Think UNIQLO right now and you might have painful thoughts of that new Jil Sander drop you just missed out on, like me. Yes, the capsule from the queen of minimal and Japanese staples ruler was as stunning as expected, but there are still the faithful gems that UNIQLO does so damn well, season in, season out.
The flagship of these staples is undoubtedly the UNIQLO down jacket. Coming in a range of styles, from parkas to the now legendary super-lightweight option, these pieces are easily styled, functional, and downright affordable. It's a modern-day icon that looks good on anyone. They also work with pretty much anything — whether it's an ultra-light down applied beneath a vest or thicker coat or jacket, or one of the down parkas acting as the final shell of your suped-up cold-weather suit.
There are several reasons for the success of UNIQLO down beyond looks alone, though. One being the fact it's lightweight and so easy to transport. Add that to the fact that they're water-repellent and warm, and you've got a winter winner. You'll find more info on the range of UNIQLO down jackets below and their technical prowess below.
From parka to hybrids, scroll to shop UNIQLO down jackets.
UNIQLO Down Light Jackets
Many brands that offer down outerwear tend to go all-in on the heat retention front, while not thinking about comfort, too. UNIQLO does both, using a specially treated outer shell on its down jackets to avoid the commonly-weighty packs of feathers approach. The ultra-light down jackets are comfortable when you're not wearing them, too. All of the styles above are packable and come with a carrying pouch. Perfect for when things get too hot on the subway. UNIQLO just added a 100% recycled member to its down line-up too, made from customer-returned
UNIQLO Down Parka
While the ultra-light down jackets above are that perfect second skin for when you're switching between subway, street, and indoor settings, some occasions call for something a little bigger. This is where the down parkas come into play. Still lightweight and pocketable, these down outerwear options are perfect for venturing the great outdoors with, adding a weather-repellent hood to proceedings. There are plenty of colorways to choose from, from mustard yellow to classic black, meaning there's something to suit all styles.
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