In February, Descente was given the ISPO AWARD Gold 2015 in the Puffer segment for the Mizusawa Down Shuffle Storm. The 4-way-stretch jacket combines superior levels of warmth and comfort.
Traditionally, down jackets did not perform well in rain or snow, and it was common for down feathers to work their way through stitched seams. But the Storm, equipped with the latest Japanese technology, changes all this. With inner seams and no exposed stitching, no water can get in, and the jacket can be worn comfortably even on snowy or rainy days. Heat welding is used instead of the conventional needle stitching, and where sewn seams are necessary they are covered by seam tape, providing a hitherto unattainable level of water resistance. Furthermore, the down feathers can’t leak out.
Mizusawa stands for individual high-performance
The Storm is a brand-new high-performance model in the Mizusawa Collection. While all the regular Mizusawa down jackets are heat-welded, non-quilted and seam-taped the Storm jacket is equipped with the new StreamLine system on the chest and hood. It channels water away from pocket openings and the face to maintain optimum vision even in heavy rain. The hood combines highly waterproof 4-Way Dermizax Micro Stretch with Descente’s Para-Hood system and an integrated BOA system for maximum head adjustment and comfort.
Functionality for limitless possibilities
The Mizusawa Storm is at home in all kind of terrains and conditions. At the very heart of the Allterrain collection is the philosophy of “form follows function”, which speaks to the very essence of Descente’s approach to craftmanship. All down products are made by hand with the latest technologies in the Mizusawa factory in Iwate, guaranteeing excellent quality. In Descente’s design process everything is related to functionality, technology, performance and fit. The Allterrain sportswear concept by Descente offers the outdoor athlete products that open up limitless possibilities.