As a warm and fashionable garment, the quality of Down jacket fabric is directly related to the warmth retention and comfort. Therefore, judging the quality of fabrics is a very important skill when choosing Down jacket. This article will popularize the knowledge of Down jacket fabrics and tell you how to judge the quality of Down jacket fabrics.
1、 Fabric type
There are many kinds of fabrics for Down jacket. The common fabrics are polyester fabric, nylon fabric, polyester fabric, spandex fabric, etc. Among them, polyester fiber fabrics belong to the chemical fiber category, with a soft and comfortable feel and good breathability; Nylon fabric is a high-tech fabric in Synthetic fiber, which has the characteristics of high strength, lightweight, waterproof, windproof, breathable, wear-resistant, etc; Polyester and spandex fabrics are more prone to pilling, burrs, deformation, and other phenomena.
2、 Method for judging the quality of fabrics
1. Hand feel
Good Down jacket fabric feels soft, smooth and heavy. First touch the texture of the fabric, it will give a very different feeling. If the texture is soft, smooth, and has a sense of weight, it indicates that this fabric has high density and good wind shielding performance; If the handle is hard, it may be because the fabric is thin or the amount of filler is small, and the warmth retention of this Down jacket may not be good enough; If the handle is soft, it may be because the density of the fabric is very low, and this Down jacket may also have a problem of poor thermal insulation.
2. Observation of details
Good Down jacket fabrics also show few problems in details. For example, if there are many threads, hairs or uneven sewing in the seams, zippers, pockets and other places, the quality of this Down jacket may be problematic. Attention should also be paid to the yarn stoppage in details. The high-quality Down jacket should have a drawn yarn stoppage at the lining sewing place. If there is no yarn stoppage, it means that there is not enough padding or breathable materials used at this place.
3. Observe the filling material
High quality padding should be used in good Down jacket, because padding is an important factor affecting warmth retention. Usually, fillers are divided into two types: white goose down and gray duck down. White goose down is more expensive than gray duck down and has better insulation properties; However, the insulation effect of gray duck down is slightly poor, but the price is relatively cheaper. When judging the quality of the filling material, you can first hold a ball of filling material with your hand and then release your hand. If the filling material can rebound quickly and there are no obvious hard lumps, then it indicates that the quality of this filling material is relatively good.
4. Test air permeability
Good Down jacket fabric has good air permeability, which is very important for us to wear Down jacket, because if the fabric is not breathable, it is easy to sweat wet and uncomfortable. You can attach your palm to the Down jacket fabric to see if you can feel the air flow. If you feel warm and not stuffy, this fabric has good air permeability
In short, the fabric of Down jacket is an important factor related to our warmth and comfort. Choosing high-quality fabrics can not only ensure our comfort, but also ensure our health. I hope the content of this article will help you to choose Down jacket.