How to choose and wear your down jacket ? - Flotte

Comment bien choisir et porter sa doudoune ?


When the cold weather arrives, one question always arises: which coat to choose? We have the answer for you: the down jacket ! The down jacket is the ultimate winter garment, created specifically to keep you warm when the temperatures drop. But why is the down jacket better than other coats?

The down jacket is the perfect coat because it adapts to everyone: parents, children, men, women, in short, you will inevitably find the down jacket made for you. There are also several versions, thin down jackets, thick, long or short, hooded or not, and even a lot of different models: squared, lined ... You have understood, there is for all tastes.

What is the advantage of a padded coat?

Beyond the diversity of models of down jacketsit is a coat that also adapts to the seasons. Depending on the thickness or length you choose, it will lend itself more to the mid-season or the cold of winter. It is said that a down jacket is made to keep you warm and that you wear it as soon as the temperature drops below 15°! That leaves you the whole fall and winter season to enjoy it.

A little bit like the parka, the down jacket is also the coat of comfort, the one that keeps warm and in which we are comfortable. It is usually worn with pants, leggings or jogging if you are in sport mode or stroll. Concerning it, there are the everyday followers and the great sportsmen who prefer it. If you like hiking for example, it can be useful in winter.

And then the down jacket is also and above all a simple garment to match, we often turn to neutral colors to be able to match it with a maximum of outfits but you can also opt for colors a little more pep to give a little life to the winter grayness!

Reversible and waterproof down jacket Charonne with vegetal padding

The down jacket: a warm and practical coat

What makes the strength of down jacketsis their padding. Indeed, this is their secret of warmth! Down jackets fill with air and the more they fill with air, the warmer they will be. In fact, contrary to what you might think at first glance, the warmth of a down jacket is not measured by its thickness, some thin down jackets are made to keep you warm.


The sleeveless down jacket: a must-have for all seasons

In the same way, there are sleeveless jacketsand we could find it strange, no? A coat is made to keep you warm, so why remove the sleeves? In reality, a down jacket that lacks sleeves does not lack warmth! Some wear it for style, others have understood that it is a real solution to be warm. The sleeveless down jacket is practical because it can be worn under a heavy coat for example, or even indoors when it is not very hot. In short, it is ultra practical and that, we can not take away.

Concerning the padding, you will often find down jackets stuffed with goose or duck feathers. At Flotte, we have chosen to opt for another solution, just as warm and effective: the Dupont Sorona fiber.


 What is Dupont Sorona fiber?

It is a fiber of vegetable origin, a polyester fiber precisely thought to to remedy the use of feathers, and more broadly fibers of animal origin. Sorona is an alternative to materials such as elastane, which is a material widely controversial for its environmental impact.

So, if this fiber is rather recent, we must remember that it is still as soft, resistant and insulating, and therefore as effective. One thing is sure, you don't have to worry about being less warm with this fiber. What's more, its advantages are numerous:

  • It dries much faster than synthetic fibers, so it's even more convenient when you need to wash your coat! 
  • It has a great resistance to UV, which keeps the bright colors of your down jacket and extend its life and quality.

One thing to remember then: the material we use to stuff our down jackets at Flotte is a real alternative to avoid the use of animal materials without altering their effectiveness! Our down jackets will keep you warm as promised, and even dry.

The waterproof jacket

What's good about a down jacketis that it integrates several functions. In addition to keeping you warm, it often keeps you dry and protected from the wind, which is why it is particularly popular for hiking or mountain escapades.

The reversible down jackets from Flotte even offer you 2 coats in 1: with an insulating, water-repellent down jacket side and a waterproof parka side, you no longer have to fear all the hazards of the cooler seasons! And for fans of sleeveless down jacketsfor men and women, we've got you covered, too - as warm as ever, as practical as ever, and as effective as ever 😉

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