Tuesday, January 7, 2014

On the Hunt: Get Down

Its freezing out! If you haven't purchased a winter jacket yet its not too late. There are still many styles available and most of them are on sale! Here are a few things to look for when buying a down coat:

  • Not all puffy coats have down fill. Make sure you check the tag to ensure the coat's fill is down feathers or waterfowl, not polyester or other materials.
  • The higher the loft, the warmer the down. The British website, Gear-Zone , has a great guide to understanding the different types of down.
  • Make sure the jacket has water resistant properties. Down is warm when it is dry, but as soon as it gets wet it is not longer effective as an insulator. 

Down Coats, faux fur hood, cold weather wear, cute hats, winter 2014