You know what’s really hard to find? A jacket that’s warm enough to wear while walking the dog on a winter’s day but light enough to throw over your workout clothes as we make the rocky transition into spring. It’s only the beginning of March, and that means the weather is as schizophrenic as it gets, and to be honest, I’m not ready to do the big coat closet swap just yet.

So which jacket do I continue wear as the days get longer? This one.


This Dare 2b Endow jacket just feels right, all over, and it’s ideal for weekend walking, daytime errands and après-ski. Insulated with quick-drying down-touch fill, it’s warm enough to keep you toasty on the slopes, yes, but you won’t sweat in it because it’s not made for winter alone. You can also depend on it to keep you looking stylish around town from fall through spring thanks to its light weight and water repellant finish. It’s comfy enough that you’ll be good to wear it in and out of your car (and the mall) and won’t have to lug it around because you’re dying of heat.

As for the look, this coat is smartly made. It hits at that flattering sweet spot that just covers your bum, has a high shine diamond quilt pattern and a faux-fur hood. The fur is removable for wet or sunny spring days, and there’s an adjustable hem to seal in warmth, too. There are zipped pockets and a headphone port, too, so you can pop in your playlist wherever you are. 

Brazen Loves- The Dare 2b Perfect Transition Endow JacketSo to recap, for US$180, you get all this:

  • Nylon high shine fabric
  • Water repellent finish
  • Grown on hood with adjuster and removable faux fur trim
  • Metal effect centre front zip with inner zip and chin guard
  • 2 x lower pockets with metal effect zips
  • Synthetic down insulation
  • Adjustable shockcord hem
  • 1 x internal zip pocket including headphone port

Oh, and it comes in 6 colours, so pick your pretty: Black (if you’re boring aka conservative like me), High Risk Red, Clematis Blue, Silver, White and Champagne Gold.


About the author

Randi Chapnik Myers

Randi Chapnik Myers is Co-Founder and Content Editor of, the only lifestyle site by women 35+ for women 35+. A journalist, blogger, editor and marketer, she specializes in custom content creation for publications, companies, brands and authors at Proud to call herself a social media addict, Randi is never far from a screen—even when she's out hunting for designer bargains.

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