Down is possibly natures greatest insulator and one of the easier to adapt to human use. The naturally loose structure of down traps a very large amount of air. This air is then heated by the body to provide insulation.
Additionally, down has the greatest ability to breathe, lifting away perspiration so you don’t experience the clamminess which often occurs with synthetic fabrics.
- Very high warmth to weight ratio
- Highly breathable
- Packable as down recovers very well from compression
To compliment these qualities the outer shell of all Moke packable down jackets utilise modern lightweight high denier fabric that is beautifully soft to the touch. To make this garment packable it needs to be constructed as a single layer garment. A single layer of fabric with down feathers injected by compressed air and then sewn with special needles. This means that a degree of feathers may get stuck in the seams and shedding will occur, especially in the first few wears until they make their way back into or out of the garment. Please understand that this is normal and not a product defect. Like a feather duvet, feathers will always find their way out of the seams due to friction and static, so minimal shedding is to be expected and is the nature of all packable down jackets. Do not pull these feathers out. Instead pinch the feather from the inside of the body and pull them back into the body of the jacket.
90/10 Premium Down Feather Ratio
90/10 down refers to the ratio of the blend of down and other feathers. The higher the percentage of down the higher the insulation properties related to weight. All Moke down products are 90% down and 10% other feathers.