(Closed) SPIN OFF (and poll): Do you have multiple jackets for winter?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you have multiple winter jackets?
    Yes, like you listed : (56 votes)
    88 %
    No, I only need one : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Sort of, I have an all in one, where the liner zips out : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I'd like to send redheadkel money so she can move somewhere warmer : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’ve lived in Minnesota all my life. I have 5 or 6 winter coats that are all different weights.  I also have number fall/spring jackets and a few summer jackets.  Everyone I know who lives here owns many jackets.  Our weather just changes so much!

    Post # 3
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    RedHeadKel :  im in MN too, but im more of one of the minnesotans who only wear a coat when its really, really cold. they can be such a hassle to me and I am also terrible at remembering where mine is or remembering to take mine after I leave somewhere that I had it. I’m more of a sweatshirt for any type of cold weather person. I went to the vikings game yesterday and only wore long sleeves, and let me tell you it was a miserable walk to the stadium with that wind yesterday but comes with the territory. 😉 

    I have one coat but unfortunately wont be able to zip it up this winter as I am 24 weeks pregnant so I’ll be using lots of sweatshirts under my coat. This coat has two layers, a fleece that is removable and then the more hardcore outside shell. My husband makes and sells custom tshirts & clothing so he has many, many extra coats as his family’s construction company always orders a bunch from him every year and he gets to keep some leftovers. 

    Post # 4
    1942 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I have multiple but not really for reasons you listed, I just have various to match different outfits.

    Post # 5
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Yep I do haha.

    1 – Ski jacket/parka. For crazy cold days. Its a dual jacket, with the inner layer and the outer shell.

    1.5 – the inner shell. Sometimes I just wear this one if it’s cold and I dont care about looking cute. Its ugly, but does the trick.

    2 – Red short wool jacket – Cute, great every day coat.

    3 – Black long wool jacket – when its cold AF but you gotta dress up.

    4 – Burberry style rainy trench – very lightweight, spring/fall jacket when its raining or light snow.

    I have other jackets but I dont really wear them. If its fall/spring and I’m not leaving the car much, I’ll just wear a sweater. I literally just go from the house, to the car, to the office and back most days haha.

    Post # 6
    1552 posts
    Bumble bee

    Im in the Uk, moving to MN in the new year! I know its going to be a big shock moving in the middle of winter so ive just bought a down jacket and an ‘arctic parka’ for MN (also bought snow boots and a ton of hats/scarfs/thermals). Before that I already had a few jackets, a light parka, a short peacoat and a longer thicker coat. It doesnt really go below -5 celcius in the UK so ive not needed heavy winter coats until now. 

    Post # 7
    2356 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have multiple jackets, but not because some days are warmer than others. I have a jacket I shovel in, a wool jacket for funerals or more formal occasions, 2 down jackets and a farm carhart for the dirty work. 

    Post # 8
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Yea, I do something similar! I have a few of light jackets in different colors for not as cold days. I have a light down jacket for medium winter days (I also like to use this as a layer under a bigger jacket if it’s really cold out), a couple of other medium jackets in different styles (hoods, fuzzy inner layer, etc). I have two wool/wool blend peacoats, and my crazy big down puffy coat for the coldest days.

    Post # 9
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    RedHeadKel :  I have several jackets but not necessarily because of different weights, just because different occasions require different jackets/coats. I do have two super-warm outdoorsy (and theoretically waterproof) jackets but that is because often one gets extremely dirty or so wet it won’t dry over night (I have a talent to time the dog’s walkies so that we get caught in ice rain with nowhere to hide, we often end up completely soaked). Other than that I just layer layer layer!

    Post # 10
    2594 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

    Yes, I’m in NJ where the winter is not as brutal as in MN. I have:

    -heavy weight all weather northface with a hood  which is god for shoveling, skiing, or really cold days

    -heavy weight pea coat for work or nice events when it’s pretty cold

    -medium weight fleece northface for when it’s cold, but not bitter

    -medium weight rain coat for bad weather days that aren’t super cold

    -medium weight leather jacket which is great for fall

    -light weight rain jacket

    -light weight jean jacket which is good for spring


    I also have a bunch of sweatshirts and workout sweatshirts for hiking and outdoor activities when it’s not the dead of winter. I like having variety depending on the activity and the weather.

    Post # 12
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    RedHeadKel :  Oh, definitely!! My favorite light down jacket is from Uniqlo (they have a vest version and a version with a hood as well): https://www.uniqlo.com/us/en/women-ultra-light-down-jacket-173350.html?dwvar_173350_color=COL09#start=1&cgid=women-outerwear-and-blazers. Are there outlets near you? A few of my jackets are from the Columbia outlet! I would also check TJ Maxx– that’s where I found my big puffer coat!

    Post # 13
    10091 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I have about 10 to 20 jackets.

    I live in Texas.

    Send help.

    Post # 14
    7898 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Yes! Thick knee length coat. Thick jacket. Thinner hip/butt length jacket. Thin shell jackets. There are so many, but they all have their uses. 

    Post # 15
    14988 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Too many.  I LOVE coats and can’t resist sales.

    4 long wool coats in grey, blk and red, ivory ( I could resist the J Crew sales and loooved their long wool coats.

    1 med length wool peacoat

    1 short wool (more for fall weather though.

    2 ski coats

    3 down puffers (1 to walk the dog, sledding, yard work… 1 long heavy one for super cold days and 1 med lengh lighter one)

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