Down insulated jackets renowned for their incredible heat trapping properties. They are unmatched by any man-made material. Down is highly breathable and most desirable on those sharp, still, frosty mornings. Care for your down jacket or gilet/vest and it will outlast other materials while retaining loft and shape. Down performs best when dry so when combined with a quality waterproof outer layer, it gives perfect weather protection and comfort. Synthetic insulated jackets keep you warmer in the wet and damp and are easy to wash and dry at home. Synthetic jackets dry quickly after a shower and are a good choice in wet and cold conditions.
3 in 1 Jackets such as the Triclimate range from The North Face combine fully waterproof outer jackets with detachable inner linings.