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The Perfect Winter Coat for Every Occassion

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February 24, 2014 · 2k Views

Don’t let the waning days of winter leave you without a warm coat. There is still time to get the perfect coat for whatever weather winter brings, whether you are a man or a woman. From wet and chilly weather to bitterly cold, windy days, find the perfect coat for your circumstances and style.


Birds can stay so warm in cold weather because they have lightweight feathers that are designed to trap warm air next to their bodies. You can get this natural warmth in a down coat. Down jackets are a better option for outdoor wear in bitter cold conditions.

Men’s Eddie Bauer Downlight Hooded Jacket ($189.99) is designed to wear with other layers of clothing and still fit properly. The hood and wind and waterproof shell make this the perfect down jacket to keep a man warm during the coldest weather, whether conditions are wet, dry or windy.

Women’s LL Bean Baxter State Parka Down Coat ($229) is one of the warmest down coats you can get. This hooded coat will keep you warm down to -45 degrees Fahrenheit, and the cut of the coat creates a relaxed fit, which makes it perfect for wearing with other layers.


Fleece is known for being lightweight and warm. Unlike other materials, it does not require a lot of bulk. Wear fleece for milder conditions and activewear.

Men’s Road 2 Peak Fleece Jacket ($70) is a fleece jacket that is made for those who like to be active in cool to cold weather. The jacket allows for a greater range of motion through the stretch side panels, and the material is breathable, to keep a man cool and comfortable while working up a sweat in chilly weather.

Women’s The North Face Denali Fleece Jacket ($179-$199) is reinforced in areas of the jacket that are most likely to wear out first, ensuring that it will last longer if worn during your favorite winter sports.

Snowboarding Coat

When tackling the slopes, you need a coat that is just as tough in the elements as you are while still allowing you to maneuver the upper and lower halves of your body unimpeded. Snowboarding coats do all this and much more.

Patagonia Men’s Snowshot Jacket ($195) is made to ensure that you can move freely and comfortably. The waterproof shell is both breathable and durable and the two-layer polyester ripstop wicks away moisture to keep you dry.

Patagonia Women’s Rubicon Rider Jacket ($209) is lightweight enough to keep from encumbering you on the slopes but durable enough to keep you warm on even the coldest ski days. It is also water repellent to keep you warm and dry while zipping down hillsides or when the weather turns snowy. This jacket also has a fitted design and media pocket to keep you looking good and grooving to tunes while shredding the slopes

Pea Coat

The double-breasted pea coat is traditionally made of wool, which keeps moisture off and holds in your body heat. For both men and women, pea coats are perfect for wearing to work in winter, as the design does not detract from a professional appearance.

Men’s Merona Wool Blend Pea Coat ($40) is from the house brand of Target stores. This pea coat is made from a blend of wool and other materials, which keeps water from soaking through the coat, keeping you dry. For those who want the more traditional style of a pea coat without the high prices from other brands, this coat from Target’s Merona brand will suit.

Women’s Land’s End Luxe Wool Pea Coat ($90) is a coat that comes in many colors. Even if you want to keep the traditional style of a pea coat, that does not mean that you have to wear a customary black color. Land’s End has a women’s pea coat in colors that include gold, berry, teal and the more traditional red and black. Make a statement while keeping warm in this wool pea coat.

Trench Coat

Trench coats are a practical option that can be worn for most of the year. The design of the coat protects your clothes from rain and wind. You don’t have to be a 1940s private eye to wear this timeless coat style.

Men’s London Fog Iconic Double-Breasted Long Trench Coat with Removable Liner ($150) is the epitome of a trench coat. Remove the liner to keep you protected from rain and mud in the warmer months or zip in the liner for extra warmth in the winter. This coat features a classic double-breasted design that is iconic of trench coats.

Women’s London Fog Ebony Double-Breasted Trench Coat with Detachable Hood and Liner ($150) is a coat that proves that not all trench coats have to be full-length. This coat has a traditional double-breasted design, but it reaches to the knees. It also comes with a hood and a liner to attach and remove as weather conditions require. Like other similar coats, this is perfect for year-round wear to keep you dry in the rain.

Stay warm this winter and for many cold seasons to come by having some of these essential coats in your wardrobe for a variety of conditions and occasions.

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Crystal Hessong is a lifelong lover of learning everything about everything. She has written about cooking news and advice through Examiner.com and has taught classes that combine science with cooking. Crystal has also written extensively about plants and gardening.

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