Skaha Down Sweater, UL Version

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The 2-3 season Skaha zip neck pullover, here with an ultralight (UL) treatment to give you the lightest possible configuration.

Featuring a full set of custom options including hood, pockets and fill quantities.

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This is the UL version of the Skaha Down Sweater. It is also available as in Classic and Pro.

Go here for more about these Performance categories.

The Skaha is a 2-3 season, fully baffled box construction zip neck sweater optimally filled with our 900FP goose down.  For folks wishing to extend the use of the Skaha into colder seasons we offer 3 additional levels of down fill boost. Please see menu choices below. 

Use the Skaha as a stand alone 'almost' down jacket, or under a shell when the conditions are rough. With the right size chosen, the fit is roomy with the capacity of accepting the layering often needed in the backcountry, especially compared to the popular form fitting, quilted down jackets. 

At night the Skaha can serve double duty boosting the temperature rating of your ultralight quilt, thus saving on weight otherwise invested in redundant insulation. With the optional hood, this jacket is especially handy at this.

We build the Skaha with simplicity as the overriding design parameter. In its standard configuration it has no extras, zero bells and whistles, nothing to snag or break or get in the way of traveling light and fast. What you do get is maximum warmth for the given weight, and a clean looking, functional garment.

The standard front closure is a YKK #3 pullover style half zipper. The half zipper, without the complexity of a separating mechanism, has proven to by very long lasting, even in the tiny #3 size. 

The options for pockets on the Skaha UL includes the hand warmer 'muff' style exterior pocket. Not limited by a full length front zipper, this is one large pocket accessed from both sides. 

We make the Skaha both with or without a hood. The Hoodie version features an integrated standard sized insulated hood, not readily helmet compatible. 

Hood and bottom hem are controlled by shockcord and toggle.

The sleeve ends can be done in a number of different ways. See menu choices below.

We recommend selecting Hyper-Dry moisture resistant down for garments, at the expense of a little more weight and bulk.

For the UL specific Skaha viewed here, we offer only the lightest, best breathing fabrics we could source, for both shell and liner. For the experienced user, who understands the obvious compromises of pushing the ultralight boundaries, the Skaha UL is the one to look at.

The Membrane, at 0.66 ounce per square yard, is in a class of it's own. Few, if any, down proof materials comes even close to rivaling its low weight and minimal stuffed bulk. Choosing Membrane as both shell and liner produces Nunatak's lightest jacket configuration. 

The second shell material offered for the Skaha UL is the 0.8 ounce per square yard Quantum, from the venerable mill of Pertex. The Quantum is comparable in durability to Membrane, with maybe just a slight advantage. It is a ripstop weave, compared to Membrane's taffeta weave, which concentrates a fair bit of the fabric weight in a coarser thread grid and leaving very thin areas in between. This greatly increases the tear strength, while the uniform weave of Membrane's taffeta almost seem to offer a more general resistance to wear and improved seam consistency.

Skaha Down Hoodie w Pocket XS S M M/L L L/XL XL XXL

Sleeve length, inches.

Measured from middle of neck, over shoulder, to wrist

31 33 34 34.5 35 36 37 38

Chest Circumference, inches.

Taken from right under armpits

33-34   35-36   37-38   39-40   41-42   43-45   46-49   50 >

Back length, inches.

From middle neck down to waist hem.

24 25 26 27 28 30 32 34
Zipper length, inches 12 12 14 14 14 16 16 16
Fill weight, oz 4.7 5.0 5.6 5.9 6.6 7.2 8 9.1
Total weight, 0.66 Membrane, oz 8.5 9.5 10.4 10.9 11.5 13.0 14.2  15.7



Pictures below are of the Classic version of the Skaha. 

