10 Best Winter Jackets For Women – 2019 Pratima Ati Hyderabd040-395603080 December 31, 2019

There are two kinds of people in the world – the ones who love winters, and the ones that quake with fear when told ‘Winter is coming.’ But if you in a place where winters run strong for 4-6 months a year, there’s no choice but to give in and embrace it. Some places give you a chance to doll up while others, sadly, freeze your anatomy if you are not well prepared. If you haven’t already realized where this is going, it all starts with a winter jacket. The idea is to invest in a good one that is functional and lasts for a long time. Are you looking for a winter jacket? Do you want to know what your options are? We’ve got this! Here’s a list of the best winter jackets for women in the market right now.

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10 Warmest Winter Jackets And Coats For Women 2019

1. Columbia Sportswear Long Down Winter Jacket

When winters start to get serious, you need to stop goofing around with hoodies and flimsy pullovers and look for jackets that can protect you from the cold. If you don’t like the idea of heavy jackets that weigh you down, choose a lightweight down jacket that protects you from harsh conditions like the Arctic air. Here’s a jacket from Columbia Sportswear with 600-fill-power-goose-down that is soft, portable, and comes with patented thermal-reflective technology that reflects your body heat to keep you warm. It is light, breathable, and water-resistant. Columbia Sportswear is one of the best winter jackets brands as it manufactures jackets without compromising on the aesthetics of it. The quilted pattern has a sheen and cinches slightly to define your waistline.

2. Orolay Thickened Down Jacket

The idea of winter jackets is cringeworthy because they add a few kilos and make it look like you’re carrying it all on your shoulders. However, the Orolay Thickened Down Jacket avoids doing just that by being fluffy and light and keeping you thoroughly covered and warm. It is made from adopted polyester material that is about 60% denser than most materials used for winter jackets but without being heavy. Everything about this jacket is unique, from the crumpled hem to its perfect stitches. This is a coat that is equal parts functional and fun.

3. The North Face Women’s Arctic Parka

Love the idea of trench coats, but the city you stay doesn’t give you the opportunity to look even remotely chic? We have some good news! The North Face Women’s Arctic Parka is a long trench style winter jacket that protects you when winters in your area start to feel like strong Arctic winds. This jacket is breathable and comes with 550 fill down insulation which makes it one of the warmest winter coats. It is waterproof and deflects rain, sleet, and snow. It cinches at the waist and is figure-flattering too.

4. Arc’teryx Patera Parka Long

Arc’teryx Patera Parla Long takes you from town to city without compromising on style or functionality. It fully covers you up from head to ankles and regulates the temperature inside by letting moisture vapor escape. It is breathable and does not feel heavy because of the lightweight materials used.

5. Mountain Khakis Women’s Ooh LA LA Down Vest

Apart from all the heavy loaded jackets, you need other knick-knack layers like vests, shrugs, and pullovers that you can add, especially during fluctuating weathers. The Mountain Khaki Women’s Vest comes with 650 fill down insulation that is featherlight but gives you excellent warmth. The gathered waistline, oversized collar, and sheen are all charming additions.

6. Orolay Women’s Thickened Jacket With Hood

This long trench style jacket is meant for harsh winters. It is made with high quality down filling and doesn’t look puffed up like the bomber jackets made with this material. Its neckline is unique, stylish, and continues down till the knees, adding to the aesthetic.

7. BGSD Women’s Tabby Water Resistant Hooded Maxi

If you want to go all out with coverage and are looking for that one jacket that covers you entirely, you need to try out this hooded maxi by BGSD. The BGSD Women’s Tabby Water Resistant Hooded Maxi is a bestseller for the same reason. It is made from 100% lightweight polyester with 20% feathers, which makes it airy and breathable. It comes with two pockets on the inside and outside, so you can store your belongings and tuck your hands in comfortably. You can wash it at home, and it barely needs any maintenance.

8. Montane Phoenix Jacket

The Montane Ladies Phoenix Jacket is lightweight and perfect for outdoors. It is designed in a way that gives you full insulation. Though it is water-resistant and windproof, it is extremely breathable. Its fabric locks air inside the jacket while letting the insulation fully loft, retain warmth, and prevent cold air from getting in. Since its yarns are recycled, it is eco-friendly too.

9. Adidas Outdoor Nuvic

Adidas is the master of the game when it comes to outdoor clothing, and it is no different with winter clothing. Their HyperDRY Nuvic Jacket can be worn on a trek as well as in the city. This lightweight jacket is made from finely woven fabrics that are water-resistant and also come with heat-seal technology with an overlapping design that prevents water and cold air from seeping through. Its goose down blend material retains warmth while the insulation ensures warmth retention. The patented HyperDry DWR finish keeps the jacket dry, and the fluorocarbon-free wax-based finish makes it 80% more long-lasting than your standard DWR finishes. Another interesting fact about this jacket is that the insulation feathers are taken from birds that are not live-plucked or force-fed, and their protection is taken into consideration.

10. Kate’s Fur Collection Women’s Parka

Kate’s Fur Collection Women’s Parka is made for the toughest of winters. However, its fun colors make it cool. You know what else makes it attractive? You can customize it according to your taste! You can customize the fur and colors of your jacket. The order will take about a week to be made and shipped to your address. These parka jackets are lined with luscious fox fur and a custom coat that protects it. The snug two-way zip closure keeps you warm and cozy, the hood protects your ears and head from the cold breeze, and the functional pockets are a perfect addition.

So, are you ready for the winter? Which of these jackets would you pick to keep yourself warm during those cold winter months? Did we miss any of the best winter coats for women? Comment below to let us know.

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7 Warmest Jackets In The World That Won’t Break The Bank — PHOTOS

Trying to find the perfect winter jacket that will keep you warm even when you know the temperature is going to dip well below freezing is no easy task. That’s why I’ve decided to take a deep dive into the world of jacket retailers to find the warmest jackets in the world for winter.

Full disclosure: I’m choosing not to include what is truly considered “the warmest jacket in the world” in this list because it’s over $1,000 dollars (you can snag the jacket online at Bergdorf Goodman for $1,275 dollars, to be exact). The Snow Mantra Parka from Canada Goose, a Toronto-based coat brand, is allegedly the warmest jacket money can buy. GearJunkie reported the jacket “has serviced polar expeditions and Mount Everest climbs for decades” and is “purportedly favored by researchers at the South Pole.” While I’m all about staying warm, a knee length puff parka meant for temperatures down to minus-70 degrees Fahrenheit seems mildly like overkill for walking down Fifth Avenue.

Luckily, there are fabulous alternatives in a variety of price ranges for those of us not ready to drop a month of rent on this coat. Keep scrolling to peruse some of the warmest jackets money can buy.

1. Valuker Women’s Warm Down Jacket with Fur Hood

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Valuker Women’s Warm Down Jacket with Fur Hood, $105, Amazon

Made with a combination of 90 percent duck down and 10 percent feather fill, this warm coat from Valuker is a great buy. The fitted waist helps cinch in this coat to hug it even closer to your body, letting less heat escape. Each arm also has an elasticized cuff at the end to seal in any body heat that might escape from your arms. It’s designed with a removable hood that is lined with faux fur to keep you extra warm and block out any freezing wind. The inside has a plush lining that will feel soft against your skin, and the two-way zipper makes this coat easy to take off once you get safely indoors. Where the designers of this coat really hit a home run is with its pockets. Not only does it have two deep exterior pockets you can sink your hands into, but it also has an interior pocket where you can keep important items safe and secure.

