I believe that quality is important and when you make purchases price can’t always be the determining factor. Patagonia calls its Encapsil Down Belay Parka ($700), the finest down parka ever made. The Belay Parka was made to provide you with comfort in the most extreme conditions. It is a 100% baffled, differentially cut parka made with plasma-treated, water repellent down that has a fill-power rating of 1000. Exterior hand warmers provide warmth even with the pocket zippers open. And if weight is a concern, it no longer needs to be, this Parka weighs in at just 18 oz.
Lavenham, an English clothing company, has been making quilted jackets for over 40 years. The AW13 line includes the Lavenham Raydon Jacket ($303). It’s and urban take on their classic slim offerings and includes matching rib cuffs with contrasting sports stripes, a two-inch diamond quilt pattern, cord collar, press stud fasteners, and patch pockets. The […]