Top 10 Best Lightweight Down Jackets for Winter 2019

Text by: Cian Byrne

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Throughout the long winter, jackets become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. With terms like 3-layer GORE-TEX, Durable Water Repellent and hydrophobic down it can all get a bit confusing. So in this article, we’re going to look at the real-world use of these winter jackets. Here are the top 10 best lightweight down jackets for winter 2019.

Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jacket

Canada Goose is one of the most iconic Canadian brands. They make some of the most popular goose down jackets Canada has ever seen. Made in Canada, Canada Goose jackets were initially used for Arctic exploration thanks to their protection and built quality. But they were then adopted by film stars in Hollywood because of their impeccable, classic styling.

The Hybridge Lite builds on the Canada Goose legacy. It’s ideal for the urbanite who wants to be fashionable and warm as they hop around the city’s hottest bars. Finished with the iconic Canada Goose logo and available in three colours, the Hybridge Lite is a statement piece.

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Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

Patagonia has been making stylish, sustainable and practical lightweight down jackets for over 35 years. The Down Sweater is made with third party fully traceable goose down. And the shell of the jacket is made from 100% recycled nylon. It’s no wonder why eco-conscious people love the Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket. 

They even encourage you to recycle your old Patagonia equipment. The Patagonia brand began by making equipment for exploring the wilds of South America. But recently they’ve become a common sight in the city during winter. The Down Sweater is stylish enough to compliment any outfit.

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Arc’teryx Thorium AR Hoody

Arc’teryx made a name for themselves by making highly technical ski gear that also looks great on the city streets. The Thorium AR Hoody is no different. This understated jacket oozes class. It’s warm and water-repellant enough to wear as a daily coat in the city. While the contoured fit makes it a perfect mid-layer for days on the ski hill. The Thorium AR Hoody comes in five subtle colours that will match any wardrobe.

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Norrøna Falketind Down750 Jacket

The Norrøna Falketind Down750 is a packable down jacket that’s perfect for travelling. It’ll keep you warm on your walk to the metro while the reflective logo makes sure you’re visible on dark mornings. Once you’re on the metro you can pack the Norrøna Falketind away into its own pocket. 

This Norweigan brand is strongly influenced by Scandinavian style, and this jacket is no different. With a discreet off-axis stitch and two-tone colouring, the Falketind is beautifully unique.

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Salomon Haloes Down Hoodie

Salomon is an out and out ski brand and the Haloes Down Hoodie is an out and out ski jacket. While other jackets try to be two jackets at once, the Haloes knows exactly what it is. With its modern styling and sleek cut, this jacket is a perfect outer layer for spring skiing. 

When the temperatures drop, wear it under your favourite shell and you’re ready for any conditions. This synthetic down jacket is durable, long-lasting and performs, even when wet.

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Mountain Hardwear Super DS Shirt Jacket

Looking for a lightweight down jacket that stands out from the crowd? Most down jackets seem to follow the same trend of muted colours and reserved styling. The Mountain Hardwear Super DS Shirt Jacket bucks the trend. The disruptive styling will be a talking point in the street or on the slopes. 

Snap buttons and cuffs give the jacket the familiar feel of a comfortable overshirt. Adding a high level of insulation and tall collar makes this lightweight down jacket from Mountain Hardwear perfect for winter. It’s tough enough for battling through snow-covered streets, yet stylish enough for the office.

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Fjällräven Greenland Down Liner Jacket

You probably know Fjällräven from their famous Kånken backpack, but they’re also masters of outdoor equipment. Fjällräven began when the founders couldn’t find sufficient gear for trekking in Sweden. Over the past 50 years, they’ve been making practical products built on the cornerstones of “Scandi Style.” 

The Fjällräven Greenland Down Liner Jacket is an adaptable, ethically made jacket. As an outer layer, you’ll love the minimalist look with select design choices. It’s also slim enough to work brilliantly as a mid-layer under your favourite shell jacket.

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Black Diamond Approach Down Hoody

Do you spend a lot of your time in Fall and Winter being active outdoors? Then the Approach Down Hoody is the jacket for you. One of our favourite lightweight down jackets, it is tough, stylish and functional. Black Diamond are pioneers in the rock climbing and ice climbing world. This means that their equipment is built to be durable and functional. 

Its rugged build allows it to stand up to whatever nature throws at it. The tightly packed ribs and goose down insulation allows it to be compressed down for ultra-packability. Climbers and travellers will love the built-in carabiner clip loop to carry the jacket once packed.

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Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody

The Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody focuses on perfecting the basics of an ultra light down jacket. A classic fit, warm insulation and advanced materials mean the Cerium performs excellently as a mid-layer or outer layer. It’s also adjustable and comes in a variety of colours. Perfect for those of us who like to add a splash of colour to our lives during winter.

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Rab Electron Jacket

Some of us are affected by the cold more than others. While some of us will be perfectly happy all winter long in a lightweight down jacket, others need more insulation. The Rab Electron is still a lightweight down jacket but uses a warmer goose down than most. Rab sees the Electron as the ideal puffer jacket for a summit ascent. This means that it’s also perfect for battling cold winter mornings.

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All the lightweight down jackets that we stock will keep you warm when the cold weather comes. Whether you’re an urban socialite, skier, or maybe both, it’s important to consider how you’re going to use your jacket. Having the right tools for the job is the best way to prepare yourself for Fall and Winter. Choosing the right lightweight down jacket for you is a great place to start.

 

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