Prometheus Design Werx Tycho Down Hoodie - Universal Field Gray


The Tycho Down Hoodie. Goose down mid-layers are the warmest to weight ratio performance jackets available today. They are also highly compressible making them ideal to pack small and stow in packs for wilderness travel. PDW raises the bar in this class of down garments with state of the art, premium, technical materials and signature design details to extend capability and usefulness. There is no more thermally efficient insulating fill material than nature's goose down. Go light, fast, and stay warm in the backcountry. Available in Universal Field Gray. #tychodownhoodie 

Water is the "down killer". As any seasoned outdoors person knows, wet down renders it useless as an insulator. Down's amazing natural thermal properties is inherent in its ability to trap warm air. However water will normally collapse the tiny air trapping filaments of down clusters. PDW uses state of the art DownTek™ brand premium 850 fill power goose down, which is hydrophobic, and stays drier 27 times longer than untreated goose down. Never use down garments as rain garments. That's a tenderfoot or city slicker move. However with our Tycho Down Hoodie, along with the DWR finish 20D micro-ripstop shell, the user has enough time to shrug off the first bit of rainfall and grab a waterproof shell to wear over.

PDW uses tried and true stitched baffle construction to distribute the goose down fill. We do not use welded baffles which only add extra weight and creates cold spots. Unlike any down mid-layer in this class, we use a brushed poly tricot hood liner for unrivaled comfort, additional warmth, and prevents that dreaded morning chill of cold-nylon-to-the-face every alpinist knows. The Tycho Down Hoodie stows into its own built in stuff-sack pocket and converts into a camp pillow. Additionally there is also a detachable stuff-sack that converts into a travel neck pillow. A total of 6 pockets, wire media pass through port in the chest pocket, cinch bottom and cinch hood rounds out the many details.

RDS certified means, ethically harvested down and best practices used in animal welfare.


  • 20D Mini-Ripstop Nylon with C6 DWR
  • DownTek™ Water Resistant Certified 850 Fill Power Goose Down
  • Brushed Poly Tricot
  • #5 YKK 2-way Reverse Coil Nylon Main Zipper
  • #3 YKK Reverse Coil Nylon Main Zipper
  • Custom Nylon Hardware and Trims
  • 18.39oz/521.6gms
  • Regular Fit, Can Be Worn Over Base-Layers to Fleece and Sweaters
  • S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Water Resistant DownTek™ 850 Fill Power Goose Down
  • Clean Chemistry, No PFOA or PFOS
  • RDS Certified Goose Down
  • Water Resistant Shell
  • Cozy Hood Liner
  • 3 Exterior Pockets
  • 2 Internal Stash Pockets
  • 1 Interior Lower Back Built-in Stow Pocket/Camp PIllow
  • 1 Additional Detachable Stuff-Sack/Travel Pillow
  • Full Windflap
  • Cinch Bottom
  • Cinch Hood


Lems are designed to mirror the natural shape of the human foot. Unlike traditional footwear products that squeeze the toes together, our toe area allows for maximum room, giving the toes ultimate freedom to wiggle and spread.

Lems natural foot-shaped shoes

Due to the narrowness of shoes in today’s market, most of us have experienced foot deformation whether we know it or not. Lems aims to fix these problems by allowing the toes all-day comfort and the freedom to live naturally.

Combine Lems with Correct Toes to help naturally spread the toes and cure many foot ailments including bunions, neuromas, and general foot numbness.

Lems natural foot shape with Correct Toes spacers


You have gone to the trouble and effort of picking the right pair of boots for your requirements. You have now broken them in and they are extremely comfortable and suit your needs perfectly. 

With just a few simple steps (no pun intended), you can help to preserve your favourite pair of boots and greatly extend their lifespan. Follow these simple guidelines to maximise the longevity of your footwear.

We recommend the use of Redback Boot Wax- it has been specifically developed for the type of water repellent leathers we use (NB not suitable for the nubuck UBCH boots). 

We recommend that you rub in the Redback Boot Wax when the leather is dry and warmed up a little. Use a cloth  to work the wax and oils into the leather and then leave to dry a little and brush vigorously to drive it into and below the leather surface.

Please bear these points in mind:

1) Never dry your boots using an artificial heat source (radiator, oven, fire etc.).

2) Make the drying out procedure take as long as possible.

3) Never force dry your boots.

4) Never store boots wet.

5) Never store boots that have not been waxed or treated first.

Drying boots out rapidly can lead to shrinkage.  Particularly in hot climes, cover the boots with a lightly dampened cloth to slow the rate of evaporation. Ensuring the leather is clean and treated regularly can in fact double or triple the lifespan of a pair of Redbacks so is well worth doing.

Get the most out of your Redbacks with Redback Boot Wax. Available here - 


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