The benefits of a "ball fibre" synthetic wadding
The "ball fibre" wadding is a good alternative to feathers:
- it is made up of many fibres that can trap a lot of air, providing insulation from the cold
- it provides good thermal insulation even when wet
- it is easy care: can be washed in a washing machine, ideally with tennis balls as for a pillow so that the wadding remains well distributed.
If not, you will have to shake your down jacket to distribute it well.
Water-repellency is a feature obtained by applying a treatment that prevents water from adhering to the surface of the fabric.
It "slides off" without being absorbed, so the garment remains light, breathable and warm. Please note, this does not mean it is waterproof.
This treatment can be repeated to keep all its effectiveness. Use sprays that are applied to the outside, rather than additives used when washing the garment, which can damage the product's breathability.
Product design: our expertise
Our Quechua global design centre is based in Passy, at the foot of Mont-Blanc in Haute Savoie.
This location makes it a real meeting place for our teams (designers, product managers, engineers, etc) and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
A great asset for designing your mountain walking products and providing you with all our expertise.