Call it a snorkel parka, anorak or N-3B, one thing that's universal is the warmth the coat provides once "transitional weather" turns into "braving the Polar Vortex." Fur-lined hoods and technical waterproof fabrics have the added benefit of making a harsh wind feel almost nonexistent—to the parts of you that are covered, anyway. And while this is definitely a piece worth investing in, the price range fluctuates between the affordable and aspirational. That's why we've rounded up a bunch of brands we think are actually worth the price—no matter your budget.

Shown left: $695 by Woolrich