Synthetic insulation is essentially polyester threading that is molded into long, single threads or short staples to mimic down clusters. Thinner and lighter threads fill voids and trap warm air more effectively. Meanwhile, thicker strands sustain loft and durability.
Apart from the fact that it provides solid warmth, comfort, and versatility, Synthetic Jackets are beneficial to buy for all the following reasons.
Synthetic fibre water repellency
Synthetic filling in the jacket is naturally hydrophobic and cannot absorb water. Making it very suitable for those adventures that are usually unplanned and subject to wetter winter weather.
Quick drying and easy to clean
Because it repels water, it is much easier to clean. Most synthetic jackets are machine washable and dry much quicker than down.
Lightweight and compressible
Deciding what outerwear to pack for a trip can be a tricky task. You don’t want to carry around a bulky jacket if you don’t need to, but you also don’t want to wear too many layers to keep from freezing. A synthetic jacket is warm enough to block out the chill and lightweight and compressible enough for ease of packing.
To wrap up, synthetic jackets resist moisture, are easier to care for and come at a good value. They also transition easily from the mountains to the city. If you’re the more casual and spontaneous kind of adventurer, then Synthetic is your best bet this winter.
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