When the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall you need a down jacket that will stand up to the coldest of days. Think Arctica, The Down Jacket Destination. Experts in goose down jackets for ski racers, skiers and all winter sports enthusiasts.
Arctica uses only goose down in its jackets, for a good reason. It’s the best!
Geese have bigger down clusters which trap more warmth. The rule of thumb is the larger the bird and the colder the climate in which they live, the larger the down cluster and the higher the fill power of the down.
Lesser brands will use duck down because it is less expensive than goose down primarily because the worldwide supply of duck exceeds that of geese. Goose down is less oily as well which is why it does not have an odor unlike duck down.
Duck down clusters are smaller and more compact than goose down clusters, so goose down is able to achieve a higher fill power due to the larger clusters size.
Arctica offers a full lineup of goose down jackets for men, women and kids. From our warmest options – the GateMaster Down Jacket and Classic Down Packet to our lighter weight Featherlyte Hoodies, Packet and Vest – we have a goose down jacket to fit every need.
GATEMASTER DOWN JACKET 4.0
Elegant and functional, the Arctica Men’s Gate Master Goose Down Jacket 4.0 is the fourth generation of this style. The Gate Master is designed specifically for gate training in early morning or frigid conditions. Using FLEX10 stretch waterproof/breathable fabric in high impact areas and lightweight but strong breathable DURALITE fabric in non impact areas, racers can train longer to gain that competitive edge. The trim fit is carefully designed to work over a GS suit. 650 fill power goose down traps body heat. Interior build includes DURALITE, a 20 denier nylon fabric that is very soft, lightweight and slips on easily over you speed suit or layers. Waterproof exterior chest, center front, hand warmer and pass pockets. Interior features include radio and goggle pocket, powder skirt and zippered chest pocket. Reflective logos for safety.
New this year is midnight, deep red, gold/midnight, and silver/black too. The GateMaster Down 4.0 Jacket is available in men’s (S – XL) and women’s (S – L) sizes.
So whether you’re on your way to work or school, skiing at your local hill or on vacation at your favorite “big mountain”, the Arctica GateMaster Down 4.0 jacket will keep you warm and comfortable, no matter how cold it gets.
CLASSIC DOWN PACKET
The Classic Down Packet is what Arctica considers “packable perfection”. It is the original multifunctional goose down jacket that converts into a travel pillow. It is so much more than just a down jacket, that’s why we call it the “Packet”. The Classic Down Packet is a pillow, a pack and a down jacket.
In this highly packable 650-fill power ethically sourced goose down jacket for men, women and youth there is a large rear storage pocket that will fit extra items like ski straps, cat tracks or spare gloves, so no need to carry a backpack on the hill. This pocket is so large, the entire down jacket packs into itself to make a travel pillow. That’s what makes this down jacket perfect for travel use.
The DWR coated nylon shell and lining is filled with warm, ethically sourced goose down and is available in men’s, and youth sizes. This goose down jacket is perfect for on the mountain or around town. It’s not just a ski jacket. This jacket is a super warm down jacket for kids to wear to school or out to play. It’s sure to keep them toasty and warm in the yard, at the bus stop or on the ski hill. It’s also a great goose down jacket for men to use for errands around town or to wear to work on those super cold and wintery days. And this goose down jacket for women will keep even the coldest woman warm on the hill, running errands around town or playing in the snow with the kids.
This season the Classic Down Packet is available in six colors for men, eight colors for women and seven colors for youth. New are the metallic colors for women, including gold, silver and gunmetal. Contrast color interiors and zippers makes for warm, fun jackets that are easy to coordinate with Arctica side zip ski pants and ski accessories.
If you prefer a lighter weight down jacket that could be worn as a mid layer or as outerwear, then you will want to checkout the Featherlyte Hoodie, Packet and Vest.
For those who prefer a lightweight, highly packable, hooded down jacket, we offer the Arctica Featherlyte Hoodie. At just 12-ounces, this is one lightweight yet warm hoodie. The insulated, attached hood adds extra extra warmth on those blustery days. A trim racer fit, narrow goose down baffles and 650-fill power ethically sourced goose down make for a clean, low profile look.
The secret to the Featherlyte goose down hoodie is that it is convertible. Pack the jacket into its internal zippered pocket and it converts to a convenient rectangular pillow. This internal back pocket also doubles as a secure hidden pocket for personal items like your passport or money. Perfect for your next trip. The Featherlyte Down Hoodie also has features like a “micro snow cuff” inside the wrist, and a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment to make it the ideal winter jacket.
Available in four colors for men and five colors for women, this fun and functional down hoodie will quickly become your new favorite hoodie.
If this jacket sounds perfect, but you are not a fan of the non-removable hood, then the Arctica Featherlyte Packet is the lightweight goose down jacket for you.
The new Arctica Featherlyte Packet works perfectly as a mid-layer or an outer layer. It will be your new go to down jacket. Weighing in at just 11 ounces, it is highly packable. That’s why we call it the Featherlyte. Just as all Arctica down jackets, the Featherlyte down jacket utilizes 650-fill power goose down that is ethically sourced. Narrow goose down baffles and a trim fit keep it light and fast with a less puffy, lower profile look. You can easily layer the Featherlyte Down Jacket under other jackets or a shell if you need additional warmth. This makes the Featherlyte jacket a great option for any situation plus it’s light enough to wear indoors as a down sweater.
Just like the Featherlyte Pack Hoodie, the secret to the Featherlyte goose down jacket is that it is convertible. Pack the jacket into its internal zippered pocket and it converts to a convenient travel neck pillow. This internal back pocket also doubles as a secure hidden pocket for personal items like your passport or money. Perfect for your next trip. Just like the down hoodie, the Packet is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) and has “micro snow cuffs” to make it warm and dry.
The Featherlyte jacket is available in four colors for men, and six colors for women. The Featherlyte goose down jacket is a “go anywhere” down jacket as comfortable on the street as it is on the hill.
For those in between seasons, or when you want a mid layer that is not a full jacket, a vest is the perfect option. We think you will love the Arctica Featherlyte goose down vest. See what MomTrends has to say about the Featherlyte Packet in this review.
The new Arctica Featherlyte PackVest is a fresh take on a classic goose down vest. We call them Featherlyte because they weigh less than 7 ounces and are highly packable. Just as all Arctica down jackets and vests, this high-quality down vest utilizes 650-fill power ethically sourced goose down. Narrow goose down baffles and a trim “racer fit” give this stylish vest a less puffy, lower profile look.
Just like the Featherlyte Hoodie and Packet, the secret to the Featherlyte down vest is that it is convertible. Pack the vest into its internal zippered pocket and it converts to a convenient travel neck pillow. This internal back pocket also doubles as a secure hidden pocket for personal items like your passport or money. Perfect for your next trip.
The Featherlyte goose down vest is versatile. Wear it alone, or easily layer the it with other jackets or a shell for extra warmth. Available in four colors for men, six colors for women and five colors for youth, the Arctica PackVest is a great option for any occasion.
For more detailed information about the Featheryte Hoodie, Packet and Vest, please read our blog post Arctica is the Down Jacket Destination.
Arctica’s goose down hoodies, jackets and vests are all well-made, unique and versatile. With Arctica’s full range of both regular goose down jackets and packable goose down jackets for men, women and kids, Arctica truly is the goose down jacket destination.
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