The importance and warmth of the pen
The warmth that feather trousers provide us is one of the main virtues of these pieces ... But how can we conserve our body heat so effectively? The secret of these pieces resides in the quality of the material that is made, the pen, whose warmth has not yet been surpassed by any other synthetic fiber.
The quality of the feather and the kitchen scale
The quality of a pen is due to its ability to expand after being compressed. To obtain this indicator, the volume occupied by an ounce, which is about 28 grams, is calculated from the pen in question and the result is measured in cooks (which is the abbreviation for Cubic Inches or cubic inches).
In measuring cookers it is important to keep in mind that there are two different scales: American and European. The difference between them is that in the American scale tests are performed in situations of humidity zero, and in Europe they are carried out in conditions of environmental humidity.
The feather cookie capacity has not yet been exceeded by any other fiber, so that feather pants will always be hotter, lighter and with less volume once they are compressed than those of any synthetic fiber.
The water-soluble treatment in the feather pants
One of the drawbacks of the feathered pieces is that if they become wet they take a lot of drying and the pen loses its properties in hardening. Therefore, at the beginning it is not recommended to use these pieces in environments with a high humidity index, with a high degree of precipitation or in those activities in which they are very used.
To combat these limitations, the manufacturers of feather pants have developed what is known as the water-repellent treatment of the feather. This technology is based on an antimicrobial and antibacterial polymeric treatment that makes the pen better responsive to moisture conditions. Many models also choose to incorporate fiber into their tissues, which gives it a greater hydrorepelence to the feathered trousers.
The resistance of the feathered trousers
Another important aspect in what refers to feather pants is the special resistance they provide us with regard to abrasion and friction. This is due to the presence of external fabrics such as the Ripstop Nylon, which guarantees a special resistance and protection against tearing, thanks to the incorporation of a thread thicker and more resistant to other synthetic fibers.
This characteristic of the feather trousers is of special importance, since in high mountain activities or expedition it is essential that the trousers offers an optimal response to abrasion. It is also vitally important that at no time feather panels suffer tear and the thermal capacity of the pants can be compromised.
The importance of the details in the feather pants
They say that in the small details the great differences reside and this takes on a special meaning when we talk about feathered trousers. One of the aspects that we can not overlook is its design with adjustable straps. This complement, which can also be accompanied by the presence of a high pocket, will provide optimal protection in the most adverse conditions.
Nor can we overlook another common detail in these pieces, which is that of the preformed knees. This aspect gives the feather trousers greater mobility and comfort especially in the flexion zones that make them much more comfortable and functional pieces when it comes to assaulting the mountain.