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What do the numbers on down jackets mean?

What do the numbers on down jackets mean?

The fill power number on your jacket comes from a standardised lab test and indicates how many cubic inches one ounce of down occupies with a standard weight resting upon it. A higher number means the down takes up more space and is capable of trapping more air.

What is 800 fill power goose down?

As fill power increases, the down can trap more air which, in turn, allows more insulation from the down. For example, one (1) ounce of 800 fill power goose down will loft to 800 cubic inches. Larger down clusters will loft higher; sleep softer, last longer and sleep warmer.

Is 850 down warmer than 650?

But again, much depends on the fill weight. A 650 down fill jacket with 330g of down may be as warm as an 800 down fill jacket with only 120g, but the 650 fill jacket will be bigger, heavier and take up more room when stuffed in your pack.

Which is the best Canada goose jacket for men?

The best Canada Goose parka for that scenario is a men’s winter jacket like the Expedition Parka or the Resolute Parka, known as the “industrial parka” because it is the insulated jacket of choice for explorers, researchers and workers at both Poles.

What kind of shoes are in goose down?

600 fill down is warm, lightweight and durable. Ideal for general outdoor and day-to-day use. Shop Goose Down. Women’s. Men’s. Kids’. Shoes. Equipment.

Which is the best fill down for goose down?

Outstanding warmth from a high cluster-to-feather ratio, 800 fill down features increased loft and compressibility for superior warmth and performance. 700 fill down features a strong warmth-to-weight ratio and provides lightweight insulation across a range of temperatures. 600 fill down is warm, lightweight and durable.

What should the oxygen number be on goose down?

There are a couple of important tests that help manufacturers assure that down is properly cleaned; Oxygen and Turbidity. The “Oxygen” number test measures the presence of organic material. The lower the “Oxygen” number, the better, in a range from 1 to 30+. USA standards require the minimum oxygen number to be 10 or lower.