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 custom bonded baffling is to appreciate how this 800-fill-power goose down jacket insulates you from the elements. $625, Aether
Developed in the 1930s, Eddie Bauer's Skyliner jacket was the first down jacket patented in America. Today's version hews closely to the original, but with some modern trappings, like premium down insulation and rib-knit collar, cuffs and hem. $171, Eddie Bauer
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 bomber modeled after the jackets worn by post-war bush pilots in Canada's North. $1,095, Canada Goose
For dressier affairs, here's a wool-blend camel-colored topcoat. $398, Club Monaco
This military-inspired short-waist parka is meant to withstand freezing temperatures and make you look more like a pilot than usual. $225, Alpha Industries
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
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
This insulated, water-repellent, windproof outer layer keeps the warmth in and the elements out. $278, Ten Thousand
When you've just had it with winter, this down jacket has a built-in heater. Three battery-powered heat panels—one at the back and two at the chest—activate to keep you warm. And a special metallic lining helps to spread and store said heat. $224, Huckberry