Down feathers could be considered the optimal thermal insulator; the feathers store the body’s natural heat, creating an all-around warming effect. Once the uniform of adventurers, the down coat has transitioned from a frontiersman’s staple to an everyday topper. Take for instance the Snow Mantra Parka and by Canada Goose, the Manu Jacket from Weekend by MaxMara, and the Ilay Jacket by Moncler—each in a crisp shade of white. A winter essential, down coats are snowy soft and feather light—although when the snow starts to melt and you need to de-puff, there’s the Hunter Original Clear Smock to remind you that spring is near.
December 12, 2014