In today’s single review we will be looking at a beautiful down jacket by Orolay, the Thickened Down jacket.
The brand has only been featured once in a previous selection and it was this very same jacket that we included there.
This is something common with our single reviews, where we take a more detailed look at jackets that have been previously featured in our multiple jacket or brand selections.
There isn’t much information on the web about the brand, but as far as we found, Orolay is a Chinese brand established around 2006.
Today’s jacket is their most sold and most famous design, so let’s take a look at it together to see what’s the real deal with it.
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Where To Buy The Orolay Thickened Down Jacket
Here is a list of the various online shops from different countries where you can purchase the jacket:
When To Wear It
Being a down jacket, this design is suited for winter wear as it is quite warm. As for its style and where to wear the jacket, it’s a very elegant and stylish design that can be worn with casual outfits. It has a comfortable look to it, if you know what we mean.
There is an oversized and attached hood, which is lined for added warmth. The collar is also padded and quite high, made so to shield the face from the cold and to also help prevent any heat loss or chill to get through.
Despite the oversized hood, this is not a wet weather jacket, as it is not water-resistant and will get wet very quickly. Combine that with the down insulation, you will be putting yourself at risk, so wear this only in cold and dry weather.
There are a multitude of pockets on the outside and inside of the jacket, four of which are on the sides and two on the chest. For maximum comfort while moving around, the jacket comes with side zippers that open up, so that you can sit or bend down comfortably without having to take the jacket off.
The cut is quite long, with the back hem longer than that in front, so as to cover the body better. It also comes with elasticized ribbed cuffs on the sleeves. The design comes with folds, or flaps, in front, which are padded, as well.
(The jacket(s) in this image may not be the same of this review.)
As for the main zipper, it is a full-length zipper, which comes with long, oversized toggle that makes it easier to grab while wearing gloves.
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The shell and inner lining of this jacket are entirely Polyester, but a denser version in order to make the jacket more durable, as well as to better withstand cold winds.
The inside of the jacket is lined with fleece, that is very warm and comfortable to wear. Fleece is also 100% Polyester and it is quite a breathable material that works very well for moisture wicking.
Now, let’s talk insulation. We all know that down is the best insulator there is and this jacket comes with 90% white eider down and 10% feathers.
Eider down is sourced from female eider birds, specifically their chests, and these feathers are small and very light.
Because this jacket is only lightly resistant to water, it is considerably breathable and it won’t overheat or cause excessive sweating, either.
While the color selection is a bit limited, these are quite classy jacket colors, and in combination with the elegant design of this particular jacket they work very well together, in our opinion.
The colors available, at the moment of writing this review, are:
User Reviews, Feedback & Opinions
With thousands of online reviews, there is quite a lot of information to sort through in order to better understand the experiences of the ladies that purchased and tried this jacket.
Since this is a down jacket, the main concern would certainly be its warmth and indeed, it performs effortlessly. The word “toasty” comes up in several reviews, which says enough about how well this jacket withstands the cold.
The style and design are also very “out there”, a lot different from what you’d expect from a typical down jacket and for that, this jacket is a real eye-catcher. Numerous pockets are never a bad thing as you won’t have to carry a bag when you are out and about for a stroll, and the Thickened Down jacket certainly comes with plenty.
The hood is something else that has been mentioned numerous times, because it is heavy enough to stay on the head without having to constantly adjust it, and it is big and cozy to wear as well.
So far so good, but what exactly are the issues you might come across?
The size, of course. It runs a bit big so be aware of that. Also, the zippers tend to stick out a bit and also tend to catch every so often.
To some reviewers it looked not really well-made, but for that price we will let you decide.
This jacket comes in a design that is quite attractive and elegant. It is warm, it is cozy and quite comfortable. Therefore, if you are looking for a chic down jacket then this design might work for you, but do take a look for yourself at the reviews and then proceed.