I bought a winter jacket at MILLET for a trip for New Year’s. This jacket is an insulated jacket, and it has recently individualized from down jackets. Down jackets have been filled with duck’s breast feathers, while insulation jackets are filled with synthetic fibers. My jacket was made of an innovative PowerFill™, which was developed by Polartec®. PowerFill™ is one of a synthetic fiber materials, and others such as Primaloft® and 3M™ Thinsulate™ which are also examples of the same kind of materials.
At first, I thought insulated jackets were a budget version of down jackets, because they were cheaper than down jackets. I didn’t want to buy the insulated jacket only because it was cheaper; I was also interested in the quality. When I researched about synthetic fibers, there were many advantages as follows: It has the function of moisture-wicking and it’s breathable, and it has a strong resistance to water. Although heat retaining functions are inferior to that of down jackets, it has excellent durability.
Anyway, I finally got this jacket, which was the last year’s model at an outlet store at a discount of 50%. I can’t wait for the full-fledged winter.