"Is this your famous balloon jacket?"
Finch glowered at me. It was obvious that he’d endured too much teasing about that particular article of clothing. ”It’s the goose-down-filled outer jacket I devised for Everest,” he snapped. ”Yes, it’s balloon fabric - the only material I could find that wouldn’t tear or rip and which could be easily sewn for the compartments of eiderdown. It kept me warm at almost twenty-four thousand feet below the the North East Ridge.”
From “The Abominable: A Novel” by Dan Simmons