You may be looking for the ultimate insulation to warm up cold mornings in the mountains, a waterproof and insulated two-in-one, or simply something warm for your morning commute. Whatever your needs are, our insulating guide has you covered.
A world class puffer jacket achieved by teaming up with world-renowned and specialist puffer jacket brands Pertex and Primaloft, combined with our premium features and ruthless attention to detail. When it comes to a purist puffer jacket, the Glacier follows a traditional design and maximises every inch with the world's best fabrics and insulation, all sustainably sourced.
Engineered for extreme Winter missions when heavy rain and snow is unavoidable. This high performing 2 in 1 combines the water proofing (25,000mm rating) of an outer shell rain layer with the incredible insulation of a puffer jacket and will retain loft/warmth if the fill does get wet. Enabling you to stay warm through the storm and pack lighter by not taking a separate puffer jacket into the hills.
Your go-to casual puffer this winter. Using Primaloft RISE insulation, featuring 80% post-consumer recycled content. The tough outer fabric is DWR coated for water resistance and has a stitched baffle construction to lock the fill in place. With all the features you need in the winter, a collar keeps the wind off your neck and a durable oxford fabric reinforces the shoulders
An extremely versatile layering piece for the winter. Using Primaloft RISE insulation, featuring 80% post consumer recycled content, and engineered to be lightweight while delivering maximum warmth retention and better water resistance than down.
There are two main differences:
Outer: The shell of the Permafrost Jacket and Vest has a hardcore polyester rip-stop finish, making it best suited for bashing through the bush and withstanding abrasion. The Glacier Jacket has a traditional PERTEX® Quantum Eco 50D shell, suited for open, Alpine landscapes.
PFC DWR stands for Perfluorinated Compound Free Durable Water Repellent. Perfluorinated Compound (PFC) are chemicals commonly used in waterproof outdoor apparel as well as many more common household items such as nonstick cookware and paints. We aren’t fans of the by-products that come from using these chemicals and their impact on the environment.
PERTEX® is a high-performance fabric brand specialising in fabrics used by alpinists, skiers and mountain athletes. We use the PERTEX® Quantum Eco 50D fabric for the Shell of our Glacier Jacket. This incredible fabric is exceptionally light and tough for maximum breathability and packability.
PRIMALOFT® is a leading brand of synthetic down fill, and the Glacier Jacket uses a blend of RDS certified natural down and the PRIMALOFT® Silver down – combining the benefits of synthetic and natural down. Our Sleet Jacket has a PRIMALOFT® Gold down insulation. Our Defender Jacket and Vest uses the PRIMALOFT® RISE™ insulation featuring 80% post recycled content.
"Fill power" is a term used to measure the quality and loftiness of down in puffer jackets. It refers to the volume that one ounce (28 grams) of down fills in cubic inches (in³) when allowed to expand fully. The higher the fill power, the greater the loft and insulation capability of the down.
Fill power is typically measured on a scale ranging from around 400 to 900 or higher.
Loft refers to down’s ability to trap and hold air within its structure and is used synonymously with “fill power” when we talk about puffer jackets. The higher the fill power, the higher the loft. More loft means more warmth, and better compression when stuffed away in your pack.
When you've got to wash all the blood and guts off your jacket, we recommend washing by hand, in a bathtub, in cold water using a Sportswash. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry. No not dry clean. Avoid using power detergents, or any other detergent which is scented or has UV brighteners.
Durable water repellent coatings, even when not used often, wear off over time. This can be noticed when water stops beading off the outer fabric. To reapply the DWR and get the waterproofing back to new, wash it in a sports wash or DWR replenish wash. Alternatively, a DWR spray will replenish the water repellence. We like the Grangers or Nikwax range for this.
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BUYING GUIDE SUMMARY
Whether you're an avid outdoorsman looking for a jacket that can withstand freezing mountain mornings, or you simply desire a cozy option for your daily commutes, this insulation guide will direct you towards the right choice featuring a range of high-quality insulation options available.
Hunters Element aims to provide customers with the best possible insulation solutions for their outdoor adventures.
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