captainplanet wrote:rinkrat19 wrote:Big Dog wrote:f you plan to go out a lot during the winter or will live somewhere that requires a long walk to school, invest in a long knee or full length jacket. (Buy this in Chicago, the winter jackets sold in CA weren't warm enough)
Nonsense. Any good camping supply store (REI, Northface) has down jackets that will work in the Arctic.
Yeah. Maybe if you're shopping for your winter coats at Macy's the selection isn't good, but that just means you're an idiot. California is full of outdoorsy people who travel to snowy places to play, and the shops that cater to them.
Also, I hear tell that the internet sells many things and delivers to California.
I went to both North Face and Columbia in CA and they didn't have anything like the selection in Chicago (or other cold places). The salespeople kept trying to sell me jackets no warmer than my ski jacket, and they didn't have anything better or any long winter coats. I think the CA market really focuses on skiing, and Tahoe is like 30F ... that's not what you need for Chiberia. My warning was for Californians like me who don't know exactly what they'll need for a Chicago winter as 0Ls and wouldn't know better when a CA salesperson shows them a winter jacket meant for a cold day in Tahoe and not walking 20 minutes in 0F and -20 wind chill in Chicago.
But if you guys want to post some links for the kinds of jackets people should buy, I'm sure CA 0Ls would appreciate it ...
I wore my snowboarding jackets for three years (usually with t-shirts or sleeveless shirts underneath because it's so goddamn hot in buildings). You bump up the warmth with hat and scarf and gloves and a sweater underneath if necessary. They were offering you ski jackets because that would be fine. 30 degrees at Tahoe and you really need a full jacket? When it's that warm at Hood I'll just wear the liner from a 3-in-1 or something.
And as I said before, the North Face Triclimate 3-in1 jackets are legit. Men and women.
Women''s 3-in-1: https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/women ... tionId=N7N
Men's 3-in-1: https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/mens- ... tionId=S2B
Women's 3-in-1 long jacket (more city style than slopestyle) http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/p ... Att58P8HAQ
Men's puffy down: http://www.mountainhardwear.com/mens-ph ... -insulated
Women: http://www.mountainhardwear.com/womens- ... -insulated
Women's puffy down: http://www.columbia.com/womens-mighty-l ... -insulated
Women's long-ish puffy down: http://www.columbia.com/womens-mighty-l ... -insulated
Not for the dead of winter, but I cannot recommend this trench enough for when you need to dress nicely and it's like 35-50 degrees: http://www.columbia.com/womens-zenith-v ... 27#start=9
I have the black and I actually might get the grey this winter (I'm now in Portland where this is all I'd ever need). It's completely waterproof, much warmer than a traditional trench coat, windproof, wrinkleproof, and stays cleaner.
If you feel the need to dress up like a sleeping bag, there are the super long puffy down things that are extremely popular among small Asian girls. https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/women ... tionId=AVM
https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/women ... tionId=JK3