So whether you’re looking to buy a proper slopes-ready coat or want to add some more stylish outerwear to the mix, choose your winter jackets wisely to make sure you get the most for your money. For a sporty winter jacket, durability is key. You’ll want a waterproof, windproof, rugged exterior and a warm synthetic insulation. For a casual jacket, go for comfort and versatility. But be warned: don’t skimp on quality and fit. "A jacket that fits right will leave you looking better and feeling warmer," says Hadley Whittemore, Clothing Sales Specialist at REI Seattle. "The trick is to try on lots of jackets before making your final decision."
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To make purchasing easier on you (and your wallet), we hunted down the 10 best winter jackets under $200. This way, you won't go broke on coats, but you’ll still look and feel sharpin every occasion.
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