Help me find a winter jacket (not a coat).
August 5, 2012 9:11 PM Subscribe
For this winter, I want an inexpensive ($100 or so) men's jacket that is light and warm, even in really cold conditions. Jacket, not a coat...
posted by zardoz to clothing, beauty, & fashion (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
...though I suppose there's a fine line between the two. The past few winters I have used a down coat that is wonderfully warm no matter the chill outside, but it's rather bulky and puffy. I want something simpler, easy to move around in, something more streamlined.
I'm thinking The North Face or REI type jackets...sporty is good, or business or something in between, I'm open to suggestions. Though rain/weatherproof sport-type jackets are good for those rainy winter days, so I'll probably veer that way.
Questions: is there no beating down? Should I get a down jacket, or will other types be "just as good". Like Gore-Tex? Are there any other types of insulation?