Cold winters are inevitable, hence why it’s called winter.  So skimping on the appropriate clothing to circumvent frostbite, or the very least that nagging chill that runs down your spine as you step into 20 F degree weather, is never a good idea.  Fold a snowball fight into the mix, on what is generally a brutally sunny day, and you’ll wish you had one of these, the  Matt Nylon Hooded Jacket.

It’s costs a whopping $428, so let’s hope it can keep you warm in the worst of freezes.  Unlike other puffy coats of this ilk (they make other, lighter versions), it includes a fully zippable hoodie that covers both your head and face.  A variety of ventilation ports will keep you from suffocating, while a set of built-in goggles ensure your eyes are protected from the sun beaming off the snow.  That, or a snowball hurled into your face at 50mph.  There is even a set of ear ports so you can stay aware of your surrounding, such as tactical snowball warfare calls, or traffic while crossing the road.  And that pompom.  It can be removed, which is a must unless you want to be hazed into wearing a much sleeker, yet less warm jacket this winter.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."