What fans say: “I have now worn this amazing jacket during extremely cold weather. I do not need to add additional layers underneath! This jacket is the warmest coat I have ever owned. The real down is the best insulation I could want. I love this beautiful and warm coat.”

2. Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Jacket

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Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Jacket, $140, Amazon

This insulated jacket from Columbia has won over nearly 2,000 fans on Amazon, with many claiming this is the warmest jacket they’ve ever owned. From neck to hemline, this jacket spans 33 inches long (in a size small) to give you maximum coverage when the temperature drops. It also features Columbia’s famous “Omni-heat” thermal reflective lining, which is specially designed with silver dots that reflect any escaping body heat back toward you. Each arm has an elasticized cuff to prevent heat from escaping at your hands, as well. And, the jacket is water resistant and lightweight enough that you can easily take it with you when you travel. It’s available in 20 colors so you can pick one that matches your style.

What fans say: “I’ve been looking for a lightweight warm jacket that isn’t too poofy. I don’t like to feel like a marshmallow as we have winter for months here. This jacket has been the warmest winter jacket I have ever owned and I am so happy with it!”

3. Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket

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Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket, $140, Amazon

This down jacket from Orolay became wildly popular on Amazon for a reason. While the exterior fabric is made of 100 percent polyester, the fill is 90 percent duck down and 10 percent feather. That means, like jackets above, this coat traps heat to your body really well. The hood is not removable, but it is lined with a shearling fabric that’ll keep your head toasty warm when the weather gets windy. And, best of all, it has a ridiculous number of pockets. Not only does it have two deep pockets for your hands, it also has four zippered pockets on the front (two vertical zipped pockets and two horizontal zipped pockets). That means you’ll have plenty of room to store away anything you need to keep safe from the elements. You can also unzip either side of this jacket to reveal an additional side panel that gives you more space to move about. You can get it in navy, grey, beige, black, and green (pictured above).

What fans say: “Love this coat! It is by far the warmest coat I own. I wore it all the time the past two winters I’ve had it, in Utah and in Michigan (down to negative temperatures). I normally wear size large and it is true to size, with room to wear sweaters under. I’m 6’0 and it covers my butt, which is nice.”

4. Wantdo Women’s Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket

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Wantdo Women’s Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket, $80, Amazon

This beloved ski jacket has all the makings of one of the warmest jackets in the world. It’s made with a 2,400-tex polyester fibre (for reference tex refers to the density of the fibers, and is measured by the mass of the material per 1000 meters). That means this ski jacket is dense enough to keep heat trapped inside when the weather chills. It also has adjustable cuffs that are made with elastic to retain warmth, and an internal drawcord hem to lock the cold out. While it’s advertised as waterproof, most reviewers say it’s better for lighter rain storms. This jacket has two zippered hand pockets, one zippered chest pocket, one internal pocket, and an earphone line where you can string your headphones into your jacket. Thousands of skiers and non-skiers love this jacket for freezing cold weather. Even better, you can get it in one of 11 different colors.

What fans say: “This is the warmest jacket I have owned in years. With this below zero weather I’ve been encountering, I’ve needed something that would keep me warm through it. This jacket did just that. I haven’t been cold since purchasing.”

5. Wantdo Women’s Hooded Packable Down Jacket

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Wantdo Women’s Hooded Packable Down Jacket, $60, Amazon

While this shorter-length down jacket doesn’t offer quite as much coverage as its full-length counterparts, it’s still a great pick for frigid temperatures. Designed with an 80 percent duck down and 20 percent feather filling, this soft coat is lightweight yet insulated. Both the hem and the cuffs have nylon-bound elastic to seal in your body heat. And, the hood can be easily detached from the jacket whenever you don’t need it. Like the ski jacket above, this coat has a media port where you can easily string your headphones to listen to music or a podcast without exposing yourself to ice cold air. It even has five pockets (including two deep interior pockets), so you can bring everything you need with you. Snag it in one of seven neutral colors.

What fans say: “Love this coat! It’s super light weight but warm. It is currently 29 degrees Fahrenheit and I just walked my son to school 3 blocks there and 3 blocks back and the coat kept me very warm. So excited to finally have a winter coat that is not bulky!”

6. Tanming Women’s Double Breasted Wool Blend Pea Coat

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Tanming Women’s Double Breasted Wool Blend Pea Coat, $71, Amazon

Even though wool coats tend not to be as warm as a down jacket, this pea coat is still worth your time. The double-breasted design of this wool jacket allows you to really button up to lock in as much body heat as possible. Even better, the interior is lined with a second layer of padded cotton to further insulate against the cold and windy weather. It has two deep pockets on either side you can sink your hands into, and a hood that can block out freezing wind. While this may not be the singularly warmest coat in the world, it’s a great wool blend pea coat you won’t regret having in your closet.

What fans say: “The lining is perfect. It is quilted and soft and it keeps you warm. The hood is perfect for light rain or snow. Stylish, cozy, and warm. I was impressed. A coat like this is hard to find! Very happy!”

7. iLoveSIA Women’s Down Alternative Puffer Coat

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iLoveSIA Women’s Down Alternative Puffer Coat, $50, Amazon

For a hypoallergenic coat made without duck or goose feathers, this down alternative puffer really stands up to freezing weather. It has four built-in pockets — two zippered and two slanted pockets to fit all manner of items. This mid-length jacket provides enough coverage to keep your butt and upper thighs from freezing in the cold weather. Like most down and down alternative jackets, this coat isn’t waterproof. But the shell is water resistant, which should be enough to get you through a light drizzle or snowstorm. But, what’s best about this jacket is its lifetime guarantee. You can exchange this coat for a full refund at any point if it isn’t to your liking.

What fans say: “This is a very warm, light weight coat. It will pack and compress well. It is long and comes about mid-thigh. I wore this coat in Boston when the temperatures were 12F and that’s not including the wind chill and I stayed warm. From an aesthetic purpose, it looks like a very nice coat.”

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Bulky jackets are the bane of cold-weather travelers. If your coat isn’t taking up precious space in your carry-on, you’ll have to lug it around the airport to avoid sweating profusely and looking like a nervous security risk. Here are 11 of the best packable, lightweight winter jackets for travelers that will keep you feeling warm and looking stylish on the road.

Patagonia Women’s Vosque 3-in-1 Parka

Looking for a packable jacket that works for every part of your trip, from the mountains to the city? Patagonia’s Vosque 3-in-1 Parka has it all. The outer shell looks like a stylish tweed jacket, and can be worn alone or paired with the insulated liner for really cold days. The liner can be worn alone and works well when you’re being active. The parka uses 100-g THERMOLITE eco insulation, an environmentally friendly material (it’s 92 percent recycled) that’s lightweight but still super warm.

Salomon Drifter Loft Hoodie

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Get two jackets for the price (and space) of one with Salomon’s Drifter Loft Hoodie. This winter coat is reversible, so you can wear it baffled-side out for the classic puffy jacket look or with the Pertex side out for a more stylish, urban outfit. The Drifter Loft Hoodie uses a slim, Stormloft insulation to keep you warm without adding extra weight (even in wet conditions).

