Technical Alpine Ascents - Base camp
5°F/ -15°C


The Bifrost is Valandre's do-anything down jacket, which fits all different shapes and sizes. It combines the shape of the earlier Kiruna Jacket with the revolutionary underarm articulation of the Immelman, resulting in unparalleled freedom of movement. Put it on and swing your arms around - you'll be amazed by how mobile a jacket of this weight can be.

The collar has three separate down-filled compartments, one in the back of the neck and two in the front.This provides perfect insulation no matter whether the hood is on your head or tucked away in the built-in zip pocket. Speaking of pockets - the hand pockets are like tunnels that go all the way through to the inside of the jacket allowing your hands to burrow down inside where your body’s core has already warmed the space. It is available in a right system for the EU market and left system for our American friends, which shows once again that we at Valandre pay attention to detail.

Comfort : 5°F/ -15°C

With over 30 years of experience producing and supplying down products, our experience says -15°C (5°F) in limit of comfort.

Outside fabric : 100% Polyamide Nylon 6-6 Ripstop 50g/m2 DWR treatment
Inside fabric : 100% Polyester 40.8g/m2 DWR treatment
Compartments :

56 compartments. Straight H box wall baffles.

Down quality : Goose Down 95/05

Filled with our 95/05 "fatty" gray goose from the South West of France. A unique and totally mature down quality, that has a fill power of 800+ cuin (EU Norms) 850+ (US Norms). A strong long lasting quality down with excellent moisture resistance.

Waist 76cm 29.9in 84cm 33.1in 92cm 36.2in 100cm 39.4in 108cm 42.5in
Hip 94cm 37.0in 100cm 39.4in 106cm 41.7in 112cm 44.1in 118cm 46.5in
Chest 92cm 36.2in 100cm 39.4in 108cm 42.5in 116cm 45.7in 120cm 47.2in
Total weight 689g 1lb 8oz 735g 1lb 9oz 766g 1lb 11oz 802g 1lb 12oz 859g 1lb 14oz 896g 1lb 15oz
Down load 228g 8.0oz 240g 8.5oz 252g 8.9oz 276g 9.7oz 313g 11.0oz 330g 11.6oz
Customer reviews | Post a review

This jacket is as good is it gets! I bought TNF Nputse jackets from 1997 on, but that jacket is just nothing compared to this Valandré Bifrost jacket. It indeed doesn't restrict your movements in any way and is very comfortable with that huge collar. I have dozens of down jackets from all major manufacturers, but I could have saved me a lot of money by just buying this Bifrost jacket earlier. Lesson learned...

Even the price/performance ratio is unbeatable. When I saw the list of features the price I thought I would have to pay went up and up and up... only to discover that it could be mine for just 500 Euros! Made in France, not China or Bangladesh... I didn't hesitate and bought it right away. Sizing is more or less the same as that Nuptse. The waist band can be a snug fit even for slender people like me, in size XXL! There's a unique and clever way of changing the size of the waist band.

Bottom line: a jacket I would recommend for the full 100% to anybody looking for a warm and very comfortable jacket.