But Columbia Sportswear has a new way to insulate against the cold. The Omni-Heat uses thermal technology to keep you warm and prevent heat loss. The shiny silver lining in its new coats, hats and gloves reflects body warmth and is breathable so you don’t overheat.
There are even Omni-Heat coats for kids, so they can stay warm without a bulky “uncool” coat.
You can keep your neck warm with an inexpensive V Fraas scarf, in a material called cashmink. The acrylic scarf feels like cashmere, but at about a quarter of the price, so you won’t flip out if you leave it on the bus.
My favorite product, one that I am eager to buy and try out on a freezing day, is the Omni-Heat boot. I have perennially cold feet, but I love to go out on cold winter days, sledding with my kids or hiking in the park. These boots, for men, women and kids, may actually keep my feet warm. I’m crossing my cold fingers.