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Old 10-24-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: USA
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I'm one that gets cold super easily. My old winter coat, Zero Xposur fell apart after about 5 years of heavy use during the cold, winter months. Are they still a great coat to buy? It had an inner shell jacket to keep me toasty warm. I live where there's a lot of snow and frigid temperature expected. So, I'm looking for something that will keep me warm on the coldest days of winter.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I'm one that gets cold super easily. My old winter coat, Zero Xposur fell apart after about 5 years of heavy use during the cold, winter months. Are they still a great coat to buy? It had an inner shell jacket to keep me toasty warm. I live where there's a lot of snow and frigid temperature expected. So, I'm looking for something that will keep me warm on the coldest days of winter.
I donít know what price range you need, but good, solid coats can be found in the LL Bean catalog. They have several down coats and jackets, and I suspect they are quite warm.
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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I'm one that gets cold super easily. My old winter coat, Zero Xposur fell apart after about 5 years of heavy use during the cold, winter months. Are they still a great coat to buy? It had an inner shell jacket to keep me toasty warm. I live where there's a lot of snow and frigid temperature expected. So, I'm looking for something that will keep me warm on the coldest days of winter.
I think North Face, if you get the right one. I wear their glove LINERS and in my area, they're warm by themselves.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:43 PM
 
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Here's the jacket I'm coveting. Not sure of your price range, but this isn't too bad for what you get, in my opinion.

https://www.thewarmingstore.com/oror...ed-jacket.html
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:29 AM
 
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If you want a truly warm jacket, go for down real cold country jackets.

https://www.moosejaw.com/search/womens_down-jackets

https://www.columbia.com/womens-jack...sulated-coats/
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:13 AM
 
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Canada Goose down jackets are supposed to be extremely warm. However, they are pricey.
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Good thing I live in the south now cause im allergic to feathers anything and down anything LOL . Im still trying to find something decent that does not make me itch like crazy and leave welts . I love the sweaters that feel like old bathrobes . I have to get a hoodie and a cardigan sweater and I m just now in the process of looking and have not had much luck . don't think me weird but when I lived in ohio I had a mans coat and it was wonderfully warm you might consider getting something in the mens dept . Good luck whatever you decide .
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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Well, if your coat "fell apart" after 5 years of usage, for chrissakes don't buy that one again.

I currently live in New England. My Bean's heavy coat is pretty much like new after 12 years. Just quit fiddling around, go to the LL Bean catalog, observe their temperature ratings, and buy yourself a coat of appropriate heaviness.

Second, if you are cold, PUT ON A HAT. Preferably wool.

Third, you can stay a lot more comfortable if you use layers of clothing rather than one single heavy coat. Again, thin wool is the best. Remember, COTTON KILLS.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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a down vest under any coat works wonders
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I live in Texas but recently got a job involving me working in Arctic Alaska. I did a lot of research searching for "the perfect coat." Remember, you not only need a coat to keep you warm, but one that keeps you dry. So I recommend you search for a coat that is water resistant, if not waterproof. The warmest coat in the world does you no good if you get wet because you'll get freezing cold fast.

Technology has done much to improve all facets of our lives, including coats. So super warm ones have also gotten way lighter in weight. Personally I prefer a longer coat that keeps my thighs warm but some people dislike that due to a slightly constricted feel. Don't eliminate men's jackets from consideration either. Oftentimes they are better quality as women's coats are often more fashion oriented, while men's are made for utility.

Speaking of utility, consider the activities you'll be doing in the coat, as well as typical winter weather patterns in your area. Will you be skiing? Commuting? Hunting? Working outdoors all day? And what is the exact climate? Do you encounter heavy snow? Sleet? Cold desert conditions? Wind? What you do and the typical weather affects the brand that is best for you.

What is your budget? Since you'll be wearing the coat frequently through many seasons, you don't want to skimp on price too much. Saving money now does you no good if you just have to keep buying coats because of poor quality, and poor quality ones don't keep you as warm. But you can save a lot of money, no matter what coat you choose, by purchasing through an outlet store, online, on Facebook, buying a used jacket, or getting last year's model.

I bought last years model new with tags on ebay for $250 and saved $500 off retail! It is now marked down on the Columbia website also. If you sign up for their emails, you can get a 25% off coupon. I already tried it and it works as advertised. Here is a link to it if you are interested. It is the ultimate coat for arctic, wet weather, and I looked at literally thousands of coats. They aren't cheap, as you know.

https://www.columbia.com/womens-outd...ize=48&start=0
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