Skip To Content

    27 Things That'll Help You Stop Crying Frozen Tears When It's Cold AF Outside

    With the right gear, you'll be able to transform your tears of ice into a smug AF smile.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.

    1. A heat keep long-sleeved shirt – because if you start with the right base layer, you shall not be defeated this winter.

    Get it from Kohl's for $21.99 (available in six colors, sizes S–XL).

    2. An ultra-light down vest that'll make you *the coolest* warm person around town.

    Promising review: "This is my second down vest, and just as good as the first one – which is a cropped, collarless one. This one is longer, has a collar, and is just right for the autumn/winter months. I have worn it several times, and it has always been admired. Fab rusty brown color, and so easy to pack when I'm going away for weekends and not able to predict the weather. Ideal for layering." –Curvy Chris

    Get it from Uniqlo for $49.90 (available in 12 colors, sizes XXS–XXL).

    3. A pair of polarized sunglasses with five interchangeable lenses, so you can adjust them according to the garbage conditions outside.

    Whatever, daylight saving time.

    Promising review: "Got them for cycling – and windsports – and they are really good. Very light, full visibility on all sides, excellent lens quality, no distortion, comfortable fit – neither too loose nor too tight. The five or so included lenses are a bonus, as I can pick which one I need to have on depending on the light condition outdoors." –Andy R

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (available in eight colors).

    4. A water-resistant, hooded, down parka worthy of battling it out against all gross weather.

    Whatever, freezing rain of death – me and my color-blocked parka are ~too cool~ for this.

    Get it from Jet for $39.99 (sizes S–XL).

    5. A pair of over-the-knee socks available in whatever color you need for an extra layer of cozy warmth.

    Promising review: "Bought for my wife for an early X-mas present. She loves them. She works in downtown Chicago and takes the train. These help her survive the daily trip during the winter." –PY

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in eight colors, one size).

    6. A pair of gloves you won't have to take off to text or check the temperature – when will the misery of low temps end?

    Who knows, but at least your hands will be warm in the mean time.

    Promising review: "I really like these gloves! I didn't want any bulky gloves because I feel like I can't do anything in them. These are kinda like the cheaper kind of gloves that are really thin, except these are definitely thicker, the inside of them is really soft and decently warm for this type of glove. They work with my phone no matter which hand I put them on, and I put them through the washer and dryer with my regular laundry with little to no shrinking. The only thing that bothered my was the tag on the wrist part of the glove, it was really scratchy, but it was easy to remove, with pointy scissors or a seam ripper. Overall, these are just what I wanted! If you want really good warmth, then I would say buy a thicker glove, but if you want something that's thin with a decent amount of warmth, try these." –Chrissy

    Get them from Amazon for $8.97 (available in two colors).

    7. A stylish red coat that just may put Little Red Riding Hood to shame.

    Promising review: "I love this coat. It's stylish in its cut and detailing. And – very important in cold weather – it's got a nice weight to it. I love everything about it. Well done!" –mrspeel54

    Get it from ModCloth for $179.99.

    8. A pair of rugged Timberland boots in waterproof leather worthy of an investment.

    Whatever, ice storm.

    Promising review: "I am head over heels for these boots. I like nice things, but have a really hard time shelling out a substantial amount of money unless I REALLY love an item and know it will last me many years. Such is the case with these boots. These boots manage to look expensive, casual, tough, durable, unisex, and feminine all at the same time! They are comfortable to walk in, although I feel the ankle support is a bit stiff and more supportive than I am used to. But I've decided in the winter and icy conditions, this can only be a good thing – to prevent ankle rolling during the few inevitable times I will slip each season. The soles are so rugged, rubbery, and grippy on these boots though, I believe they may prevent me from slipping at all this year!" –Loyal Amazonian

    Get them from Amazon for $108+ (available in 18 colors/styles, sizes 5–11).

    9. A pair of ear muff headphones so you'll never freeze for the sake of the tunes again.

    The tunes are not worth freezing over, and now you don't have to.

