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Posted: 9/24/2005 5:13:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 5:16:41 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]

what style of winter coat do you prefer?

the pea coat looks like a nice warm coat for the winter

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:15:48 PM EDT
Nope, Carhart all the way. I like the idea of THESE though for those times I do carry.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:18:42 PM EDT
I have a pea coat for dressier occasions.

German milsurp parka from Sportsmansguide for cold cold weather.

Carhart for when I'm working.

Swiss long wool coat, sort of like a pea coat.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:21:28 PM EDT
I have done alot of cold weather camping. without a tent.

I like to have a parka with a detachable hood.

Also if I am not wearing a parka I prefer to have a Nylon shell that is water and wind proof, Gortex preferable. That way I can use layers, like synthetic fleece.


synthics: like nylon, spandex, polar fleece, polypropolene

non synthics: Wool and silk.

silk is awsome for sock liners and long underwear, it wicks the moisture away like polypropolene
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:22:47 PM EDT
carhart are not good, if your going to get rain or snow that melts on you.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:23:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 5:23:55 PM EDT by MuRDoC]
I have a jacket for around town(black sued), I have a working jacket(carhart) have a hunting jacket(M65 field jacket with liner) that I use for hunting animals, two and four legged.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:25:17 PM EDT
I used a pea coat a long time ago.

I've been using a Harley Davidson jacket for the last 16 years.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:26:01 PM EDT
I wear a wind breaker. When it really gets cold I wear a jacket. Than again I live where a cold front is in the upper 30's at night and mid 40's during the day. The other side of the story is the 98 to 105 during the summer which lasts from early June to end of October.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:26:03 PM EDT
I have a black trenchcoats lots of space to hide stuff under and lots of pockets to hide stuff in
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:26:07 PM EDT
I have a Columbia Sportswear parka for when its really cold, but most of the time I either wear a Carhart jacket or a columbia polartec fleece in the winter.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:26:37 PM EDT
I have a ski jacket shell that I have used for years. It is waterproof and windproof. If I need warm, I can add a sweater or something.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:27:22 PM EDT
If you can find a real real pea coat in one of the Army-Navy Surplus stores, you'd be better off than with the Alpha. The pre-80 pea coats are thick, 100% wool, and are longer than the one pictured. You can tell the way the one pictured lays out, that it is not very thick. After 1980, then changed to a polyester-wool blend and it just wasn't as good as the 100% wool.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:28:15 PM EDT
Love my Pea Coat.. have worn it for several years especially when back in college.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:28:57 PM EDT
I had a kahki M65 with a Thinsulate liner from Brigade Quatermaster when I was in Dallas duirng Nov/Dec. Not quite warm enough for this So. Calif boy.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:29:13 PM EDT
i usually wear carharts, but i have a pea coat that i wear on occasion
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:29:51 PM EDT
barn coat
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:29:58 PM EDT
LL Bean Field Coat
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:30:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 5:31:13 PM EDT by twonami]

Cheap, warm, dry.
Down and Gore-tex
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:31:49 PM EDT
I'm in the middle of shopping for a new "classic hunter" red and black plaid, all wool coat.

Being a New Hampshire resident, I think think I'm obligated to own one.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:33:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 7:16:48 PM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By ED_P:
I'm in the middle of shopping for a new "classic hunter" red and black plaid, all wool coat.

Being a New Hampshire resident, I think think I'm obligated to own one.


spoken for
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:34:42 PM EDT
I mainly wear thermals and hooded sweatshirts for much of the winter. But alot of that has to do with the fact that I work in the cold weather, and my job requires that I be fairly mobile (hence no heavy coats).

But then, even on my off days, it's usually hooded sweat shirts and a flight jacket or harrington. Again, with thermals.

I never have a problem staying warm in the aforementioned gear.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:36:47 PM EDT
No way, I'd wear a SS style black "panzer" wrap with officer silver piping. (actually i do ) They come without nazi insignia (you can sew your own) but cost a bundle 300$!! Can be found at various internet recreator sites like G-max and 'at the front' without the nazi stuff it looks really cool! I always get questions about where I got it. Then i mention the price! I'm tellin ya the girls can't resist the closet Nazi nazi look!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:38:40 PM EDT
I wear a Banana Republic photog's vest, jean jacket or a leather jacket...depending upon how cold it gets.

Last year, it didn't get cold much at all.

It's too back BR doesn't make those vests anymore...they are just incredible for CCW.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:40:25 PM EDT
Last year of school they were quite fasionable; I wanted one, but couldn't justify the cost, even through surplus shops.

