Men’s and women’s quilted jackets are popular jackets in winter and in the transitional period and are among the typical outdoor jackets. While the original quilted jacket, as developed by a retired American colonel for use at the shooting range, typically has a box-shaped section and two side slits, there are now a variety of jacket variants and coats with decorative stitching such as rhombuses or all-round tubes.
In addition to quilted jackets, there are also the following variants with quilting:
- Quilted parka
- Lightweight quilted jackets
The upper of quilted jackets is mostly high quality nylon. Especially with winter coats but is also often processed solid cotton. For example, many quilted jackets are still wind- and weather-resistant for the winter thanks to a warming fleece, which is connected to the cotton uppers by stitching. Quilted jackets often have the warming fleece connected to the lining. In such cases, one speaks of inner steppers or thermal jackets or thermal jackets. The filling of classic quilted jackets is usually made of down or fiberfill, a very light synthetic material.
Quilted parkas are ideal for particularly cold temperatures. These combine all the positive qualities of warming quilted jackets with those of parkas. In addition to warm down filling, the hood with fake fur trim, the concealed zipper and the cut reaching down to the thighs also provide optimal protection from the cold, wind and snow.
LIGHT QUILTED JACKETS FROM BARBOUR
Above all, the British traditional label Barbour is known for its light, in summer and in the transitional period popular quilted jackets. Their outer fabric is made of high-quality nylon, so that the wind and water-repellent quality of the jackets is given. The quilts are usually in rhombic form. The filling is made of ultra-light synthetic fibers, which make the jacket breathable and lightweight. Barbour, well-known for its classic outdoor jackets, offers these colors mainly in muted colors such as classic olive, navy or beige. In addition to the classic boxy cut for men, fitted quilted jackets are also available for ladies.
These lightweight quilted jackets can be styled especially well for the trendy “Brit Heritage” style. Combined with other traditional materials such as tweed or corduroy with classic patterns like plaid, it creates a smart look inspired by British country life. Likewise, the quilted jackets can also be combined to more classic leisure looks. The look looks young and modern with jeans and chunky boots in a used look.