American Trench x Gear Patrol Parka - Black
We are excited to introduce the Down Ventile Parka from one of our favorite brands, American Trench, in two exclusive colors. This full-length parka has an exterior shell of weatherproof Ventile cotton, a performance fabric that goes back to the Second World War. The interior is ethically sourced, 750 fill power down insulation, which will keep you nice and warm in the most bitter cold of winter. The storm cuffs and adjustable pulls on the hood and interior allow the user to fully seal the garment in extreme weather. All of this results in n weatherproof parka at an extremely light weight.
About the Materials
Ventile fabric is woven in Switzerland from American grown and spun extra-long staple (ELS) Supima cotton, and the tightness of the weave makes it totally water repellent. There is an additional DWR coating on the fabric - a modern twist that increases surface tension (beading effect) but does not inhibit breathability. Ventile's origin started in the UK in 1943 and was originally developed in WWII to use as flight suits for British pilots to survive North Atlantic seas. For more information on the properties of this amazing fabric, please click here.
For this parka, the down insulation is ethically sourced via Downlite, a company that provides down to some of the most respected outerwear companies in the world. Downlite is committed to providing a traceable supply chain with ethical and audited production standards.
About the Factory
This piece of outerwear was proudly produced in collaboration with Better Team USA. Founded by Horacio Di Battista in 2014, Better Team sits twenty minutes outside of New York City in northern NJ, in a bright and modern 16,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility specializing in luxury outerwear. Horacio Di Battista's decades of experience started at a young age working in his father's apparel factory in New York City. He eventually expanded his own business to include factories abroad and his extensive experience with the production of luxury outerwear guides all aspects of the operation. Better Team represents a new movement in the United States’ apparel manufacturing - forward-looking, energetic, and focused on being a leader in the production of technical and luxury outerwear. American Trench works often with this great factory - the garments produced here represent a true collaboration of brand and manufacturer.
About the Fit
Runs slightly small. We suggest you order the size associated with your suiting/blazer size unless you plan to wear over a chunky sweater; in that case size up.
- Weatherproof Ventile cotton exterior
- 750 fill power duck down insulation that complies with the Global Traceable Down
- Military spec interior ripstop nylon
- Metal double zippers from SKA of Italy
- Wool flannel in side-entry pockets
- 750 fill power duck down
- Storm cuffs
- Fully lined hood with military-grade paracord pulls
- Wool flannel-lined side entry pockets
- Roomy interior pockets with elastic trim and velcro closure
- Spring-loaded snaps to prevent tearing
Available in Grey and Black, Sizes S-XL.
Ships in 1-2 business days from order date