    Promising review: "I love that the speakers are built into the earmuffs! And the audio chord is detachable so I can't have to have a chord hanging if I'm not listening to music. They have pretty good sound too. I'd definitely recommend to anyone for the winter and cold months 😄." –Amber

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    10. A puffer jacket featuring a removable hood and fleece lining, because you deserve to be toasty but not too toasty – without the bulk.

    Promising review: "Nice coat, very warm, well-made, very stylish. Unlike other coats I purchased online, this one fits exactly as expected. Cords and clips for waist and neck closures seem sturdy and durable." –Zlobinski Eva

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two colors, men's sizes XXS–XXL).

    11. A pair of thermal, windproof, and waterproof gloves for anyone in need of heavy-duty protection.

    Promising review: "My son and I love to go fishing but unfortunately, sometimes early in the morning it's just freezing out there. We've always struggled to keep our fingers warm enough, and yet still be able to hold our fishing rods. I bought this pair of gloves because the material on the palm should provide more grip. These gloves fit perfectly, and I love how there is a tight material band by the wrists; so that they fit easily under a jacket. I bought the small and it's working great for myself and my 15 year-old. Very, very happy with these gloves." –Nikki Hamilton

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors, sizes S–L).

    12. A pair of snow pants you'll slip into and say "whatever, snowpocalypse" when the liquid trash starts to fall.,

    Pockets and belt loops included.

    Get them from Target for $29.99 (sizes XS–SL). Also available in black.

    13. A moisture-wicking balaclava King Arthur would envy, to ensure you're ready to battle against frigid AF temps.

    Whatever, wind chill of trash.

    Promising review: "I got a couple of these masks for myself and my wife because we walk anywhere from 10–15 outdoor miles every day, and once the temperature dropped under 40°, it's just painful to walk around with ears/face/neck exposed. We have now worn these for nine days straight and I recommend these for anyone that spends a considerable amount of time outdoors in frigid temperatures. They are also versatile: you can wear them full face, as a skull cap, or just covering the neck. The material breathes very well, it seems to be the same material used in the 'stay dry' shirts that I wear to work out. So far the worst wind-chill we have seen was about 7° and extremely windy, and I never felt cold." –Pedro A. Vera

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98.

    14. A fantastical woven coat so you can get out there in the cold and frolic around like you're in a fairytale.

    Promising review: "Omg. I can't say enough about this coat! It. Is. AMAZING! By far the best coat purchase I've ever made, and my favorite Modcloth purchase to date. I was hesitant to spend so much on a coat, but boy is this baby worth it! The basil green color is absolutely gorgeous, and the texture of the fabric is lovely. The coat itself seems to be very well made, though like many other reviews have said, several of the buttons had to be reinforced, but that was an easy fix. I love how the buttons look, and didn't want to lose any of them. I feel like I'm about to set off on a fantastical adventure somewhere whenever I wear this coat – the (giant but amazing) hood and high-low hem are fabulous. Prepare to get loads of compliments on this gem!" –melissa

    Get it from ModCloth for $149.99 (available in five colors, sizes XS–3X).

    15. A precious lavender beanie worthy of keeping all your body heat from escaping into the cold, sad world.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $10.

    16. A pack of hand warmers to prevent the terror of cold hands.

    Promising review: "These hand warmers saved my trip! I went to North Island of New Zealand last week (beginning of their winter), 5-13°C. If it weren't these little warm bags, I would have been so miserable. I always have cold hands and feet and with NZ's winter breeze, I was cold. However, I opened a pair of this bags and they lasted up to 24 hours. I love them so much! I always have these in my pockets so my hands are always warm." –Jane Kim

    Get them from Amazon for $6.40+ (5–120 pair packs).

    17. A four-pack of warm AF (but breathable) socks for keeping those toes as warm as your hands.

    Promising review: "These socks are amazing. They are thick but breathable. I got these so my husband and I can wear them, because it is a four-pack. They are soft, comfortable, well stitched, and actually keep my toes warm in my boots." –Rosita rosas

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in nine colors/styles, sizes 9–13).

    18. A v aesthetically pleasing trapper hat you can tuck your happy little ears into.

    Farewell, cold chin, farewell.

