The puffer jacket turns 100, just in time for winter | The Canberra Times

Finch was something of a maverick. He had long hair, was divorced, spoke German and hurried up the mountains without professional guides. The deputy leader of the expedition commented, “I always knew that guy was an asshole”. Nevertheless, Finch and his companion Geoffrey Bruce climbed to 27,000 feet, which was a record at the time. He later wrote in his own diary: “Everyone is now jealous of… my down jacket, and it is no longer laughed at.”