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Old 02-21-2010, 04:37 PM
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Like what is the warmest jacket made? Where can I Buy one? I live in Minnesota and it gets really cold here (even though i can stand ) and i want a super warm jacket for me and my family and friends in cause a SHTF situation.

Also, do they make things that can keep dogs warm? Like jackets or something? Just in cause I need to keep my dogs warm.
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Like what is the warmest jacket made? Where can I Buy one? I live in Minnesota and it gets really cold here (even though i can stand ) and i want a super warm jacket for me and my family and friends in cause a SHTF situation.

Also, do they make things that can keep dogs warm? Like jackets or something? Just in cause I need to keep my dogs warm.



Lots of horse clothing manufacturers make dog blankets.

For warm coats, there's tons. My warmest are Rothco, and some other mil. surps I can't think of. Also I have Eddie Bauer, Woolrich, etc. Warm is relative. I might be comfy (I am in the real cold), where you may be chillier, or vice versa. Are you of thin build, are you active outdoors, any medical conditions, your age. Need weather-proof wear. Etc. Shop around the thrift stores in your area. My area, there's always lots of real good winter outerwear in the thrift stores. You don't need brand new.

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There is no warmest jacket......

To keep warm you have to layer up, this creates trapped air which is insulation.

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Lots of horse clothing manufacturers make dog blankets.

For warm coats, there's tons. My warmest are Rothco, and some other mil. surps I can't think of. Also I have Eddie Bauer, Woolrich, etc. Warm is relative. I might be comfy (I am in the real cold), where you may be chillier, or vice versa. Are you of thin build, are you active outdoors, any medical conditions, your age. Need weather-proof wear. Etc. Shop around the thrift stores in your area. My area, there's always lots of real good winter outerwear in the thrift stores. You don't need brand new.

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Im 15, skinny, 125 pounds, i love being outdoors
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Look at mountaineering jackets, like what the guys that get to climb Everest wear.
Check out Marmot, Mountain HardWare, North Face, Patagonia, and other spendy brands. You get what you pay for, and mountaineering jackets will be spendy.
In extreme conditions, military surplus is GARBAGE. Replacable cheap CRAP.
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check out Filson , Tin cloth packer coat with wool liner,very good
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One of the warmest and toughest cold weather jackets are the Carhartt Arctic Parka with hood and Arctic bibs. Reasonalbe cost. Not as warm as some of the specialty parkas, but very good for the price. Add a couple of layers and I think you would be pleased.

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId=10927

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...6572&langId=-1

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...2167&langId=-1


Check Cabela's for synthetic parkas.
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One of the warmest and toughest cold weather jackets are the Carhartt Arctic Parka with hood and Arctic bibs. Reasonalbe cost. Not as warm as some of the specialty parkas, but very good for the price. Add a couple of layers and I think you would be pleased.

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...tegoryId=10927

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...6572&langId=-1

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...2167&langId=-1

Check Cabela's for synthetic parkas.
+1 on the Carhartt's. I got a hooded parka for Christmas from my kids. Wouldn't trade it for a new AK, well depends on how many mags got tossed in.
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Snugpak are very warm, if a little expensive.


http://www.snugpak.com
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It depends on several factors; will you be moving or stationary (ice fishing), and will you be working hard, or is it just going back and forth to the car. The warmest jacket I have ever seen is the Marmot 8000 Parka, a massive $300.00 plus dollar goose down jacket. Mine has kept me warm in minus 40 F weather, but it would not the best choice if you were active. Integral Deisgns and Feathered Friends make similar down garments. Some people swear that for a synthetic jacket, a company called Wiggys can't be beat.
If you will be moving constantly, layering is the way to go. Merino wool or Capilene as a base layer, and a secondary fleece insulation layer on top. The outermost portion would be a wind/water resistant shell. Good luck, T
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Like what is the warmest jacket made? Where can I Buy one? I live in Minnesota and it gets really cold here (even though i can stand ) and i want a super warm jacket for me and my family and friends in cause a SHTF situation.

Also, do they make things that can keep dogs warm? Like jackets or something? Just in cause I need to keep my dogs warm.
If I am going to work out in the cold I usually start with thermax or pollypro long johns, fleese layers, a wool sweater, and a Carhart Insulated coverall. If the temps are going to go below -20 I would add a down or polargaurd parka with a full coverage hood to this.

Just as important at these temps are balaclavas for your head, neck, and face, and gauntlet style gloves or mittens. Also at -20 I start replacing leather boots with insulated bunny boots, Sorel pack boot, of Mocolucks.

If your dogs are short haired they are in trouble. We have insulated coats for our smooth coated dogs, but their legs and feet stick out and they suffer.
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check out Filson , Tin cloth packer coat with wool liner,very good
I don't think too many 15 year olds are going to be able to afford Filson - but they do make an awesome product nonetheless!!

I agree on the layering though - a good underlayer, some polar fleece and a heavy wool coat on top and I can endure a whole lot of cold!!
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layers is the key.for work i wear thermals top/bottom,jeans,carharrt bibbs,fleece vest,hoodie,carharrt hooded jacket. i only wear the carharrt stuff if its going to be under 10*F and i lose the hoodie at about 40*F.i can be out in -20~30* for a long time with this setup but my hands still get cold.also if you have to exert your self with layers you can remove a few so you don't sweat but not have to remove your only insulation.
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It not too cold in Brooklyn, but I do like the occasional mountain trek. The warmest thing I wear is one-piece water-proof insulated coveralls. Kept me warm (relative term) on a gnarly day on Mount Washington. -30 with 60mph winds.
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I am a true believer in wool. Layering is key to warmth. The warmest coat I ever had was an Old Navy P coat. 100% wool. I still have that coat and its still servicable. Spent many years running traplines in Pa. and was constantly in the woods in those days sometimes for a couple weeks at a time before returning home.
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NASA developed a material called aerogel. Then they made a jacket out of it for arctic teams. If money is no option, my bet is that NASA knows what they are doing.
http://sbir.nasa.gov/SBIR/successes/ss/10-017text.html
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Something like this perhaps http://www.k9topcoat.com/ .
Or if you know someone who sews http://sweet-lucys.com/boutique/dogsewingpatterns.html
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This looks like the next best thing to crawling up inside of a freshly slaughtered Yak, if you happen to find yourself lost on a remote ice planet: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=590084 (Bulgarian Military Wool Trench Coat)
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