Down jacket – comfortable, warm and necessary in the wardrobe. It would seem that the name itself implies the presence of a fluff in clothes. However, manufacturers offer downs and other alternative materials as a warming “filling”. Each of them has its pros and cons.
Pooh warms even astronauts
Downpowers, perhaps, the most common and most beloved jackets in Russia. Special popularity they received in difficult nineties. In cheap and monotonous green and lilac dressing of dubious quality was dressed almost a third of Russians. Today the down jackets of such a style and quality will no longer meet. Now, in addition to performing the function of warm clothes, they correspond to fashion trends, combine effectiveness and convenience.
Pooh For sewing warm clothes, the peoples of northern latitudes began to use. And the first guessed the use of fluff for sewing warm clothes – Norwegians. Back in the XV century, stewed down pants and jackets perfectly saved the inhabitants of the cold Primorye from the penetrating wind and jubilate frost. The warmth of northern birds Gaga is considered the warmest. No wonder it is used in the manufacture of spacewindes for astronauts.
Despite the inventions of new, alternative fuch materials, the fluff still keeps their positions and remains the most popular material used for the production of warm clothing.
Downpowers with gagachy Pooh are considered the best. Their essential drawback is a high price. A good alternative can be a filler from duck or goose fluff. Frequently, manufacturers are added in the Poo Poo. Such a ratio is usually 70 and 30 percent. The less percentage of the pen, the jacket is warmer and easier. Therefore, when buying it is worth paying special attention. On the label about the presence of a pen in the product says FEATHER prefix to the word down. It will be appropriate to warn here: buying a down jacket, carefully inspect it. From the seams should not hang down the fluff, no feathers. Otherwise, this product is poor-quality – long it will not last.
Try thoroughly forgive the sleeve or a fragment at the bottom of the down jacket. If there are a lot of feathers in the insulation, you will make them feel right away. Such a down jacket should not be taken: one day these feathers will break out.
If the winter is harsh, buy a jacket with a marking of 3 CLO. It will be comfortable even in forty-degree frosts. 1 CLO Marking – For Soft Winter, if frosts do not exceed -15 degrees.
The most advantages of the filler from the fluff is that the jacket “breathes”. In it will not sweat in the store or subway.
It is worth paying attention to the Fill Power sign on the jacket tag. It means the indicator of the elasticity of the jacket, t. E. his ability to take the original form after compression. At good down jackets, this indicator begins with 500 units. And well-known brands reaching 900.
Modern technologies allow you to produce very high-quality jackets with fluff-feathery filling. With proper care, such clothes can last fifteen – twenty years. For washing down jacket better contact dry cleaning. If you decide to wash it yourself – know that this is not such a simple task, as it seems at first glance. Washing and drying products with fluff require a special approach. Therefore, before taking for washing, read the advice on the Internet.
High-quality warm down jackets of various styles are mainly coming to us from China and Canada. If you are not limited to the tools and you are important to style and fashionable appearance, then you should look for models that are produced in Finland, Sweden or France.
Sintepon – the younger brother fluff
It is difficult to find a person who would never have in his wardrobe clothes with a synthetic filler. Invented in the 70s of the last century, this synthetic material today adequately competes with the Pump.
Cyntheter products are well preserved warm and easily erased. And if the thermal insulation qualities in the fluff jacket affects the ratio of the pen and the fluff, the down jacket on Sinytender is the thicker, the warmer. Manufacturers can tailor one, two and even three layers of syntheps. The temperature of the product is determined by the density of the synthetic insulation: insulation of a density of 100 g / kV. M. Recommended for cool temperatures in +5 degrees + from -5 degrees will be comfortable in a jacket with a synthetic insulation with a density of 150 g / kV. M. (Such clothes are quite suitable for late autumn) + But with the onset of frosts up to -20 degrees, the optimal version is a jacket with a synthet board density 250 g / kV. M.
If the frost is tough, even a three-layer down jacket will not provide a comfortable walk and you will feel cold. It is worth paying attention that the more layers of the synthesis in the jacket, the more cumbersome and uncomfortable for movements. Remember how little children in thick synthetic jumpsuit look awkwardly and defenselessly.
In no case do not wash glued syntheps. For care, it is suitable only dry cleaning.
Sintepon – artificial material. It consists of polyester fibers. Fibers with each other are fastened in two ways: either by gluing, or by thermal exposure. Singry procession on glue is easily deformed, dries. He is airproof. In addition, it is considered not environmentally friendly due to the presence of glue.
Thermal synthesis is preferable, it “breathes” and is considered environmentally friendly.
Jackets with synthetic filler are convenient, durable and unpretentious in care. However, they are more suitable for offseason or soft winters. For harsh winter they are unsuitable.
What is in Syntipeukh?
We smoothly approached the consideration of another material that is used to insulate winter jackets. If we argue logically, then judging by an unusual two-headed word, it may seem that this material that consists of a synthetic winterizer and fluff – a combination of two classic materials in one insulation. However, the correct name of the modern artificial insulation is a synthetic fluff. Pooh, but artificial, on the thermal characteristics is very similar to the present.
Pooh on the tags of down jackets is denoted by the word down. FEATHER additive means adding a pen in the fluff. The word intelligentdown indicates that the insulation combines the fluff and synthetic filler. Cotton or Polyester warns that wata, batting or synthetone used for insulation.
Syntheluch consists of a large amount of polyester fibers. Like natural fluffs, there are cavities in the fibers. It is this air in microchannels helps to hold heat. Material is environmentally friendly, without harmful impurities. In addition, due to the use of silicone during its production, it is elastic and very elastic. Silicone Fiber Silicone Emulsion Spin in Spiral. When pressed, the crumpled is easily taken by the initial view.
Clothing with the use of synthepovy insulation Warm, light, lush and air. A distinctive advantage over a real Pooh – from washing and from long-term socks Sinteputs is not rolled with dense jay.
Syntputs as well as poo-feathers, it is easy to “breathe” and excellently passes the air, while keeping heat at the same time. From the synthepuch jacket never climb feathers, the water flows “like a goose” from it, dries quickly.
For washing, you can use the services of dry cleaning, but the synthepuch down jacket is completely simple and at home. It is very comfortable in the sock.
All options are good
If we talk on the topic as a whole, then all the listed fillers are good. How to give preference, depends on the set of circumstances that each person has different.
Synthupuha down jacket differs from just fluff. The difference is that it is warm, elastic and light, environmentally friendly. Therefore, this is the best option for allergies. The advantages of synthetone fillers are that such down jackets look very elegant, besides, they are very lungs, it is easy to wash them and dry. They are warm and comfortable in the offseason, as well as with light winter frost. Well, for those who prefer everything natural, of course, the best option – a jacket with fluff-feathery filling.
Ideally, it is better to have three down jackets: for offseason, soft winter and harsh frost. If their insulation will consist of different materials – you are on personal experiences make sure which one is still preferable for you.
On the features of fillers for winter jackets, see the following video.