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Winter Jacket (Women)

Best Winter Jacket (Women) in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the winter jackets (women) in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Although Game of Thrones has ended, winter is not going to stop coming! And as long as that is there, the winter jackets are always going to be in fashion! Having the perfect winter jacket is necessary for numerous reasons; one is warmth, of course, and the second the style!

 

Winter jackets are your style statement in a season where people load themselves with layers of clothes. But these jackets give you warmth with just a single layer! Find out which are the top 7 winter jackets for women in India!

Winter Jackets (Men)

UPDATED

12/8/2021

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Rating

Material

Washing Instructions

Winter Sustainability

Pro's & Con's

Hood

Type

Sleeves

Zippers

Comfort Cuffs

Pockets

Insulation Type

Colour/s Available

Women’s Hoodie

Columbia

Women’s Hoodie

All-season

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9.5 / 10

12/2020

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Polyester

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Machine wash

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Medium to heavy winter

Omni heat technology reflects body heat
Comfort cuff with thumb hole
Interior security pocket
Not available in all sizes
Long jacket
Full
Down

Chalk

  

Black

  

Dark Plum Plaid

  

Elderberry

  

Light Bisque

  

Blue

  

Beet

Fort Collins

Qube

39207

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

12/2020

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Nylon

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Hand wash

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Moderate to heavy winter

Internal storage pocket
Nylon also makes it water-resistant
Not available in all sizes
Short jacket
Full
Synthetic

Black

  

Mustard

  

Navy

Fort Collins

Qube

89408AZ_1

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Our Rating

9.3 / 10

12/2020

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Nylon

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Hand wash

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Moderate to heavy winter

Internal storage pocket
Nylon also makes it water-resistant
Not available in all sizes
Short jacket
Full
Synthetic

Emrald

  

Fusia

  

Orange

Fort Collins

Qube

305 SMU

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

12/2020

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Cotton-poly blend

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Hand wash

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Moderate to medium winter

It is an ideal wear for a light winter
The peppy colours take away the winter blues
Cotton makes it cozy and warm
Not available in all sizes
Pull-over
Full
Synthetic

Mustarb

  

Olive

  

Black

  

Coral

  

Maroon

  

Navy Blue

  

Rose

  

Turquoise Blue

Amazon Brand

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

12/2020

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Polyester

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Dry clean

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Moderate to medium winter

Polyester shell and polyester fill make it great for a winter jacket
It is quilted with synthetic fibre
Available in all sizes
Short jacket
Sleevless
Synthetic

Mount Olive

  

Rust

  

Stone Gery

  

Black

  

Light Navy

Fleximaa

Women’s Hoodie

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9.0 / 10

12/2020

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Cotton

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Machine wash

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Light to moderate winter

Best suited for light winter
It has moisture absorbing capacity
Stretchable fabric
Not available in all sizes
Sweat-shirt
Full
Synthetic

Charcoal Milange

  

Grey Milange

  

Maroon

  

Red

  

Royal Blue

  

Black

  

Navy Blue

Goodtry G

Women’s Hoodie

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Our Rating

8.9 / 10

12/2020

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Cotton

Not mentioned

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Best suited for light winter
Not available in all sizes
Sweat-shirt
Full
Black

Columbia

Women’s Hoodie


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9.5 / 10

12/2020

Pro's & Con's

Omni heat technology reflects body heat
Comfort cuff with thumb hole
Interior security pocket
Not available in all sizes

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Washing Instructions

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Machine wash

Winter Sustainability

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Medium to heavy winter

Hood

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Long jacket

Sleeves

Full

Zippers

Comfort Cuffs

Pockets

Insulation Type

Down

Colour/s Available

Chalk

  

Black

  

Dark Plum Plaid

  

Elderberry

  

Light Bisque

  

Blue

  

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Buyer’s Guide - Winter Jacket (Women) in India

Chasing the chills away!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for winter jackets (women)

Few quick essentials to ensure warmth!

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FAQs: Learn more about the details

Get your doubts solved here!

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for winter jackets (women)

1.1 Requirement

Choosing the type of jacket depends on the nature and intensity of the winter. Generally, it is a good idea to go for a heavy snow jacket in cases you will visit places of severe cold, and snow. In areas where the intensity of the winters varies from moderate to medium cold, a heavy lining jacket is not really needed.

Hence, for making a decision, it is essential to have an idea of the level of winters in your area.

Choosing the type of jacket depends on the nature and intensity of the winter. Generally, it is a good idea to go for a heavy snow jacket in cases you will visit places of severe cold, and snow. In areas where the intensity of the winters varies from moderate to medium cold, a heavy lining jacket is not really needed.

