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Where to find affordable warm clothes


Q. Dear Gear Guy, I’m going on a Bluenose camping trip and was having trouble finding the right gear. What are some good brands for warm clothes that are also affordable?
– Chilly Thomas, Massapequa Park, N.Y.

A. Gotta love those Bluenose trips! I definitely dig winter camping. OK, affordable cold-weather clothing brands? In my experience, your best bet for quality yet affordable outerwear is to look at the “house brands” of outfitters like REI (rei.com), L.L. Bean (llbean.com) and Cabela’s (cabelas.com). Those big outfitters often manufacture their own branded gear that uses the same high-quality fabrics and insulations as the big brands but for way lower prices. Columbia (columbia.com) makes some pretty affordable warm clothing, too. Stay warm, Thomas!

Comments about “Where to find affordable warm clothes”

  1. T41 Scout says:

    try merell from rei

  2. coolman360 says:

    in all the winter outings that I have been on, my camo coat works great

  3. frank says:

    at target there is under aurmor under the c9 brand and i think it is better

  4. frank says:

    you can find them at thrift stores, and wall mart sometimes, at target they have the c9 brand witch is under armor but thicker and warmer

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