Fully Loaded / If the all-out print of our Digital Sky Shell seems a bit excessive for you, the Tech Shell is your weapon of choice. Also built in conjunction with the Swiss research lab Development Never Stops, the Tech Shell is distinct from Digital Sky in its incorporation of a slightly more substantial primary fabric.
Constructed in Portugal, this jacket is crafted from a 3-layer, 100% Japanese micro ripstop nylon that is recognized for its peerless water resistance and breathability. The laser-cut body panels are fully seam-sealed with technical tape, which affords the entire piece a quieter, less “crunchy” profile while maintaining top-tier weatherproofing. Longitudinal, Swiss-made stretch inserts enable a wide range of movement that is atypical of garments in the Digital Sky Shell’s class. At the waist and hood, two way cinches allow for customized opening adjustments at the wearer’s discretion.
All that said, the storage complement is where things get really interesting. The Tech Blend Cotton Shell boasts dual-width, bonded stow systems that fuse waist pockets with lateral mesh vents - all secured with YKK Aquaguard waterproof zips. This pocket-vent configuration is an industry first; we can’t wait for you to discover how it makes controlling technical garments a much more intuitive process. In addition to this system, the Tech Shell features an interior, laser-cut storage console at the left chest with room for three pens, all of your relevant cards, and any other vitals that you might need immediate access to.
A lot of firsts happened with this piece, so, in a way, you’re helping us prototype tech that we hope to integrate into collections down the line. See you out there - and let us know what you think about the jacket when you have a second!
- Made in Portugal
- Developed in Switzerland in partnership with Development Never Stops
- Primary YKK Aquaguard waterproof zipper
- 1st generation twin YKK Aquaguard bonded zip pocket and vent system
- Longitudinal stretch insert panels
- Fully taped seams
- Interior laser-cut stow console at left chest
- Three pen pockets
- Large main pocket
- Two-way adjustable cinch hood and waist
- Recessed velcro wrist cuffs
- Microfleece chin zipper guard
- Drop back hem