THE NORTH FACE Men's Aconcagua Jacket

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THE NORTH FACE Men's Aconcagua Jacket

THE NORTH FACE Men's Aconcagua Jacket

RRP: £180.00
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Broadly speaking, there are two types of insulation: natural down insulation and synthetic insulation. Both have their pros and cons. Down is lighter and weight-for-weight it’s warmer than synthetic insulation. But down fails to insulate when it’s wet. Synthetic insulation, on the other hand, maintains its insulating power in damp conditions. Here we are exploring the difference between the two, and talking about which is best for your thermal clothing. The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) ensures our goose down is ethically sourced, responsibly produced and traceable. Natural down delivers the highest warmth to weight ratio of any insulation. top-chamber, underarm, side-panel and draft-flap Insulation: 220 g 90% recycled polyester sheet Insulation

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At The North Face, our preferred choice for synthetic insulation in our thermal clothing is ThermoBall™Eco. This synthetic is made from recycled polyester and insulates extremely well for its weight. Weight for weight ThermoBall Eco is not as warm as down, but still maintains a high level of insulation. Body: 50D x 50D 78 g/m² 100% recycled polyester with non-PFC durable water-repellent (non-PFC DWR) finish Synthetic insulation is a very versatile insulator. It’s easy to take care of, it keeps you warm in a variety of conditions, including cold and wet environments, and it’s cost-effective. It’s particularly useful in humid conditions, such as those you find in many parts of the UK, the Benelux region and away from the mountains in France, Spain and Italy. In normal circumstances, down does not perform well in wet and humid conditions. However, at The North Face for our higher-priced and more technical products we use ProDown™. This is a special type of RDS down that has been treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) to help it perform better in damp conditions. Though unless weight and compressibility are important, synthetic insulation is still a better option for damp environments.Down is weight-for-weight the better insulator, so it’s most suitable than synthetic down for extremely cold conditions. Very cold conditions are usually very dry conditions. Down is the ideal insulation for dry-cold climates and on expeditions and adventures where weight is a defining factor, such as alpine climbing.

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WindWall™ fabrics are engineered to reduce the effects of chilling winds while maintaining a good level of breathability. Down Insulation | 550-Fill Goose Down in Body; Certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union Fill is the amount of down inside the clothing product. It’s usually referred to as fill power, basically because the higher the fill the more powerful the garment is at insulating. Fill power is determined by placing one ounce of down in a graduated cylinder and measuring the volume the down occupies in cubic inches. A greater volume means a higher fill power. The longer the tendrils are the more volume it occupies, meaning the tendrils trap more air and are better at keeping you warm. They are also lighter and more compressible.



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