With many people on the East Coast having received their first snow showers over the weekend, it’s safe to say that winter has officially come—and that it’s only get colder the further into the season we get. And as nice as wool coats can be, every now and again you just need to make sure you’re warm. Like really, really warm. Enter the down jacket.
What’s great about down is that it’s lightweight and will keep you toasty no matter what activity you’re doing. What’s even better is that because it doesn’t take up too much space most brands offer packable options, which means you can have that extra layer of real warmth, whenever you may need it, without it taking up much space in your bag. Here are five options to keep on you, just in case the weather outside gets a little more frightful than you bargained for.