The groundhog spotted his shadow and the calendar confirms spring is weeks away. Keep yourself snuggly warm with a quilted and patterned winter coat. Wishing won't make spring true, at least not yet, but these waterproof, insulated and stylish coats will.
Pullover, I Want to Run in the Snow
Some of the warmest winter coats are the ones with the fewest closures. A pullover, including the Patagonia Women's Nano Puff Pullover has no need for a zipper or buttons, and keeps arms warms with elasticized sleeves. It has lively diamond-shaped stitching. The pullover is insulated with microfibers. The PrimaLoft One in this winter coat provides a lightweight and soft insulation, for all of your winter fun. So go ahead, run around in the snow and chase snowflakes, or trek across town in your snowshoes and pullover.
For a zipped up version of a quilted winter coat, there is the Marmot Venus (yes, you can be a goddess even in the snow) It's adorned with wave-pattern stitching. This winter coat lets you move your arms, thanks to Angel-Wing Movement technology. You'll be able to make snow angels, use cross-country ski polls, and throw your best snowballs without your coat riding up your torso.
Gloss, Not Just for Lips
When you want to wear a quilted winter coat with real pizzazz, opt for a coat with some glossy fabric, in black or sky blue. You'll still be cozy in the warm down filling, but bedding down will be the last thing on your mind. Windproof and lightweight, these shiny and quilted winter coats can accompany you to the slopes, the mall or the local coffee bar. Travelers and weekend warriors should consider the reversible versions, allowing you to shine in style for two ways, while still leaving room in your suitcase for your favorite jeans, heels and straightening iron.
Quilted Winter Coat Checklist:
- It's a color you adore
- The coat has a shape and is tapered in the right places
- Machine washable
- Contains 600 to 800 fill goose down