Synthetic, schmynthetic. Sometimes the best way to get the job done is to do it the old-fashioned way, and nothing like a trusty down jacket to force out the winter chill while you’re trudging through the backcountry. Patagonia knows a thing or two about producing top-notch down jackets, with their premium technical knowhow running in concert with their strict adherence to proper care to the animals who provide the down for your coat. Ethically-friendly while being stylistic overachievers? Not every outdoor apparel brand could pull that off, but Patagonia isn’t like other brands.
Think it takes a hefty coat with limited agility to bring you the warmth you need? Think again, friend – premium down like the kind you’ll get in the coats above is superlight, refusing to bulk you down. And you’re not only getting your hands on some much-needed protection from the cold, as Patagonia has worked in a number of other key features in their down jackets, ensuring you’re fully ready for whatever comes your way out there. Keen on abbreviations? Expect a peerless DWR on your outer shell. That’s durable water repellent you guys, and it’s pretty great at forcing moisture to wick right of the fabric of your coat.
Oh, and did you know Patagonia puts an incredible amount of care into ensuring their partners employ an industry-leading level of care in regards to the animal welfare involved in the collection of their down? Well, it's true. Patagonia stands alone when it comes to their dedication to humane treatment for their down-producing birds, with all of their down products containing only 100% Traceable Down. The birds who provide Patagonia down are never force-fed or live-plucked, and the Traceable Down Standard ensures this stringent standard is met, every step of the way.
There's a whole lot of hard work that goes into this, but Patagonia is wildly proud of making a product that does a great job of shielding you from the cold without having to compromise their conscience. These jackets are super tough, super light, made by some super folks. We say "folks" when we want to feel extra folky.