NESSH: the warmest jacket ever

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Dark Peak is a new brand that stands for performance, design and innovation; and we are proud to introduce our first, lightweight Down jacket: the NESSH jacket.

With industry-leading specs at a reasonable price, the NESSH jacket uses 850 Fill Power Goose Down, weighs just 12oz / 350g (it’s crazy light) and features our proprietary NESSH™ 10D ripstop nylon shell fabric. It’s got all the pockets you need, integrated wrist gaiters (mitts) and even packs down into its own pocket.

Is it the warmest jacket ever made? The design details put the NESSH jacket right up there with the leading lightweight Down jackets on the market today. More than that, for every jacket sold, we will give a jacket to the homeless. This makes our Dark Peak Jacket the only jacket in the world that keeps two people warm.

Here’s what people are saying about the NESSH jacket…

Materials + Design = Performance

Our team spent 18 months developing one of the best lightweight jacket materials around. Our NESSH™ 10D Ripstop nylon is strong, super-light, resistant to tears and has a tight weave that gives excellent wind and water resistance. Additionally, we use this fabric on both the outer and inner shells. Many well-known brands skimp on quality by using a lower quality fabric on the jacket’s inner shell… we don’t. 850 Fill Power Goose Down provides industry-leading insulation, giving incredible warmth to weight. However, if Down isn’t your thing, we also make the exact same jacket with a 3M Featherless Synthetic Insulation that mimics the insulating properties of Down.

Market Leading Specs

– Weight: 12oz (350g) – NESSH™ 10D inner and outer shell

-Super-light -850 Fill Power Goose Down OR 3M Featherless Synthetic Insulation

– Verti-Stretch™ Vertical side baffles, expand/contract to your physique

– Insulated hood with elastic cord adjuster

– YKK® 2-way front zipper/zip with wind baffle

– 2 zip hand-warmer pockets, 2 inner glove pockets, 1 zip chest phone pocket

– Extendible wrist gaiters/mitts

– Elasticated hem with cord adjusted  

One Sold, One Given, Every Time.

For every jacket we sell, we give a jacket to someone without permanent shelter and who might be forced to sleep out in the cold, but the jacket we give is not the same as the one you buy – we’ve worked with charities to design a jacket specifically for the needs of people without permanent shelter. It has a polyester shell and synthetic insulation, which retains its insulating properties when wet and doesn’t need ongoing care as Down does. It’s not as lightweight as your jacket, doesn’t have lots of features and it won’t pack down as small, but it will keep someone warm and that’s what counts. 

You get the Best Jacket at the Best Price

Did you know that when buying a jacket from a well-known brand, you pay 6-8 times what it actually costs to manufacture? Why? These brands have bloated marketing budgets, distributors, retailers and greedy shareholders who all take their piece. By cutting them out and only selling directly to you online, not only can we give you a world class jacket at a reasonable price, but we can also do what we’re passionate about:  give a jacket to a vulnerable person who needs help the most.

Performance built into every detail

The NESSH jacket features a form-fitting design, with our innovative Verti-Stretch™ vertical side baffles. These baffles expand or contract to better fit your physique and give you more flexibility when layering. The jacket has plenty of pockets and features wrist gaiters/mitts that prevent drafts and help keep your hands warm (they tuck away when not in use). It’s also long in length with an extended lower back. The versatile 2-way YKK zipper allows you to unzip the jacket from the top or bottom. Perfect for wearing over bulky items (like a climbing harness) and allows you to unzip the jacket slightly when sitting down, so the NESSH jacket will never bunch up on you.

850 FP Goose Down or 3M Synthetic insulation

Down clothing ranges in Fill Power (FP) from 550FP up to 900FP. Higher Fill Power down traps more insulating air pockets than lower quality down (e.g. 550FP). We chose to use 850 Fill Power down to provide industry-leading insulation. Responsible Down Standard (RDS) ensures that Down comes from animals that have not been subjected to an unnecessary harm. We pride ourselves on reinforcing this outlook. We understand that some people can’t or don’t like to wear Down, so we also offer the same jacket filled instead with 3M Featherless Synthetic Insulation that mimics the insulating properties of Down.

Business Should Stand For More Than Profit 

At Dark Peak, we’re passionate about great products, but we also believe it’s not enough for a business to simply strive for profit, benefiting only a handful of shareholders. As a business, we have an opportunity to improve society, to give back and help bring issues to the forefront of people’s minds. Which is why we promise that for every jacket we sell, we’ll donate a jacket to a person affected by homelessness, in the country you live in. Help us help the vulnerable in your home country.

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