L.L.Bean Quilted Riding Jacket

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Most packable winter jackets look like activewear and are tough to pull off on a city trip, but L.L.Bean’s Quilted Riding Jacket is the ultimate winter coat that can do both. Its classic design goes with any outfit and won’t make you look like a tourist who just wandered into town off a hike. Thanks to the insulated synthetic lining, it will keep you warm in -15 degrees (with moderate activity). Want to layer this jacket? It has adjustable waist tabs that let you customize the fit based on what you’re wearing.

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Hoodie

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The ThermoBall Eco Hoodie, available for women and men, packs down incredibly small thanks to PrimaLoft technology that traps heat within small air pockets. This packable winter jacket is water-resistant and made of recycled polyester and nylon.

Columbia Women’s Mighty Lite Hooded Jacket

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Omni-Heat lining and insulation give Columbia’s Mighty Lite Jacket plenty of warmth. It comes in a range of colors and can be found for a surprisingly low price when on sale. This lightweight coat won’t add much bulk to your bag and has a handy interior security pocket to stow valuables.

Uniqlo Men’s Ultra Light Down Parka

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If you’re looking for a packable down jacket, try Uniqlo’s Ultra Light Down Parka, which folds up into its own handy carrying pouch so you can easily slip it into your suitcase. The hood and water-repellent fabric will protect you in rain or snow showers, and the range of colors will suit any style.

Obermeyer Women’s Tuscany II Jacket

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Based in the snow sports mecca of Aspen, Colorado, since 1947, Obermeyer knows a thing or two about cold and wet weather. It’s developed a patented HydroBlock Sport fabric tested to resist nearly 400 inches of rain (and roll stain-causing liquids right off). Find it in the Tuscany II Jacket, which also uses another unique Obermeyer material: Thermore Classic insulation, which is thin and light but still warm. The hood is removable and adjustable, as is the faux fur trim.

Patagonia PrimaLoft Nano Puff Coat

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Patagonia’s PrimaLoft Nano Puff Hoody (available for men and women) is the lightest jacket I’ve ever owned. The women’s version weighs just 10 ounces (the men’s is 12.8 ounces), yet is ultra-warm and waterproof. Unlike some other methods of insulation, you can feel good about this jacket: Its 60-g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco is more than 50 percent recycled material.

The North Face Arrowood Triclimate Jacket

The North Face

The North Face’s versatile Arrowood Triclimate Jacket (available for women and men) is a three-in-one coat that’s perfect for travel: You can wear the waterproof, windproof shell or comfy inner fleece liner by themselves, or combine them to make a warm winter jacket. The hood, wrist cuffs, and hem cinch cord are all adjustable for a better fit. This breathable coat is designed for hiking and other outdoor activities.

Lululemon Pack It Down Jacket

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The Pack It Down Jacket can be folded up into the right-hand pocket, making it one of the best packable down jackets for women. The fabric is weather-resistant, and the 700-fill-power goose down is certified to the Responsible Down Standard. You can remove the hood to further cut down on weight and space.

Arc’teryx Men’s Cerium LT Hoody

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The Cerium LT Hoody from Arcteryx is incredibly lightweight—just 10.8 ounces—yet it’s surprisingly warm thanks to its combination of goose down and synthetic insulation. (Note that on rainy or extremely cold days, it’s best combined with a weatherproof shell.) The Cerium LT Hoody compresses into its own stuff sack for easy packing.

For more options, see The Best Winter Coats on Amazon.

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2017. It has been updated to reflect the most current information. Sarah Schlichter contributed to this story.

The 15 Best Winter Coats for Women, According to Thousands of Customer Reviews

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With winter just around the corner, finding a durable winter coat that will actually keep you warm and dry is probably at the top of your shopping list – and if it’s not, it should be. Wearing layers and light jackets may get you through the fall, but once the temperatures start to drop and severe winter weather begins, you don’t want to be without a heavy-duty piece of outerwear.

When choosing a winter coat it’s important to look for an option that is not only cute, comfortable, and warm, but you should also consider your personal cold-weather preferences. Headed to a destination with below freezing temps? A down coat is your best bet as the fluffiness of goose or duck feathers creates small air pockets that trap warmth.

Fans of ski trips should find insulated options that are weatherproof and can withstand extreme weather conditions, including hail and blizzards. Some of the best options also include features like moisture-wicking capabilities to keep you dry and reflective details to make sure you’re seen on the slopes.

Travelers who enjoy leisurely walking tours through Europe, on the other hand, might prefer a sleek wool peacoat, which will help you look polished to perfection while keeping you warm and toasty.

RELATED: The Best Fleece Jackets to Travel In, According to Thousands of Reviews

While there are thousands of winter jackets in stores, you’ve probably learned the hard way that most are not as warm or weatherproof as they claim to be. So instead of wasting time and money on sub-par products, we turned to real reviews from shoppers to see which winter coats they love the most.

These top-rated jackets, outlined below, not only have near-perfect ratings, but they also have an overwhelming number of glowing five-star reviews between them. From cozy down coats to warm hooded parkas to ultra-chic peacoats, keep reading to see the 14 best women’s winter jackets in stores now.

These are the best winter jackets and coats for women:

  • Best Overall: Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Jacket
  • Best Hooded Down Coat: Cole Haan Hooded Down Feather Jacket
  • Best-Rated Option: Orolay Thickened Down Coat
  • Best Down Coat With Fur Hood: Canada Goose Rossclair Genuine Coyote Fur Trim Down Parka
  • Best Wool Coat: Everlane Cocoon Coat
  • Best Windproof Option: Wantdo Waterproof and Windproof Ski Jacket
  • Best Short Down Jacket: The North Face Aconcagua Jacket II
  • Best Insulated Parka: Canada Goose Kinley Insulated Parka
  • Best Packable Option: 32 Degrees Packable Hooded Down Puffer Coat
  • Best Eco-Friendly Coat: Everlane ReNew Long Puffer
  • Best Long Down Coat: The North Face Metropolis Parka III
  • Best Puffer Coat: MICHAEL Michael Kors Hooded Down Puffer Coat
  • Best Waterproof Option: Patagonia Quilted Water Resistant Down Coat
  • Best Peacoat: Calvin Klein Single Breasted Peacoat
  • Best Coat with Media Port: Marmot Chelsea Coat

Best Overall: Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Jacket

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With more than 2,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating, this coat from Columbia is one of the most popular options on Amazon. Along with a water-resistant fabric, the stylish jacket also features an Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining and insulation to keep you warm even in blizzard-like conditions. (The reviews section is filled with shoppers from all across the country who wear this jacket everywhere from Chicago to Michigan.) What’s more, the cute piece of outerwear ranges in size from XS to 3XL and comes in 22 different colors.

To buy: amazon.com, from $76

Best Hooded Down Coat: Cole Haan Hooded Down Feather Jacket

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A hooded down jacket like this option from Cole Haan is perfect for when temperatures begin to drop. The ultra-warm coat features down-hybrid insulation, a fitted waist that helps show off your figure, and a two-zipper and a snap closure system that helps block out the wind. “I love this coat. I walk a mile back and forth to work and this has been the perfect coat for keeping me warm in the cold winter months. The pull strings on the hood allow me to tuck inside on a super chilly day. The inner vest style zip-up makes me very cozy. It zips all the way up to the chin so I don’t need a scarf,” raved one customer.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $109 (originally $225)

Best-Rated Option: Orolay Thickened Down Coat

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This Orolay down coat went viral last year for a reason. Not only is the coat super cute and cozy, but the outerwear also features handy side-zips so you can expand the jacket to make room for more layers. What’s more, it boasts six roomy pockets that are big enough to store more than just the essentials. More than 7,000 Amazon customers have given it their seal of approval, with one writing, “Out of probably 20 winter coats, this is now my absolute favorite!! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this coat, love everything about it! The quality is outstanding! I have had every expensive brand name winter coat, but have never ever had one that has kept me this warm!”

To buy: amazon.com, from $140

Best Down Coat With Fur Hood: Canada Goose Rossclair Genuine Coyote Fur Trim Down Parka

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Love a winter coat with a furry trim? Check out this option from Canada Goose. The slim-fit parka features down filling and a detachable coyote fur-trimmed hood to keep you warm and toasty in blizzard-like conditions. The coat also boasts inset storm cuffs to prevent wind from entering your sleeves, and it ranges in size from XXS to XXL. “Love this coat! It’s great for cold, snowy, winter days! It’s waterproof, kept me warm, & most importantly- very functional. The pockets are large enough to hold my cell, keys, lipstick, work badge, gloves, and my children’s things! The hood is large enough to actually protect your face from the wind and snow. The fit is also true to size. The cut of the jacket gives you a nice shape without looking too bulky. I’m very happy with this purchase,” said one shopper.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $995

Best Wool Coat: Everlane Cocoon Coat

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If you’re in the market for a sleek wool coat, more than 600 customers recommend this stylish option from Everlane. The modern shape of the jacket will elevate all your cold-weather ensembles and is versatile enough to look good with everything from casual jeans to LBDs. “The perfect winter coat that goes with every outfit. Fits really well while having the perfect oversized look. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a classic starter coat to build their wardrobe,” wrote one customer.

To buy: everlane.com, $250

Best Windproof Option: Wantdo Waterproof and Windproof Ski Jacket

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This hooded jacket from Wantdo is both waterproof and windproof, making it a great option for cold-weather activities like skiing and snow tubing. Not only does the jacket feature a soft fuzzy lining, but it is filled with 240 grams of polyester fiber that will keep you warm in frigid temperatures. “Bought this for my first ski trip,” said one customer. “I live in Miami, so I was reluctant to make a big purchase in the winter gear department. Was pleasantly surprised when I came across this jacket, since it was affordable, loved the style and didn’t too bulky. It was perfect for my trip. Didn’t feel heavy, provided lots of pockets for basically everything. I also love that it doesn’t really ‘look’ like a ski jacket. Will wear this again when I visit my friends up north in the winter!”

To buy: amazon.com, $80

Best Short Down Jacket: The North Face Aconcagua Jacket II

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This cute jacket from The North Face features a water-repellent shell, a down quilted construction, and patented Compressible Heatseeker synthetic insulation to keep you warm and dry on snowy days. No wonder the cozy topper has hundreds of likes and a near-perfect rating at Zappos, with customers raving about how easy it is to pack. “Just what I was looking for, lightweight and warm. It’s easy to pack for trips when cold weather might happen. It smushes up easily to shove in a bag when not needed,” said one shopper.

To buy: zappos.com, $160

Best Insulated Parka: Canada Goose Kinley Insulated Parka

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This Canada Goose parka is fully insulated with a mix of 80 percent down and 20 percent feather fill — so you never have to worry about freezing temperatures. The coat also boats a tailored fit, ribbed knit cuffs, and oversized hood, and it comes in five versatile colors. Although it’s one of the pricier items on the list, Nordstrom customers say it’s well worth the cost, with one writing, “I saw a friend with the coat first and couldn’t get over the price. She made me try hers on and I had to get one. This coat is amazing! It’s warm and still gives you a stylish shape as well. I love the buttons in the back and all of the pockets for my keys, phone, and lip gloss. I would tell everyone to get this coat!”

To buy: nordstrom.com, $850

Best Packable Option: 32 Degrees Packable Hooded Down Puffer Coat

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Need a cute and lightweight winter jacket that’s easy to pack? Check out this option from 32 Degrees. The thin down jacket is fully lined, water-resistant, and it folds up to fit inside a small corresponding pouch that can easily be thrown into any bag or suitcase. The best part? It’s machine washable too. For these reasons and more, over 1,400 Macy’s customers have given the warm topper a 4.2-star rating. “This is a lightweight, yet warm jacket, that is great for traveling. It was a little thinner than I thought, yet warm for the size and lack of bulk. You cannot beat the price and the colors are awesome. I highly recommend it and I plan on buying more,” raved one shopper.

To buy: macys.com, $50 (originally $100)

Best Eco-Friendly Coat: Everlane ReNew Long Puffer

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If shopping eco-friendly clothing is important to you, consider this long puffer coat from Everlane. The outer shell of the super cute topper is made from 60 renewed plastic bottles, while the filling is made with 100 percent recycled PrimaLoft insulation. It also boasts a warm hood, roomy pockets, and a hidden drawstring around the waist so you can cinch in the coat whenever you like. “I really love this jacket so far,” raved one customer. “I work outdoors and it did an amazing job protecting me from the elements. It’s very versatile, I’ve been able to wear it to the gym and then out to dinner as well. I love the deep snuggly pockets although I wish they were accessible through the sides as opposed to the tops. It’s definitely a worthy investment!”

To buy: everlane.com, $175

Best Long Down Coat: The North Face Metropolis Parka III

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How cute is this lightweight down coat from The North Face? The long silhouette will help keep your entire body warm and toasty, while the two-way zip and inner draft flap prevent any wind from entering. “I bought this for my daughter who is at school in the cold north. She LOVES it. It’s thick and warm, but comfortable when she’s inside buildings. The fit is just right; she’s a medium and this fits her great, with a little room so she can wear a sweater under it. And its fitted enough that she doesn’t look like a block. The longer bottom makes it interesting, and the grey color is gorgeous. This coat is worth every penny,” said one customer.

To buy: zappos.com, $289

Best Puffer Coat: MICHAEL Michael Kors Hooded Down Puffer Coat

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Not only is this short puffer coat from MICHAEL Michael Kors on-trend, but it is also incredibly warm thanks to its down-and-feather fill and attached hood. The jacket ranges in size from XXS to XXL, and there are 10 pretty colors to choose from, so you are sure to find an option that suits your style. “This coat is very lightweight yet thick/puffy and extremely warm. I live in the middle of North Dakota and we have had a pretty brutal winter (most of our winters are rough). This coat has done an excellent job at keeping me warm. Fit was perfect and it looks nice,” said one customer.

