Q&A with Gary at Western Mountaineering

Western Mountaineering is a California-based company that has been making ultralight down sleeping bags in San Jose for over 35 years. Ask anyone who owns one of these: they are fantastic! Dave from Paddy...

DOWN vs SYNTHETIC & HOW TO CHOOSE

Which is better a down or synthetic filled jacket? This is a very common question and the answer is highly dependent on what environments and conditions the jacket will be used in. In this post I will aim to...

Q&A with Kevin from KUHL

Dave from Paddy Pallin recently got a chance to catch up with the founder of KUHL Kevin Boyle. We chatted about KUHL's design ethos, skiing and the environment, amongst a heap of other topics. Read on to...
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Review: Arc’teryx Cerium Down Jacket

When Arc'teryx announced in 2013 that they would be moving into the down filled insulation market there was some rumblings of  "Why?" and "What will Arc'teryx do to their down insulation to differ from the...