on Mon 24-Dec-2012:
Choose boiled wool if you are worried about itching, as boiled wool is free of scratchiness--though boiled wool may cost you more. Even if the woolrich outlet has a different fabric on the outside--which may be desirable--look for wool on the inside for warmth.
Consider the outer fabric of the jacket. Choose a hard shell coat for wet weather, as it keeps you dry while allowing your body heat to escape so you don't overheat. Choose a soft shell jacket for exercising, as it is the most breathable. For dry weather, a Woolrich Boulder Coat for men--without another material on the outside--is lightweight and extremely warm. Make sure your coat is windproof and waterproof for added warmth. Check the seams to ensure they are sealed to prevent air from seeping in through loose areas.
Choose a Woolrich Parka Womens with wind flaps for extreme weather, as zippers alone do not block wind from rushing into your coat. Look for extra materials in the details including fleece-lined pockets; though technically unnecessary, they provide added warmth.