Down that’s sleek, not puffy

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A light­weight down jacket, with its duck­feather-filled pouches, can let the cold seep in at the stitches be­tween the baf­fles. Ed­die Bauer’s new gar­ment solves that prob­lem with a unique sheet­like fab­ric in­side it. To cre­ate the in­su­la­tion, Ital­ian com­pany Thin­down bonded stan­dard feath­ery clus­ters with a small amount of polyester to form a layer that keeps the jacket evenly toasty yet svelte.

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