In an endless array of features, the Combi expresses the professional knowledge and Valandré’s “core” involvement in the Himalayan non oxygen movement. A fun game but no mistakes are allowed.
An internal gaiter with gripper elastic goes over climbing boots. Elasticized waist is backed by a wide 4-cm elastic band that runs across ¾ of the body, with an external adjustable elastic draw cord and elasticized cuffs at the sleeves and legs. You’ll find one inside zippered pocket and one outside, and one 3D pocket on the right leg.
The detachable semi-tunnel hood secures with both a zipper and a broad band of Velcro protecting the zipper and making it impossible to get it blown off. It’s fully adjustable with both an inner draw cord and Velcro on the outside. Furthermore, the brim has been stiffened, giving it a cap-like feature to add protection against driving snow. And as you can detach this hood, you can use the Combi with a Balaklava and a helmet, when you need to watch up and out.
Valandre has turned the drop seat into a masterpiece of fabric. It is constructed with two straight zippers, at a 90° angle that form a triangular shape that easily opens up. Some may think that a single zipper placed in a bow may work better. But zippers are designed and engineered, to work in a straight line, and "bowing" a zipper offers an excellent chance for it to break down. An external Velcro sealed fabric flap protects the zippers from freezing while on the inside; ample insulation keeps all the cold out. So, we eliminated the risk of frozen balls.
Comfort Rating: -31º F; Extreme: -40º F
Down Load: 19.6 oz./556 g (sm), 20.7 oz./587 g (md), 21.6 oz./612 g (lg), 22.8 oz./646 g (xl), 23.7 oz./672 g (xxl)
Down Quality: Goose 850+
Weight: 53.4 oz./1514 g (sm), 56 oz./1588 g (md), 57.8 oz./1639 g (lg), 60.6 oz./1718 g (xl), 62.9 oz./1783 g (xxl)
Shell: Asahi-Kasei Impact Nylon 6.6 Rip-Stop - DWR
Liner: Asahi-Kasei anti-static Polyester Rip-Stop - DWR