Columbia Turbo-Charges Down

Columbia Turbo-Charges Down

As first reported by our friends at Gear Junkie, Columbia recently announced a new technology dubbed “TurboDown.” Their proprietary synthetic thermal insulation has been layered with premium down, and then lined with their Omni-Heat Thermal Reflective technology, which deploys micro-dots of silver fabric to bounce your body heat back at you. Columbia claims that this insulation will be 8 to 22 percent warmer than the down products currently on the market. Sounds promising. Product starts hitting the market in 2014. —Nathan Borchelt