Insulated Jacket Guide

Find the jacket that's right for you.

Winter can be full of fun and snowy adventures - or it can be miserable and freezing. Your cold-season experience could all come down to choosing the right insulated jacket. Synthetic insulated jacket or down insulated jacket? Lightweight puffy or heavy parka? We break down all the options in this guide to helping you pick a puffy.

Down or Synthetic?

Two very different types of insulation, both with their own benefits and drawbacks. In this guide, we'll compare the two, so you can decide which is best for you.

Down Insulation

  • Comes from goose or duck plumage. It's the light and lofty layer underneath the outer feathers, allowing it to provide excellent insulation.
  • Super lightweight and packable, while providing excellent warmth and locking in heat, thanks to its unbeatable warmth to weight ratio.
  • Doesn't perfrom as well as synthetic insulation in wet conditions (although we use down that is treated with a durable water repellent to help improve performance).
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Synthetic Insulation

  • Made from polyester engineered to mimic natural down, so it is lightweight and packable, while providing exceptional warmth whatever the conditions.
  • More breathable than traditional down, and performs better than down in wet conditions. Down loses some of it's ability to hold heat when it gets wet.
  • Synthetic insulated jackets are free of animal products, so if down isn't your thing, we've got you covered - whatever the weather.
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Hybrid Insulated Jackets

The Trico Hybrid Collection

A mix of quilted insulation and fleece or baselayer material. Quilted insulation (usually synthetic) keeps your core warm, whilst fleece sleeves deliver breathability and range of motion. Perfect for:

Active Adventures

Dog Walking & Hiking

Casual Everyday Wear

Travelling

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Cotopaxi Trico Hybrid Women's Jacket In Blue Sky / Bluegrass
Cotopaxi Trico Hybrid Women's Jacket In Blue Sky / Bluegrass
Trico Hybrid Jacket - Womens
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Trico Hybrid Jacket - Men's, Canyon/Cavern, Model Xavier
Trico Hybrid Jacket - Men's, Canyon/Cavern, Model Xavier
Trico - Hybrid Jacket Mens
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Cotopaxi Trico Hybrid Jacket in Cavern
Cotopaxi Trico Hybrid Jacket in Cavern
Trico Hybrid Jacket - Womens
£150.00
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Cotopaxi Trico Hybrid Jacket Men's, Saltwater/Pacific
Cotopaxi Trico Hybrid Jacket Men's, Saltwater/Pacific
Trico Hybrid Jacket - Mens
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Cotopaxi Trico Hybrid Jacket in Maritime/Spice
Trico Hybrid Jacket - Men's, Maritime/Spice, Model Xavier
Trico Hybrid Jacket - Mens
£150.00
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Lightweight Insulated Jackets

The Teca Calido Collection

A lightly insulated jacket (usually synthetic) with a polyester or nylon shell. May include durable water repellent (DWR) finish to improve water resistance while still offering breathability. Perfect for:

Travelling

All-Season Wear

Layering

Hiking

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Teca Cálido Vest - Mens
£90.00
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Teca Cálido Vest - Mens
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Teca Cálido Hooded Jacket - Womens
Regular price £130.00 Sale price£97.50 Save 25%
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Teca Cálido Hooded Jacket - Womens
£130.00
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Teca Cálido Hooded Jacket - Womens
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Medium Puffy Jackets

The Fuego & Capa Collections

A medium-level of insulation, typically featuring a nylon shell with a DWR finish. Can be insulated with down or synthetic materials, and works well in cold temperatures - but still breathable enough to wear across seasons. Perfect for:

Winter Hiking

Camping

Ski Layering

Everyday Winter Wear

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Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Womens
£230.00
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Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Men's, Deep Ocean/Mineral Blue
Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Men's, Deep Ocean/Mineral Blue
Fuego Down Hooded Jacket -Mens
£230.00
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Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Men's, Black/Pacific Stripes, Model Jeremy
Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Men's, Black/Pacific Stripes, Model Jeremy
Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Mens
£230.00
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Cotopaxi Fuego Down Hooded Jacket
Cotopaxi Fuego Down Hooded Jacket
Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Womens
£230.00
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Cotopaxi Fuego Down Hooded Jacket
Cotopaxi Fuego Down Hooded Jacket
Fuego Down Hooded Jacket - Womens
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Heavyweight Puffa & Parkas

The Solazo Collection

Typically the warmest insulated jacket option available.Longer in length for added warmth. Usually insulated with down; lower fill power but more of it to make for a big and puffy jacket. Ideal for:

Winter Hiking

Everyday Winter Wear

Mountain Activities

Winter Commuting

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Solazo Down Vest - Womens
£150.00
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Solazo Down Vest - Womens
£150.00
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Solazo Down Hooded Jacket - Mens
Solazo Down Hooded Jacket in Chestnut & Spice
Solazo Down Hooded Jacket - Mens
£220.00
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Solazo Down Parka- Mens
£300.00
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Cotopaxi Solazo Down Mens Parka Jacket
Cotopaxi Solazo Down Mens Parka Jacket in cavern and chestnut
Solazo Down Parka- Mens
£300.00