If you find that the fall jacket you’re wearing now is no longer helping you survive the harsh winter, it’s a sign that your winter coat needs to come out of the closet or that you should invest in a new coat when its ability to keep you warm is exhausted. Among all the winter coats for men, we would like to introduce you to a Puffer Jacket (also known as Puffer Jacket or down-filled jacket) and give you some tips on how to choose the best Puffer Jacket for this winter.
What is a Puffer Jacket?
A Puffer Jacket, or as a small group of fashionistas call it, a puffer jacket, has an attractive quilted design with puffed areas between the seams. Basically, they are filled with two types of material: down or synthetic insulation. A quality, well-made Puffer Jacket should provide its wearer with a certain level of warmth while remaining breathable. Each of these materials has advantages and disadvantages. Understanding how different quilting materials work will help you make a more informed decision when choosing a quilted jacket.
Down or synthetic: the types of fill used in quilted jackets.
Down is the preferred insulation for most outerwear. It is primarily made from duck and goose feathers. Because down is incredibly lightweight, it is easy to squeeze into and wear during outdoor winter activities. However, down loses its insulating properties when it gets wet with snow. In addition, from an economic point of view, the running costs of down are higher than those of synthetic down.
Synthetic is cheaper than down and supposedly more humane because it is made of polyester woven into yarns to create air pockets between the fibers. In addition, one of the advantages of a synthetic jacket is that it retains its water resistance longer and can insulate once saturated. But it’s not all rosy: synthetics have durability issues, as the fibers break down faster than down, and the warmth-to-weight ratio is much worse than down.
Recommended Puffer Jackets: What should you buy?
Now that you know what to look out for when buying a Puffer Jacket, finding the perfect one shouldn’t be a problem. Except for one thing: there are too many options! But, as always, we’re here to help. Here are some of the products we’ve shortlisted for your convenience. While these are our recommendations, all of these jackets are unique in their own way-material, brand, price-so don’t forget to click on the links for more information.v