Winter is also the time for wearing toasty warm down jackets. But down does not equal down, and hence we as consumers need to sometimes steer companies into the right direction. One company which doesn’t need steering but is leading in responsibly manufactured down is Mountain Equipment with their Down Codex. Since many years they offer customers the ability to 100% trace the down in their sleeping bags and jackets, which means one can have peace of mind in knowing that the down which keeps one warm was gathered with animal welfare in mind. So back to that toasty jacket I mentioned: With winters being warmer in the last few years a jacket like the Men’s Arete Hooded Jacket is ideal for the temperatures one encounters in our winters. The 320 g light jacket comes with two zippered pockets for cold hands & camera batteries, and the hood ensures also ears and neck don’t need to freeze. Best of all: The water-resistant down doesn’t collapse when the snow turns to slush, and with some smart layering one could use this down jacket all year around!
Disclaimer: Read The Tips & Rules. The prize, a Mountain Equipment Men’s or Women’s Arete Hooded Jacket (you can choose Sex, Size, Colour), is sent directly from Mountain Equipment in Germany. Possible import duty fees need to be paid by the winner.
I was abroad in Mexico and there were technical difficulties in the backend of the blog. While I fix a few little things you can read this Layering Guide and How to Dress for Winter!