If you don’t already own a down or synthetic down jacket, you should consider investing in one. With its pockets of concentrated heat, a down jacket has the power to keep you warm without adding bulk. This lightweight build has the added perk of compressible packability. Many lightweight down and synthetic jackets can pack into their own pocket or stuff sack.
The features of puffer jackets are so universally appealing that they could benefit you in almost any situation. Here, we list five features of the jacket that will make you think that, “A puffy was a good choice.”
Five reasons that why you need this down jacket:
Whether traveling via plane, train or automobile, doing so with a puffer jacket in tow can make the situation a little better. Throw it on to stay warm in fluctuating conditions. When you no longer need it, simply stuff it into your carry-on. The best part about traveling with a down jacket? Instant travel pillow. Simply ball it up and enjoy its cloud-like comfort.
2. Errand Running
The lightweight nature of down jacket allows you to stay warm while shopping without looking overly bundled. This comes in handy while running from store to store in the winter… or simply perusing the ice cream isle. If you need to take it off, you can easily stow your puffer jacket in a purse or shopping bag until it’s needed again.
3. Outdoor Adventuring
Down jacket is an outdoor adventurer’s best friend. The warming power of this jacket makes you ideal for staying toasty while snowshoeing, hanging out at camp or belaying a friend on a chilly day.
4. Bar Hopping
Anyone who lives in a cold climate can attest to the struggle of going out with friends in the winter. Do you inconvenience yourself with a jacket in a crowded brewery or endure a frigid walk to and from the car? This decision becomes easier when you own a down jacket. Wear your puffy outside and pack it into your purse inside. Non-purse carriers can still benefit from this lightweight jacket — a down or synthetic jacket takes up less space than bulkier casual coats.
5. Gym Commuting
Going to and from the gym or yoga studio in the winter requires extra coverage. A down jacket is easy to slip on for the commute and stuff into a gym bag during your workout. Packability for the win… again!