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Ternua (www.Ternua.com), a Spanish designer and manufacturer of technical mountaineering, climbing and skiing apparel and outerwear, is the first outdoor brand to feature water-repellant down that is 100% eco-friendly recycled down.
“Ternua was the first brand to introduce recycled down in its fall ’15 collection, and now the technology has advanced to include hydrophobic properties,” said Bruce Barrows, VP sales & marketing in North America for Ternua. “Ternua has always had a strong sustainable philosophy, so consumers can feel good about purchasing a high performance down products that not only have the latest technology, but also makes very little impact on the environment.”
Ternua is a pioneer in using recycled down, or “Neokdun.” Manufactured by Navarpluma SL in Europe, it comes from down products that have reached the end of their own product life cycle. Through an eco-friendly process that uses no harmful chemicals, the down is collected and sanitized so that it can be recycled into new down products. Just like traditional virgin down, Neokdun down is a highly effective insulator, but quickly loses its insulation powers when wet. By incorporating the Nikwax® PFC-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish on each individual down filament, nature’s best insulation is made even better, keeping it dry and lofty so it can trap heat and provide warmth even in wet conditions.
Ternua will be offering recycled hydrophobic down a variety of down-insulated outerwear for 2016, including the Ladakh 300, Ladakh 160 and the Quantum.
LADAKH 300: A lightweight down hooded jacket that is perfect for fast-paced winter activities. Filled with 300g of 100% recycled down that is treated with a Nikwax® PFC-free DWR to make it water resistant and maintain its thermal properties, even when wet. Outer shell is made with Pertex® Endurance fabric that is very resistant to water, and the interior is made with 30D recycled polyester that is very lightweight. All fabrics are Bluesign certified. Alpine accents include: articulated elbows, 3 front zipper pockets, helmet-compatible hood with visor, cuff with inner elastic and adjustable hem with cord. 800 Fill power and narrow partition construction makes for better distribution of down and to prevent heat loss. MSRP: $350.00
LADAKH 160: A super lightweight down hooded jacket that is perfect for aerobic winter activities. Filled with 160g of 100% recycled down that is treated with a Nikwax® PFC-free DWR to make it water resistant and maintain its thermal properties, even when wet. Outer shell is made with Pertex® Endurance fabric that is very resistant to water, and the interior is made with 30D recycled nylon that is very lightweight. All fabrics are Bluesign certified. Alpine accents include: articulated elbows, 2 front zipper pockets, helmet-compatible hood trimmed with elastic binding, cuff with inner elastic and adjustable hem with cord. 800 Fill power and narrow partition construction makes for better distribution of down and to prevent heat loss. MSRP: $280.00
QUANTUM: A lightweight jacket constructed with a recycled Pertex Quantum® shell with PFOA/POFS free DWR treatment, and a 30D recycled polyester lining. Neokdun recycled down insulation has also been treated with Nikwax® PFC-Free DWR to make it water-resistant and maintain heat, even when wet. The Quantum also has Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro side panels to ensure optimal freedom of movement. Additional features include articulated elbows, 2 front zipper pockets, elastic binding. MSRP: $200.00
Ternua is a brand that designs and produces technical clothing for sports such as mountaineering, climbing, trail running and skiing. Its parent company, The Ternua Group, includes important outdoor and mountaineering and sportswear brands, including Lorpen outdoor technical socks and Astore sportswear. The company collaborates constructively and positively in defense of the common interests of the European outdoors, as a member of the European Outdoor Group. In addition, Ternua sponsors top-level events and athletes.
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