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5 Amazon Products to Survive State College’s Winters

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University Park has faced several delays and class cancellations since the beginning of the spring semester, with temperatures dropping below freezing and sidewalks covered in snow and ice. If you are unfortunate enough to have a class scheduled outside of the delays that Penn State gives, trekking to class in the frigid temperatures can be ominous and dreadful.

If you are similar to me and want to be prepared to ensure your trip through the snow is as painless and as warm as possible, here are five Amazon products to keep you warm.

Snow around Old Main on PSU Main Campus
Original photo by Brenda Cruz
Long Winter Coat

A long winter coat is essential when it comes to staying warm this season. Especially when walking to classes, being able to have the majority of your body covered and protected from the wind makes the walk easier.

Don’t get me wrong, the short and cropped puffer coats are cute for photo ops and short trips, but if you have to spend large amounts of time outside across campus, having a long coat will do wonders in keeping you warm.

Cougar Ignite Waterproof boots

For my past three State College winters, my winter boots have been Air Force Ones that are one step away from completely falling apart. While they served me well, those shoes probably would be in much better shape if I did not trudge them through the snow.

I recently purchased these boots, and they have been a total game-changer during snowstorms. They are quick to get on and off, insulated enough to keep your feet warm and waterproof. They are also not big and clunky, so if style is important to your shoe choice, these can seamlessly blend into your winter outfits.

Heated Blanket

Imagine getting home from class after walking through the chilly wind that felt like negative five degrees Fahrenheit. Next, you take off your wet outer layers, and despite being inside, you are still freezing. Then, you remember you have your heated blanket, you plug it in and you instantly warm up.

Trust me, this is a great investment for the winter months.

Waterproof and windproof gloves

Let’s face it, numb fingers are no fun. They make it hard to hold your phone, dig out your keys or even just sip your coffee. A good pair of gloves will keep your fingers warm and cozy, which will make your walk to class more enjoyable.

While having stylish gloves may be a priority for some, having a pair of reliable gloves is just as important. A pair to keep in your backpack or your coat pocket can save your fingers in these cold times.

Rechargeable hand warmers

I bought this for my roommate because she suffers from Raynaud’s, and I regret not buying one for myself for the same reason. Raynaud’s or not, if you have cold fingers, this rechargeable hand warmer can be a real game changer for the winter months.

It is small enough to slip into a pocket or purse, and it works much better than disposable ones.

These are just a few essential products to help keep you warm during Penn State’s winter months. Comfort and practicality do not have to compromise your style, so hopefully these products keep the frostbite at bay.

Sydney is a senior at Penn State University majoring in Telecommunications with a minor in Digital Media Trends & Analytics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes, sports, and discovering new places to visit.