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Old 08-13-2010, 02:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My wonderful 18 year old daughter will be going to college this fall in Vermont. I need good WARM winter coat recommendations from other Mamas!

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Old 08-13-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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LL Bean has the warmest coats. Check the temp. rating for each coat though to make sure you get one that is warm enough. I have had mine for 15 years and it still looks brand new. It is also the warmest coat I have ever owned!
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columbia has really nice, warm 3-in-1 coats that aren't hugely bulky. i got mine off ebay since it was way cheaper there. i usually get the kids jacket/snowpants that way too. the columbia stuff is warm, holds up well, and then i resell it after they outgrow it.
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I know it's super expensive (it was a Christmas gift for me), but I have a long, down Patagonia jacket in black. Because it's black and a little more stylish than some jackets it doesn't look too poofy. It covers my thighs and is just so warm and comfortable.
Here's a link: http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/prod...?p=28436-0-171

And it seems to me that it's something that can be used for years and years. Maybe you could find it on eBay. Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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I've lived in VT my whole life and never really found a coat i was 100% happy with keeping me warm! I usually get Columbia, but even then i need a sweater or sweatshirt under it....brrr it gets coooollllldddd here

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Northface or Marmot make super warm down coats
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Old 08-18-2010, 11:15 PM
 
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I'm in NH, and my Columbia does a pretty good job, but I do also always wear a layer or three under it. Honestly, I'm a huge fan of huge wool sweaters with several layers under them, unless it's ridiculously cold (below zero) or I need to dress up.
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Yeah, some warm layers to mix and match makes all the difference.
Silk undershirts/leggings, plenty of wool everywhere, and definitely a warm hat that she likes.
And, of course, a layer needs to be windproof

I get all that sort of stuff here:
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/

While you're there, get some midweight SmartWool socks.
Warm, dry feet are so important, too- I live in smartwools 7 months of each year!

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Yay, Smartwool! We've got an LL Bean outlet here in Concord so I usually get mine there. They even had ones for infants, so Skyler will have some this winter!
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