Here Are the Many Types of Coats You’ll Need to Live in Montana
Whenever I pack to go on a trip somewhere outside of Montana, I'm always surprised by the fact that I can get by with just one coat. When I lived in Maine I widdled down my closet to only three or four coats but now that I've been back in Montana for over a decade my coat collection has multiplied again.
Everyone will point out that you can experience four seasons in one day in Montana, and they'll tell you to wear layers, but have you ever noticed how many different kinds of coats you have? Maybe you'll recognize some of these.
The Sitting All Day in a Duck Blind Coat
It's not the dead of winter, so you won't necessarily need the warmest coat, but you'll want the camo.
The Spring Isn't Actually Here Yet Coat
Might be the most common type of coat you see in Montana. Not so light that you wish it was warmer, not so warm that you wish it was colder.
The I'm Rethinking My Decision, I Should Have Worn a Thicker Coat, Coat
Nearly 100% of the time, this is just a person in a hoodie.
The Mom Asked Me Where Is My Coat, Coat
It always felt way more ridiculous than it probably was.
The Week Between Winter and Summer Coat
It's snowing, it's raining, it's windy, it's cold. You could get any kind of weather in that one week of spring we get and that's why you need a special coat, just for that week.
The I Have to Add a Hoodie to This Coat, Coat
See? They even put a hoodie in the photo so you would know you're going to need it.
The Frozen Booger Index Coat
It literally says "warmest coat on earth" on the website.
The One Day That It Rains But Is Warm Coat
See, it even comes with a bag because you'll probably have to carry it around for most of the day, and then wear it for like, two hours.
The Transformer Coat AKA Chilly in the Morning, Hot in the Afternoon Coat
Sometimes, you just need the coat that can be everything at once.