Are Down Puffer Jackets for Men Timeless or Just a Trend?
Down puffers for men have been around for many decades. Nowadays, they stand in many men's cold weather wardrobe and dressing. While they recently got success being popular or trendy, they can still be considered a timeless classic for winter season outwear.
Let's talk about everything you need to know about down puffer jackets today and over the years!
What is a Down Puffer Jacket?
First things first, let's define what is a down puffer jacket!
A down puffer jacket is a type of insulated jacket that is usually filled with down feathers, which can be goose or duck feathers. By the way, each of Columbia Sportswear down jackets are RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certified. This certification guarantees animal welfare and raw materials traceability throughout our supply chain.
These feathers are compressed into small pockets called "baffles" within the jacket's fabric. Some jackets have bigger baffles in order to give a puffer jacket its "puffy" style!
From The 30s to The Fashion Trend
The modern down puffer jacket as we know it now was first introduced in the 1930s. They were usually made with goose feathers down insulation and lightweight fabrics. At the very beginning, they were designed in order to engage in outdoor activities, such as hiking or camping, for example.
Over the decades, this piece has evolved and become in both outdoor and fashion contexts. Nowadays, Men's puffer jackets exist in multiple colours, styles and with many different features. You'll find down or synthetic puffer jackets from oversized, adventurer's sporty mountain, double breasted, long or mid- length, or parka styles, for example.
In general, down feathers provide a great insulation, trapping body heat and keeping you warm in cold and severe weather conditions.
Columbia Sportswear's Down Puffer Jackets
Columbia Sportswear down jackets are unique for many reasons. Foremost, our brand has developed several unique technologies that are incorporated into our products, including our down puffer jackets. By combining product durability and modern designs, Columbia Sportswear down jackets incorporate several assets to remain on-trend.
Omni-Heat™ Infinity Technology
This unique technology uses golden reflective materials to retain body heat, providing the warmest effect without the need for bulky insulation. This extra high quality material is breathable and wicks moisture away from the body. As a result, you'll stay warm and comfortable whatever the temperature.
On Columbia Sportswear's online shop, you'll find many down jackets made with the Omni-Heat™ Infinity Technology. They are available in various colours and styles, so you can find the perfect match for your outdoor cold adventures!
This technology has been developed in the aim of creating waterproof and breathable fabrics designed to keep you dry in wet conditions.
Morover, the fabric is made up of multiple layers, each with a specific function, such as repelling water or allowing moisture to escape. Some of our down jackets also are water-resistant or waterproof. Please, note that checking features is possible using our filters to find the pieces that suit you best!
This type of technology that we have developed is a combination of down and synthetic insulation. It has been designed in order to provide the warmth and compressibility of down with the water resistance and durability of synthetic insulation. This kind of outfit is definitely one of the most versatile you can find. It can adapt to any type of weather.
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