When it gets a little colder, a good winter jacket will be your first line of defence. Still, choosing the perfect winter jacket for your needs can become a little complicated because of the large amount of choices your will find in stores online. To find out how you can easily select your perfect winter jacket, read our helpful tips below.
Choosing the Right Material
Winter jackets in stores can be made from a variety of materials. Some of these materials may provide excellent protection against rain, while other materials will keep you warm when the temperature gets below zero.
Before you select any winter jacket, you will have to choose the jacket material. Fleece fabric is the perfect material to keep you warm during the colder months, but it provides less protection against the rain. On the other hand, nylon provides excellent protection against the rain, but is less warm than fleece.
To find the perfect winter jacket, you may need to look for a combination of materials. For example, a winter jacket where the exterior fabric is made from synthetic fibres and the interior material is made from materials such as wool, fleece or flannel. For example Anaconda has multiple stylish jackets to choose from.
A good example of a multi-functional jacket is the Helly Hansen Womens Prime Show Jacket. This particular winter jacket has sufficient insulation to keep you warm, but also uses polyester material for the exterior of the jacket to protect you against the rain.
Pockets Vs. No Pockets
Pockets in your winter jacket can be great to store your mobile phone, but it becomes less useful when you realise that zippers tend to let the cold into your warm jacket. That being said, fashion designers have discovered many ways to prevent this from happening. A lot of women’s winter jackets with pockets will have an extra protective layer on the inside of the jacket, ensuring that the cold does not make its way through the material.
One of the jackets in 2016 with excellent insulation properties, and plenty of pockets, is the Vigilante Womens Diversion Down Jacket. In addition to three pockets on the outside of the winter jacket, the Vigilante Womens Diversion Down Jacket also has an internal pocket for your iPod, iPhone or mobile phone.
The Vigilante Womens Diversion Down Jacket has the perfect combination of materials as well. To guarantee the best insulation, the designer has used down. To ensure excellent water resistance, the designer used nylon for the exterior of the winter jacket. In short, the perfect combination of materials for good winter jackets with plenty of pockets.
Light Winter Jackets
Even though the winter can deliver extremely cold temperatures, there can be days where the temperature is actually quite agreeable. It may not be warm enough to leave your winter jacket at home all-together, but it is probably warm enough to choose a different winter jacket.
If the temperature is a little higher, it can be a good idea to obtain a winter vest as well. A winter vest is sleeveless, so you can wear a nice hoody or shirt underneath. The combination of the hoody and the vest will keep you nice and warm, but will not feel as warm as a normal winter jacket during mild winter days.
The perfect example of a light winter vest can be found in the Vigilante Womens Alchemy Down Vest. A Vigilante Vest for women will provide you the necessary warmth during the mild winter days and still provides protection against the weather elements. If it gets too warm to wear a hood with fur, you can detach it from the vest.
Colourful Vs Traditional
Once you have decided on the insulating properties of your new winter jacket, it is time to start looking at the available colours. Most stores will offer you plenty of options, from extremely colourful winter jackets to winter jackets in more traditional colours. The trick to picking the right colour is taking into account the time of year.
When you need a warm jacket close to springtime, it may be a good idea to choose a colourful winter jacket with less insulation material. By doing so, you will be able to wear your jacket a little while longer. However, if you need a jacket when winter starts, it may be best to choose a traditional colour such as black or white and plenty of insulation material to keep you nice and warm.