Gloverall X Descente
For AW20 we at Gloverall are extremely excited to be joining forces with sports apparel and accessories company Descente. A Japanese brand founded in 1935 and originating from Osaka, it soon became a household name for those in the skiing industry. Crafting pioneering ski apparel worn by some of the world's best athletes.
Descente thrives whilst creating top-level performance wear. Crafting exquisitely detailed garments ensuring extremely high-quality finishes. Striving to please their customers with clothing which is not just functionally and technically sound but also beautifully designed.
This is something which can too often be missing from athletic or sports-orientated clothing which has a highly functional purpose. This functional purpose quite often gets in the way or outways the aesthetic overall look. At Descente just like Gloverall, they pride themselves on crafting specialist clothing which is highly fit for purpose and keeps you feeling fashionable and up to date.
Working towards vast creative goals for the future both companies can be seen using extremely innovative design processes to create contemporary and technically strong performance or durable clothing.
This natural pairing of forward-thinking brands Descente and Gloverall has led us to the release of our AW20 Collaboration. Showcasing one style of Down Duffle Coat available in two classic colourways; navy and stone. This duffle coat is designed to be fully gender neutral and in a wide range of sizes from XS-XXL. Ensure you are prepared for the harsh winter cold and wet weather with our Gloverall X Descent Down Duffle Coat.
Fabric & Trims
The uniquely developed DERMIZAX® TEXTURED TWILL 2L fabric used for our Down Duffle Coat has a natural wool-like feel although it is extremely water-repellent. It is enhanced by the non-quilt thermal bonding and taping on the seams making sure no water can get in ensuring you stay warm and dry.
The Down Duffle coat fastens at the front with a zip and then 3 sets of our traditional Gloverall jute rope and unvarnished wooden toggle fastenings. Two large zip fastening patch pockets are on the front of the jacket, large enough to accommodate your belongings and keep your hands cosy if you are out walking without your gloves.
Within the coat, we have traceable French down (90/10), the down to feather ratio is important to ensure you are getting the level of warmth you expect from a winter coat. This is 90 down and 10 feathers so it has a very high ratio of down making it premium quality and ensuring it will be an extremely warm duffle coat perfect for cold winter days or even a snowy day at the ski resort.
Taking the Down Duffle Coat to another level of warmth and practicality is the feature of an insulation layer, which is called Heat Navi Insulation. This Heat Navi proprietary technology was developed by Descente. It is brilliant forward-thinking technology using the infrared rays from the sunlight and converting it into stored heat for the wearer. This even works well in adverse weather conditions retaining the heat which is ideal for bitterly cold days during the Autumn-Winter months.
The Down Duffle
Our standout Autumn Winter jacket is perfect for really wet or snowy days, featuring a special element from Descente which is the ‘Parahood System’. A specially developed hood which enables the wearer to adapt fast and easily depending on your lifestyle and the ever-changing weather.
The ‘Parahood’ method allows you to store the hood in an extremely compact way in the collar, although unlike other manufacturers with similar methods this is superior. When the hood is hidden in the zip compartment, you don't have to struggle and get wet in the process of removing the hood from the pouch. Pulling the zipper forward in one motion releases the hood and it is instantly ready to keep you protected from the harsh elements.
Our highly functional winter coat from this exciting AW20 collaboration also contains centre dual zip ventilation. A system whereby you can open and close the zip as you see fit to allow air to flow within the coat. The mesh panel which the zip controls allows the air to pass and help maintain your ideal temperature and humidity level inside the coat. This breathable aspect to the jacket ensures practicality, so you will always be able to keep your body at an optimal temperature.
Functionality, durability and weather resistance are of course the key elements which our hare-wearing Down Duffle Coat showcases, it is also fashionable and contains some extra technical performance detailing. Including internal shoulder straps which function almost like a backpack. This enables the wearer to flip off the jacket if needed or if we have some rare wintery sunny spells. Ensuring you can carry it conveniently and put it on quickly if needed whilst out walking in the countryside taking in the fresh air or perusing the city centre alike.
With the weather constantly changing you can be just as adaptable in this sporty style coat perfect for those of us with busy and active lifestyles. Those who need to be prepared with a waterproof jacket on hand but crave something slightly more luxurious and fashion-forward than the average waterproof or rain mac. Our Gloverall X Descente Down Duffle Coat ensures you don’t have to sacrifice on the technical and practical details just to have a fashionable and comfortable coat.
Combining innovative thoughts from both brands this collaboration piece is the best of both. A creative and contemporary mix of the classic duffle coat from Gloverall’s heritage and the pioneering hard-wearing sport/ ski apparel from Descente.
Toggles and all, this water-resistant, heat retaining and fashion-forward Down Duffle Coat would be a welcome addition to any Autumn Winter 20 wardrobe. Built to withstand the test of time and wraths of unpredictable weather this coat will be useful season after season.
Shop our Gloverall X Descente Autumn Winter 20 collaboration.