Staff Knowledge Share: Moncler Maya Jacket
Everything you need to know about about the Moncler Maya jacket
Once again proving the most –sought after outerwear piece of the year, the Maya jacket by Moncler reaffirms its popularity for the AW20 season with scores of Aphrodite customers snapping up the design to see them through the looming winter months. Given the palpable attention it commands both in-store and online, it’s no surprise that each of our members of staff are rich in knowledge of the Moncler Maya, especially store sales assistant Jorge. As part of our ‘Staff Knowledge Share’ series, Jorge has kindly detailed everything you need to know about the thermal Moncler staple below.
Backstory & Construction
Currently available in three versatile colourways, ranging from black, olive and navy, this iconic style is a linchpin of Moncler’s modern identity. Inspired by ’80s skiwear; it draws on the warmth, functionality and flexibility avid skiers require on the slopes and during après-ski activities, transcending these specifications into something more city appropriate.
Favoured by city-goers and celebs alike, this jacket has harnessed its own star power, turning into a reputable winter force across the globe. Acting legend Will Smith and Hotling Bling rapper Drake are just a couple of the jacket’s high-profile fans.
Dressed in a glossy nylon laquer, the jacket utilises the highest quality down fill, with Moncler ensuring the animal’s welfare is of the greatest importance, meaning no form of live-plucking is employed by Moncler. With a warming ratio of 90% white goose down clusters and 10% feathers, the jacket is packed tight with lightness, thermal capacity and insulating properties.
Boasting a fill power of 710, that’s cubic inches per 30 grams of down, the Maya jacket offers the wearer a light and airy body that’s both immensely comforting and warm.
Lacquered nylon shell, 90% goose down clusters, 10% feathers
Detachable hood, Drawstring adjustments
Two-way zip closure, Two zip pockets
Interior zip pocket, Press-stud sleeve pocket
Moncler appliqué, Adjustable cuffs
Moncler Fit & Sizing
In-store we’re often queried about the sizing of Moncler items which some can find tricky, particularly if they’re new to the brand. To give our customers some clarity on things we’ve listed a Moncler size guide below and we’ll also run over the sizing specifics for the Maya jacket too.
1 – size S, 2 – size M, 3 – size L, 4 – size XL, 5 – size 2XL, 6 – size 3XL, 7 – size 4XL.
Now that you’re up to speed with the sizing basics, let us explore the jacket’s fit. From experience, the majority of our customers tend to find that Moncler products fit quite close to the body. So as a rule of thumb, we would usually recommend taking a size up, after all, winter jacket’s that have some room to breathe and manoeuvre always feel more cosy and comfortable.
As with any down-filled garment, the Maya jacket must be delicately handled to maintain its proportions and even fill distribution. Official Moncler advice states that this jacket is safe to wash on a mild process 30 degrees wash. Do not bleach, do not tumble dry, do not iron and dry cleaning only in tetrachloroethene or with hydrocarbons.
Though it is safe to mildly wash, going off personal experience, we would stick with handwashing to retain its original construction and authentic look and feel.
Adds Ons & Alternatives
Equally great paired with sweatpants or denim, this style can be dressed up or down depending on your own preference and the occasion you have in mind. For a fully-fledged winter look, Moncler hats, gloves and scarves are great for keeping the ensemble branding on point.
If perhaps you can’t find the colourway or size you’re wanting in the Maya, a great alternative is the Moncler Ecrins jacket, currently available at Aphrodite in navy, black and red colourways. Though the Maya and Ecrins jackets are almost mirroring images of each other on the surface, there are some minor differences that we’re happy to highlight so that you can decipher which is best suited to you. The Ecrins has a price increase of £95, bringing the total of the jacket to £950 while further variations present at the hood – this silhouette’s hood is fully stitched onto the neckline and therefore, not able to detach at all. It is worth noting that both designs boast the same close-cut construction, therefore our sizing advice would remain unchanged in this instance.