COTOPAXI FUEGO DOWN VEST – 2021 – PRODUCT OVERVIEW
The Cotopaxi Fuego Down Vest is the perfect outer layer and midlayer in one, blending responsibly sourced, water-resistant goose down with a streamlined design. We love it for those in-between weather days that don’t quite warrant a jacket, and it’s also great as a core-warming layer under a shell while skiing. There’s an adjustable drawcord at the hem, along with two zippered hand pockets and two interior stash pockets. Our latest Fuego Vest also features an updated fit, with a little more breathing room in the hips, chest, and waist.
-20D giant-ripstop nylon with DWR finish
-800-fill RDS-certified, water-resistant goose down
-20D giant-ripstop nylon lining
-Updated fit for improved comfort and range of motion
-Elastic binding at armholes
-Two interior stash pockets
-Zippered hand pockets
-Packs into internal pocket
-Adjustable drawcord waist
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
Responsibly Sourced Down
This vest is made using RDS-Certified down, which means it adheres to the Responsible Down Standard. This standard aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have been treated ethically.
Down vests aren’t just for the winter months. The Fuego is our go-to from fall to spring, and the perfect addition to chilly summer nights camping in the mountains.
Easy to Stow
The lightweight Fuego stows and deploys at a moment’s notice. When you aren’t using it, pack it tight into its internal pocket.
Cotopaxi’s creed, Do Good, touches every aspect of their company. From their giving model to company culture and sustainable product design, we see our business as a vehicle to make an impact.
As a certified B Corporation, Cotopaxi puts 1% of revenue toward addressing poverty and supporting community development. Through their grant program, they promote organizations successfully improving the human condition. To date, we’ve awarded 42 grants in six focus countries. Learn more about our impact here.
Impact starts with how Cotopaxi operates. That means taking into account ethics during every phase of a product’s lifecycle—from its design to its manufacture and sale. They’re into funky; they’re into recycled; they’re into treating those who sew their products with respect. To ensure that anyone who touches Cotopaxi products is well-treated, they work with suppliers to uphold a rigorous code of conduct.
The old standard is, well, getting old. By empowering the people who make their gear, building lasting relationships, and ensuring their products come to life under fair, sustainable working conditions, they’re changing the supply chain for the better.
Cotopaxi (kōtōpä´ksē) is an active stratovolcano in the Ecuadorian region of the Andes. The volcano is an important part of the local culture and is held sacred by nearby Andean indigenous communities. It’s also our namesake.
Cotopaxi’s founder, Davis Smith, grew up in Latin America and lived for several years in Ecuador. When he wasn’t in school, Davis was exploring and camping in Cotopaxi National Park. It was here that he developed a lifelong reverence for the strong, hard-working people of the Andes. His time in Latin America also showed him the plight of those in abject poverty.
Davis later moved to the United States, where he pursued advanced degrees in business and international studies. He started several successful e-commerce businesses, two of which took him to Brazil, where he lived from 2010 to 2013. Despite his success, he wanted to do more to make a difference in the world. For his next venture, he decided to merge his love of travel with a poverty-fighting business model. Each customer’s purchase would give to those living in the world’s poorest regions. He named the company Cotopaxi to represent the spirit of adventure, optimism, and determination that he’d experienced during his time in Ecuador.