Men's Quilted Jackets by Marbek – Buy Online – Next Day Delivery
While waiting for the warmer spring days, men can still strut around in style with the Marbek men’s Quilted Jacket. This jacket will provide the necessities needed for any man to stay warm, comfortable, and stylish throughout the colder seasons. The quilted jacket outer shell is crafted with 100% high-quality scuba fabric, which has begun to be dubbed as a “high fashion material”, while the inner shell is crafted with either 100% nylon or polyester. Using these materials also ensures the buyer that each quilted jacket will be durable enough to sustain surviving against the harsh weather conditions outdoors and during any winter sport, the buyer is participating in.
The Marbek quilted jacket collection will come in a variety of unique colours and designs. The sizes range from extra-small, small, medium, and large. Providing every man with the opportunity to find a quilted jacket in his preferred styled and correct size.
History of the Quilted Jacket
Quilting itself was practised long before the creation of the quilted jacket. Around the 17th century, this form of stitching become famous for its unique diamond shaped design it gave to clothing and furniture. The diamond shape was formed by the technique of combining two layers of cloth, and the third layer of cloth is usually interlined between the other two which creates the shape. Originally, this method was used for bedding and lightweight clothing that had insulating abilities.
In 1960, a designer based in England who enjoyed participating in outdoor activities: fishing and hunting, created a waterproof and heat insulated quilted vest crafted with polyester. It was an instant success with fellow hunters, and due to the rising popularity of it, the designer decided to create a full quilted jacket. It only came in two colours at first, pale olive green and navy blue, but as demand for the jacket grew, the more colours it eventually became designed in. Within a few years following, the designed moved to the United States and begun selling the quilted jacket there as well. Much like England, it became just as popular and within a matter of years, many sport and outdoors enthusiasts began sporting this protective wear.
Quilted Jacket Features
The quilted jacket is most notably known for its unique diamond shaped design. The design is caused by a thick inner lining with fillers. This aids in the jackets heat insulating abilities which ensures the wearer's warmth while outdoors in colder temperatures. The inner lining also aids in expanding the durability and longevity of the jacket. Moreover, the jacket has water resistant abilities, so there are no worries while wearing in damp areas as well. Overall, the quilted jacket has an array of unique features, mainly: the durable outer shell and the heat insulating fillers, which will give the jacket a luxurious and extremely comfortable feeling against the elements outdoors.
Many manufacturers use a cotton based multi-coloured fabric in the creation of the outer shell of the quilted jacket. It is not uncommon to see many manufacturers use a plastic or rubber coating on the outer shell to give it waterproof capabilities. The outer shell is also where the unique diamond shaped design is located.
The fillers in the quilted jacket play an important role in how warm the jacket will keep the wearer. Ideally, the wearer should choose a jacket with an internal filling that will fit their climate and their desired use of the jacket. Three primary fillers are commonly used in the production of the quilted jacket; down filler, polyester fibre, or Thinsulate.
How to Select the Right Quilted Jacket
After the process of selecting the correct quilted jacket for your personal needs, it is vital to select the correct size and fit of your jacket. It is recommended that you refer to the Marbek sizing guide for help with correctly measuring your shoulder width, back length, sleeve length, waist circumference, and chest circumference. Then, the process of selecting the correct size that will properly fit and flatter your body type will be eased.
It is always recommended to be assured that you have taken the most accurate measurements and refer to the sizing guide if any questions or uncertainties arise. The measuring tape should fit snugly, yet comfortably are the area of measurement, and you should allow a little extra room additional layering under the jacket and for adequate breathing room.
Overall Quilted Jacket Fit
The majority of quilted jackets are cut to be more roomy than other coats made for outdoor activities. The recommendation is that the jacket choice and size should be determined on the wearer's body size along with the intended use of the jacket. If the jacket is planned to be used as a protective layer on top of a sweater, then the jacket selection size should have enough room to contain the layers without the feeling of being too stuffy. However, if the jacket is planned to be combined with multiple additional layers, then the wearer should add that into consideration along with his body size. The recommended test to see of the jacket will be a comfortable and appropriate fit is the “reach for the sky test”. This test requires the wearer to stretch their arms towards the sky with a fully zipped jacket. If the sleeves fall below the worsts then the jacket may be too small, if the sleeves bunch up at the wrist, then the jacket is too big. However, if the sleeves fall in alignment with the wrists, then you have the correctly fitting jacket.
Materials Used in the Quilted Jacket
As previously mentioned, the quilted jacket is primarily crafted from 100% scuba fabric. This material promises that the jacket will have lasting insulated warmth, durability, and longevity compared to other winter jackets. Another important material to consider is the inner lining. The inner lining is key in how well insulated the jacket will be in colder temperatures. Typically, the jacket liner lining is usually filled with down filler, polyester fibre, or Thinsulate.
This material comes from the plumage of a bird, primary form ducks and geese. It is usually extremely soft, fluffy, and easy to prepare for the production of apparel and household items. During the production process, the plumage is crafted into a cluster, which aids in the heat insulating abilities. These clusters can trap air while allowing the material to be still breathable. This material is also the most popular and ideal for heat insulating fillings due to its ability to be lightweight and extremely damage resistant.
This material is a synthetic fibre mainly crafted from pure polyester. It is known for its quick drying and water-resistant abilities. However, this filling does not provide a high level of warmth for the wearer. It is more so idea if you plan on using the jacket as an added protective layer instead of the main layer for warmth. The material has gained popularity due to its resilience to shrinking and stretching, durability, and its mildew and abrasion resistant abilities.
This material is a well-known synthetic fibre that has heat insulating abilities along with being extremely lightweight. Many manufacturers use this material in an array of men’s and women’s apparel.
How to Care for a Quilted Jacket
Quilted jackets require special care techniques as not to damage the outer shell or inner lining. It is recommended to carefully follow the care instructions provided to avoid affecting the durability and longevity of the jacket. If washing in a machine, you should wash the jacket on a cold temperature with a normal spin cycle. When drying, it is recommended to use medium heat on a normal cycle. However, the jacket should go through two to three different drying cycles to make sure that the jacket is fully dry, inside and out.
Another recommendation is to take your jacket to the dry cleaners to have it professionally cleaned and dried. This will prevent any damages from happening during at-home washing and drying session. Remember, your quilted jacket is an investment, and to keep the jacket feeling luxurious; then proper care is a must.
The Marbek men’s quilted jacket is a necessity for any man who enjoys participating in outdoor activities in colder temperatures. The jacket is extremely durable, water resistant, comfortable, heat insulated and crafted with extreme care to ensure the longevity for the wearer. It is ideal when purchasing the jacket; careful attention is paid to the intended use of the jacket. The buyer should consider preparing for additional layering. However, this addition is needed for any man who craves a luxurious, high-quality jacket that will last throughout the seasons.