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How To Pick Your Puffer Jacket

5 mins
14/03/2024

It’s starting to get cold out there! Now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep warm when the chill really sets in. Whether you simply want something to keep you cosy on your morning commute, or if you’re after a high performance jacket to battle the elements on a winter expedition, there are a number of things you should consider before investing in a new puffer jacket.

Down Insulation

What's the difference between Duck Down and Goose Down, and what does HyperDry mean?

  • Duck Down - Excellent warmth-to-weight ratio at varying levels of performance.
  • Goose Down - Gold standard for warmth-to-weight performance with superior durability.
  • HyperDry - Fluorocarbon-free water resistant treatment keeps down dry for longer in wet weather, retains loft and dries faster than untreated down.

What is Fill Weight? Fill weight is the amount of down, in grams, in a jacket. It is the combination of fill weight and loft (down quality) that determines how warm a jacket will be.

What is a Loft Rating? Loft or ‘Fill Power’ is one measure of down quality (fluffiness). The loft number indicates the volume, in cubic inches, that a single ounce (28 grams) of down occupies. The higher the number, the more effective the insulation.

Why Down? Down performs best in cold & dry conditions. It has a superior warmth-to-weight ratio and is highly compressible and lightweight.

Synthetic Insulation

Unlike down, synthetic fill can retain its warmth when wet. PrimaLoft® combines ultra-fine synthetic fibres, and proprietary manufacturing and finishing techniques, to offer thermal efficiency that mimics the natural world. There are multiple varieties of PrimaLoft® detailed below.

  • Gold - Made from recycled content. The go-to choice for protection in extreme conditions.
  • Silver - Made from recycled content technology with a proprietary water-repellent treatment.
  • Black - Made in different blends to balance the warmth and packability of lifestyle pieces.
  • P.U.R.E™ - This unique manufacturing process, developed by PrimaLoft®, has transformed the manufacturing of synthetic insulation to drastically reduce the carbon emissions produced.
  • ThermoPlume® - This game-changing fill turns synthetic fibres into silky plumes that resemble the warmth, softness, and compressibility of down.

Why Synthetic? Best for use in damp conditions as it retains 98% of insulating capability when wet. It is fast-drying, easy to care for and breathable.

Women's Jackets

Phoenix Waterproof Down Jacket

A waterproof down jacket for cold, wet conditions. Made with Pertex® Shield, HyperDRY™ goose down, and PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation to provide reliable durability and warmth.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™ Goose Down, PrimaLoft® Gold
  • Loft: 700
  • Fill Weight: 173g (size 10)
  • Weight: 730g (size 10)

Uber Light Down Jacket

A lightweight down jacket that’s perfect for layering in the winter and wearing solo in the summer. Light, warm and versatile.

  • Fill: Duck Down
  • Loft: 650
  • Fill Weight: 65g (size 10)
  • Weight: 200g (size 10)

Narvi Down Jacket

This cosy jacket is made with responsibly-sourced down featuring an oversized hood. Ideal for cold weather outings.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™ duck down
  • Loft: 600
  • Fill Weight: 149g (size 10)
  • Weight: 770g (size 10)

Sundowner Down Jacket

A technical jacket for cold, damp conditions. Made with water-resistant down and an ultralight main fabric that contains recycled content.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™ duck down
  • Loft: 600
  • Fill Weight: 211g (size 10)
  • Weight: 580g (size 10)

Halo Down Jacket

The Halo is a toasty winter staple. Made with responsibly sourced down and recycled main and lining fabrics with a water repellent finish.

  • Fill: Duck down
  • Loft: 600
  • Fill Weight: 160g (size 10)
  • Weight: 430g (size 10)

Uber Light Insulated Jacket

One of our most popular jackets – now made with synthetic insulation and main and lining fabric that contains recycled content.

  • Fill: PrimaLoft® Black ThermoPlume®
  • Fill Weight: 134g/m² (size 10)
  • Weight: 300g (size 10)

Arrowsmith Down Jacket

Our highest performing down jacket. Made with main and lining fabric that contains recycled content and water-resistant 800 loft goose down for alpine belays and the coldest days you can think of.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™ goose down
  • Loft: 800
  • Fill Weight: 187g (size 10)
  • Weight: 450g (size 10)

Pulsar Insulated Jacket

The Pulsar synthetic climbing jacket is engineered for warmth in cold, damp conditions. Made with a Pertex® Quantum NetPlus® outer shell. NetPlus® material is made from post-consumer recycled fishing nets. 

  • Fill: PrimaLoft® Gold P.U.R.E.™
  • Fill Weight Sleeves and Hood: 60g/m² (size 10)
  • Fill Weight Body: 100g/m² (size 10)
  • Weight: 400g (size 10)

Men's Jackets

Phoenix Waterproof Down Jacket

A waterproof down jacket for cold, wet conditions. Made with Pertex® Shield, HyperDRY™ goose down, and PrimaLoft® Gold synthetic insulation to provide reliable durability and warmth.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™ Goose Down, PrimaLoft® Gold
  • Loft: 700
  • Fill Weight: 173g (size M)
  • Weight: 820g (size M)

Uber Light Down Jacket

A lightweight down jacket that’s perfect for layering in the winter and wearing solo in the summer. Light, warm and versatile.

  • Fill: Duck down
  • Loft: 650
  • Fill Weight: 73g (size M)
  • Weight: 240g (size M)

Narvi Down Jacket

An urban down jacket filled with 600 loft duck down with seamless baffle lines for a clean aesthetic.

  • Fill: Duck down
  • Loft: 600
  • Fill Weight: 223g (size M)
  • Weight: 870g (size M)

Uber Light Insulated Jacket

One of our most popular jackets – now made with synthetic insulation and main and lining fabric that contains recycled content.

  • Fill: PrimaLoft® Black ThermoPlume®
  • Fill Weight: 181g/m² (size M)
  • Weight: 370g (size M)

Halo Down Jacket

The Halo is a toasty winter staple. Made with responsibly sourced down and recycled main and lining fabrics with a water repellent finish.

  • Fill: Duck down
  • Loft: 600
  • Fill Weight: 205g (size M)
  • Weight: 530g (size M)

Sundowner Down Jacket

A technical jacket for cold, damp conditions. Made with water-resistant down and an ultralight main fabric that contains recycled content.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™ goose down
  • Loft: 600
  • Fill Weight: 263g (size M)
  • Weight: 680g (size M)


Arrowsmith Down Jacket

Our highest performing down jacket. Made with main and lining fabric that contains recycled content and water-resistant 800 loft goose down for alpine belays and the coldest days you can think of.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™goose down
  • Loft: 800
  • Fill Weight: 194g (size M)
  • Weight: 480g (size M)

Icefall Down Jacket

A technical down jacket for weight-conscious climbers. Made from a combination of highly compressible down and synthetic insulation for exceptional warmth and packability.

  • Fill: HyperDRY™goose down
  • Loft: 800
  • Fill Weight: 194g (size M)
  • Weight: 480g (size M)

Pulsar Insulated Jacket

The Pulsar synthetic climbing jacket is engineered for warmth in cold, damp conditions. Made with a Pertex® Quantum NetPlus® outer shell. NetPlus® material Is made from post-consumer recycled fishing nets. 

  • Fill: PrimaLoft® Gold P.U.R.E.™
  • Fill Weight Sleeves and Hood: 60g/m² (size M)
  • Fill Weight Body: 100g/m² (size M)
  • Weight: 480g (size M)

Colours and styles may not all be available. Check online & in-store.

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