A down jacket or puffer jacket is a quilted, padded jacket filled with down feathers (usually duck or goose down). This material is usually used to insulate an Outer layer which is usually some synthetic fibre such as nylon or polyester.
It was first developed in the early 1900s. This type of jacket was invented by Australian chemist George Finch for the 1922 British Everest expedition. Since this time many fashion designers have adapted and commercialised the concept of the puffer jacket. 
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