Winter started blowing in last night and today the wind, snow flurries and temperatures in the 30’s is making it clear that it’s time to get down and warm things up. My closet holds a couple of old reliable down jackets and vests that I’ve had for the last 6 years or so, but going to the closet to choose one to wear this morning was not the most exciting event. So I’ve started searching for the jacket that will make me say, “Oh Yeah”!
Patagonia, North Face and L.L.Bean are traditional manufacturers with long histories in this area. There are Designer brands that do a fine job as well, but I’m finding there are other unexpected places to find great coats with super warmth and interesting details and colors. Here are some favorites of mine that are worth considering: