ok, what is the one thing you couldn't face winter without having it?
for me, its the ice armor fleecelined wind pants. I put them on every danged morning in the winter and do chicken chores. They made the biggest difference to me last year, don't know why I spent years and years messing with long underwear and jeans!
I like having a one-piece snowmobile suit. I've been wearing my mom's old one from the 70's for the past few years but it got a big rip in the seam last winter and I don't know how to sew....
You can't really find them like that anymore, mostly it's just the bibbers in wild neon snowmobile colors nowadays. The closest thing I could find to it are the Carhartt-type insulated coveralls. The name brand stuff is pretty expensive so I found a generic brand at TSC for way cheaper. I haven't had to wear it yet, so we'll see how it compares to the ol' vintage snowmobile suit. It's a much stiffer, heavier fabric so hopefully I can move around in it.
The thing I like about the coveralls is the full coverage with no chance for drafts or snow down your pants or up your jacket. You can throw them on over anything, whether it's pajamas or goin' to meetin' clothes and you've got full coverage from the elements and chicken poop.