Some wear only one jacket all winter. Others alternate between 2 or 3 jackets. It's important to consider the temperature (obviously) and what you intend to do with your ski jacket. For example, for an intense day of cross-country skiing, even if it's -20°C, you'll opt for a thin windproof coat. On the other hand, we'll usually prefer a long, thick and well-insulated jacket for an evening stroll in the city.
WHAT KIND OF WINTER JACKET DO YOU NEED?
Winter jacket can be devided into many kinds for different people or functions, such as Girls Winter Jackets, Boys Winter Jackets, Mens Winter Jackets, Ladies Winter Jackets, etc. There are three main types of winter jackets. To find the right one for you, think about the activities you plan on doing. Do you need a jacket for walking around town and going to work, or are you looking for something to wear in the backcountry?
Technical jackets are the best choice for those looking for lightweight warmth that allows for full range of movement when engaging in outdoor activities. These jackets that are suitable not only for cold weather, but for various activities like skiing, ice climbing and mountaineering.
These jackets will include more technical features like helmet-compatible hoods and pit-zips to increase airflow during high-intensity activities. Generally, technical jackets are more lightweight than casual around-town winter jackets, and will be more compressible and packable. Most technical jackets made for intense winter pursuits will feature a 3-layer (3L) construction. This term is most often associated with membranes like GORE-TEX that use a layering system to create durable waterproof shells, perfect for wearing on top when layering. More layers can sometimes mean more weight, so some technical jackets will be designed to reduce bulk and weight while maintaining total weather protection.
Some coats are warm coats that are chic enough for the office, happy hour or a shopping trip downtown. These coats will be a bit longer and have features designed for added comfort like a larger hood - sometimes trimmed with fur - and lined pockets. Here, technical details are not particularly necessary because the winter coat will not be used for high intensity activities. Instead, the most crucial element when it comes to urban coats is thermal capacity.
Some jackets look just as good in the city as they do on the slopes! They combine attractive style and functionality, with a number of technical details and a well thought-out design. Some offer, among other things, models designed for long days in the mountains, but that are warm enough for days spent in the city.