Practical, versatile but, above all, warm: when we say winter jacket, we say down jacket. In fact, there is no jacket capable of transmitting comfort and protection from the elements like a down jacket. So how do you choose the best down jacket in view of the winter that is just around the corner? In this article we are going to explain which down jacket for autumn winter 2022 is right for us.
Puffer jacket: why wearing it
Its technical term is puffer, but it has always been known by everyone as a down jacket. Man or woman it doesn’t matter: the down jacket is a garment that has seen the experimentation of different stylists in order to make it a must have for every wardrobe.
When choosing the winter down jacket it is always better to focus on quilted jackets that are properly padded with quality materials. The quilt is, in fact, considered a lasting garment, beyond the extravagant trends of the moment and chromatic excesses. Feather and goose puffer or in new ecological and sustainable fibers are ideal for making sure you stay warm. Furthermore, the seams and finishes also play an important role: if the feathers “run-away” then goodbye to padding and comfort. Attention: the duvet must always and in any case be water-repellent: nylon, in this sense, is an absolute guarantee.
Women’s down jacket: which one to buy
Even the eye wants its part, one might say, in this case; it is therefore good to opt for a warm winter duvet that, at the same time, considers trend and style. The oversized puffer is a timeless when choosing the winter 2022-2023 women’s down jacket, however, be careful not to overdo it: yes to a short and rounded model and, possibly, in a neutral color such as black, blue and burgundy. If the cold represents a significant problem, the long puffer jacket proves to be the perfect solution; a duvet of this kind recalls the style of the coat and can also be used in more elegant situations. If you want to surprise everyone, vinyl is a must.
Down jacket with hood or without? The hood on the winter down jacket can turn into a double-edged sword: useful in case of wind and rain, but sometimes cumbersome and certainly with a sporty cut. Today the most popular puffer has a medium-high collar and a clearly visible zip. The advice is to focus on a model with a detachable or concealed hood.
Men’s down jacket: the best solutions
Before buying any type of outwear, you need to take into account what type of use you want to make of it, where you live and what type of climate you have to face. The type of padding can range from the superlight ones, useful for the first cold weather and to be layered under jackets and coats, up to the more voluminous, oversized ones. The men’s choice par excellence is represented by the medium-weight duvet, versatile, not too bulky and also with an elegant cut. This is why, as for women, the men’s down jacket is preferable in a solid color and with few allegories. Another crucial variant to consider when choosing this shawl is given by one’s physical conformation; in general, it is better to choose jackets with a length that covers at least the waist and does not go beyond the knees.
This is to avoid the “bagged” effect or the excessive awkwardness given by a decidedly oversize fit.
Duvet: how to decide the padding
An important factor in choosing the ideal duvet is undoubtedly the type of padding of the puffer jacket; among the padding available, that of goose down is always at the top in the consumer approval rating. The percentage of feather in the padding of the jacket determines the value of the outerwear. In fact, the bigger it is, the more high-end the duvet will be. When it happens to read labels that show a numerical ratio, such as 20/80, the percentage of feather compared to down is identified. Often, down padding loses part of its functionality when is wet, so it is not uncommon to encounter the use of Teflon-treated feathers, a process by which it is possible to reduce the permeability of the material. This way, the feathers will absorb less water in wet weather. When choosing feather padding, it is important to inquire about the origin and whether the production process has involved the practice of “live plucking”, this is to say the removal of feathers from live animals. Moreover, many eco-sustainable brands also work through reconditioned feathers and down, to give new life to previous padding. Alternatives to goose down are the tech fabrics and synthetic products that promise the same result with greater functionality, this guaranteeing high mobility for those wearing the outerwear. It is also possible to find duvets in vegetable padding.
Duvet 100 grams: the solution to always have in the wardrobe
Whether it’s for men or women, the 100 gram down jacket proves to be an essential outerwear that can never be missing from in our wardrobe. It is the classic mid-season jacket, the one that protects from cold and rain when the weather gets crazy; not only that, however: the 100 gram duvet can also be very warm and functional even in winter. In fact, it is not obvious that the thicker an outerwear is, the more it protects from the cold. But how to understand if the light duvet is warm enough and opaque? The “filling power” of the duvet, this is to say the volume/weight ratio of the padding, is the parameter that answers this question and is representative of the quality of the product. The higher is the index, the more the feathers could expand with the same weight. The result therefore demonstrates that the outerwear has a good calorific value, able to keep the body temperature stable. Therefore, for anyone who wants to choose a good winter or mid-season jacket, it is advisable to prefer an index from 500 cuin upwards, where cuin indicates the unit of measurement of the filling power.
Where to buy the best down jacket for woman and for man
Groppetti Luxury Store is the online and offline reference point for the purchase of winter down jackets for both men and women produced by the most authoritative national and international fashion brands.
Groppetti Luxury Store is also a physical store: it is located in Via Nazionale, in San Paolo d’Argon, the road to Lovere, under the Bergamo hills. Haute Couture at your fingertips and in a click with a punctual and efficient home delivery service.