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black crows and Polartec collaborate on women's jacket

As part of its FW 2018 collection, black crows introduces the women’s Ventus Hybrid Alpha Jacket.

19th October 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Chamonix

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear

As part of its FW 2018 collection, black crows introduces the women’s Ventus Hybrid Alpha Jacket. Made from Polartec Alpha breathable, active insulation, black crows brings a touch of style to this hi-tech and ultra-functional piece of kit.

Originally developed for US Special Forces to create a superior insulation system for extreme temperature variations and the start-stop conditions of combat, black crows is repurposing this technology for adventure skiing.

Unlike down or classic synthetic fill, Polartec Alpha insulation is designed to be highly stable, and the air exchange tech allows it to be paired with more open and breathable fabrics, enabling a new level of breathable comfort in an insulated garment. A stable core of lofted knit fibres is said to prevent fibre migration to keep a uniform consistency, even after heavy use and repeated laundering.

“We discovered the Polartec Alpha fabric a few seasons ago and it seemed clear it had to become part of our adventure skiing range. It's very comfortable, warm and breathable. If I had to choose a single under layer to bring along in my backpack, this would be it,” commented black crows co-founder Camille Jaccoux.

Women’s Ventus Hybrid Alpha Jacket. © black crows

The clean-cut front has padded chevrons on the shoulders, and the lining of the sleeves and hood are decorated with a map of the Mont-Blanc massif rendered in black and white chevrons.

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