To buy: macys.com, $91 with code FRIEND, (Originally $190)

Best Waterproof Option: Patagonia Quilted Water Resistant Down Coat

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When you know you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors in the winter, you need an all-weather coat, like this water-resistant down coat from Patagonia. Along with boasting 800-fill-power down insulation, the lightweight jacket also features zippered pockets to keep your belongings secure and has a hood for added warmth. “You cannot go wrong with this. It ran true to size and I got the navy. Loved it so much I went back to order the black and it was sold out. I really like the lightweight aspect of this, especially for travel. I find this brand lasts so the price point is worth it,” wrote one customer.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $279

Best Peacoat: Calvin Klein Single Breasted Peacoat

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In the market for a classic peacoat? This option from Calvin Klein might be the one for you. The coat’s wool/nylon/cashmere blend will keep you warm and cozy, while the streamlined style keeps you looking polished and pulled together. “I am so glad my husband convinced me to buy this coat,” wrote one shopper. “It fits great, very comfortable and warm..as well as being very stylish. The fabric is soft to the touch, and it has a very nice lining! Love it!”

To buy: macys.com, $135 (originally $275)

Best Coat with a Media Port: Marmot Chelsea Coat

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Marmot’s knee-length coat features the brand’s patented MemBrain coating, which makes it breathable and water repellant. It also boasts a down fill, zippered hand-warmer pockets, and a removable hood. But what really sets this style apart is its internal media port that helps prevent you from getting tangled in your headphone wires. “Great fit and very warm,” wrote one shopper. “I was looking for a well fitted but durable coat for these rough Chicago winters… The hood works great at blocking any snow or water from hitting my face as I walk.”

To buy: zappos.com, $380

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The 15 Best Down Jackets for Winter

Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody

The Arc’teryx brand of performance outdoor gear and apparel hails from Canada. The brand is named after Archaeopteryx, the first feathered and winged dinosaur that’s believed to be the transitional stage of dinosaurs into birds. This echoes the brand’s working vision of creating evolution in the field of mountaineering. The brand’s vision is deeply married to the mountainous Canadian region it originated from. The founders believe that had they been living anywhere else, Arc’teryx wouldn’t have been established.

The Arc’teryx entry on this list is a lightweight hoodie or hoody as the Canadian brand spells it. Compared to others on this list, the Cerium is a little underinsulated. It only has 1.7 ounces of 850 fill power down enclosed in its shell. It does, however, utilize Coreloft down in strategic points around the jacket for additional insulation. It works well as a mid-layer in extreme cold weather conditions but may work as a standalone jacket on fairly cool days. After all, you’re not buying this jacket to wear it alone on your expedition to conquer Mt. Logan during a blizzard. You’re buying it for the svelte silhouette it gives you.

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Foehn Robson

Foehn is a rock-climbing outfitter from Quebec, Canada. When it’s from the True North, you know that it’s going to be warm and tough. Even their name evokes feelings of warmth. Foehn may not be as big or as well-known as the previous company on the list but what they lack in funds or resources, they make up for with sheer grit. They launched their first line of products early in 2018 with the help of a fully funded Kickstarter campaign. They have since added a few more products in their catalog and now have an apparel line that blends style and function seamlessly.

The Robson is Foehn’s entry on this list of the best down jackets for winter. It distinguishes itself right off the bat by being a pullover. You don’t have the zipper running down the middle of this jacket. What you have instead is a side zipper to allow you entry. This style decision adds a little urban flair to this strong offering. The exterior is a tough yet stretchy Japanese fabric that’s waterproofed with a DWR coating. Inside, it’s filled with 800-fill responsibly sourced down.

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Rab Neutrino Pro

The Rab brand is the brainchild of a Scottish climber who wanted to make gear and expedition wear that will be able to perform in actual mountain conditions. The products are marketed as being made by climbers for use by climbers. This makes the brand authentic. Since the early 1980s, Rab has been producing high-performance mountaineering gear to protect self-styled mountain people against the tough elements of the outdoors. In particular, they have made impressive insulated jackets, like their entry on this list.

The Rab Neutrino Pro is an exceptional winter gear made for a high-performance, heavy-duty use in actual mountain climbs. As such, it’s filled with a lot of down for maximum cold climate insulation in this shell. With this on, you’ll feel the warmth as provided by 8 ounces of 800 fill power down. The exterior is their own proprietary 20D Pertex Quantum Pro outer shell that’s made durable enough for the toughest mountain weather.

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The North Face Summit L3 Down Hoodie

The North Face is one of the world’s most well-known high-performance brands of climbing gear and winter wear. The brand started out as a small husband and wife venture that sold climbing equipment in San Francisco in the late 1960s. Ever since their humble beginnings, The North Face has been championing high performance gear for serious outdoor explorers. Because of their passion and commitment, they have sponsored a multitude of expeditions in running, snowsports, and climbing. Through research and development, they have also developed technologies and designs that improve upon existing products.

The North Face starts of this list with a strong entry. The Summit L3 Down Hoodie is part of their Summit line of products, the apparel and equipment line that are designed for professional climbs. While it may simply be a mid-layer for extreme cold insulation, it is effective as your outerwear for everyday use. It comes in a classic design, complete with a snug hoodie. It’s filled with lightweight 800-fill down enclosed in a ripstop shell layer coated with DWR for reliable waterproofing.

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Blackyak Bakosi

The Blackyak company is another that’s named after a robust animal – the Yak. The Yak is a native of the Himalayan regions, so they’re pretty acclimatized to high altitudes as well as extreme cold environments. This is the image that the founder of Blackyak wants to capture. Being an active mountaineer, the founder of Blackyak created this Korean brand as an answer to his own needs. To date, Blackyak has made many strategic partnerships in Asia and Europe.

The Bakosi is a well-designed action jacket. This Blackyak offering features “intelligent insulation” design that utilizes different insulation materials at strategic parts of the jacket. The different materials used are goose down, PrimaLoft Gold, and Polartec Alpha. The jacket’s silhouette as well as the baffling lines and design features are very sporty. There are underarm gussets to allow maximum mobility of the arms while active. There are also areas that are made with insulated stretch fabric, inlcuding the fleece hood and the back panel.

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Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

Patagonia is an outdoor sports wear brand that was established by an American mountaineer and businessman in 1973. It adopted as its logo, the mountain outline of Mt. Fitz Roy, an ultra mountain between Argentina and Chile. The brand makes hiking clothes as well as sleeping bags and even packaged camping food. Aside from mountaineering, the Patagonia brand has also developed products for other sports such as surfing.

The Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket on this list is a lightweight classic. It features a 20 x 30D ripstop polyester that’s completely made out of recycled material. It is coated with a DWR finish for reliable water-repellency. The insulation is achieved with the use of 800-fill power goose down. It has elastic cuffs for comfort and insulation.

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Jöttnar Fjörm

Jöttnar is a British company that draws inspiration from the brutal mountains of Norway. Being former Royal Marine Commandos, the two founders are some of the world’s toughest people. What they experienced in their former military profession made them realize that there is a need for tougher gear and apparel. The two commandos were not only tough as military men; they were also avid mountain climbers as well. So, they created their own gear and decided to “conquer giants.” They probably mean the Scandinavian mountains, but seeing as they’re commandos, it wouldn’t be surprising if their mountain gear is tough enough for battling actual ice giants from Norse mythology.

The Fjörm is a giant itself. It’s Jöttnar’s best and warmest jacket, being their benchmark for comparison to other jackets. For maximum warmth, it’s filled with 275 grams or about 9.7 ounces of 850 fill goose down; that’s their size Medium. With oversized baffling, this jacket is certainly built with a robust silhouette. The ripstop outer shell is water repellent as well as the DownTek down it’s stuffed with.

