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 collaborations like 7 Moncler and Fragment Design 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.

The North Face Black Label Insulated Scarf

Insulated Scarf

$210

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 Padded Laqué Scarf

Padded Laqué Scarf

Padded Laqué Scarf

$425

Moncler

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Moncler’s signature wet-look shell characterizes this Moncler padded scarf which features the brand's seal of approval in felt to the hem.

Snow Peak FR Down Stole

FR Down Stole

FR Down Stole

$163

Snow Peak

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Whether you’ve seen it before or not, there’s no denying that a pocket on your scarf is a stroke of genius. Technical nylon covers down padding for this techy winner.

7 Moncler Fragment Logo-Jacquard Tartan Padded Flannel Scarf

Logo-Jacquard Tartan Padded Flannel Scarf

Logo-Jacquard Tartan Padded Flannel Scarf

$510

7 Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara

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7 Moncler teams up with Japanese culture kingpin Hiroshi Fujiwara's Fragment Design for this down-filled scarf. Monochrome tartan graces the accessory while a slit to one side ensures an easy wrap.

Aimé Leon Dore x Woolrich Quilted Scarf

Quilted Scarf

Quilted Scarf

$125

Aimé Leon Dore x Woolrich

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New York meets, well… Woolrich from Woolrich. Water-repellant ripstop protects Primaloft padding for a durable but lightweight finish. A natural olive colorway makes it an easily styled number, too.

Embassy Of Bricks & Logs DUBBO Scarf

DUBBO Scarf

DUBBO Scarf

$126

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.

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.

4SDESIGNS Scarf

Scarf

Scarf

$75

4SDESIGNS

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

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