Warm Winter Coats
Article from 30.01.2012, of cristine
If you are looking for a warm winter coat as we head into the colder months of the year, you may want to consider a fleeced lined jacket. Fleece is not only soft and comfortable, but it adds an extra layer of protection against the icy cold temperatures. This material is washable and easy to take care of. One can find fleece lined coats in a variety of styles and colors to suit your needs. There are a few things you will want to keep in mind when shopping for a warm winter coat. A good coat should be able to serve your needs from fall right through to spring without any problems. A few nice features that help make a coat warmer are adjustable cuffs, a zipper front, and high collars. Adjustable cuffs can be loosened for added flexibility when moving, but tightened to keep the wind from blowing up the sleeves on colder days. A high collar will do the same around the neck and can be laid flat when not needed. Zippers are much better than buttons or snaps at keeping cold air out. Snap on hoods can come in handy when you will be spending any length of time outside. Because they detach, it will still make the coat suitable for less rugged outings. Roomy pockets are another plus on any winter coat. Pockets are excellent places to tuck away gloves when not being worn, or to keep your hands in from time to time. Check the care tags to be sure you can wash the coat. This will make caring for it easier, especially if you will be working in it. When choosing a fleece lined jacket think about functions the coat will be doing. Is it just for fun outings, actually working outdoors, or just to get you in and out of buildings quickly. You will find short jackets, long duffels, and parkas to pick from. There are a multitude of shell materials too. Denim is a good choice for working in. Gortex is excellent at wicking moisture away, and wool is dressier.
Discussion on this post