Is the down jacket thicker and warmer? Six steps to choose

myth 1: the higher the lint content , the better

According to the provisions of the national standards for down clothing, down clothing must indicate the type, content and filling amount of down. Down content refers to the content percentage of down and down silk in down. According to regulations, the down content shall not be less than 50%. The higher the down content of the same kind of down jacket, the better the thermal effect. However, Secretary General Qu Fei said that generally consumers can meet their demand by choosing 70% – 80% cashmere content.

Myth 2: thick down jacket is warmer

The down filling amount refers to the total weight of all the down filled in the down jacket, which is related to the size, length and style of the clothes. The national standard has no mandatory provisions on this indicator. But it needs to be reminded that the more down is filled, the heavier the clothes, the warmer the down jacket will be. As the packing density increases, the heat lost by the conduction of the packing material also increases. Improving the fluffy degree of down filling is the key to improving warmth retention. The higher the fluffy degree, the more insulating air the down contains, so the better the heat insulation performance. This is why some light down jackets on the market in recent years also have good thermal insulation effects. Some down jackets with a large amount of down filling are mixed with feather silk, down silk and crushed wool. Even if the down content is the same, its fluffy degree will decrease. At present, in the market, the fluffy degree of down jackets at ordinary prices is about 450-500, and the fluffy degree of down jackets at slightly higher prices can reach 600-900.

myth 3: the down jacket has no feather stalks, and the softer the better

Deputy Secretary General Qu Fei said that in fact, it is normal for high-quality down to contain a certain amount of tiny hair stalks. If it feels particularly soft, it can’t touch any stalks. Such products should be purchased with caution. Because some manufacturers will break up leftover materials, fluffy cotton and feathers, fill them in clothes and use them as down to deceive consumers. Not only can it not achieve good warming effect, but sanitation may also be substandard.

After understanding the above misunderstandings, it will be much easier for consumers to choose. Here are some tips for judging the quality of down jackets:

take a look

Check whether there are product quality labels, test reports, etc., and whether the down type, down content and down filling amount on the labels are clearly marked.

second touch

The down jacket with good quality feels soft. It has complete wool pieces and feather stalks, but not too many. At the same time, it must ensure that the wool stalks are thin and soft.

press three times

Press the down jacket with your hand and release it. If it rebounds quickly and returns to its original state, it indicates that the down is fluffy. If the resilience is poor and the handle feels heavy, it means that the cashmere content is low, or a certain amount of wool chips or crushed wool may be mixed.

four beats

Take a hard pat on the down jacket. If there is down coming out or dust overflowing from the stitches, it means that the anti drilling property of the fabric is poor, or the sewing needle hole is too large, and the down jacket will be thinner. Some down jacket fabrics are waterproof without drilling down, but they are poor in permeability, water vapor is not easy to emit, and it is not easy to dry after washing. When the down is damp, it will deteriorate to varying degrees, or breed microorganisms and give off a bad smell.

five news

Nose close to the down jacket and smell carefully. If there is obvious peculiar smell or odor, it may be filled with inferior down. It is recommended not to buy it.

six factors

Weigh the weight of the down jacket, and the lighter the weight and the larger the volume, the better.

Finally, pay attention to tailoring when buying. The more grids used to fix the down, the better. Otherwise, after washing for several times, the down may be agglomerated and droop in a gourd shape. Those who intend to travel long distances had better choose a down jacket that is small in size and light in weight and can be compressed into a backpack; For those who need to stay in the cold environment for a long time, it is best to choose a long down jacket with more wear-resistant fabric and more pockets to put their personal belongings. The hat should have rough edges to prevent wind; For the inside jacket, you should choose the one that is relatively close to your body.

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