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The ONE Thing You Should Buy on Cyber Monday

Form meets function (meets savings)

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November 27, 2018

Best Made Company The Down Pullover (was $398, 30 percent off), $278

 

After indulging in the pleasures of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday sales, falling in an e-commerce rathole first thing Monday morning can feel… unhealthy. Alas, Cyber Monday discounts are famously good. So good American shoppers dropped over $7 billion in 2017—and that number is expected to rise by 17% this year.

 

Here’s one thought on how to take advantage of the discounts and still get some work done today: narrow yourself down to just one considered purchase. Something that, at 20 to 40 percent off, means you’re saving a good chunk of change, not just a few bucks. Something that no one will ever be kind—or savvy—enough to buy you for the holidays. Something that you actually need.

 

A really great winter coat is a smart choice. Maybe yours isn’t doing the job anymore. It’s out of style or just run ragged (we’ve all been there). Good winter coats are expensive, but when you throw down on a goodie, every step into the bitter, unforgiving cold feels like a tiny triumph. In other words, this isn’t the type of Cyber Monday purchase you’ll be flipping on eBay in four weeks.

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Canada Goose, Moncler, Ralph Lauren, and Burberry all make stylish and superbly warm winter coats. We also like Best Made Company’s newly released down pullover for a few reasons. It’s more fashionable than your average outdoor-store down, but not as pricey as the aforementioned designers, and it’s warm. Very warm.

 

Featuring 90/10 goose down with 850 fill power, this coat’s warmth-to-weight ratio is about as good as it gets. And yes, it’s made in China (U.S.-sourced down is somewhat scarce—Americans don’t have much of an appetite for duck and geese and so fewer farms raise the animals), but the down is certified, sustainable, and traceable. Each coat comes stamped with a number you can plug into TrackMyDown.com to track its specific source.

 

On top of all that, the coat is also water resistant, has a kangaroo pocket that fits your hands and your giant cell phone, and features a side zip so that you can slide it on and off easily. And, as we said, it looks good too. The orange isn’t too orange; the green isn’t too green and the navy is perfectly navy. And because the profile of the jacket is so slim, you can fit it under your pea coat or top coat if you really want to double down on warmth—or just look like a winter badass.