Puffy coats. Puffy vests. Puffy bras. (Okay, no bra, but don’t put it past me…we have a fleece bra coming out this year). Turns out puff is a powerful force. Jackets are best for the frigid cold; that ticket to the outdoors all winter long. But for the modern woman, the vest is might be her number one go-to. One part armor and storage maker, and one part warmth and finishing layer… the vest is wings out all day long.
I credit my mom for instilling in me a somewhat ridiculous appreciation for quality. Growing up, we didn’t have the money to support it, but she’d say: “Buy the best and you only cry once.” Even as a single parent, she bought gear like a mountain ninja: the one piece (puffy coat, sleeping bag, backpack) that was also the best. And for the most part, she was right. A quality item almost always saved us money because we used it year after year.