Skaha Down Sweater, Pro Version

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The 2-3 season Skaha zip neck pullover, featuring a full set of custom options including hood, pockets and fill quantities.

The Skaha Pro is our most weather resistant down sweater, with two distinct choices of waterproof/breathable shell materials and an option for Hyper-Dry moisture resistant down.

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

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 and capable of accepting the wide range of 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. With the optional hood, the 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. 

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..

Shell Fabric

The Pro Skaha configuration is available with a choice of two shell fabrics, both with advanced waterproofing technologies, but otherwise with qualities that require an informed decision process to select.

0.74 oz/yard Robic Ripstop Nylon: Extraordinarily light, this 7D fabric is treated with a microporous PU coating on the inside and a solid DWR application on the weather side. The ability to hold out moisture is very good with a HH of 1000mm, but not quite on par with the DryDome below. Breathability rate is adequate for down products. For a fabric with a square yard weight of well under an ounce, the Robic is relatively durable, easily edging out the highly breathable Membrane shell offered in our UL quilts (and here on this page as a liner option).

Choose the 0.74 Robic if the lightest weight and bulk with a moderately good weather proofing is the goal. This combination is only a few grams heavier than the Skaha UL!

1.4 oz/yard DryDome Ripstop Nylon: This could be regarded as a classic laminate, manufactured like other well known waterproof/breathables (WP/B), such as Gore-Tex: A base fabric with a Teflon style film layer laminated to the inside face and a DWR coating on the outside. However, the unique quality of the DryDome, not seen in many other laminates, is the low square yard weight of 1.4 ounces, easily 25% less than the closest competitor. Choosing a really light 10D ripstop nylon base fabric, together with an upgraded WP/B film, makes this possible. It is decidedly a cutting edge high-tech material, but best not exposed to much abuse. This is the case with most super-ultralight fabrics, but here the lamination process further pre-stresses the fabric, So, user beware!

The 1.4 DryDome is our most weather resistant fabric offered. You will know if you're one to need this sort of protection in a down garment!

Down Content

For the Arc Pro only Hyper-Dry moisture resistant down is offered. With a waterproof/breathable shell there's an increased risk of moisture condensing on the inside of the shell fabric during certain conditions. Having the added protection of treated down makes sense.

Skaha Down Hoodie w Pocket XS S M M/L L L/XL XL XXL
Sleeve length, inches 31 33 34 34.5 35 36 37 38
Chest Circumference, inches 33-34   35-36   37-38   39-40   41-42   43-45   46-49   50 >
Back length, inches 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, 0.74 Robic, oz 8.6 9.6 10.6 11.1 11.7 13.3 14.6 16.1
Total weight, 1.4 DryDome, oz 10.6 11.6 13 13.9 14.8 15.7 16.9 19.7

Pictures below are of the Classic version of the Skaha.

Temperature Rating 2 Season
Baffle height 0.75 inches
Insulation Loft 1"
Fill Weight, size Medium 5.6 oz
Total Weight, 0.74 oz/sq. yd shell, size Medium, incl. Hood and Pocket 10.6 oz
Total Weight, 1.4 oz/sq. yd shell, size Medium, incl. Hood and Pocket 13 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 Shockcord and toggle, or Lycra stretch banding.
Sleeve end finish (cuff) Overfilled last baffle creates minimal seal
Exterior Pockets Optional handwarmer tunnel 'muff'
Interior Pockets Optional zippered chest pockets

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Skaha Down Sweater, Pro Version

Skaha Down Sweater, Pro Version

The 2-3 season Skaha zip neck pullover, featuring a full set of custom options including hood, pockets and fill quantities.

The Skaha Pro is our most weather resistant down sweater, with two distinct choices of waterproof/breathable shell materials and an option for Hyper-Dry moisture resistant down.

Product Options
Shell fabric
Two choices, both offering advanced weather protection: The 1.4 oz/yd is a laminate with qualities on par with other very well know waterproof/breathable fabrics.
The 0.74, at half the weight, offer a little less rigorous moisture protection with its micro porous PU coating.
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 2 oz
Add 3 oz
Down Content
Hyper-Dry moisture resistant down will help combat the effects of perspiration, misting tents and damp air.
Nunatak products made with Hyper-Dry down receives 5-10% additional fill, due to a slight decrease in lofting ability
900 Fill Power Hyper-Dry Goose Down, RDS Certified
Interior Zippered Chest Pocket
With a vertical opening hidden behind the main front zipper, these pockets are protected yet easily accessed.
If choosing just one consider a left side pocket for right-handers and vice-versa.
Left Side Pocket
Right Side Pocket
Left/Right Inside Zippered Chest Pockets
Sleeve End Finish
Plain Skaha Type Sleeve Finish
Lycra stretch banding, fixed length.
Waist and Hood Closure Options
Shockcord and Toggle