With a wide range of down jacket, choosing the warmest or the most suitable one can be long winded, So let’s take a look at what you need to look for to find out which one is best for you.
Down jackets are fantastic as they will generally last 3 times longer than synthetic jackets. But the downside to down is that it will lose thermal properties when wet. Therefore they are perfect for when it is a bitterly cold dry day.
Down comes in many different forms and quality of feathers. The easiest is to look at the Fill power of a down jacket. The fill power of a jacket explains how much loft the down has. So the higher the loft the warmer you will be for less weight of down. Therefore if you choose a jacket that has between 500+ - 600+ this is perfect suited for everyday use, keeping warm on way to work etc. If you choose something of 700+ or more then these are more suited to mountain use keeping you warmer at colder temperatures. The Fill power will also show you how much loft is in a jacket so the higher the loft the smaller the jacket will packed down if it need to go into a rucksack or similar. Where as a lower spec although will be warm enough will be big and bulky when packed.
Next you can compare how much weight of down is in the jacket the more you have the warmer you will be. This is easier to compare when you choose a jacket with the same fill power of down to tell which one is warmer.
You can find the full selection of down jackets either on our website or in our Blackburn Lancashire Store.