How To Choose A Winter Jacket

How to choose a Winter Jacket

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How to choose a Winter Jacket

Choosing a winter jacket is one of those things that takes some thought. You’ll need a jacket that’s not to heavy or light, but one that fits your preferences just right. Here are some things to consider when you’re choosing a winter jacket.

1. Hood

Should you have a hood for your winter jacket? There is a lot of convenience behind having a hood that’s already on the winter jacket you choose.

2. Waterproof

For all of the times you will get snow, ice, and other precipitation on your jacket it’s important to have a water proof jacket. A waterproof jacket can help you stay warmer because you’re not going to be focused on trying to try a wet jacket all of the time. If you’ve never experienced a wet jacket in sub degree temperatures, then you are totally missing out.

3. Pockets

Gloves, hats, mittens, or whatever else you wear during those winter months need a place to hang out when you’re not wearing them. An ideal winter jacket is going to need pockets for you to keep all of your warm winter goodies but also to put your hands for a quick warm up. I prefer winter jackets with deep pockets, but you may not have a preference.

4. Shell

One of my favorite parts of choosing a winter jacket is deciding if I want a shell as part of it or not. Some of the best jackets I’ve owned over time have included a shell. Honestly, there are a ton of varieties of shells for jackets, you have to pick a style and a design you like. I still think it’s an important part of choosing a winter jacket.
Choosing a winter jacket is all about what’s comfortable and affordable. You don’t want to spend a ton on a jacket that you’re only going to wear for one season. If you can swing it, then spend time picking out a winter jacket that will last for many years to come.

What tips do you follow when choosing a winter jacket?


How To Choose A Winter Jacket

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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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