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Down insulation has a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Lightweight and highly compressible, down is a great choice for cold climates, but not a super wet climate. Pictured here is the lead tester wearing the warm and comfortable Canada Goose Camp.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman
Cold weather in your future? Our winter aficionados take to chilly city streets and mountains to find what will best keep you warm. From winter jackets, long underwear and winter boots, our detailed comparison reviews will keep out the cold from head to toe. We recommend both the best down jackets for moderate cold as well as more heavy-duty layers for sub-freezing temps and all the footwear and apparel to layer in between. Like you, we buy all our items from the store, then we test, take notes and publish only our unbiased findings.

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