The scarf is one of the most simple but effective accessories. Being, essentially, a rectangular cut of wool or fabric, you’d think that there’s very little room for development. But that's where you're wrong.

Down scarves represent a new age of insulating neckwear. If you thought that wrapping a woolen scarf around your neck was a pleasure, wait until you graduate to the big leagues: we’re talking goose-down fillings to see you through fall and winter.

From luxury labels like Jil Sander through to the stalwarts of outdoor performance, The North Face, a strong and varied collection of designers have tried their hand at the down scarf. This selection accounts for all of them, so whether you’re out to make a visual mark, or to top up your hiking gear, keep scrolling.

Shop the best down scarves below.

NEIGHBORHOOD. 2 Way Muffler

2 Way Muffler

2 Way Muffler

$69

NEIGHBORHOOD.

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NEIGHBORHOOD. exhibits another innovative fastening technique with a zip closure. That's right, a scarf with a zip closure. Tuck it under your top layer or wear it proudly on top, this piece is technical perfection.

Embassy Of Bricks & Logs DUBBO Scarf

DUBBO Scarf

DUBBO Scarf

$143

Embassy Of Bricks & Logs

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While down scarves might be cozy as hell, they can be a challenge to sustainability. This number from Embassy Of Bricks & Logs boasts a 100% recycled shell alongside a filling crafted from recycled post-consumer PET.

The North Face Black Label Insulated Scarf

Insulated Scarf

$238

The North Face Black Label

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Resplendent in yellow tartan, The North Face Black Label's Insulated Scarf is a failproof option. 700-fill goose down is super lightweight as well as highly insulating, which means that this down scarf packs away into a tiny, portable bag.

Moncler Hooded Quilted-Down Scarf

Hooded Quilted-Down Scarf

Hooded Quilted-Down Scarf

$645

Moncler

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Moncler's Hooded Quilted-Down Scarf is filled with a mix of down and feathers to uphold the label's high standards. The glossy surface packs a visual punch, mimicking the signature shine of Moncler's down jackets.

Jil Sander Down Scarf

Down Scarf

Down Scarf

$390

Jil Sander

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A down scarf is not necessarily the most understated accessory. They can be bulky and they're pretty unusual. That said, Jil Sander's masterfully understated eye ensures that this piece affords all the warmth of a down scarf, without dominating your fits.

C2H4 Intervein Stitch Scarf

Intervein Stitch Scarf

Intervein Stitch Scarf

$96

C2H4

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Due to the volume of a down scarf, securing the piece around your neck can be a nuisance. C2H4 has solved the issue, though, with the Intervein Stitch Scarf. Featuring a slit at one end, you can thread this scarf through itself to keep it in place.

nanamica Down Striped Muffler Scarf

Down Striped Muffler Scarf

Down Striped Muffler Scarf

$113

nanamica

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Technical taffeta forms the outer layer of nanamica's Muffler Scarf which makes the piece so light that you can barely tell you're wearing it. Apart from the cozy warmth, that is.

4SDESIGNS Scarf

Scarf

Scarf

$229

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4SDESIGNS opts for a much less bulky silhouette than the others in this round up which, if you're not expecting baltic temperatures, should still be more than qualified for the job.

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