • environmentally friendly materials

 

Key data:

  • Weight: 187g
  • Features: Waterproof, Toray Gram Art 7D Light Weight Fabric, lightweight YKK zipper with tape
  • Color: Dark Green
  • Price: 157- Euro
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