Keep warm and comfortable whilst outdoors with our range of down jackets and insulated jackets! Explore jackets from The North Face and more at Anaconda.
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CAN I PURCHASE DOWN-INSULATED PRODUCTS AT ANACONDA?
Yes, you can. If you are planning to be out and about in cold weather, make sure you stay warm and comfortable in a down jacket, puffer jacket, fleece jacket, waterproof jacket or sweatshirt from Anaconda. You can choose lightweight down jackets, vests, pullovers and hooded jackets for men, women, boys and girls in a range of styles. Our lightweight down jacket range for cold weather, includes garments with synthetic lining for additional windproof and waterproof capabilities, and high grade down insulation for battling the elements in Australia, The United Kingdom, The United States and anywhere else around the world.
The Anaconda down range includes natural products such as 100% goose down for maximum insulation. Down jackets have natural insect repellent properties and can be washed along with regular clothing items. At Anaconda, you will find ultralight men's down jackets, women's down jackets and kid's down jackets, all at unbeatable prices. Layered clothing is the secret behind staying warm, and Anaconda answers the call with an unbeatable range of down insulation puffer jackets, fleece jackets, sweatshirts, outerwear and base layers.
In addition, hooded down jackets, down parkas and down coats hold their shape and look good for years. These down insulation jackets are washable and fold easily for convenient storage in travel bags. They are the ultralight defense you need against UV light and are perfect for everyday use. Specifically designed jackets for active pursuits such as skiing, snowboarding or climbing you cannot go wrong with these jackets.
WHY SHOULD I BUY DOWN-INSULATED CLOTHING?
Insulating layers are important in many climbing and hillwalking situations, to separate ourselves from the often very harsh environment. Through over a hundred years of mountaineering, the same principles of keeping warm have been deployed: windproofing, staying dry, and trapping still air. Although insulated clothing has changed immensely in recent times, the principles remain the same.
ABOUT DOWN INSULATION:
Down is the name given to the under-feathers of waterfowl. Geese, ducks, swans and many other birds possess down. In most cases down is harvested as a by-product of the meat industry, which is one reason why goose and duck down are more often found than down from other birds. Down is an amazing material: it has been estimated that there are 70,000 filaments in a typical gram of down, making it occupy a huge volume. Down's insulating performance is incredible: good quality down is thought to be warmer than any fibrous synthetic insulation weight-for-weight, as well as more compressible, with better compression recovery and a longer life-span.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER DOWN-FILLED ITEMS:
Down-filled clothing will last a long time if it is cared for properly: Here are some tips:
- Avoid getting down wet. If it does get wet, try to manually break up any lumps that form and dry the down as soon as you can.
- Don't pull protruding feathers from your down gear: any holes in the outer fabric will get bigger and make it more likely that more down will escape.
- Store your down gear uncompressed. Laboratory tests have shown that compression of down over a long period detrimentally affects its performance.
- Down is not impossible to wash, just be careful. Always check the label and if you are not sure, consult a professional cleaner.
- When your down gear seems to have lost its loft, try tumble drying it (if the garment label allows). Adding a soft object such as a tennis ball can aid loft recovery.
WHAT ABOUT SYNTHETIC INSULATION?
Down is warm but doesn't do too well in wet or humid conditions. This is where synthetic insulation comes into its own. Synthetic insulation is designed to replicate the qualities of down, but retain them even when wet. It's made with polyester fibres that are arranged in different sized filaments and intertwined, mimicking down's lofty clusters. These ultrafine fibres trap warmth in air pockets, providing great warmth though not quite as good as down. In addition, synthetic insulation has a slightly higher weight-to-warmth ratio than down, meaning it needs to be heavier to achieve the same warmth as down. The upside to synthetic insulation is that it is much more resistant to moisture, and when it does get wet it dries faster. Synthetic insulation also tends to be friendly on the wallet and is naturally hypoallergenic.