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Norrøna Lyngen

Norrøna is a Scandinavian brand right out of Norway. The company has been run by two Jørgen Jørgensens since its founding in 1929, the founder himself and his grandson who was named after him. The brand specializes in cold climate wear and mountaineering gear. Norrøna pioneered the use of vivid and flashy colors, but this approach has since been imitated by many outfitters. They were also the first ones to introduce the funnel tent for mountaineering use. They also pioneered the use of Gore-Tex in Europe. Gore-Tex has since become a leading material in heavy duty mountaineering gear.

The Norrøna entry on this list is the Lyngen. Utilizing 850 fill power down, this Norrøna entry is incredibly warm. This jacket was built with high-performance materials for the extremely demanding sport of ski touring.

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Outdoor Research Transcendent

The aptly named Outdoor Research brand was founded by a nuclear physicist who just also happened to be an avid mountaineer. As the story goes, the founder saw how frostbite got to his climbing partner’s feet. This urged the man to create better mountaineering gear, creating the company in the process. The brand is known for producing tough equipment that’s tested in real-world conditions by real mountaineers.

The Transcendent is the Outdoor Research entry on this list. With 3.5 ounces of 650 fill power down, it’s comfortably warm. Its design incorporates large baffles that point down at the middle, creating a more modern look. Adding to the comfort factor, the hand warmers are lined with fleece. It’s a welcome feature that many will love come cold winter days. While not as heavy-duty as other jackets filled with higher fill power down, the Transcendent is a decent jacket that’s sufficiently warm for urban wear.

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REI Magma 850 Down Hoodie 2.0

REI is an American outdoor company that specializes in camping gear and other outdoor sports oriented apparel. REI appropriately stands for Recreational Equipment Incorporated. The brand has been around since the 1930s and shows no signs of slowing down. REI is not only strong retail-wise, but they have been successful in their strategy to diversify in non-retail means. Instead of purchasing or creating retail subsidiaries, REI has opted to expand in more experience-based endeavors. REI has been offering guided adventure tours and classes in the hopes of creating more outdoor enthusiasts that hopefully become their future retail customers.

The REI Magma 850 Down Hoodie 2.0 is a superb entry on this list. It is stylish, highly functional, and lightweight too. This REI hoodie features different baffling sizes in different parts of the jacket for strategic insulation. As its name clearly states, this winter jacket is stuffed with 850 fill power down that’s enclosed in a ripstop nylon outer layer. This outer shell also utilizes Pertex technology to make it tough enough to resist abrasions. It is also coated with DWR for effective water resistance. Built for more than casual wear only, this REI Magma Hoodie is designed for active outdoor sports.

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Mountain Equipment Lightline

The Mountain Equipment brand is a UK brand that specializes in…-mountain equipment! While their name could use a little work, their products certainly are top-of-the-line. The brand has been around since the early 1960s, and ever since, they have been part of major climbs and expeditions all over the world. These include record setting Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. If their products are tough enough to go to the poles, you know they’re tough enough for daily winter wear.

Unlike most other lightweight down jackets, the Lightline’s shell is made out of a thick and heavy-duty 40D DRILITE fabric. This fabric makes the Lightline absolutely windproof and very water resistant. This tough exterior encloses 700-fill power down. The Lightline provides excellent protection from the freezing cold and is exceptionally warm even in the coldest conditions. It comes with a removable zip-off hoodie for added versatility.

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Mammut Broad Peak IN Pro

The Mammut company is a Swiss brand that produces specialized trekking and mountaineering gear and apparel. It has been in operation since 1862 and is currently the world leader when it comes to mountain climbing ropes. The company’s logo is that of a Mammoth (Mammut in Swiss), a prehistoric pachyderm that had adapted to extreme cold climates. This logo symbolizes the tough quality of the brand as well as the ruggedness of their products.

The Broad Peak IN Pro is a jacket designed with the extreme mountaineer in mind. The “Pro” refers to the “professional” – as in professional mountaineer. With this proud name, it’s no wonder that the technologies that are incorporated into it are all geared toward heavy-duty use. The outer layer is a Pertex Quantum fabric for superior water repellent ability. This shell is also very lightweight, allowing stuffing of 850-fill power goose down for improved heat retention. The underarm areas also feature gussets for maximum mobility while out on a climb.

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hood/2

The Mountain Hardwear brand was founded in 1993 by a group of outdoor enthusiasts who knew that they could do better. They started the company developing products that are better than what was available back then. The goal was not solely commercial success; the brand’s vision and mission was the creation of outdoor gear and apparel designed with heavy-duty performance in mind.

The Ghost Whisperer Hood/2 is Mountain Hardwear’s entry on this list. It’s not clear why it’s named the way it is, but it does sound very cool. Except for its name, the Ghost Whisperer Hood is pretty warm. It is filled with 2.8 ounces of 800-fill power down. This results in superb heat retention that’s impressive in the lightweight category. Its main hook is that the ripstop outer shell is made entirely of recycled materials. It’s also treated with DWR coating for water proofing

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Montbell Plasma 1000 Parka

Montbell is a brand that was created in Osaka, Japan in the 1970s. The brand had always been at the forefront of industry innovations. They developed new tent designs as well as experimented with revolutionary materials, such as 3M’s Thinsulate and DuPont’s Kevlar and Nomex for other outdoor gear. The products were well-received in the outdoor sports community. This opened the doors for international shipping. Today, Montbell has major operations all over the world.

The Montbell Plasma 1000 Parka is an outstanding entry on this list of the best down jackets for winter. The baffles feature S-shaped or zig-zagged baffle stitching in a sewn-thru construction method. The outer fabric is a soft 7D ripstop nylon made under their Ballistic Airlight proprietary technology. This tough and waterproof shell encloses within its baffles, 1000 fill power down they call “EX Down.” It comes from water birds that live in areas with seasonal climates that go in the temperature extreme ranges. This high fill power provides unrivaled heat retention.

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Feathered Friends Eos

The Feathered Friends brand started with just a few pieces of camping and outdoor gear and apparel hand sewn by its founder with the use of an industrial-grade sewing machine. Since 1972, the brand has been producing their high-performance products the same way, by hand. They are based in Seattle and are continuously inspired by the nearby North Cascade Mountains. While a few of the companies on this list carry a brand name based on animals, this is the only time that a brand paid homage to the goose from which they get their goose down.

The Eos is Feathered Friends’ entry on this list of high-quality winter jackets. The outer shell fabric is made of Pertex Quantum, a wind-resistant, water-resistant, and breathable soft fabric. This outer shell is stuffed with 900+ fill power goose down. It’s lightweight, but it’s also very warm for its weight. It’s also packable. They recommend it for cold morning walks and as a middle layer for when the winter really sets in.

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A warm winter coat is the first line of defense between your body heat and the harsh, bitter cold. A quality winter coat should always keep wet weather away and prevent wind from whipping around and finding a way to steal your body heat. Wind is a thief of body heat and you want to do whatever you can to keep it away.

As outdoor survivalists always say, it’s easier to stay warm than it is to get warm. Staying warm starts with staying dry- and this is why your winter coat is so important. If a winter coat can keep you dry, you will most certainly be warm. So would you like to know what our picks are for the Top 27 Warmest Winter Coats? Great, let me give you a bit of background first.

