Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday's Fancies :: Winter Jackets

Mountain Wear

Left to right:
The Puffy: Patagonia // prAna // Marmot  // The North Face
Rain Jacket: Columbia // Merrell // Patagonia // Lolë 
Après: Merrell // prAna // Patagonia  // EMU

Halloween is quickly approaching and we actually have rain/snow in our forecast so what better time than now to share my Fall/Winter jacket picks for any mountain getaway. Today it's all about off the hill fun and functional fashion.  Anyone who's looked in my closet knows I have more jackets then one person needs, but each one serves a different need.

Let's start with the
"puffy." There all all sorts of puffy's out there, but if you're going to rock one invest in a jacket that will last multiple seasons. My favorite is the Patagonia Downtown Loft jacket, it's perfect for all things off the hill.  It has a nice length and cut plus it's water repellant and blocks the wind. Runner up -- Marmot Jena Down. Why? because it's great when you need to layer.

Rain jackets are perfect for layering or worn alone. During Fall months I'll rock a rain jacket with a sweater or down vest under for cozy goodness. For me, it's a tie between the Patagonia Rain Shadow and Columbia Compounder shell (full review by Eric Miller). Both will protect you from rain and well light snow, but if it's snowing layer up as these are not insulated.

Of course I saved the best for last! Who doesn't love to go out after a long day on the hill. It's still cold out, but there's no need to rock your ski jacket unless it's dumping snow. The Merrell Aubrey is one of my favorite winter jackets. The toggles add just a bit of detail, plus there's a hood just in case you're caught in inclement weather. If you haven't caught on I love all things Patagonia so naturally when I saw their new winter line I fell in love with the Pelage Coat. It looks so warm and cozy and perfect for girls night out in the city or mountains.

You don't have to lived in the mountains to rock these jackets, but remember it's worth investing in performance gear. Now you just have to decide on the color.

xo, Tiara 

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  1. Love the puffy ones! I wish it would get cold here so I could break out the outerwear!!


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