Not-fun fact: January is cold.
So is February. And depending where you live, March is no picnic either. Which means that braving the outdoors requires the proper protective gear.
Boots, gloves, hats, jackets... yes, it turns out your mom was right to bundle you up when it's cold outside.
But lest you look like that kid from "A Christmas Story," let's leave mom out of the decision on what to wear this winter.
To assist all your torso-covering endeavors, we've compiled 10 great jackets across a range of weights and styles, so you can walk down the street in a cocoon of warmth and look good while doing it.
You don't have to know what pre-baffled fabric is to appreciate how this 800-fill-power goose down jacket insulates you from the elements. $425, Aether
Canada Goose is best known for its extreme weather parkas sporting fur-lined collars, but unless you're on an Antarctic expedition, you'll probably be OK with this windproof matte-finish jacket with a nylon ripstop shell. $575, Canada Goose
This military-inspired short-waist parka is meant to withstand freezing temperatures and make you look more like a pilot than usual. $200, Alpha Industries
For dressier affairs, perhaps this wool-blend camel-colored topcoat. $229, Club Monaco
Stay warm on the slopes or in the harshest winter conditions with this everything-proof GORE-TEX hooded jacket. $999, Arc'teryx
This mid-length parka is warm, durable and one of the most affordable options around. $99, Uniqlo
Jöttnar was born in Arctic Norway and created by a couple Royal Marine commandos. So this warm, lightweight number should get you to and from your neighborhood coffeeshop just fine. $375, Jöttnar
The soft fleece liner keeps you warm, and the weather-resistant shell keeps you dry. It's a real team effort. $159, L.L. Bean
Many trucker jackets value style over substance, but this trucker jacket is nice enough to provide both. The 550-fill down insulation is joined by fleece-lined pockets, a fleece-lined collar and a water-repellant shell. $119, Eddie Bauer
Drape yourself in retro-style warmth with this 800-fill down sweater jacket. It's lightweight, windproof and durable, so it's perfect for hiking, camping and far less taxing stuff, too. $229, Patagonia