Apricoat Down - An Environmentally Friendly Alternative

April, 2020

Apricoat Down - An Environmentally Friendly Alternative

Published by Ben Nudell

Here at Apricoat, keeping our planet clean and our wildlife safe is our priority. But that doesn’t mean that you need to compromise. That’s why we’ve decided to launch Apricoat Down, a 100% synthetic down Jacket

What is Synthetic down?

Synthetic down is made from recycled plastic and is specially engineered to replicate and mimic the insulating properties of natural down. We took the initiative to only use synthetic down in an effort to help keep plastic out of our oceans and to prevent ducks and geese from undergoing the unpleasant process of having their feathers harvested.

Below, we’ve taken the time to jot down some of the pros and cons of using synthetic vs. natural down:

Synthetic Down

        • More water-resistant
        • Dries quickly
        • Still insulates well when wet
        • Protects our wildlife
        • Keeps the planet clean
        • Doesn’t need baffles, more wind resistant
        • More cost-efficient
        • Slightly heavier than natural
        • Slightly less compressible

Natural Down

        • Become wet easily
        • Takes a long time to dry
        • Does not insulate well when wet
        • Slightly lighter than synthetic
        • Slightly more compressible
        • Must have baffles, less wind resistant
        • Less cost-efficient