The M65 was reasonably warm.

More importantly, P coats (and the greyish synthetic/scrap fiber yuppie coats) were heavy but thinner, and hid a concealed pistol very well, but swept out of the way easily.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:47:52 PM EDT

Here in the winter it's:
Thermals under a turtleneck under a pullover polar fleece under a scarf under full length 6"thick wool topped with a hat and gloves.

And that's just INDOORS!

gah. Winter's coming...................<insert frozen smiley here>
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:55:26 PM EDT
I wear this one when I'm feeling "sassy"

Other wise I normally wear this

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 5:58:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I have a woolrich XXL like that minus the hood if you want it, hardly worn.
IM me

IM Sent.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:07:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I have a black trenchcoats lots of space to hide stuff under and lots of pockets to hide stuff in

Nice choice. With mine I can flash a whole troop of Girl Scouts with one sweep!
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:08:34 PM EDT
been wearing them for at least 15 years
lots of pockets including hidden ones, and the current one I have goes down below my waist, which is important in winter up here
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:09:46 PM EDT
I have a real Pea Coat from when I was in the Navy. Still fits.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:09:52 PM EDT
I own and wear all of the coats in your poll.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:16:21 PM EDT
I have a columbia jacket that has a removable fleece liner. I wear the liner untill the cold parts of winter. The outer shell is fairly water resistant and stops the wind in its tracks.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:20:54 PM EDT
I have a nice leather jacket. Stays warm, keeps me dry, looks good, and it blends in with the grass growing around our ranch.

Plus I can fit enough food for seven people in the pockets when we go to the movies.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:24:29 PM EDT
I've got a brown leather jacket. I have a college jacket as well.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:24:30 PM EDT

Filson coats
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:38:20 PM EDT
Pea coat?

Mebbe in the spring or fall.

In winter? nothing less than an Air Force arctic parka.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:48:56 PM EDT
I don't think there is a winter in texas. I think one winter I hauled the winter coat out for two weeks.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:51:20 PM EDT
Royal Air Force Irvin
made by Eastman Leather Co.


Link Posted: 9/24/2005 6:57:51 PM EDT
LL Bean "Warm Up Jacket". Add a fleece vest when it's really cold...
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:02:31 PM EDT
Never wear your pea jacket on the poop deck.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:47:12 PM EDT
I wear a Columbia shell similar to this one.

When it's really cold I'll wear a fleece under it.

It's waterproof and breathable, works great for the wet winters here in FL.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:51:06 PM EDT
I'm pretty much Cooper A2 year 'round but, I'm one of "THOSE GUYS" lol

(Older dudes that think they look good in goatskin)
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:52:12 PM EDT
Before 8/13/05:

Around town-- Goretex rowing team outer shell, with a fleece pullover under if necessary...

In the field-- Nylon jacket, again, with the fleece under if necessary.

This winter...

Whatever the sign at the sallyport says I'm wearing.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 7:54:48 PM EDT
Carhart ... though I have heard a sneaky rumor that my family might get me a nice filson coat as a gift soon.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:03:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

gah. Winter's coming...................

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:50:54 PM EDT
Besides my motorcycle leathers, all my jackets and coats are Carhartt. So are my jeans. They made good stuff. Winter in Minnesota - a Carhartt Traditional Coat / Arctic Quilt Lined, with just a T-shirt and sometimes my leather vest, is always enough coat.

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 8:53:05 PM EDT
Colombia gear or some type of outdoors jacket.
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:12:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:16:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 11:44:07 PM EDT by barkley-addict]
is this a carhart or whatever maybe, not certain, winter clothes are somewhere in the closet, it was a present so not certain.

warm underlayers

poncho liner jacket liner

army poly pro shirt


if it's not freezing I just use the layers topped with a light camo fleece hood, or sometimes just the poncho liner jacket

if it's really cold, the coat in the photo over a warm layers

the absolute warmest jacket I have is actually a light down filled miami dolphins starter jacket, it's from way back when and I'm to old for such a jacket, but sometimes on frezing winter nights I go with it when I go out with the dogs.

I was in the navy for 9 months, after I got out of the army, so I also have a navy pea coat from the navy, rarely worn and in mint condition, but it doesn't go with anything, I never dress up that much. Heck of a coat though.
It's been a while since I've worn a army field jacket. I might have mine somewhere in the attic, not certain.

Not that any of this matters, but thus it is with being online.....................

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:18:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2005 9:18:45 PM EDT by Fat_McNasty]

Link Posted: 9/24/2005 9:29:23 PM EDT
Carhartt extremes here in the winter
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