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Choose the right Jacket for Syracuse Winter【如何挑選冬季外套】

Choose the right Jacket for Syracuse Winter【如何挑選冬季外套】

North America is famous for its’ harsh snowy days, especially in Syracuse (The Chinese translation of Syracuse is literally “Snow City”). In New York State, the first snow of the year will come around Thanksgiving, so it is very important to have a good winter jacket prepared before the long snowfall. However, there are hundreds kinds of winter jackets in the market, how to choose the right jacket for the Syracuse Winter?
北美冬季的嚴酷雪天是非常有名的,特別是雪城。在紐約州,每年的第一場雪大略會在感恩節前後來臨。因此在漫長的選天來臨前,準備好一件好的冬季外套是非常重要的。但市面上的冬季外套百百種,到底要如何找到自己的「命定款」呢?

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There are two main types of winter jackets, so if you want to figure out which one is right for you, you must first figure out what type of activities you plan to use for your jacket. Technical jackets are the best choice for those looking for light and warm. The sturdy, flexible design allows the jacket to adapt to all kinds of outdoor activities. Casual winter jackets are jackets that retain warmth, but at the same time keep a “sense of fashion”. They often have a streamlined design and a large hood with fur trim to add a sense of design. But the downside is that they are not suitable for mobility.
冬季外套有兩種主要的類型,所以如果想弄清楚到底哪一款外套適合自己,首先必須弄清楚自己較長從事什麼類型的活動。機能外套是尋求輕便保暖的人的最佳選擇。堅固、彈性好的設計,讓這種外套可以適應各種戶外活動。休閒冬季外套的關鍵特徵是保暖性好,但同時又兼顧「時尚感」。它們常有流線型的設計以及帶有毛皮飾邊的大兜帽來增加設計感。但缺點是他們並不適合太大幅度的動作。

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After understanding the types of winter jackets, what specific details should we pay attention to when selecting a jacket?
在了解了冬季外套的種類後,那麼到底在挑選外套時要注意哪些具體的細節呢?

1. Select the right insulation選擇正確的保暖材料

Basically there are three types of insulation for a winter coat: down, synthetic fiber, and pile fabric. Down is a classic insulator that is ideal for providing warmth in the winter. But, its main downside is that it does not resist the wet weather very well. If you live in an environment that is prone to heavy rainfall or moisture, then it may not be a good choice. Synthetic fiber is better resistant to moisture. However, it does not last as long as other materials and tend to wear out faster. Pile fabric is similar to sheep’s wool. It is waterproof and lasts longer than synthetic fibers. However, it is difficult for the pile fabric to be made into a thick jacket, so the warmth may not be as good as other materials.
基本上冬季外套有三種保暖材料:羽絨,合成纖維和絨毛面料。羽絨是一種經典的保暖材料,它的保暖性非常足。但是它的主要缺點是不能很好地抵抗潮濕的天氣。如果你生活在容易產生大量降雨或水氣的環境中,那麼羽絨可能不是很好的選擇。合成纖維可以更好的抵抗水分。 但是,它往往磨損得更快,使用壽命不及其他材料。絨毛面料類似於綿羊的羊毛。 它防水,而且比合成纖維的使用壽命更長。 但是,絨毛面料很難製成很厚的外套,因此保暖性可能不及其他材質。

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2. Keeping Body Heat in【保溫性】

Even when wearing a jacket, there are still many ways that our body heat can escape, so the ability to keep the body heat is crucial. When choosing a jacket, be aware that the length of the jacket must be long enough, otherwise the cold wind will blow in from the bottom. Other details like hoods, adjustable cuffs, and storm flaps are also designed to keep warm and prevent cold air from entering.
即便在穿著外套時,我們的體溫仍然有許多逃離的途徑,因此外套的保溫性也是至關重要的。在選擇外套時,要注意外套的長度要夠長,不然冷風會吹進來。另外,最好是選擇有頭罩,可調節袖口和擋風板設計的外套,這些設計可以有效保溫,並阻止冷風灌進來。

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3. Waterproof【防水性】

When choosing a winter jacket, you should choose a jacket with a good rainproof(waterproof) function. Rain and melting snow on the jacket can cause for it to become damp and cold. It is very easy to catch a cold in this weather situation, even when wearing a jacket, so make sure that it’s waterproof.
挑選冬季外套時,應挑選防雨功能較好的外套。因為冬天不論是下雨還是雪融化在衣服上都會帶來潮濕的寒氣,如果不注意的話,即便穿著外套還是很容易感冒。

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4.  Zippers’ material【拉鍊的材質】

This is often the detail that many people ignore, but the material of the zippers are also very important. Before choosing a winter jacket, remember to check the zippers to make sure they are made of durable, high-quality materials. Sometimes the fabric in the jacket is waterproof, but the zipper is not. Check the label to make sure the zippers are waterproof.
這常常是很多人忽略的細節,但拉鍊的材質也是非常重要的。選擇冬季外套前,記得檢查拉鍊,確保它們是由持久耐用的優質材料製成的。有時,外套中的織物是防水的,而拉鍊不是。 檢查標籤,確保所用的拉鍊都防水。

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Finally, when trying on your winter jacket, throw on a few extra layers so you can get a real feel for what it’s going to be like. Not every jacket fits perfectly, so take some time to try out a few different styles and find out which is the most comfortable one. But the most important thing to choose the right winter jacket is to remember: prioritize warmth over trend!
最後,當你在試穿冬季外套時,裡面請多穿幾層衣服,這樣才能真正感受到它的樣子。並非每件夾克都會非常合身,因此請花一些時間嘗試幾種不同的款式,哪種感覺最舒適。但最重要的請記得:溫度大於風度!

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Here are some brands that you can find in Syracuse:
Canada Goose: 173 Marshall St, Syracuse, NY 13210
Abercrombie & Fitch: 9778 Destiny USA Dr Ste F118, Syracuse, NY 13204
Hollister: 9778 Destiny USA Dr Space F215, Syracuse, NY 13204
Urban Outfitters: 223 Walton St, Syracuse, NY 13201

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