How much should one expect to pay for a good cold weather coat (with a hood)?

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    Oct 02, 2015 3:20 AM GMT
    Haven't bought one in several years and the prices I'm seeing are wayyy more than I thought.
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    Oct 02, 2015 5:54 AM GMT
    Monstrous inflation in clothing prices in recent years.

    Might save something by buying at an Outlet store?

    Best time to buy (pricewise) is after winter is heading out, and everything left is on sale.
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    Oct 02, 2015 5:56 AM GMT
    Yeah, I always buy winter clothes in January or February...when the spring style starts rolling in icon_rolleyes.gif

    But, I have 1 coat that is extremely cold resistant, I wear it when it gets below 10 degrees, or if it's snowing. It's super thick, military style coat. Even at -11 degrees, the cold will not penetrate this coat. Ive not seen a coat that warm at any mall. My moms bought it new for like $40 about 9 years ago, at a off-name store in the hood somewhere. The coat was bought from New York, but it's not a name brand. My $200-300 leather coats are just for fashion.

    You don't go to the mall to buy a winter coat. You go to the HOOD. Lol. Or the outlet malls.
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    Oct 02, 2015 7:23 AM GMT
    From LL Bean, around $150.
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    Oct 02, 2015 7:31 AM GMT
    Depends on where you live....but you might want to try a London Fog outlet store. They have an online store as well. What kind of coat are you looking for? How much did you want to spend? It sounds like we are in for a cold winter so it would be good to plan ahead.

    For colder weather, I like to wear a full length wool coat. They last for many...many years. Buy quality so that you don't have to keep replacing them. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 02, 2015 3:55 PM GMT
    Depends on how you define good. It's pretty subjective.
  • Apparition

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    Oct 02, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    Go to a thrift store, same stuff, so much cheaper.
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    Oct 02, 2015 4:38 PM GMT
    Check out the sales pages on LLBean and Lands' End for some good deals. I still have a Lakeland jacket that I bought in HS and it's as warm as ever. A little worn, and on its third zipper - hold the comments! - but its fleece lining and hood are toasty. I also have a Timberland leather jacket that's been proving its worth for over 25 years now; bought it at the outlet for under $75, as I recall. Spend the extra bucks now to get a quality coat that will literally last a lifetime.
  • Pontifex

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    Oct 02, 2015 7:26 PM GMT
    It depends on what temperatures you will face. Around here it can hover around -40 some days. I paid about $400 for my north face parka about 5 years ago. You get what you pay for if you are in a really cold climate it can make sense to pay for something that will last years than paying $100 every year for something that is just adequate and replacing it yearly.
  • spirou

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    Oct 03, 2015 12:26 AM GMT
    well i alway go in check it out price .


    i wont pick the cheapest . usually wont last a winter . and i don't want to pricy to pay for the brand .

    i go in between price . a good price is 100 -150 $


    look for stuff like zipper quality .

    Your coat should be thick enough to keep you warm on bitterly cold winter days, and heavy enough to keep cold wind off your body. Many winter coats are also waterproof or water-resistant. Keeping yourself dry is one of the best ways to stay warm.
  • LJay

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    Oct 03, 2015 12:49 AM GMT
    Take a look at prices and features at REI, L.L. Bean, Columbia and North Face. That should give you a good idea of what good quality and practical costs these days. Pretty sure that all of these places will back up their stuff, too. I am not a fan of Lands End always, but they can be OK. J. C. Penney has gotten better since it was taken back from some internet idiot who nearly ruined it.

    REI is a solid outfit for clothes that get real use. Becoming a member will get you about 10% back at the end of the year.
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    Oct 03, 2015 1:36 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice fellas.
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    Oct 03, 2015 4:13 PM GMT
    I shop nordstromrack. It is like a nordstrom outlet and myhabit, which has designer stuff at discounts.


    www.nordstromrack.com


    www.myhabit.com
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    Oct 03, 2015 5:45 PM GMT
    krush saidI shop nordstromrack. It is like a nordstrom outlet and myhabit, which has designer stuff at discounts.


    www.nordstromrack.com


    Nordstrom Rack is awesome icon_smile.gif

    I got an LL Bean coat for stargazing a while back and it is indeed warm. I can't remember how much it was though.
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    Oct 05, 2015 3:30 AM GMT
    I got mine for about $500. I don't feel a thing when it gets to about -40c icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 05, 2015 3:39 AM GMT
    100-200$