Winters can be awesome if you enjoy the cold weather by skiing or snowboarding, snowmobile racing or walking through a forest on a snowy day. But how could you enjoy these things in winter if your body is not warm enough to make you excited to go out for some adventure? A jacket or coat is the only thing that can keep you warm on cold days. But what material is best for a jacket? There are many jacket materials available, some are expensive, some are cheap. What makes some jackets expensive or inexpensive? You may also be curious about it. Let us give some insight about the types of jacket material used in detail so that you can pick an appropriate one according to your taste and budget.
Before discussing the types of material used in jackets and coats, you must be aware of parts of a jacket. . There are three parts of jackets.
Sheel is the outer layer of the jacket where color and styling elements are displayed. It is the most visible and first layer of protection against the weather. Materials of the shell of the jacket include leather, wool, cotton, canvas, cashmere, fleece, denim, canvas, cashmere, fleece, shearling, Polyester, polyurethane, nylon, etc. Leather jackets are made from sheep, goat, cow, or camel skin that’s is why they are most expensive.
If your budget is tight, you can go for synthetic fiber that looks like leather-like PU leather or Faux leather. If you are looking for waterproof material then Polyester and Nylon jackets are good options.
The lining is the inner layer of the jacket to retain the shape of a jacket as well as adding comfort and softness. Taffeta, viscose, satin, or silk are luxurious and add shine to the jacket. Cotton lining is good for breathability while wool, fleece, fake fur, or faux fur, sherpa fabric is used as a warming lining material.
The single lining does not lock in the heat especially in December and January. Extra protection is needed to keep your clothes warm and waterproof in chill winds and snowy weather. Different types of filling are used like down, Synthetic down, polyester fibers, and Thinsulate.
Down is most expensive because it is made of duck or goose feathers but it is incredibly warm and lightweight.
If you can’t afford down filling then you can go for synthetic down or polyester fibers that mimic down filling. They are inexpensive and warm but are not waterproof.
The best Synthetic material for jacket filling is Thinsulate. It is lightweight, water-resistant, and keeps you warm.