PrimaLoft vs Down Insulation: Which One Is Better?

PrimaLoft vs Down Insulation: Which One Is Better?

Insulation is the name of the game when it comes to how well can a winter jacket protect against the cold. While remaining dry in unstable weather conditions is a very important matter, insulation will ensure that you manage to remain warm when temperatures drop extensively.

A waterproof rain jacket is of no use against the cold, despite keeping you fully dry. It’s for that reason that an insulated jacket is a must during the winter months.

In this comparison piece we will be taking a look at two very different types of insulations: synthetic and natural.

We have, in the past, looked at both down and different synthetic insulations, but today it’s time to look at how natural Down compares to PrimaLoft®, also referred to as synthetic down.

Let’s get started with a short explanation of what insulation is, what it does and why it is a necessity in winter wear.

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Geographical Norway Calcul Men’s Winter Jacket – Review

Geographical Norway Calcul Men's Winter Jacket - Review

A quality jacket is a winter wear essential as it provides not solely warmth and comfort but much needed protection as well.

That is the reason why we are continuously looking for some of the best jackets available online, so that any of you who come across our selections and reviews can find the best quality jacket without having to spend hours upon hours of searching the web.

Today we bring you yet another single review, this time it’s Calcul by Geographical Norway.

It’s been quite a while since a Geographical Norway jacket has made it into our reviews so let’s get started without any further ado.

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7 Cheap Tactical Jackets Under $100 for Men

7 Cheap Tactical Jackets Under $100 for Men

Tactical jackets have been around for quite a while and, while originally they were designed for those who were in law enforcement or military, nowadays they are part of many outdoor adventurers’ wardrobes.

The fact that they come in numerous designs, ranging from very military-like ones to some that can pass as casual jackets, has certainly helped make these jackets a favorite among many, especially men.

Tactical jackets can be worn in a variety of outdoor activities, such as hunting, hiking, fishing, camping, etc., no matter how challenging or laid back that activity is.

In today’s selection we will be looking at 7 affordable tactical jackets for men, all of which are less than $100. While you might be a bit skeptical about how such affordable jackets perform, rest assured that these designs provide the comfort, functionality and protection that you would expect of a tactical jacket.

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How To Wash Your Down Jacket – A Useful Guide

How To Wash Your Down Jacket - A Useful Guide

Those of you who live in cold countries, where snow and below-zero temperatures make up the typical winter, know very well the importance of a down jacket.

Down jackets are the warmest jackets available, provided they are well-made, of course. And they are not cheap, either, which makes the matter of properly caring for one all the more important.

In some of our previous guides on how to wash specific jackets from a particular brand, such as The North Face or Columbia, we have included some quick tips on washing down jackets, as part of these brands’ designs, but because we have written several guides for other specific types of jackets, we thought that it would only be fair (and necessary) to go through the steps of washing a down jacket.

Now, don’t be discouraged thinking that you are going to get yourself in trouble by taking matters into your own hands, because that’s not the case at all. We will guide you through all the process of cleaning, washing, drying and storing your down jacket so that it will last you for many seasons to come.

Let’s get started!

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7 Cheap “3 in 1” Jackets: Our Top Picks for Men and Women

7 Cheap "3 in 1" Jackets: Our Top Picks for Men and Women

In today’s selection we will be taking a look at 7 affordable 3-in-1 jackets for both men and women.

In some of our past selections and reviews we have looked at several 3-in-1 jackets, but today’s picks are in general cheaper than any other 3-in-1 design we have included in the previous pieces.

For those who are unfamiliar with what a 3-in-1 jacket is, it usually consists of a waterproof or highly water-resistant outer shell and a fleece inner jacket.

Both of these, according to what type of weather you will be dealing with, can be worn separately, as jackets on their own, or put together as the “third” jacket for when it’s really cold out.

With that out of the way, let’s get started with the jackets we have selected.

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Columbia Women’s Mighty Lite III Jacket – Review

Columbia Women's Mighty Lite III Jacket - Review

Single reviews on women’s jackets have not been that frequent on our site, and as we said in the review of Arcadia, we are certainly going to make up for that.

As such, today we will be taking an in-depth look at Columbia’s Mighty Lite III jacket for women.

Columbia, as we have said in some of our other selections and reviews, is a brand that has been featured extensively in several selections of ours, as well as single reviews and brand reviews.

We find their jackets very interesting, not solely in performance and quality, but also in design and color selection, as it provides numerous options, which is the case with Mighty Lite III as well, as you will see below.

The reason we picked this particular design is because it’s quite versatile in wear and can pass for a casual and a sports jacket. Typical sports jackets can be spotted right away as they have quite distinctive features and, while you may certainly wear them casually as part of a daily outfit, odds are it will stand out and look out of place.

Mighty Lite III, on the other hand, is a more refined design that can pass for a normal winter jacket, as you will see in the following section.

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