Hence, for making a decision, it is essential to have an idea of the level of winters in your area.

1.2 Down or Synthetic Insulation

Down insulation is an insulation technique that uses an all-natural fill consisting of either goose or duck plumage (here’s myth buster, it is the soft material, which is below the feathers, and not actually the feathers). The jackets trap air between its filaments as a result of the lofty nature of the plumage. The warmth of the body then heats this trapped heat. This method of insulation, i.e. down insulation is very light, compressible and also has a long lifespan. But it is not the best it could be. Down insulation is not breathable enough and also gets affected severely when wet as it no longer keeps the body warm.

Synthetic insulation is, however, a very well-known human-made substitute technique for down insulation. In general, it is made up of sheets of polyester fibre to replicate air-trapping qualities. Even though it has a similar working mechanism, i.e. the air trapping in the fibres’ loft, heating the air with the body heat, this insulation technique, mostly, is less warm and compressible and also more massive as compared to down insulation. Additionally, it slowly loses its lofting abilities, resulting in a shorter lifespan. However, synthetic insulation is highly recommended for its wet-weather assurance. Synthetic fill isn’t affected in terms of the lofts even when it gets wet. In fact, it keeps insulating at that time as well. It also dries out faster and is more breathable compared to down insulation.

Down insulation is an insulation technique that uses an all-natural fill consisting of either goose or duck plumage (here’s myth buster, it is the soft material, which is below the feathers, and not actually the feathers). The jackets trap air between its filaments as a result of the lofty nature of the plumage. The warmth of the body then heats this trapped heat. This method of insulation, i.e. down insulation is very light, compressible and also has a long lifespan. But it is not the best it could be. Down insulation is not breathable enough and also gets affected severely when wet as it no longer keeps the body warm.

Synthetic insulation is, however, a very well-known human-made substitute technique for down insulation. In general, it is made up of sheets of polyester fibre to replicate air-trapping qualities. Even though it has a similar working mechanism, i.e. the air trapping in the fibres’ loft, heating the air with the body heat, this insulation technique, mostly, is less warm and compressible and also more massive as compared to down insulation. Additionally, it slowly loses its lofting abilities, resulting in a shorter lifespan. However, synthetic insulation is highly recommended for its wet-weather assurance. Synthetic fill isn’t affected in terms of the lofts even when it gets wet. In fact, it keeps insulating at that time as well. It also dries out faster and is more breathable compared to down insulation.

1.3 Shell

Are you looking for a soft shell or a hard shell for wearing over the mid and the base layers? Ideally, you will need both – you could get some casual picks for wearing around the city too. An advantage of the layering approach, it’s easier on your pockets in the long run, and it also lets you mix and match all of your stuff. 

Hard shells are resistant to water in nature. The parameter for a hard shell’s fabric to be determined as water-resistant, it should be able to withstand 10,000 millimetres of water pressure as a test. Consider a cylinder 10,000 mm tall, cover the bottom with that fabric and fill it up with water. A hard shell will contain and not let any water through. A coin always has two sides; the most significant disadvantage of water-resistant material is the lack of breathability. Most of the water-resistant – breathable shells, as being told, only pay attention to the water-resistant part. This is when softshell comes into the picture. These are water-resistant, however, have much better breathability. In the winter, it is an excellent idea to prioritize a shell that acts resistant to the strong wind.

Are you looking for a soft shell or a hard shell for wearing over the mid and the base layers? Ideally, you will need both – you could get some casual picks for wearing around the city too. An advantage of the layering approach, it’s easier on your pockets in the long run, and it also lets you mix and match all of your stuff. 

Hard shells are resistant to water in nature. The parameter for a hard shell’s fabric to be determined as water-resistant, it should be able to withstand 10,000 millimetres of water pressure as a test. Consider a cylinder 10,000 mm tall, cover the bottom with that fabric and fill it up with water. A hard shell will contain and not let any water through. A coin always has two sides; the most significant disadvantage of water-resistant material is the lack of breathability. Most of the water-resistant – breathable shells, as being told, only pay attention to the water-resistant part. This is when softshell comes into the picture. These are water-resistant, however, have much better breathability. In the winter, it is an excellent idea to prioritize a shell that acts resistant to the strong wind.

1.4 Cuffs

When it gets really cold in the winter, you need gloves. The type and how to wear the gloves can be decided based on cuffs. Loose cuffs are usually worn over the gloves. Moreover, if you are engaged in activities where you work from over the head, it is recommended to wear gloves over the cuff. The exact opposite is done for work where your arms will be pointed down or straight out. Under the cuffs, gloves go hand in hand with button cuffs (no pun intended!). Velcro closures are a good pick too.