When shopping for a winter coat, you will quickly realize how many styles, and different material is out there. You will want to stick to the best winter coat brands. And should you buy a bigger coat size so it fits over you clothes? It’s overwhelming, really. But, don’t worry! I’m here to help you navigate the world of warm winter coats. So, what makes a winter coat warm after all?

Turns out there is a lot that goes into making a winter coat warm- right down to the zippers and seams. Insulation plays a big role in keeping you warm. There are two basic types of insulation in warm winter coat: down and synthetic insulation. Down is a wonderful at keeping you warm- and it’s really lightweight. However, it’s more expensive that synthetic filled jackets and it may not hold up very well if it gets wet.

So, if you choose a down insulated jacket make sure its water-resistant or waterproof at the very least. Synthetic insulation is a great alternative to down. It’s bulkier than down, but it holds up under wet weather. Synthetic insulation is also much more budget friendly.

While it’s important to have a well-insulated winter coat, the outer shell is also critical to how warm or cold you will feel! Things to keep in mind when considering a warm winter coat: is it waterproof or water-resistant. Be careful with this one. Waterproof is not the same as water-resistant. Waterproof means the jacket is rated for heavy rain and extreme snow fall.

Water-resistant means the coat will keep you dry in a light drizzle- that’s about all. Also, look for a coat that is breathable too. You don’t want to get too hot! A breathable coat will allow sweat to evaporate through the pore of the jacket- but keep body heat where it belongs. Kind of cool. If you are going to be in extreme weather- like on the top of Mount Rainier, pay attention to the seams of the jacket and the zippers. Some brands make waterproof zippers to keep moisture out of those tiny spaces- this may be important depending on where you are going!

When it comes to size- always go one size up if you can. The jacket alone won’t be enough to keep you warm- you need room for your basic winter layers. For more information on the art of layering, check out my other blog here: “How to Dress for Winter Survival“. Also, the warmest winter coat for you will depend on your activity. In my list of the top warmest winter coats, I also indicate the type of activity this coat is designed for! Below is my list of the top 27 warmest winter coats, I hope you find this list helpful:

Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka

1. Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka

This is perhaps one of the warmest jackets on the earth- literally. It’s the jacket arctic explorers where when they are headed to spend weeks, sometimes months in Antarctica. It’s the jacket of choice for those brave enough to make the journey to Nome, AK in the annual Iditarod sled dog race. This IS the jacket for ultimate warmth and protection from the harshest, coldest weather ever recorded. The jacket is down insulated with 675 fill white goose down.

Every inch of this jacket is well thought out and designed to keep you warm. Pros: fleece lined neck area for warmth, wind guard, reinforced elbows, 14 pockets, reflective fabric for added visibility in blizzards or other harsh working environments, built in snow skirt to keep wet weather away, side zippers for ventilation, fur lined hood molds around face to keep wind away and prevent frostbite. Cons: sells out quickly, expensive, limited to harsh weather and extreme temperatures. Cost: $1,550

Canada Goose-Perley 3-In-1 Parka

2. Canada Goose-Perley 3-In-1 Parka

The Canada Goose 3 in 1 parka is a jacket you can wear all year long. This jacket has it all: down for incredible warmth, hood for protection, water-resistant, lightweight, durable and versatile. The jacket can be worn three different ways: with the down jacket alone, the rain jacket alone or combined the two for the warmest jacket around. The down jacket is filled with 675 fill down.

The coat is rated for -5 degrees. It will keep you warm while walking the dog around the park or on your next trip the mountain. It’s longer length, covers your thighs- for added warmth and protection from the weather. Pros: warm, can be worn multiple ways, moves with your body, down insulated, water-resistant. Cons: isn’t waterproof, sells out quickly and is really expensive. Price about about: $1,500

Canada Goose Mystique Parka Fusion Fit

3. Canada Goose Mystique Parka Fusion Fit

If you are looking for a warm winter coat that will protect you from head to toe, this is the coat for you. This parka is full-length down. It’s basically like wearing a sleeping bag with a fur hood. It’s made by Canada Goose which is perhaps one the most trusted outdoor gear brands in the world. This jacket is made for those with smaller frames. It’s rated for -25 degrees F and below.

Pros: quilted pattern keep down insulation from shifting-providing ultimate warmth all over your body, 625 white duck down fill, coyote fur hood, water-resistant, windproof and durable. Great for walks in the cold or standing outside for long periods of time. Cons: not made for those with bigger frames, sells out quickly, length may be limiting-depending on your activities and it’s an investment. Price about about: $1,050

Arctic Extreme Jacket

4. Fortress Arctic Extreme Jacket

Fortress is a Utah based company changing the way we think about warm coats. This jacket is rated to keep you warm in temperatures between -60 degrees F and 30 degrees F. How is that even possible? This jacket is made with Fortress’ patented AERIS insulation. This insulation is designed to keep you warm, even if you get wet.

This is the ideal jacket for people working outside in the oil fields in North Dakota or Alaska. According to the company, this jacket has been tested in -60 degrees in Prudhoe Bay Alaska… and it worked! The jacket is lightweight too, so there’s no worry about restrictive movement. Pros: really warm, durable, lightweight and treated with a durable water-resistant material. It’s also wind resistant. Cons; currently on pre-order only. Price about about: $349

Fortress Classic Jacket

5. Fortress Classic Jacket

The Fortress Classic Jacket is a great choice if you want to stay warm while hunting, ice fishing or just working outside around the house in the winter months. This jacket can be worn alone, or you may need a top layer shell in certain weather conditions. The jacket is made with a polyester mesh lining that will wick away moisture and keep you warm.

The jacket is also made with AERIS insulation. Even if you get soaked to the bone, this jacket will keep you warm. Pros: will keep you warm between -35 degrees F and 50 degrees F, warm, wicks away moisture, great for workers, outdoor survival situations, wind resistant. Cons: may need another shell in some weather. Price about about: $249.

The North Face Gotham III

6. The North Face Gotham III

The North Face Gotham jacket has everything you want in a warm winter coat. It’s down, waterproof, breathable and it’s windproof. Does it get any better than that? The jacket is designed to move with your body, stretch with your arms as you hike, climb or grocery shop on a chilly day. This jacket is so versatile, you could also wear it skiing.

This style jacket is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Pros: 550 fill down insulation, hood, waterproof, breathable, pockets where you need them, media pocket, cuffs for wrist protection. Cons: zippers may wear out faster than the coat. Price about about: $319.

Marmot Fordham Jacket

7. Marmot Fordham Jacket

This down insulated, water resistant winter coat will keep you nice and warm around town and on the slopes. It’s a great design, for a laid-back winter look. Marmot has a long history of making quality outdoor gear for every kind of adventure. This jacket ranks in at #7 on this list because it’s packed with 700 fill down insulation.

The outer shell is water-resistant and features a removable hood, zippered pockets, fleece cuffs for wrist warmth and protection and an adjustable hem. Pros: 700 down insulation, really warm, comfortable, water-resistant, fleece cuff. Cons: won’t hold up in a monsoon or heavy snowfall. Price about: $325

Fjallraven F82278 Mens Singi Down Jacket

8. Fjallraven Singi Down Coat

This is a great all-around winter coat to keep you warm on the coldest days. It’s a longer coat, hitting just above the thighs. This length will give you added protection in harsh weather. The jacket is insulated with 80% down and 20% feathers. This mixture of down and feathers gives you added comfort and warmth all around your body. The shell of the coat is made with the brand’s durable G-1000- designed to protect you against wind and water.

