- - Down insulation gives the most warmth in extremely cold conditions. However, it needs to be stored and cared for carefully.
- - Synthetic jackets can be washed easily and are not as expensive.
- - Consider the type of winter weather you usually get. Winter can be more like a rainy season with a sharp, cold wind, or snowstorms, sheets of ice, and sub-zero temperatures.
- - If you'll be rolling in the snow like I will, a waterproof jacket is key!
Here are a few winter items I'm currently looking at.