The Great Auk and many other waterfowl use two layers of feathers to provide warmth and weather protection. A lofty layer of down next to the body provides warmth, while durable feather shell sheds water and shields from the wind.
Inspired by Nature. Crafted Humanely.
Two Layers of Performance
Biomimicry at its Finest
Inspired by the two layer system of down and feathers, the Down-less Parka uses high-efficiency Aerogel insulation near the body, with protective, recycled polyester insulation and a waterproof shell to create a weatherproof cocoon.
The Down-less Parka fits true to size and has a modern, tailored cut.
XS: 36" • S: 38" • M: 40" • L: 42" • XL: 45" • XXL: 48"
Fit Tip: Our model is 6'1", 195 lbs and wears a size Medium.
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• 100% Recycled Nylon Shell • Reclaimed Coffee Oil Polyurethane Waterproof Membrane • Primaloft Gold 55% Recycled Polyester / 45% Aerogel Polyester Insulation• 100% Eco2sy Recycled Polyester Insulation • 100% Coffee-Infused Recycled Polyester Lining
Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low. It’s good for your jacket and good for the environment.
Machine washing can release microplastics into the environment. Please wash responsibly.
Designed in New England, Crafted in Guangzhou China.
Our partners are BlueSign Certified mills and manufacturers for environmentally-friendly production practices.
How Do We Compare?
Arctic Expedition meets Olympic Grade Performance.
Crafted by the same outfitters that build world-class outerwear for International Arctic Expeditions and Winter Olympic Ceremony Uniforms. The Downless Parka is purpose-built to tackle harsh winters for not just years, but generations.
No Goose, All Warmth.
The Down-less Parka contains Aerogel, a nearly weightless insulation material developed by NASA. The Downless Parka on its own will keep you warm down to 13°F (-11°C). Add layers or start walking, and you’ll be comfortable down to -40°F (-40°C).
We believe that luxury brands must shift from using to protecting nature’s most sought-after resources. While other companies continue to spin their tires, the Down-Less Parka utilizes innovations such as NASA-invented insulation, buttons carved from Corozo Seeds, and a 100% recycled waterproof shell. The result is a garment crafted from our planet, for our planet.
Remember The Great Auk
In 1844 the last Great Auk was hunted out of existence. These flightless birds had once flourished on the craggy, rocky coasts of New England, Scandinavia, Canada, and the British Isles.
The Great Auk, while nimble in the sea, was clumsy on land. They made easy prey for fishermen and hunters. The birds were hunted for food, fishing bait, and their soft down. In spite of nearly 300 years of official protection, humans ultimately drove these birds to extinction.
We founded Great Auk Outfitters in New England with a single goal in mind:
To create the world’s best cruelty free, environmentally responsible, ethical apparel.
We proudly wear the Great Auk logo as a reminder of our birthplace and our vision. We’re committed to honoring the legacy of the Great Auk by creating the highest quality products built to endure the harsh habitat of the North Atlantic.