The Virtue Lightweight Hooded Down Jacket is an ultra light, warm and packable down jacket with a unique hood and cuff system. Packs into it's own pocket for convenient storage when your on the move.
The Yeti Virtue is a lightweight down jacket with a technical hood and added length to the body of the jacket. It is designed for active use providing a highly breathable and insulating jacket that tips the scale at a mere 238 grams. The purpose of the Virtue is to provide a lightweight jacket that can either stand alone as an outer shell in a semi-cold environment or be used as part of a layering system to ensure maximum protection against the cold during technical use.
With a total weight of only 238 grams the Virtue still combines ultra low weight with ultra high quality, the highest fill powered down and added technical usability. It is packable to the size of two oranges – In its own left hand pocket. When in use the hood can be worn under a climbing or biking helmet but it is spacious enough to be worn over a technical helmet. Integrated elastics make sure the hood can be secured firmly around the head when used technically.
SERIES OF LIGHT-WEIGHT-PRODUCTSSince 1983, we have been developing high-quality down sleeping bags and down clothing. For adventurers and explorers we have always been fighting for each millimeter of pack size and each gram of total weight. However, in everyday live or on small trips the equipment of people often is still inappropriate.
THE TECHNOLOGY INSIDE
The Next to Nothing Technology among others means that: for all Companyon products we are processing the currently lightest and most exclusive materials.
Thus, the downproof rip-stop nylon fabric weighs just 25 grammes per square metre. The secret of lightness is based on the 1,000 kilometres yarn holding the downs together. This yarn has the size of a twentieth of a human hair, these 1,000 kilometres of yarn weigh only 140 grammes.
In all over the world, there are just five weaving machines available who can manufacture such a fine material. All these machines can be found in the North of Japan. Each of them produces only 35 metres per day.
For this reason the delivery quantity of Companyon products is limited.
|For this reason, we have created a professional equipment for everyday life with extremely small pack sizes under the label “Companyon“. The weight of Passion sleeping bags or ultra-light-weight clothing is hardly noticeable. Almost weightless they provide for a comfortable body climate and feel soft and silky.|
The Yeti Virtue Lightweight Hooded Down Jacket has an amazing warmth to weight ratio. It's one of the lightest hooded down jackets we stock with a large amount of high quality down fill.
What we particularly like about this jacket is it's unique hood and cuff system. What's not shown very clear in the image, is that it features an internal high collar so if you decide to keep your hood down, you still get excellent protection for your neck. What you also don't see in the image is the inside of the cuffs. They have been constructed with an internal elastic cuff to prevent cold drafts from getting in, while still keeping the back of your hand and your palms covered.
Overall a really great jacket. The only thing that might not be to everyone's liking is the outer face fabric as it's a little rustly.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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