Women's Down Jacket: Five Good Reasons to Treat Yourself to Experience Ultimate Warmth

A women's down jacket is an experience in warmth as practical as it is pretty.

A down jacket is

  1. Washable
  2. Crushable -- and packable
  3. Water-repellent
  4. Contemporary
  5. Versatile.

Natural Fiber for the 21st Century

The ladies down jacket and down-filled winter coat has become a style staple for the 21st century.

A jacket is casual and often seen on ski slopes. The a quilted coat goes just about everywhere.

Architectural design adds inside pockets for extra warmth. Some coats even have sleeves that zip-off to transform the garment into a vest.

Quilt Baffles In Varied Patterns

A women's down jacket is lightweight and offers the ultimate in versatility. Scrunch it into a suitcase and fluff it up with a few shakes.

Most down jackets and down-filled coats are lightweight yet warm.

Today's quilted patterns offer sleek patterns that may be picked to flatter your shape. For example, large quilted squares may emphasize a pear-shaped bottom or dwarf a petite figure.

Smaller quileted patterns, zigzag and wave designs will may be more flattering -- and offer a more contemporary, stylish look.

Check Labels Women's Down Jacket

Down is one of Mother Nature's engineering marvels. It is the soft feathers closest to the goose's or duck's chest. Mother birds pluck the down from themselves to create soft nests for their hatchlings.

Down filaments create air layers that keep warmth in and cold out, without the coarse prickly feeling of feathers.

Today's brilliantly engineered fabrics adds water-repellent, washable, and crushable outer shells for the age-old luxury of down.

The magic of down means that it can be tightly compressed in a suitcase or during summer storage, then plump up with a few shakes.

You may be willing to dry clean a dressy coat that will not take hard use.

Wash or Dry-Clean, Rarely Both

A ladies down jacket for ski or outdoor sports may require frequent cleaning that recommends washable construction.

Read the label carefully.

A down-filled coat that requires dry-cleaning usually cannot be washed. A women's down jacket that is washable may be ruined if accidentally sent to the dry-cleaner. I had this happen to me with a lovely raincoat. Special Features: Hoods, Inner Pockets, Wind Flaps & More

You can tuck your valuables or ski-lift pass into an internal pocket for safekeeping. Many jackets have hand pockets can be zipped, for even more protection.

Women's down coats are especially good for casual wear in very cold weather.

A good design creates a virtual protective seal around the torso.

Look for a wind flap behind or in front of the zipper to keep chest and tummy warm. This inch or two of fabric keeps wind from penetrating the tiny spaces between the zipper teeth.

Cuddle Up in Faux Fur

Many hoods offer protection from the elements with a cuddly faux-fur trim.

A chin guard pampers the face. Wind burn and sun burn are real threats, especially to aging skin.

A soft lining, such as velvet or fleece, will add a nice touch.

Knit or elasticized cuffs and draw-string hem are other features that prevent winter's icy fingers from creating goosebumps on your body.

If you need high performance down-filled outerwear, Outdoor Gear Lab will give you the rundown.

Sleek Jacket or Coat is Luxurious and Practical

Down is one of Mother Nature's best engineering feats. It is the soft feathers closest to the goose's or duck's chest. Mother birds pluck the down from themselves to create soft nests for their hatchlings.

Down filaments create air layers that keep warmth in and cold out, without the coarse prickly feeling of feathers.

Today's brilliantly engineered fabrics adds water-repellent, washable, and crushable outer shells for the age-old luxury of down.

The magic of down means that it can be tightly compressed in a suitcase or during summer storage, then plump up with a few shakes.

You may want to look for stylish womens down jacket or down-filled coat that is machine washable. Be sure to read the label carefully. You may not be able to dry clean a washable down jacket, and vice versa.



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