The third cold wave this winter is sweeping through most of our country, and when it is cold, what sells best? Autumn clothes and pants with fleece socks, gloves and scarves, thermos cups, and don’t forget, there is another winter must-have, which is an absolute hot seller. That’s right, down jackets.
According to data, in 2020, the scale of China’s down jacket market has reached 131.7 billion yuan, with an industry growth rate of 8.93%. Industry analysts pointed out that affected by the cold winter expectation, China’s down jacket market size is expected to exceed 150 billion yuan this year.
It’s getting colder, how to buy a down jacket?
I sometimes look at the style of the down jacket and then the duck down content.
Definitely brand, also warm (good or not).
I just don’t dress cold, anyway, there are no requirements.
I didn’t really think about it too much, I just bought a brand, just have a lot of fluff content.
Keep warm, light, huh?
I feel that the style is relatively new, plus its material is better in all aspects.
Or according to my own liking, I prefer to wear casual anyway.
When shopping for down jackets, there are really many doorways. Is a down jacket thicker and warmer? Are goose down jackets better than duck down jackets? Is the amount of lint and filling the same thing? There are also reports that down jackets can explode if they are not properly washed, is it true?
What determines whether a down jacket is warm?
When buying a down jacket, the first criterion for most people is to keep warm. What factors determine the warmth of a down jacket?
Wang Baojun, member of the “Source News” expert database of the China Association for Science and Technology and researcher of the National Textile Quality Inspection Center: Because the down jacket is very light, it can be fluffy with a little weight. Fluffy It contains more air, so the hindrance to heat (amount loss) is great, and the down jacket is warmer.
When buying down jackets, we often see labels on the product label about the amount of down and filling. Is lint content the same thing as filling?
Wang Baojun, member of the “Source News” expert database of the China Association for Science and Technology and researcher of the National Textile Quality Inspection Center: The quality of down is measured by the content of down or the content of down. The more the velvet contains, the better its fluffiness and warmth. At the same time, if the same lint content, it must be thicker it will keep warmer, that is, the amount of pile. The more fleece a piece of clothing is filled, the warmer it is.
What tips do you need to master when choosing a down jacket?
The three major elements of down content, filling and fluffiness determine the warmth performance of down jackets. The current national standards stipulate that the minimum down content of down jackets cannot be less than 50%, and the higher the down content, the warmer the down jacket. However, as ordinary consumers, we cannot conduct professional testing of products. What are some tips to help us choose a warmer down jacket?
Wang Baojun, member of the “Source News” expert database of the China Association for Science and Technology and researcher of the National Textile Quality Inspection Center: When the lint content or velvet content is relatively high, it feels softer, and when we buy it, we can touch it with our hands. If it is particularly soft and does not have the feeling of hard bang tie hands, it means that the velvet is better. It is best to smell it when buying, because if the down is not processed well, there may be a smell of the down itself. In addition, there is another point, you can hit a dozen, one is to see whether it is fluffy or not, and the second is to see whether it drills or not.
Down jacket Goose down is better than duck down?
In recent years, goose down clothing has become popular in the market, although the price is much more expensive than duck down, but it is still quite popular with consumers. Are goose down jackets really warmer than duck down jackets?
Sun Jing: In terms of volume structure, the down of goose down is larger, the pile is longer, and then the pile is a little larger than duck down, and the overall pile is fuller, so it will be more fluffy than duck down, warmer and more comfortable.
The warmth of down products is closely related to the fluffiness of down, and the fluffiness of down is related to the size of the down flower, and the size of the down down flower has a certain relationship with the growth cycle of poultry. Mature geese generally grow for more than 100 days, and mature ducks generally grow for more than 40 days. Therefore, mature goose down is larger than mature duck down, the fluffiness is relatively higher, and the warmth will be better.
Does down color have an effect on warmth?
Some friends found when buying down jackets that some down jackets are filled with white goose down and white duck down, while some down jackets are filled with gray goose down and gray duck down, do different colors of down have an impact on warmth? Experts tell us that the relationship between down color and warmth is not much, only whether it matches the color of the fabric, and whether the down jacket is beautiful after filling. White down jackets are generally filled with white down, and if they are filled with gray down, they do not look beautiful.
Why is a fluffy down jacket also at risk of explosion?
Every winter, I hear about someone washing down jackets in a washing machine, and as a result, an explosion occurs. There was also a time when someone’s down jacket exploded on the subway, and the down floated a carriage. Although the lethality is not strong, the degree of fright is not small. Why is a fluffy down jacket at risk of explosion?
Zheng Yuanyuan, member of the “Source News” expert database of the China Association for Science and Technology and senior engineer of the National Textile Quality Inspection Center: This is a more extreme situation, so if our fabric is completely airtight, like this film state, what happens if it is compressed rapidly?
It turns out that in order to prevent drilling, many down jacket fabrics will use special coatings, which leads to the breathability of the down jacket itself is not as good as ordinary clothing, coupled with dry and static electricity in winter, or high-speed stirring when the washing machine is spin dry, a very rare “explosion” situation will occur.
Zheng Yuanyuan, member of the “Source News” expert database of China Association for Science and Technology, senior engineer of the National Textile Quality Inspection Center: We have two different styles of down jackets here, and if the down jacket is bulged like this, it will form something like a balloon, if it is not breathable, we press it quickly, or when stirring at high speed, it is easy to form an explosion like a balloon. Then if the down jacket with relatively good breathability, the air that pinches it is quickly discharged. In this case, it will not cause an explosion.
How to properly wash and store down jackets?
We all know that machine-washable down jackets are prone to explosions, so what about sending them outside for dry cleaning? Experts tell us that the organic solvents used in dry cleaning can easily damage the fabric coating and down of down jackets, and it is recommended that everyone wash them gently by hand. Since down is a natural animal fiber, do not expose to the sun after washing, and dry it naturally. Also remind that when changing seasons in late winter and early spring, down jackets should not be stored in vacuum bags, because this will reduce the fluffiness of the down. Even if the vacuum bag is opened next year, it is difficult for the down jacket to fully return to its original fluffy state, and the warmth will naturally decrease.
Source: CCTV News Client