When it comes to insulated winter jackets, most people think of a down jacket as providing the highest level and quality insulation, but there are several reasons why down is not the ideal insulation for warm winter clothing.
Down loses its insulating properties when it gets wet and when you are spending time outdoors you need your warm winter clothing to stay warm despite the conditions. In addition, many people are allergic to down and cannot wear down-filled jackets. For these people synthetic, hypoallergenic clothing is an absolute must. Synthetic insulation materials are also easier to clean and last longer than down which typically loses its “fluff” after a certain period of time.
On the ethical side, the use of down in winter jackets and other items encourages the continuation of cruel down collection practices and perpetuates cruelty toward animals.
The down-free alternatives that exist today provide the loft, lightweight feel, and overall warmth that is traditionally associated with down with the added benefits of being cruelty-free, allergen-free and easier to clean.
For these reasons, TREQA is committed to using only 100% cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, vegan friendly, down-free alternatives in our winter jackets and other outdoor apparel, and our promise to you is that NO animal will ever be hurt in our pursuit of providing your with high quality, affordable performance outerwear so you and your family can enjoy spending time outside.