When it gets really cold in the winter, you need gloves. The type and how to wear the gloves can be decided based on cuffs. Loose cuffs are usually worn over the gloves. Moreover, if you are engaged in activities where you work from over the head, it is recommended to wear gloves over the cuff. The exact opposite is done for work where your arms will be pointed down or straight out. Under the cuffs, gloves go hand in hand with button cuffs (no pun intended!). Velcro closures are a good pick too.

1.5 Zippers

It's never a good idea to have a zipper fail when you are on a mountain. Your down jacket will be instead a loose blanket, and you will have a tarp instead of a rain shell. It is imperative to pick well built and robust zippers which function smoothly. Buying a YYK zipper is an excellent decision in this case.

It's never a good idea to have a zipper fail when you are on a mountain. Your down jacket will be instead a loose blanket, and you will have a tarp instead of a rain shell. It is imperative to pick well built and robust zippers which function smoothly. Buying a YYK zipper is an excellent decision in this case.

1.6 Pockets

Few important questions to answer while looking at the pockets is that to what extent will it hold your stuff? Will it help in keeping your hands warm? Will, it let water through? Can you access them while you have a backpack-mounted on?

Few important questions to answer while looking at the pockets is that to what extent will it hold your stuff? Will it help in keeping your hands warm? Will, it let water through? Can you access them while you have a backpack-mounted on?

1.7 Hoods

Few important questions to answer while looking at a hood are, do you need one? Will it flap in the wind and make crazy sounds? Does it have a brim to keep the rain lashes off your face? Will it have problems fitting with a helmet on?

Few important questions to answer while looking at a hood are, do you need one? Will it flap in the wind and make crazy sounds? Does it have a brim to keep the rain lashes off your face? Will it have problems fitting with a helmet on?

1.8 Packs In A Pocket

They add to the aesthetic and serve some purpose, but are not recommended if you are already equipped with a bag.

They add to the aesthetic and serve some purpose, but are not recommended if you are already equipped with a bag.

1.9 Fit

Few important questions to answer while looking at the fit is, how does it fit you? Are you comfortable? Is making any movement a task in it? Is it bulking you up? In short, the jacket should be comfortable for you whether you are standing, sitting, or walking.

Few important questions to answer while looking at the fit is, how does it fit you? Are you comfortable? Is making any movement a task in it? Is it bulking you up? In short, the jacket should be comfortable for you whether you are standing, sitting, or walking.

1.10 Powder Cuffs

Hard shells and removable powder cuffs offer you versatility. However, it is not needed unless you’re skiing in the deep.

Hard shells and removable powder cuffs offer you versatility. However, it is not needed unless you’re skiing in the deep.

1.11 Adjusters

Adjusters let you fit the jacket around the body by tightening or loosening them. It is an excellent thing to have in a hard shell.

Adjusters let you fit the jacket around the body by tightening or loosening them. It is an excellent thing to have in a hard shell.

2. Use Cases: The best winter jackets (women) for you

2.1 Which type of jacket is best for a casual outdoor trip?

The winter jacket which serves you the best usually come with attached hoodies, and two layers of material to keep you warm in the severe cold. Consider a casual outdoor trip, mountain biking or even any kind of travel and transport; quilted jackets are a good pick as they come in leather, wool, polyester and fleece to keep you warm, cosy and comfortable.

The winter jacket which serves you the best usually come with attached hoodies, and two layers of material to keep you warm in the severe cold. Consider a casual outdoor trip, mountain biking or even any kind of travel and transport; quilted jackets are a good pick as they come in leather, wool, polyester and fleece to keep you warm, cosy and comfortable.

2.2 Which type of jacket is best if I don't want to wear a cap separately?

It recommended to put on a hooded jacket in winters when it’s getting cold. There is no need to put on a cap after putting on a hooded jacket. It serves multiple occasion be it going to college or as casual wear in winters. Its also a great idea to pair it with long sweaters, thermal legging and high boots.

It recommended to put on a hooded jacket in winters when it’s getting cold. There is no need to put on a cap after putting on a hooded jacket. It serves multiple occasion be it going to college or as casual wear in winters. Its also a great idea to pair it with long sweaters, thermal legging and high boots.

2.3 Which type of jacket is best for gym-goers?

Especially for a woman who is gym heads and does not like to miss their workout sessions even in winter, sweat jackets are a perfect fit for them. It provides decent warmth and is comfortable as well. However, these are casual wears that cannot be worn on official and formal occasions. It definitely would be interesting to pair it with track pants, baggy trousers or sweatpants as well.