Temperature Rating 2 Season - more with optional overfill
Baffle height 0.75 inches
Insulation Loft 1"
Fill Weight, size Medium 5.6 oz
Total Weight, 0.66 oz/sq. yd shell, size Medium, incl. Hood and Pocket 9.8 oz
Zipper Pullover style half-zip, YKK # 3 Coil. 12" sizes XS and S, 14" size M, 16" sizes L and XL
Waist hem finish Shock cord and center toggle
Sleeve end finish (cuff) Overfilled last baffle creates minimal seal
Exterior Pockets Optional handwarmer tunnel 'muff'
Interior Pockets Optional
Grade 
02/06/2017

Skaha UL

From an email we received:

After a lot of research, I decide that a Nunatak Skahah was the best UL down jacket I could find. I am tall and lanky (6’1’’ // 165lbs.) so I talked with Jan over the phone and we arrived at a couple of modifications in the fit (size medium body, size large sleeves, 1.5" added to the bottom hem). When I received the jacket the fit was excellent! I was also very impressed with the membrane .66 which seems to be very durable given its weight. I also really appreciate the fit of the collar/hood—it can seal up really tight for warmth, but still doesn’t feel constricting or restrictive.

I opted-in for hand-warmer pocket with my jacket, because in the past I have always liked having, well, a warm place for my hands. However, if I got this jacket again, I think that I would consider not get the hand-warmer pocket. I find the I don’t use it too much actually, and the added insulation makes the belly area of the jacket a bit bulky given how much loft the jacket already has. If anything maybe I would get two small non-insulated, pockets just to put small things in like a headlamp or whatnot.

Overall, I am very pleased with the service, materials and workmanship of this Nunatak jacket, and hope to invest in some more of their products in the future. Thank you Jan!

Ira

Grade 
02/04/2017

Dr

My most recent Nunatak order was the Skaha down sweater with extra fill.
My experience with Nunatak is one of complete satisfaction.The quality and construction is excellent and the materials used are superb.
I recommend Nunatak without reservation.

Grade 
01/07/2017

Arc Half Quilt & Skaha Hoodie

This review is from 09/20/2016

Thanks for such an awesome (and pretty) set-up! It served me well on the Lost Coast Trail this weekend...so much so I slept with it when I got back home! I'll definitely be ordering from you guys again in the future.

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01/07/2017

Hoodie w Pocket

From an email we received on 08/16/2016:

Hi Jan, My down sweater arrived a couple of days ago, and I just wanted to send you a quick note to say how much I love it! The custom fit is excellent—just as I was envisioning and I really like the feel of the shell fabric. I’m also very appreciative of your attention to detail in the design and the quality of your workmanship. Can’t wait to get outside and use it soon. Thank you so much! A...

Grade 
01/07/2017

Hoodie

Review from 06/01/2016:

Got the Skaha and LOVE it! A seriously nice piece of gear and one I will be testing out after another 10 days of snowmelt. Bryant

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Skaha Down Sweater, UL Version

Skaha Down Sweater, UL Version

The 2-3 season Skaha zip neck pullover, here with an ultralight (UL) treatment to give you the lightest possible configuration.

Featuring a full set of custom options including hood, pockets and fill quantities.

Product Options
Size
Shell Fabric

Please see our Fabric Page for help choosing the right shell material

Liner Fabric
Integrated Down filled Hood
Sewn on, with a baffled transition, this relatively snug hood adds about 26 grams and lots of warmth.
 
No Hood
 
 
Yes. Hood Please!
 
Front Pocket
This option adds a double sided entry hand warmer 'muff' centered below the pullover zipper.
 
No Pocket
 
 
Add Hand Warmer Pocket (+$20)
 
Down Fill Amount
Adding down will boost the temperature rating. Size XS should not get more than 1 ounce of overfill. Small to Large can handle 2. The XL sizes are good for up to 3 ounces.
 
No Overfill
 
 
Add 1 oz
 
 
Add 3 oz
 
Down Type

Choosing Hyper-Dry moisture resistant down will help combat the effects of perspiration, misting tents and damp air. Nunatak products made with Hyper-Dry down will have a slight increase in bulk over those made with regular down. In some instances they may contain an additional 5% of fill weight.

 
900 Fill Power Goose Down, RDS Certified
 
 
900 Fill Power Hyper-Dry, RDS Certified
 
Sleeve End Finish
 
Plain Skaha Type Sleeve Finish
 
 
Lycra stretch banding, fixed length.
 
  
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