What are the criteria to consider when choosing the best winter coat?

Do you have your new winter coat? If you're in shopping mode or are toying with the idea of changing your current winter coat, it can be easy to make the wrong choice. With so many different styles and designs available, choosing the right winter coat is more difficult than ever.

To feel good about your next purchase, find out what you need to consider when choosing the best winter coat!

Technical and casual winter coats
There are several types of winter coats: technical coats and casual coats.

Technical coats often have tight-fitting cuts that allow for greater flexibility of movement. They are particularly suitable for athletic activities. If you play an outdoor sport, these coats will suit you particularly well.

As for casual coats, they are more urban. They are focused on comfort and style. For work, going out on the town and running sales, you need a casual coat. Which one do you need? It's up to you.

Winter coat material: the key to satisfaction
A winter coat can be made in many ways. First, it can be made of wool. Wool is advantageous because it resists moisture. It is also fireproof and durable, making it a good material for winter coats. Nylon is a material that is frequently used in coat design. Its dense nature protects against cold gusts. However, the material that provides the most warmth is undoubtedly fur. In fact, fur coats are so warm that it is often unnecessary to multiply the layers of clothing for optimal comfort. Plus, nothing beats the softness and luxurious feel of fur. Fur is also durable and the cut of the coat can always be revised by a furrier over the years if your intention is to update it. This is not the case with other winter coats.

The importance of choosing the right insulation for a warm winter
There are three main types of insulation. First, there are down feathers. With proper care and maintenance, down can retain its original volume for many years. However, it has a low tolerance for moisture. Then there are synthetic fibers. The advantage of these fibers is that they do not clump together when wet. The last insulators are hybrid materials. Most winter coats today are made of hybrid materials. For example, some coats are made with down insulation for areas of the body that need more warmth and synthetic fibers for other parts of the body that are more susceptible to perspiration.

Hoods, zippers and more: not to be overlooked when choosing a coat
A coat with or without a hood? That's a good question. Hoods add extra protection in case of bad weather. Some winter coats have removable hoods, which reduce bulk in warmer weather. Also, some hoods have a fur or faux fur contour. When the hood is in place, this addition prevents snow from reaching your face. If, however, the coat you choose doesn't have a hood, you can always get fashionable accessories to keep you warm. Cuff closure systems are also another consideration, as they influence weather and heat resistance. Zippers also deserve special attention, because even if the coat's fabric is waterproof, the zippers often aren't. Also consider how many pockets you need. Look at the inside of the coat, as some don't have a pocket there, which can be problematic.
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