Once the snow starts to fall and you begin planning your outdoor winter adventures, you'll certainly want to find a great heavy duty jacket to keep you warm through your fun. While heavy duty outdoor jackets can be quite expensive, they won't reach the astronomical prices of some of the fancier designers making products for the runway rather than the slopes. Here, you'll find out about a few great heavy duty jackets for outdoor adventures.
You can pick up this Patagonia outdoor jacket from REI for $250. The jacket comes in orange, blue and black and is great for adventuring in winter environments that aren't too severe. The jacket uses an 800-fill-power down and a stylish quilted body designed to be warm yet lightweight. The jacket is windproof and water resistant with a DWR finish. There are also nylon bound elastic cuffs and small zip hand-warmer pockets. This one is sized for men but will look great on men or women.
This women's outdoor jacket sells for $190 at EMS. Available in black or white, the jacket uses a 550-fill down with thermal reflective technology, which is designed to keep the cold out with a special barrier. It uses Omni-Shield technology to repel water and also has an Omni-Heat lining for a boost. The jacket has a removable faux fur lining on the hood. This is a top combination of style and warmth for the winter.
This high end outdoor jacket sells for $599 through Moosejaw. It comes in three colors and uses a high tech Gore-Tex XCR with Primaloft for a fleece lining. The jacket will work well to keep out any liquids and uses Extended Comfort Range to keep you neither too hot nor too cold. The jacket has both inner and outer pockets for keeping your valuables safe too.