March 22, 2016 Sandra Lahnsteiner

New partnership with ALLIED FEATHER & DOWN


New partnership with ALLIED FEATHER & DOWN!



I love being out in the cold. But I don’t like BEING cold AT ALL. And those who know me or have been out in the cold with me – know even better… haha!

I am super proud to announce my new partnershipw with ALLIED FEATHER & DOWN, the world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality downs and their blends.



Allied’s processing methods continue to be the most innovative and sustainable in the industry. With the proprietary machinery and procedures, all water used in washing is recycled and no chemicals are discharged directly into the drainage.

I am easily cold while skiing, hiking, climbing or even biking in summer. I have really bad blood circulation in general, suffered a DVT after my ACL surgery and suffer the RAYNAUD’S PHENOMENON. Raynaud’s phenomenon is a disorder that affects blood vessels, mostly in the fingers and toes. It causes the blood vessels to narrow when you are cold…My fingers and toes turn white and blue-ish quite easily.

Oh well… I love skiing, no doubt about that but if I could I’d love to not have cold toes and fingers all the time. Using down mittens helps me with my fingers, using heat lotion on my toes helps a bit as well. Most important for me though is to feel warm in general. That means I rarely ever leave the house for skiing, biking or hiking without my down liner at least in my backpack if not wearing it right away.

ALLIED provides the highest quality, most ethically sourced down on the market and I am super happy my long term outerwear partner Peak Performance uses down provided by ALLIED in several jackets and more. ALLIED sells a byproduct that has been used as a means to keep humans warm for centuries: feather and down from geese and duck. They understand and respect the concern for the welfare of the animals that ultimately provide us with the gift of down. I like that I can track my down and find out where it is coming from.

Follow ALLIED FEATHER & DOWN on instagram, facebook & twitter and stay tuned for some blog posts on my webpage and in ALLIED journal.

And most important – stay warm and healthy out there &




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