    Promising review: "Very stylish and very warm. I bought this after purchasing a different brand trapper hat, and being disappointed. The faux fur is very comfortable and looks great. I also really like the little belt buckle strap, which tightens the flaps to my face much better than the buckle on my previous pair." –Jeffrey

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in five colors).

    19. A hooded, water resistant, quilted, goose down filled North Face parka that'll basically be the Rocky of all coats.

    W h a t e v e r freezing gross sleet.

    Promising review: "I have lived in the north my entire life, and have had many coats and jackets for the winter months. This coat is the real deal. I walk my huskies every day, and wanted something super warm yet light; and I wanted it to be long. This coat is perfect!" –Dr j

    Get it from Nordstrom for $289 (available in four colors, sizes XS–XL).

    20. An emergency rain poncho packed into a handy key chain, so you can become the most practical Pokémon player of all time.

    Gotta avoid 'em all ⛈.

    Promising review: "Bought it because I like the idea of being prepared for a sudden rain. These ponchos come in small balls that fit perfectly into any handbag, and are easy to carry with you. I had a chance to use them soon after buying. I was caught in a downpour with no rain gear accessible except for this handy little poncho. The material of these ponchos are durable and strong. They stand up to the rain, and I stayed dry! Perfect for any wet weather emergency." –Raizel Handler

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available four colors in singles or four-pack).

    21. A merino wool cable sweater with pockets for anyone who values being cozy above all things.

    Above all things.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful sweater! The knit looks like it was handmade. It is very thick and warm. I totally love it, it may be my favorite item ever purchased from Amazon." –Zoe Grey

    Get it from Amazon for $76.98+ (available in two colors, sizes S–XL).

    22. An aviator jacket made of faux leather and lined with faux fur, to give you the shine and warmth you deserve.

    This coat features a metallic shell, lined cuffs, asymmetric zipper, two zippered pockets, button closure at the collar, and belt at the hem.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $120 (sizes S–L).

    23. A thick knitted infinity scarf over 1,000 people love, as will you.

    Promising review: "This scarf is long enough to loop around twice, and the material is not at all see-through. No weird smell, and no annoying tags. The color is exactly as depicted, and I'm already eyeing a few of their other colors. The really great part about this scarf, however, is the fact that it'll cover your neck from the wind without overheating you." –Courtney McCarthy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 42 colors).

    24. A fleece-lined pair of leggings you can layer under your pants and be ready for winter.

    Or you can wear them in bed, where we all belong.

    Promising review: "Bought these for use in Iceland. At night, I would put them on under pants and socks for an extra layer while looking for the Northern Lights. The fleece inside of these made me feel like I was wearing a blanket. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs., typically a US size small and the S/M fit me perfectly. The top is very high waisted to help keep the tummy warm!" –I Like Sharks

    Get them from Target for $12 (sizes S–2X).

    25. A wool-blend coat for anyone who wants to wear a blanket with a wind flap and high stand-up collar.

    I kinda want to crawl into this and go to sleep?

    Get it from H&M for $119 (available in three colors, sizes 2–16).

    26. A three-pack of T-shirts designed to adapt to your body temperature, and prevent any over-heating or sweating you might experience out there in the harsh climate.

    Promising review: "My husband wanted some T-shirts that would help hold in perspiration from spreading to his outer button-down shirts a bit better, and this does that much better than the standard (somewhat cheaper) T-shirts we typically buy from this same brand. Also, the neck fits comfortably (not as restricting), and the fabric is softer and lays nicely beneath his button-downs. Overall, he says these are a huge improvement over the standard T-shirts we used to buy." –ireviewit

    Get a three-pack from Jet for $13.94 (sizes M–XXL).

    27. And a long, double-breasted overcoat so the weather will keep its cold, grimy hands away from your supreme fashion sense.

    Promising review: "After reading all the reviews, I ordered one size bigger and it fits perfectly. It's a very nice coat, and very warm. We have already had windchill near low teens, and this coat was very warm. Very happy with it." –Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five colors, sizes S–XXL).

    Leave this life behind.


    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Do your holiday shopping with BuzzFeed. Check out all of our gift guides here!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form