Yesterday was the first day that it properly snowed this year where I live. The landscape was transformed into a mesmerising winter wonderland making you want to run outside and start a snow ball fight. Unfortunately with the snow also comes the cold and slippery ice. This year to protect myself against the cold I got a gorgeous white Columbia jacket and to stop myself from slipping on the ice some warm Sorel boots. Although I was born and raised in Switzerland I have never owned a really good jacket which is why I’d like to talk a bit about the technology behind the Columbia OutdryTM Extreme Eco Down Jacket. The jacket is the first high-performance waterproof breathable rainwear technology jacket without PFCs in the industry. The shell and the lining are made out of 100% recycled polyester and the insulation is 700 fill power down which is RDS certified. The fabric is also dye-free and environmentally-friendly. The reason I never until now got a good winter jacket is because I didn’t like the designs available or because they were bulky and I’d sweat easily in them. This Columbia jacket thoroughly impressed me as it keeps me super warm (during the photoshoot I was only wearing a tanktop underneath!), it is very light and not puffy or bulky at all, I didn’t sweat as it is breathable and I love the style and white color. Also as it is so light and compact the jacket is easy to pack and doesn’t use up a lot of room. Another thing I like is that the hood is adjustable and detachable. This Columbia jacket is a great investment if you’re planning on spending some time out in the cold this winter! The shoes I got are Sorel’s TofinoTM ll Boots which are sleek and well insulated. The boots feature a coated, waterproof canvas upper and a fleece lining that combine to keep your feet cozy, warm and stylish. They say that they are designed for light rain but my experience is so far that my feet stayed nice and dry and warm in the snow as well. As with the jacket as the membrane is breathable my feet didn’t get sweaty all though they were cozy warm at all times. Now enough talk and let’s take a look at the boots and jacket.
Photographs by Corinne Fordschmid