Especially for a woman who is gym heads and does not like to miss their workout sessions even in winter, sweat jackets are a perfect fit for them. It provides decent warmth and is comfortable as well. However, these are casual wears that cannot be worn on official and formal occasions. It definitely would be interesting to pair it with track pants, baggy trousers or sweatpants as well.

2.4 Which jacket is best when it's snowing?

The trench coat is the answer to this question. It is most likely to become your best friend in the snow. Unlike any woollen coat made for ladies, this coat is lightweight as well as water-resistant. You can put this winter coat on over any sweater or a dress.

The trench coat is the answer to this question. It is most likely to become your best friend in the snow. Unlike any woollen coat made for ladies, this coat is lightweight as well as water-resistant. You can put this winter coat on over any sweater or a dress.

2.5 Which jacket is best for windy days?

If you often visit and travel through places with heavy winds, a windcheater is a must use for you. Even though they are not made up of wool, they are made to you keep you safe from the heavy winds. During travelling or commuting, you can wear a windcheater over your sweater, and you are good to go! A windcheater is known to go well with sports shoes, trousers, tops and track pants

If you often visit and travel through places with heavy winds, a windcheater is a must use for you. Even though they are not made up of wool, they are made to you keep you safe from the heavy winds. During travelling or commuting, you can wear a windcheater over your sweater, and you are good to go! A windcheater is known to go well with sports shoes, trousers, tops and track pants

3. FAQs: Learn more about the details

3.1 What are good winter jacket brands?

We have shortlisted the top 7 winter jackets for you. Check out below which brands they belong to!

We have shortlisted the top 7 winter jackets for you. Check out below which brands they belong to!

3.2 Can winter jackets be washed?

Yes, winter jackets can be washed. The washing methods will depend upon the type of jacket and its washing needs. To see specific washing instructions, check out our guide below.

Yes, winter jackets can be washed. The washing methods will depend upon the type of jacket and its washing needs. To see specific washing instructions, check out our guide below.

3.3 How should a winter jacket fit?

The shoulder seams should line-up with your shoulders and would make you feel comfortable. It should not be too tight at your bust nor too fitting at the chest of the waist. You should be able to raise your hands above your head without any discomfort. If you can do that, then the jacket is a perfect fit.

The shoulder seams should line-up with your shoulders and would make you feel comfortable. It should not be too tight at your bust nor too fitting at the chest of the waist. You should be able to raise your hands above your head without any discomfort. If you can do that, then the jacket is a perfect fit.

3.4 How to wash a winter jacket with fur?

Check our washing instructions below!

Check our washing instructions below!

3.5 Which winter jacket is the warmest?

The warmest jackets depend on how warm you want them to be. It will entirely depend upon where you are going to use it and how severe is the cold.

The warmest jackets depend on how warm you want them to be. It will entirely depend upon where you are going to use it and how severe is the cold.

3.6 What are different types of winter jackets?

Have a look at our use cases to see what are different types of winter jacket!

Have a look at our use cases to see what are different types of winter jacket!

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for winter jackets (women)

4.1 How to wash a winter jacket?

Here are a few tips!

  • If the label of the jacket specifies any particular washing instructions, pay close attention to them. These may include instructions like a wash with cold water only, etc.

  • Using fabric softener is recommended if you have a cotton jacket.

  • If your jacket has any additional inner layer lining, then do not put it in the drier since the stitches can come off.

  • When a washing instruction specifies a jacket as “machine wash” see to it that you set it on the softest possible setting.

Here are a few tips!

  • If the label of the jacket specifies any particular washing instructions, pay close attention to them. These may include instructions like a wash with cold water only, etc.

  • Using fabric softener is recommended if you have a cotton jacket.

  • If your jacket has any additional inner layer lining, then do not put it in the drier since the stitches can come off.

  • When a washing instruction specifies a jacket as “machine wash” see to it that you set it on the softest possible setting.

4.2 How to maintain a winter jacket?

This is what our experts say!

  • Store your jacket in a dry place; preferably in a closet.

  • Make sure that you follow the washing instructions.

  • If you use the jacket very frequently, turn it inside-out before hanging it up. This will clear the odour and stuffiness.

This is what our experts say!

  • Store your jacket in a dry place; preferably in a closet.

  • Make sure that you follow the washing instructions.

