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post #1 of 22 Old 10-10-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Cold weather riding jacket suggestions

I am in need if if a new winter coat and was thinking of trying something different. I would like a coat light in weight yet plenty warm and some what water repellent. Maybe a zip out/ in liner so it can be versatile. But needs to be warm enough for below 0* F temps. Lots of handy pockets would be nice too;)
I started looking at coats in Cabelas but I am not up to date on all the new fangled materials. I am used to the old fashioned stuff like wool..LOL!
Willing to spend up to $250.
Anyone have any suggestions for my unicorn of a winter coat?

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post #2 of 22 Old 10-10-2013, 10:25 PM
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Hmmmm I don't know what brand it is but mine came from the army/navy supply store. It was my uncles and he gave it to me when he moved down to florida because I ride in sub zero weather. It has quite a few pockets and is warm but not too heavy. I don't know how water repellent it is, I mean I use it in the winter and have never been wet. I'd check there to find this coatunicorn! :)
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post #3 of 22 Old 10-10-2013, 10:41 PM
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I've always had good results with my Carhartts. You can wear something relatively light and wear a couple layers of fleece underneath it and it's warmer than one big heavy coat. I've got a medium weight Carhartt like this and a couple of years ago, when the winter down here was particularly bitter (sub zero not counting wind chills, with the wind it was pushing lower than -20). With it and a couple layers of fleece, I was having to unzip because I was starting to sweat while riding.

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post #4 of 22 Old 10-10-2013, 10:51 PM
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Carhartt all the way! My best one was a onsie! It wasn't a bad weight and I had to dress light under it, or die sweating! T-shirt - light! Unfortunately, the mice got it. :( my replacement is only a lightweight and I have to layer up under it like a savage. So stiff!
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post #5 of 22 Old 10-10-2013, 10:51 PM
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I have found that I am quite warm in an all down coat even in the coldest conditions. I have a less puffy down filled Ariat coat that I can use mostly all winter and a heavier down Mountain Horse jacket in really really cold conditions. I'm comfortable with the Ariat one up to -20C. You just need to vary your base layers depending on the temperature.
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post #6 of 22 Old 10-10-2013, 11:01 PM
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Everyone loves carhartt I have never liked the look of them. For riding I like my Ariat puffy coat but for ranchwork I would try one of those carhartt however.
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post #7 of 22 Old 10-10-2013, 11:08 PM
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Carhartt here too. But definitely nothing that's silky, drives me bonkers riding!
Check out bargainoutfitters.com, got a hydra brand canvas quilted lined work jacket and overhauls for $20 each, tried them on and I was toasty warm! They have super deals on really great products.

(Not soliciting, I'm just addicted to that site!)

Last year I got a fancy down Patagonia coat and I despise it. Keeps me "normal" temp, but it's loud and I never feel warm.
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Personally, for riding I like a high quality ranch style down jacket. You can get them in a riding length which helps cover the upper portion of your legs but they are Very warm so it must be cold out. They are light weight and you can move in them easily but they do get pricey. Other than that it is carhartt all the way!!!!

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post #9 of 22 Old 10-11-2013, 08:25 AM
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I've discovered a heavy wool jacket/sweater (knitted) is still the warmest with maybe a light lined nylon jacket over top for wind and water resistance. I deal with -30 temps. The double nylon jackets, both with interlining, and rated for -40, will radiate the cold inward and seems to hold it but found that this doesn't happen with the heavy wool and lightly lined nylon jacket.
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post #10 of 22 Old 10-11-2013, 12:18 PM
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I buy ski jackets from TJ Maxx or Marshalls - brand names usually for much lower prices
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