Puffer Jacket For Men’s and Women’s
Introduction to puffer jackets:
Women’s Puffer Jacket are more commonly known as down jackets. They are pretty popular in Korea and have made their way into the latest world fashion trends. What makes this outerwear special is that it is very cozy and tends to keep you warm. The quilted jacket provides insulation because of the geese or duck feathers filled in the jacket. The feathers redeem warm air pockets and provide great insulation for you, especially in severely cold weather. While goose feather women’s puffer jackets tend to keep you warm and provide great insulation, a women’s puffer jacket with a combination feather tends to be much cheaper.
Down fill power:
The insulation properties along with the fluffiness of the down are known as the down fill power. As you increase the fill power, there will be more air pockets in the outerwear that will automatically increase its insulation. While the fill power from 400-450 is alright, the best insulation is provided by down with a fill power of 750-900.
Fill power is calculated in cubic inches per ounce and can be measured in laboratories. When measuring down fill power, in a glass cylinder an ounce of down is compressed. The ability of the down to bounce back up is calculated as the fill power. To determine the quality of the down, fill power is a great measure because the better the quality, the higher the fill power. Puffer Jacket for women that are more compressible and lightweight, tend to have a higher fill power, as less down is used.
The two types of insulation:
Women’s puffer jackets are available with two types of insulation, namely: synthetic insulation and down insulation.
Synthetic insulation material is made from polyester that has been spun to make pockets of air between each fiber. Synthetic insulation is much cheaper than down insulation and is also easier to clean. However, they can weigh more than down insulation jackets.
Down insulation has excellent heat with-holding properties, is lightweight, and has a better weight to warmth ratio. They are easier to compress and pack small, moreover, their variable temperature range makes them suitable for warm and cold weather. The only downside is that they lose their insulating ability when wet and take a long time to dry. They tend to be expensive, but are surely worth the bucks.
Manufacturing of puffer jackets for women can be of two types: sewn through or box baffle.
The materials used to manufacture the outer layer of the jacket will affect its performance in four basic ways. The durability, weight, waterproofness, and insulation are also dependent on the outer material. Hence, it is important to assess the external material when buying a women’s puffer jacket.
Just as the name suggests, sewn through is the most common type of manufacturing technique for women’s puffer jackets. When the outer fabric is stitched through the lining of the inner fabric, air cells are created for insulation. In this method, no extra fabric is used making the outerwear more lightweight than jackets manufactured through the box baffle technique.
Box baffle items tend to be more expensive because of the complex procedure and extra fabric used, extra fabric means that the jacket can be heavier. In box-baffle puffer jackets for women, the shell consists of multiple compartments of down. Each compartment has a sidewall that gives them a 3-dimensional box type configuration. This helps the down to loft better.
Weight and durability:
To make a puffer jacket for women more lightweight, thin, and lighter material will be used to make the outer layer. Although this type of fabric is vital for reducing weight, the downside is that the material can often be vulnerable to abrasion. This type of jacket is excellent if you only wear it for a few months in winter, and store it away. But, if you are looking for a jacket that can be worn every day then you should pick a heavier jacket with a thicker outer layer.
When picking a size for a women’s puffer jacket, remember that it should not be too fittin nor be too loose. You should allow space for layering clothes but make sure it is not too roomy, or else cold air can pass through the hem and cuffs. These pieces of outerwear can be heavier than wool coats and other waterproof jackets, so make sure that there is room for you to move about.
Hood: Hoods can be a great alternative for knitted caps but will also add bulk to your fit. If you are wearing a women’s puffer jacket under a waterproof coat then it is better to wear one without a hood.
Cuffed wrists and waist: The confinement from the cuffs will lock in the warmth and prevent cold air from entering.
Pockets: A pocket with a padded lining is vital for cold hands.
Which type of manufacturing is the best for women’s puffer jackets?
If you prefer lightweight outerwear then pick a jacket sewn through manufacturing. However, if you are looking for something warmer, then box baffle manufacturing is preferred.
How should I pick the size for my jacket?
There is a size chart given on our website, you can refer to it for more veracity. Make sure the size is not too big, nor too fitted.
How long can a women’s puffer jacket last?
If the jacket is under proper care, it can last for decades depending on the material used for its outer layer.
How do I choose a puffer jacket?
If you are someone who lives in cold and dry areas (or if in wet weather, you can keep your jacket dry), then choose a down insulation puffer jacket. Anyhow, if you will be in wet living conditions, then it is preferred to buy a puffer jacket with synthetic insulation.
Are puffer jackets for women worth the money?
Definitely. If you are someone who lives in cold weather areas, then a down puffer jacket will be one of your best buys.