  • If you use the jacket very frequently, turn it inside-out before hanging it up. This will clear the odour and stuffiness.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures, and things to know about winter jackets (women)

5.1 The Canadian Eskimo women made the very first parkas using whale or seal intestines to create water-resistant coats.

5.2 Himation, a garment similar to a Roman toga, was used as a blanket by Greek soldiers on cold nights!

5.3 The members of the British army used goatskins or sheepskin over their tunics to stay warm.

5.1 The Canadian Eskimo women made the very first parkas using whale or seal intestines to create water-resistant coats.

5.2 Himation, a garment similar to a Roman toga, was used as a blanket by Greek soldiers on cold nights!

5.3 The members of the British army used goatskins or sheepskin over their tunics to stay warm.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best winter jackets (women)

We have listed the 7 best winter jackets that made it to our list after strict scrutiny. The product reviews are formulated in a way to give you a quick overview of the details.

We have listed the 7 best winter jackets that made it to our list after strict scrutiny. The product reviews are formulated in a way to give you a quick overview of the details.

6.1 Columbia Women's Hoodie

Why?

  • This full-length jacket is your best choice for the winter season as it is stuffed with down insulation and made of 100% polyester.

  • The Omni Heat technology locks and reflects the body heat and keeps you warm.

  • The jacket has comfort cuffs with a thumb-hole for better fitting and comfort.

  • Hand pockets are zippered, and you have additional internal pockets for more storage.

  • You can easily machine-wash it.

  • It is the perfect choice if you are surrounded by severe winter!

Why?

  • This full-length jacket is your best choice for the winter season as it is stuffed with down insulation and made of 100% polyester.

  • The Omni Heat technology locks and reflects the body heat and keeps you warm.

  • The jacket has comfort cuffs with a thumb-hole for better fitting and comfort.

  • Hand pockets are zippered, and you have additional internal pockets for more storage.

  • You can easily machine-wash it.

  • It is the perfect choice if you are surrounded by severe winter!

6.2 Fort Collins Qube 39207 and 89408AZ_1

Why?

  • Fort Collins always live up to its brand name! These two jackets are made of 100% nylon and have a synthetic filling.

  • Since they are made of nylon, they are also water-resistant up to some limit.

  • It has a front opening zipper and fits perfectly.

  • The nylon and synthetic filling traps adequate heat inside as well as allow for moisture to escape.

  • The jackets are very breathable and will give you maximum comfort.

  • The hoods are lined with synthetic fur which ensures maximum warmth.

  • The front pockets come with a buttoned closure and will be great for storing any additional material. Or even just warm your hands!

Why?

  • Fort Collins always live up to its brand name! These two jackets are made of 100% nylon and have a synthetic filling.

  • Since they are made of nylon, they are also water-resistant up to some limit.

  • It has a front opening zipper and fits perfectly.

  • The nylon and synthetic filling traps adequate heat inside as well as allow for moisture to escape.

  • The jackets are very breathable and will give you maximum comfort.

  • The hoods are lined with synthetic fur which ensures maximum warmth.

  • The front pockets come with a buttoned closure and will be great for storing any additional material. Or even just warm your hands!

6.3 Fort Collins Women's Sweat-shirt

Why?

  • This is a typical sweat-shirt that you can pull-over anytime during a light winter.

  • It is made of a cotton-polyester blend and successfully retains warmth and absorbs moisture.

  • It has angled front pockets that make it easier for you to warm your hands!

  • It is available in 8 peppy shades and styles for you to choose from!.

  • If you are searching for your on-the-go pull-over, this is the one!

Why?

  • This is a typical sweat-shirt that you can pull-over anytime during a light winter.

  • It is made of a cotton-polyester blend and successfully retains warmth and absorbs moisture.

  • It has angled front pockets that make it easier for you to warm your hands!

  • It is available in 8 peppy shades and styles for you to choose from!.

  • If you are searching for your on-the-go pull-over, this is the one!

6.4 Amazon Brand's Symbol

Why?

  • This sleeveless jacket is one that you should not miss out on!

  • Made with 100% polyester shell and filling, you will love this jacket if you are an outdoor person!

  • If you pair it up with a full sleeve t-shirt on the inside, stay assured that it will keep you warm throughout!

  • Front pockets are angled to make it easy for you to stuff your hands!

  • It is available in 5 shades, so take your pick!

Why?

  • This sleeveless jacket is one that you should not miss out on!

  • Made with 100% polyester shell and filling, you will love this jacket if you are an outdoor person!

  • If you pair it up with a full sleeve t-shirt on the inside, stay assured that it will keep you warm throughout!

  • Front pockets are angled to make it easy for you to stuff your hands!

  • It is available in 5 shades, so take your pick!

6.5 Fleximma Women's Cotton Hoodie & Goodtry G Cotton Hoodie

Why?

Why?