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Down Jacket Market Size - By Material (Duck down, Goose down, Synthetic down), By Consumer Group (Men, Women, kids), By Price Range (Budget, Mid-range, Premium), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), By Region & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8588
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
  • Report Format: PDF

Down Jacket Market Size

Down Jacket Market was valued at around USD 253 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6.2% between 2024 and 2032, driven by factors such as the increased need for lightweight yet warm apparel, particularly in colder climates.

Down Jacket Market

The growing popularity of outdoor activities like as hiking, skiing, and camping has increased demand for high-performance clothing that offers insulation and protection from the elements. As individuals participate in a variety of outdoor activities, the necessity for dependable and versatile apparel, such as down coats, becomes critical to staying warm and comfortable in cold weather.

Price sensitivity among customers presents a key barrier for the down jacket business. High-quality down jackets, especially those manufactured with ethical sourcing and premium materials, are often expensive. Consumers may emphasize affordability over brand and quality, choosing more cost-effective alternatives or deferring discretionary purchases, limiting market growth.

Down Jacket Market Trends

Increasing consumer awareness of environmental issues has led to a growing demand for sustainable down jackets. Brands are incorporating recycled materials, responsibly sourced down, and eco-friendly insulation options such as recycled polyester or plant-based alternatives to cater to environmentally conscious consumers. With greater scrutiny on animal welfare, consumers are seeking assurance that the down used in jackets is ethically sourced. Brands are responding by implementing strict sourcing policies, including certifications like Responsible Down Standard (RDS) or Traceable Down Standard (TDS), to ensure humane treatment of animals in the supply chain.

Down Jacket Market Analysis

Global Down Jacket Market Size, By Material, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

By material, the synthetic goose segment valuation crossed USD 100 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to grow USD 166 million by 2032. Synthetic down insulation maintains its loft and warmth even when wet, unlike natural down, which loses its insulating properties when damp. The water-resistant properties of synthetic down make it ideal for wet and humid conditions, driving demand for synthetic down jackets among outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Synthetic down jackets are often more durable and easier to care for than natural down jackets.

Synthetic insulation retains its loft and shape over time, withstands repeated washing, and dries quickly, making synthetic down jackets low-maintenance and long-lasting options for consumers seeking practical outerwear solutions. Duck down is typically more affordable than goose down, making duck down jackets attractive to budget-conscious consumers. Goose down is renowned for its superior insulation properties, offering higher loft, warmth, and durability compared to duck down.

Global Down Jacket Market Revenue Share (%), By Price Range, (2023)

Based on price range, the mid-range down jackets held the dominant market share of 48.1% in 2023 and is anticipated to grow 48.80% by 2032. Mid-range down jackets offer a balance between quality, performance, and affordability, providing consumers with value for money. Consumers in this segment prioritize jackets that offer superior insulation, durability, and features without the premium price tag associated with high-end options. The mid-range segment contributes to the democratization of outdoor gear, making high-quality down jackets accessible to a broader audience beyond outdoor enthusiasts and professionals.

 Brands offering competitively priced mid-range options capture market share by appealing to consumers seeking quality and performance at reasonable prices. The primary demand driver for budget down jackets is affordability. Consumers in this segment prioritize cost-effective options that offer reasonable quality and functionality at lower price points. The primary demand driver for premium down jackets is luxury and prestige.

U.S. Down Jacket Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

North America region dominated around 28.8% share of the down jacket market in 2023. North America experiences diverse weather conditions, including cold winters and variable climates in many regions. The demand for down jackets peaks during the fall and winter months when consumers seek warm and insulated outerwear to stay comfortable in cold temperatures. Seasonal variations drive the cyclical demand for down jackets in North America. Down jackets have transcended their functional roots to become fashion staples embraced by urban consumers in North America. Fashion trends, streetwear culture, and celebrity endorsements influence the demand for stylish and statement-making down jackets among fashion-conscious individuals seeking both warmth and style in urban settings.

Down Jacket Market Share

Global Company Market Share Analysis, 2023, (%)

Down jacket industry seem to be highly fragmented in nature due to presence of numerous local and global players across the globe. In 2023, the market players like  North Face, Canada Goose Holdings Inc., Patagonia, Inc., Arc'teryx Equipment, Inc. , Columbia Sportswear Company, Marmot Mountain, LLC , Mountain Hardwear, Inc.  and Eddie Bauer LLC collectively held around substantial 15%-20% market share. These prominent players are proactively involved in strategic endeavors, such as mergers & acquisitions, facility expansions & collaborations, to expand their product portfolios, extend their reach to a broader customer base, and strengthen their market position.

Down Jacket Market Companies

Some of the key players profiled in the down jacket industry report:

  • The North Face
  • Canada Goose Holdings Inc.
  • Patagonia, Inc.
  • Arc'teryx Equipment, Inc.
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Marmot Mountain, LLC
  • Mountain Hardwear, Inc.
  • Eddie Bauer LLC
  • Outdoor Research
  • Rab Equipment Ltd.
  • Mammut Sports Group AG
  • Helly Hansen
  • Jack Wolfskin GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Fjallraven International AB
  • Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.

Down Jacket Industry News

  • In September 2022, Dude Perfect, a sports and entertainment organization, joined forces with Columbia Sportswear organization in a partnership aimed at promoting outdoor activities and encouraging people to spend more time outside. This collaboration marks a celebration of the great outdoors as Dude Perfect and Columbia come together to inspire outdoor enthusiasts.
  • In March 2021, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Canada Goose Holdings Inc. announced a multi-year agreement for the annual NBA All-Star game. This partnership extends Canada Goose's existing relationship with the NBA, which originated in 2016 with the creation of exclusive co-branded parkas for the NBA All-Star teams.

This down jacket market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) and volume (Million Units) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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 Market, By Material

  • Duck down
  • Goose down
  • Synthetic down

Market, By Consumer Group

  • Male
  • Female
  • Kids

Market, By Price Range

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • Online
    • E-commerce websites
    • Company websites
  • Offline
    • Hypermarket/supermarket
    • Departmental stores
    • Others (Individual stores, etc)

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of down jacket was reached USD 253 billion in 2023 and is expected to register over 6.2% CAGR from 2024 to 2032, owing to the increased need for lightweight yet warm apparel, particularly in colder climates worldwide.

Down jacket industry from the synthetic goose segment recorded USD 100 billion in 2023 and is expected to register an appreciable CAGR from 2024 to 2032, due to the water-resistant properties of synthetic goose making it ideal for wet and humid conditions.

North America down jacket industry held 28.8% share in 2023 and is expected to register a commendable CAGR from 2024-2032, due to the occurrence of diverse weather conditions, including cold winters and variable climates in the region.

Mountain Hardwear, Inc., Eddie Bauer LLC, Outdoor Research, Rab Equipment Ltd., Mammut Sports Group AG, Helly Hansen, Jack Wolfskin GmbH & Co. KGaA, Fjällräven International AB, and Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., are some of the major down jacket companies worldwide.

Down Jacket Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 318
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 250
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