How to choose a winter jacket

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What to look for when buying the jacket

Finding the right jacket is essential to an enjoyable winter season. Plus, it is better to have in your closet two or more reliable winter jackets that will keep you toasty warm when you’re out, than a collection of mediocre jackets.

You should know that the perfect winter jacket is out there, somewhere. You just need to find the right fit and style!

How to choose a winter jacket:

  1. The padding

Even though down and synthetic padding both have great warming properties, there are some differences, which make them suitable for different situations. To figure out which insulating material is best for you, think about what you are intending to use the jacket for and what weather conditions you are going to be exposed to most. For example, down filling provides most warmth in relationship to it’s weight and is easy to compress to a small packing volume. In severe cold, when the air is dry, down jackets are the perfect choice.  On the other side, synthetic padding is less sensitive than down. When the weather is alternating between snow and rain synthetic padding is an excellent choice.

  1. Look for quality

Before buying a winter jacket read carefully every label. Even some designer winter jackets can be made out of cheap acrylics, and sometimes the jackets that are advertised as made out of wool, have only one tiny wool percent.

  1. Make sure you have enough room to wear layers underneath

Having not enough room for layers underneath the jacket is the most restricting and uncomfortable thing on earth. You will end up by feeling like your arms are sausage stuffing.

  1. Make sure the jacket has enough pockets

A jacket, no matter how beautiful and stylish, can make you feel uncomfortable when you’re fighting your way through flurries of snow and have no place to tuck your hands.

  1. Functional or stylish?

No fashion on earth is going to be worth how cold you are every time you leave the house during winter season. Just pay attention to find something stylish that’s also insanely warm!

 

Make sure you’re winter ready! Shop smart and pick the right winter jacket for your needs!

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