Free Country’s temperature rating is subjective. Since everyone has a different tolerance and
comfort level, depending on temperature, we don’t feel that a temperature rating or ranking of our products can realistically instruct you on how warm or cool a jacket is for your taste. For some, a crisp New York City morning at 55 degrees is quite inviting (especially after a long winter!) – But for others, a morning at 55 degrees is worth a ski parka and a sick day off of work.
When facing nature’s elements, we know that comfort and durability are the most important to consider before making a purchase. Here’s some tips to consider that may fit your needs when assessing the warmth of your jacket:
- 3-in-1 Systems Jackets: Having the option to modify your temperature on the go will guarantee you the most comfort throughout a long day (or night), maximum versatility, and the best value for price! Plus, the removable inner jacket can function as its own coverage on warmer days, too! Shop here.
- Down and Insulated Jackets: If you’re looking to adventure out in the cold, and dislike the idea of removing an inner layer before stepping outdoors, a more insulated jacket may be what you need! We recommend Down or Polyfill Insulation Jackets if you’re after durability and dynamic movements together. Insulated jackets keep you toasty all day long, but without the bulk of other winter jackets, which means it will keep you moving on-the-go! Shop here.
- Casual, Midweight & Work Jackets: Feeling like you just need that warm and cozy jacket to throw on when the sun disappears? We recommend any sort of Midweight Garment that is fleece or quilted lined, and unlike Down Jackets, not insulated. The benefit to not having an insulation layer in these garments is that it utilizes a soft and heat-capturing material without trapping in and reflecting all the heat your body naturally produces (especially as you’re moving around!). These options will be warm enough for your average chilly days, without striving to protect you from extreme weather conditions. Shop here.
- Fleece & Softshell are our favorite picks when it comes to layering. They offer added warmth in the winter, as well as sufficient protection on their own in transitional months, like Spring or Fall. Our best recommendation is to strive for comfort and durability. Shop Fleece and Shop Softshell