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Old 10-04-2011, 10:34 AM   #16
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I need a new WARM winter coat, too. BUT I am allergic to feathers/down. I just spoke with my allergist and she said no way am I to wear my current down coat.((I was hoping since its only 20 or 30 minutes at a time I'd be okay))

Anyway .... what would you all suggest for a really warm bum covering winter coat without down??
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:44 AM   #17
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Oh I am definately watching these ideas.
I need a warm winter coat too but my problem is static electricity. I can't wear one with fleece lining because it causes static and I get terrible shocks. I have major problems in the winter with static, to the point that it is really painful.
All my coats in the past have had nylon linings but I can't find one like that anywhere.
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:49 PM   #18
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I hate the cold & I hate bulky jackets. I finally found the perfect jacket at LL Bean. It looks bulky but isn't and it's soooo lightweight!

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/65929?feat=610-GN1

Here it is on sale - only available in 1 color, but in 4 szes (incuding petite)
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/70853?feat=507481-GN3


For the poster who said you're allergic to down, so am I and I haven't had any issues wearing this coat. My commute is 30 mins. If you aren't able to wear down at all, here's a great alternative. I have the 3/4 wool-lined raincoat version.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/51489?feat=610-GN1
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:04 PM   #19
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Land's End has a lot of last year's down coats on clearance right now. I just got 2 last week for $22.97 each, with free shipping! I am a pet sitter and believe me I understand the need for a warm coat, because I walk dogs all winter long in Wisconsin. I like the lightweight feel of the Land's End coats, and the ones I bought were both rated for -5 to -30 degrees.

My last coat was a Columbia and I had it for several years before the zipper broke. Overall I liked the fit and feel of it, but despite that fact that it was touted to be a warm coat, it was not. I froze in that thing and always had to wear a lot of layers!
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:11 PM   #20
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22.00 is a great price! Also check Burlington for coats if you have one near, they carry name brand as for Columbia I found them great for skiing back home on the west coast but they did zilch for keeping the bite of windchill in the negatives out.

Hmmm I am beginning to see why my family was one of the few that were in shorts at Disney in December almost anywhere is downright balmy compared to Midwest in winter!
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:39 PM   #21
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I also have a Lands End down filled coat that goes down to about my mid thigh. Down is the only way to go if you live somewhere that is very cold
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:06 AM   #22
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I have a Columbia. It does not look warm, but it really is and it has lasted forever!
Yup, my 3 in 1 Columbia has lasted for almost 8 years and still looks brand new.

It has a zip out fleece liner, so I can use it as a windbreaker, wear the fleece separate or put the two together for a warm winter jacket.

ETA: I live in Wisconsin.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:46 PM   #23
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North Face all the way!!!!!

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...t-_-north+face
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #24
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I need a new WARM winter coat, too. BUT I am allergic to feathers/down. I just spoke with my allergist and she said no way am I to wear my current down coat.((I was hoping since its only 20 or 30 minutes at a time I'd be okay))

Anyway .... what would you all suggest for a really warm bum covering winter coat without down??
Would PrimaLoft work since it is synthetic? It's amazing material; both my husband and I have coats made out of it. He likes it much better than his down since it's less bulky and better in wet conditions.

http://www.primaloft.com/en/performa...outerwear.html
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:04 AM   #25
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Women's warm winter coat suggestion

Hi,

I have found a winter customized clothing store The Custom Clothing. It have good collection of customized woolen jackets, overcoats, capes for men and women.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:46 AM   #26
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I was going suggest primaloft also. If you can get to Birch Run outlets they have a North Face outlet. I was there last week. They had great down jackets marked down and an additional 40% off. I got a primaloft jacket for my S org. $199, for $89.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:17 AM   #27
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Taking notes here, we just moved to Virginia after 14 years in Florida. Our idea of winter clothes were a fleece jacket and fur lined flip flops LOL I've already decided I will probably freeze to death here!
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:52 PM   #28
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This LL Bean coat! http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/42359...warm-coat-long

It's down filled and fairly light. I love the long length- makes such a difference in staying warm. I live in Florida now so I don't need mine anymore but I still have it.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #29
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Winter Coat

I also vote for LL Bean Baxter State Parka. I broke down and bought one 3 years ago and it was the best money I ever spent. I was tired of always being cold, it is great and best part is the hood is also lined with down so it stays on and doesn't blow off every time the wind picks up. Love it, so warm and comfy I could use it for a blanket.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #30
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I would hope the OP has a coat by now. The thread is from 2011 and was bumped up by spam.
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