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Innovating Japanese down wear since 1951
Tracing their roots back to post-WWII Japan, Zanter have established themselves as the first and longest running purveyors of down wear in Japan. Fulfilling the outerwear needs of Japanese researchers and mountaineers in the most unforgiving of environments, has fueled the brand to continue to innovate and bring warmth and joy to all that don their outerwear. Over their 60+ year history, Zanter have supplied the likes of the Manaslu Expedition Corps, along with countless Arctic and Antarctic research expeditions. Skip forward to the 21st century and Zanter show no slowing down of supporting Japanese explorers to brave the harshest conditions on the planet. In 2018, Yasunaga Ogita became the first Japanese person to reach the South Pole solo. Wearing down wear tailor-made by Zanter's "Polewards" division, Ogita covered a staggering 1,126km over 50 days by foot in order to achieve this incredible individual feat. In a space where outerwear is commonly talked about as "just fashion", Zanter and their ethos continues to defy this notion. It is thanks to the spirit and undeterred resolve of those that rise up to the ultimate challenge, that we can thoroughly appreciate these amazing down wear pieces.