With its sassy faux fur-lined collar, attractive fabric paneling on the torso, and super flattering fit, it's hard not to love the Columbia Kaleidaslope II Jacket if you're looking for an insulated jacket to wear around town. This jacket is also warm, has fleece lined pockets, AND elastic thumb loops that keep your hands toasty. Plus, it's only $140, making it one of the most affordable jackets in this review.
All that said, be sure to keep in mind that this is *not at all* a technical piece. It will keep you warm when you head outdoors in chilly weather, but this is not the jacket you want to pack for your next backpacking trip. In comparison to many of the other products in this review, the Kaleidaslope II is quite heavy, less breathable, and does not compress well. This jacket's stylish extras make it great for around-town use and it has several useful features that make it a great piece for activities like late season resort skiing. If you're looking for a stylish jacket with a few more technical attributes check out the Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody - Women's or read up on the Patagonia Nano Air Hoody - Women's.