Down jacket

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A thick, padded grey jacket with a zipper and hood
A modern down jacket

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. [1][2][3][4][5]


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  3. ^ Hobbs, Julia. "Fashion History 101: The Puffer Jacket". British Vogue.
  4. ^ Nast, Condé. "Dropping Knowledge: The Puffer Jacket". GQ.
  5. ^ Ongley, Hannah (1 April 2016). "the rise and rise of the puffer jacket".

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