Down Jackets Frequently Asked Questions
The main difference between down jackets and puffer jackets is what the insulation in the coat is made from. Down jackets always contain either duck or goose down, while puffer jackets often contain synthetic insulation materials. Some puffer jackets contain down though, so can be considered down jackets.
Quilted coats have been around for a long time, and remain popular year after year. A lot of this popularity is due to their unique combination of warmth, comfort and style.
Down jackets are certainly amongst the warmest options available. The down of ducks or geese (the fluff beneath the feathers) is used to insulate the jackets because it creates lots of small air pockets which trap warmth within the jacket. The result is a lightweight coat that provides a very high level of warmth.