The North Face's Defdown GTX II Down Jacket is up more than up for the challenges of wet coastal winters from New England to the Pacific Northwest. Not only is this extended-length jacket stuffed with toasty down insulation for warmth in freezing temps, but it's also outfitted with a durable Gore-Tex membrane that'll shut out moisture from the wet snow and wintry mixes that you often find in shoreline cities. The rugged nylon fabric withstands the daily wear of long commutes in the snow, while the longer length provides added coverage when winds and snow are whipping from every direction. A magnetic stormflap closes easily over the front zipper to keep snow and wind from creeping in, and the cozy fixed hood features a removable faux-fur ruff that disrupts cold airflow to keep your face warmer on cold and windy days. Plus, because it's made with synthetic fibers, it dries quickly when snow is falling steadily on city streets.