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Infographic: Which Insulated Jacket is Right for you?

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There’s nothing cosier than an insulated jacket – but not all insulation is equal 

Insulated jackets are hugely popular in colder months, but it’s easier to make some quite common mistakes when purchasing. For example did you know you probably shouldn’t wear an untreated down jacket in the rain? That a synthetic insulated jacket might need to be heavier to be as warm as down? It’s important to research before you buy and make sure you pick up the item that is right for you.

In this infographic we compare some common factors that might effect which type of jacket you buy.

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What is Hydrophobic Down?

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A new type of Down Jacket that performs in damp conditions

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Hydrophobic Down or HydroDown™ (depending on which brand you look at) is a new type of down insulation that is set to be very popular this winter, as it has tackled one of the problems associated with traditional insulation; it can handle damp weather.

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Rab Clothing New Range 2011

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Brand Focus: Rab

Rab are a brand emitting from the heart of England creating clothing for the most extreme conditions the world can throw at you. You may have noticed the brand’s logo on many survival shows, and more recently you’ll have seen Rab Gloves on the Harry’s Arctic Heroes, the documentary following wounded soldiers to the North Pole. Read more

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