Living in Los Angeles most of my life, I never really considered needing a good down jacket. It wasn't until I started traveling as a travel blogger, even considering buying a winter jacket. I remember my first wintery destination not having the proper attire and promising myself I would be better prepared on the next trip, and I was!
You really don't know winter until you have winter in Quebec in January and experience it first hand. I grew up in New Hampshire, so I always thought I knew what cold temperatures were like. I was wrong.
No matter how many times I check the weather before going east during the winter time, I never pack enough warm clothes. Thanks to Triple F.A.T. Goose, this year it won't be a problem.