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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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..
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!
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|
|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|