Down jackets are extra thick and warm jackets for winter or skiing. The good thermal insulation of a down jacket lies above all in the processing and down feathers used for the lining, e.g. Goose down, justified.
Classification of the category down jackets
Hardly any other jacket feels as warm and yet light as a down jacket.
Both outer and inner fabric are impervious to rain and water repellent. The filled-in down already provide for their original owners – mostly ducks and geese – for comforting body heat. They have only a short keel and long, soft and flexible feather branches.
Their special shape creates an air cushion between them for ideal thermal insulation. The garment industry takes advantage of this effect, with down jackets only using top-quality feathers and these are also used in large quantities.
High-quality down jackets are made using a special technique that prevents the formation of cold bridges at the seams between the individual chambers, thus ensuring maximum warmth.
In addition to the high wearing comfort, down jackets also impress with their sporty, modern design, which is emphasized by the stitching between the chambers. As an ideal winter jacket, they almost always have a hood and tight-fitting cuffs, hems and collar solutions. They allow a high degree of freedom of movement due to their low weight and are the perfect companion for sports and games.
Down jackets consist to a large extent of the natural product down, which, however, does not clean itself in contrast to wool. The care should therefore be left to professional cleaners.