Down jackets and puffer jackets
Brave winter’s coldest days
Fluffy down captures your body heat to keep you toasty on chilly belays and pre-dawn commutes. Choose from a wide selection of down jackets from Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear and more. Many of these designs – including all MEC down jackets – use certified responsible down.
Down vs. synthetic insulation
Down offers incredible warmth for its weight and bulk. Puffy down jackets can compress into tiny packages that take up next-to-no space in your backpack. The trade-off? Unlike synthetic insulation, down doesn’t insulate well when it’s wet, and it dries slowly. Down is a good choice for dry days and activities where you don’t sweat much, like winter camping.
What does fill-power mean?
You’ll see down jackets described in terms of fill-power: the volume in cubic inches of one ounce of down. A higher number means higher-quality down with more loft, but it doesn't tell you exactly how warm the jacket is (because fill-power doesn’t tell you how much down is actually in the jacket). You can filter this page by insulation warmth to get a better idea of which down jackets could work for your needs.
Caring for a down jacket
If your puffy seems clumpy or thin, it might be time to wash your down jacket. Did an encounter with a sharp branch leave a hole in your jacket? Tuck any feathers back in, apply a patch, and voila – your jacket is ready for its next adventure.