It’s a giant leap forward in down performance. Untreated down just doesn’t compare. A jacket with Q.Shield DOWN performs on day one of your adventure the same as it does on day six. This down stays drier longer, way longer.
Thermal.Q Elite -
It’s essentially a synthetic down. Thermal.Q Elite uses different size fibers to create a unique, very down-like, 3D grid, resulting in a much warmer synthetic whose structure gives it far better compression rebound. It stays warm when it’s wet.