What is a Storm Placket?
In general terms, a placket can refer to either the openings in a garment (such as around the sleeves or waistlines in the case of a jacket) as well as the piece of additional material designed for the purpose of concealing those openings. Here at Free Country, our storm placket refers to the latter, as it serves to conceal and add layers to openings in our garments.
A storm placket is the strategically designed fabric that often overlays over the zippers, seams or buttons of a jacket in order to add protection and therefore enhance the ability of your zippers and buttons to keep wind and cold air from entering into the inside of your jacket.
Without a storm placket, the holes in the seams of zippers, and the gaps between buttons and fabrics will allow wind to breeze through your layers and ultimately lower your body temperature despite you having ‘buttoned up’ to avoid exactly that.
The storm placket is a safe and much more reliable addition to our jackets intended to truly keep you warm and comfortable without adding bulk or taking away from the breathable nature of your active wear.
Our storm plackets also enhance the durability of the jacket as a whole, as the high-stress areas such as zippers and buttons on the jacket are commonly undone and redone. With the placket, these areas are protected and therefore less prone to wear and tear over time.
In addition to enhancing the temperature regulation and comfort levels of you jacket, our storm plackets are designed and attached in such a way that they allow for a neater, more cohesive and uninterrupted aesthetic for your active wear, allowing your product to toggle both fashion and functionality simultaneously!
Storm Plackets are an amazing element of a variety of products here at Free Country, for men, women and children alike! Whether it’s a softshell jacket, a warm fleece for the winter months, a windbreaker or quilted jacket, the storm placket will take your comfort and control to the next level without you having to do anything extra.
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