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Down vs. Synthetic Insulation
    What are the key differences in performance? Down is lighter in weight and weight-for-weight it is actually warmer than synthetic insulation. It is wo...
How To Choose An Insulated Jacket
Types Of Insulation Down Down is a natural feather obtained from geese and ducks, they are the feathers they use to keep warm and are found next to ...
Hardshell Or Softshell?
Check the weather, have a read and choose what's right for you. Hardshell "As a rule, hardshells do not breathe as well as soft shells...&quo...
Waterproof Clothing Care
Modern waterproof fabrics need maintenance in order to keep them clean and to maintain the waterproof and breathable performance. Thankfully, this is very e...
Down Feathers Coming Out Of Jacket
It is common for some feathers to appear through small gaps in the fabric of a new down product. Don't panic it isn't usually a fault with the pro...
Will a Gore-Tex jacket definitely keep me dry?
All items which make use of Gore-Tex waterproof membranes are quite literally ‘Guaranteed to keep you dry’ (more on this below). These include Gore-Tex, Gor...
What does ‘Fill Power’ mean on a down jacket or sleeping bag?
There are several pieces of lingo used when giving the technical information of a well-made down jacket or sleeping bag and one of these that we’re most ask...
What does DWR mean on clothing like a waterpoof jacket?
DWR stands for Durable Water Repellent and is a liquid based treatment applied to the outer surface of some outdoor gear including both hard-shell and some ...
Why choose synthetic insulation over down in a jacket?
The main advantage with choosing a synthetic option over down is its performance when wet. Downpours happen and down insulation absorbs moisture, allowing w...
What is the best jacket to keep me warm?
A question we receive regularly, but not one simply answered. The best jacket to keep you warm depends on where you are, what the weather is up to and what ...