The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.

By continuing you agree to eChinacities's Privacy Policy .

Sign up with Google Sign up with Facebook
Sign up with Email Already have an account? .
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: Do you/would you own a puffa jacket?

These things seem to be all the rage here but at home, at least when I left, would be social suicide. 

 

Are they practical and do they really keep people warm. 

7 years 48 weeks ago in  Shopping - China

 
Answers (11)
Comments (8)
Posts: 3501

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I guess you mean lightweight down coats or jackets.

If so, then yes, they're fantastic.

I just got a new one yesterday.  It's very light and will squash into about the size of sweet potato.

Wore it today with only a vest and a decent long sleeved shirt.  Temp below zero and I was as warm as toast.

If you live in a cold place, get one!

 

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

It's one of those things like a murse or a manbag, feel free to get one if you really feel the need but just make sure you are never photographed with one or ever admit to owning one!

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

If you have the points use them to get ECC to supply you with a jacket. I finally decided, after 3 years, to cash in my points and opted for a new jacket. I admit I was a bit skeptical about the quality I would receive but fear not. The jacket is fantastic and looks great!

 

Take a bow on that one ECC.

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
Posts: 561

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

im guessing you mean a down jacket.  if you live in the northeast, its vital.  i own 3 or 4.  they save your life up here in winter.  i don't think its possible to go outside without one in december, january, and february. 

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
Posts: 561

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

im guessing you mean a down jacket.  if you live in the northeast, its vital.  i own 3 or 4.  they save your life up here in winter.  i don't think its possible to go outside without one in december, january, and february. 

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
Posts: 293

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I agree total social suicide, and I have yet to buy one, but I'm told they are a must to survive winter here. I feel the same way about Ugg boots. Apparently they are also god-send during winter. But I just hate them so much. 

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Ugg boots are the worst on men- unless you're Australian of course then it's perfectly acceptable.

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
Posts: 4400

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

  Anyone whose friendship was dependent on what kind of jacket I wore would be unlikely to survive my own criteria in choosing a companion. But no, I don't own one. Ewwwwww. 

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
Posts: 832

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I had one in the 90's!

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

1994, that's the last time I had one. Black and white, Adidas.

Cost my parents a packet too.

But I was one of the trendiest guys in my school for a few weeks.

I should say I live in NOrthern China too and I have an old US Navy peacoat that I bought off ebay seven years ago. It still does the job perfectly.

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
Posts: 179

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Not being into fashion and not even knowing the term puffa jacket before reading this - All I'd like to really know is why all Chinese wear coats backwards? I mean what's that all about?

Report Abuse
7 years 48 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: My friends who are managing schools still can't recruit from outside o
A:My friends who are managing schools still can't recruit from outside of China because of the borders being closed, as far as I know that doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon. If you have a current existing residence permit etc you can re-enter the country, going through the usual quarantine process obviously but no new visas are being issued. I don't know about business visas but I suspect it wouldn't be much different. For up to date info you could probably contact the Chinese embassy in your country. -- Stiggs