(Closed) Winter coat for a serious winter!

posted 8 years ago in Chicago
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh my gosh!  I can help you!  I am in WI and I have become somewhat of an expert on warm coats. 

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/patagonia-womens-downtown-loft-jacket?p=28600-0-155&src=pfmxdf&netid=2&src=gps&mr:trackingCode=13C37EA2-93D4-DE11-974B-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA

This is pricey, but it is without a doubt the greatest winter jacket I have EVER had.  Speaking from experience, you are going to want DOWN if you are going to be warm.  Nothing else keeps me warm.  My first winter here, I couldn’t even stand going outside.  This jacket is worth the price!  It has a feminine cut, paired with 800 fill down, plus it is somewhat sylish (not super outdoorsy-looking) which will work for Chicago.  I LOVE mine- and I am 6 feet tall, but it comes down and hides my butt and hits me mid-thigh. 

 

Post # 6
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171 posts
Blushing bee

I have a Patagonia Down with It jacket. Go to a store and try it on, Patagonia jackets are slim cut. Then find last year’s version online and pay less! 

No matter what you buy, check out the hood. Most Patagonia jackets zip up to the chin and have pull string hoods. If your jacket has a loose hood, you need a good warm scarf. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I have the XL. I probably have a Minnesota accent, although I’d like to think that I do not. It’s definatly not like Fargo or New in Town or any Minnesota movie, haha.

I love living here because it is so clean! Every other state seems really dirty in comparision. And we have lots of trees, lakes, parks, etc.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Yeah, it spoils you to live here, because you are never more than a few blocks from a park or a lake. My inner-city block is lined with big huge trees. I love it here. I would love to live in Chicago for the sake of the 24/7 lifestyle, which we lack. But I really hate the White Sox, so I wouldn’t survive long there!

 

Post # 13
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Get a Canada Goose parka! It comes in longer lengths and will keep you super warm all winter! It’s the jacket that’s worn in the US Antarctic Program.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I am a die-hard Twins fan, so our sweet new stadium is just one more reason to love living here. Haha, I have to keep talking about how awesome it is as we are prepping for 16″ of snow.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

daniellealys No it doesn’t!/ won’t!  It accentuates my waist- it is the best fitting down one I have had.  I highly recommend Patagonia.  Good luck!

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