The versatile parka jacket
Light or heavy?
Most often people get confused with the weight of parka. If you wish to overshadow the utility part with style then go for a light one. It is usually made from fibres or wool with a single insulating layer. On the other hand, if you want one rating high in functionality go for the heavier one. It is made of an insulation layer with thick pockets sewn in, ensuring enough warmth in cold temperatures.
For this purpose pick a parka that has been designed to meet modern comforts. Many retail stores bring you ones that have full waterproof features. It is not as heavy as the usual ones and can be picked up with or without a hood.
This one is for those who fell in love with the original form of parka; without modern intervention. Known as fishtail parka, it comes with an attached hood with fleece or fur. Many replicas of the classic style can be found on varied stores and are apt for extremely cold weather.
As the winter is already here, there is no better time to invest in a parka! Time to shop.