This jacket is designed for low-intensity activities such as a walk around the neighborhood or building a snowman with your kids. Pros: down and feather insulation, big pockets to hold cell phone and wallet, warm, water-resistant and windproof, synthetic fur hood for protection against snow. Cons: bulky, only for low intense activities. Price about: $600

Fjallraven Expedition Down Jacket

9. Fjallraven Expedition Down Jacket

Take a look outside your window? Is the snow swirling in all directions? Is it below freezing? With this coat on you’ll have no fear to venture outside into the craziest of winter weather. This jacket is sure to cure any case of cabin fever. It’s long-hitting just about the knees. This added protection is key to staying warm when Mother Nature is putting on a winter show!

The jacket is insulated with 90% down and 10% feathers. The quilting pattern on the jacket keeps the insulation evenly distributed throughout for consistent heat everywhere. The jacket is also treated with a durable water repellent material to protect you from the water and wind. Pros: super long, extra coverage, great for extreme cold, large pockets, hood, reinforced shoulders padded for comfort. Cons: may be too bulky for everyday use. Price about: $700.

Feathered Friends Volant Jacket

10. Feathered Friends Volant Jacket

Packed with 850 fill down, this jacket is the ultimate winter coat. The shell is made with a waterproof and breathable fabric that will keep wind, rain and heavy snow away from you and your body heat. Nothing is getting through this jacket! This jacket is the number one choice for guides on Mt. Rainier and other big peaks across the country. The wrap around hood that conforms to your face and chin/neck protection give makes this coat extra warm. Pros: well made, warm, 850 fill down, waterproof, breathable, great for winter camping, ice climbing or everyday use. Cons: shorter length. Price about: $429.

Feathered Friends Eos Down Jacket

11. Feathered Friends Eos Down Jacket

This jacket packs a punch when it comes to keeping you warm. Get this, it’s insulated with 900 fill down. Wowzah. I don’t think there’s a jacket on the market right now with this much down insulation.

The Seattle based company is dedicated to making down products from well treated animals. This jacket is lightweight and easy to pack. Pros: really warm, 900 fill down, quilted pattern for even heat distribution, well made, durable. Cons: isn’t waterproof, may need another shell in wet weather. Price about: $309

Feathered Friends Helios Hooded Jacket

12. Feathered Friends Helios Hooded Jacket

There isn’t a mountain peak this jacket hasn’t met. It’s the jacket of choice for backpackers, alpine adventure seekers and dog walkers around the world. With 900 fill down insulation, this jacket is ideal for peaks and valleys. It’s an all-around tough winter coat that will keep you warm no matter what Mother Nature has in store. Pros: well insulated, durable, high quality construction, warm, insulated hood, lycra hand pockets. Cons: make sure you measure before ordering, may be short. Price about: $359

Mountain Hardware Glacier Guide Down Parka

13. Mountain Hardware Glacier Guide Down Parka

The Glacier Guide Down Parka is a great jacket when you need warmth and protection from whipping winds and sub-zero temperatures. This jacket is made for mountaineering. But, you can also wear it around town if you live in a harsh winter climate. This jacket is insulated with 650 down fill, giving you exceptional warmth! You won’t have to worry about the shell of the coat getting wet!

This shell is made with a breathable, wind and water-resistant fabric. The zipper of the jacket is also covered with a windproof material to keep you protected- no matter where the wind is coming from. Big pockets and a nice hood, bring this jacket to #15 on the list of the top winter coats. Pros: 650 down, warm, covered zipper, wind proof and water resistant. Cons: not made for heavy rain. Price about: $400.

Arc’teryx Ceres SV Parka

14. Arc’teryx Ceres SV Parka

The big hood and neck cover, make this jacket a really warm choice for chilly days. This jacket can be equally warm at the top of a 13,000-foot peak and at a Saturday morning ski race. The shell of the jacket is designed to withstand the most extreme weather, for long periods of time. The shell is also made with GORE WINDSTOPPER, which is a trademarked product that literally stops wind in its tracks. The jacket is packed with 850 fill down insulation and synthetic insulation.

This jacket evenly distributes the insulation, so you’re shoulders or elbow aren’t chilly. The bright colors make it easy to spot you in a blizzard or on the ski hill. Overall, this is a high quality, well made warm winter coat. Pros: high insulation value, water resistant, windproof, breathable, awesome hood- full coverage around neck, ears and head, bright colors. Cons: may need another waterproof shell in extreme conditions. Price about: $849

Arc-Teryx Cerium SV Hoody

15. Arc-Teryx Cerium SV Hoody

This lightweight down jacket is great for dry, cold conditions. It’s packed with 850 fill down. Remember, in general the higher the fill-count the warmer the coat. At 850 fill, this jacket will keep you warm on days you may not otherwise venture outside. The is a basic, versatile jacket that will work well running errands and running to the top of a mountain. Okay, maybe not running up the mountain, but you get the idea.

The hood on this jacket is what makes it stand out from the rest. The hood forms around your head and covers your neck, almost all the way to your mouth. You’ll be glad you have this extra hood protection when the wind starts to pick up. Pros: lightweight, warm, 850 fill down, colorful, comfortable, full coverage hood. Cons: may need an outer shell to protect from wet weather. Price about: $525

Arc’Teryx Kappa Hoody

16. Arc’Teryx Kappa Hoody

It’s a jacket, but it looks and feels like your favorite hoody. It is very comfortable and very warm. It has very good reviews. It seems a lot of people really like this jacket that have tried it. This jacket is insulated with synthetic material, which means if it gets wet it will still keep you warm. It will also dry fast if you find yourself in the middle of a snow storm.

Pros: windproof, breathable, water-resistant, well insulated, waterproof seams, insulated hood and chin guard. Cons: may not be suitable for all activities. Price about: $425

Fortress Clothing Hoodie 2.0

17. Fortress Hybrid Hoodie

The Fortress Hybrid Hoodie makes this list at #19. It’s like a jacket and a hoodie in one. This jacket is very comfortable, lightweight and you will literally live in it all year long. That’s right. This jacket is rated to keep you warm and comfortable from -5 degrees to 70 degrees F. This is the only jacket you will ever need to own. So, what makes it so special? It’s the AERIS insulation, developed and patented by Fortress that gives this hoodie the versatility.

The jacket also has a mesh lining that will wick away moisture if you sweat or become submerged. The jacket is designed to keep you warm, even if you do get wet. How cool is that? The hoodie also features raglan sleeves to allow you to move your arms with ease and comfort. Pros: rated for a wide range of temperatures, keeps you warm-even when wet, well designed hood, rib cuffs to keep weather away. Cons: May need a shell in inclement weather. Price about: $229

Patagonia Topley Jacket

18. Patagonia Topley Jacket

If the mountains are calling and you must go. Go. Right now. And take this jacket with you! The Topley Jacket by Patagonia is a packed with 600 fill-recycled down. The company is big on protecting the environment and keeping its waste to a minimum. This coat is not only warm, but its environmentally conscious as well. The outer shell is waterproof, breathable and moves with your body.

The jacket is designed for everyday wear and short expeditions into the wilderness. The insulated and removable hood keep your head warm and you can take it off, weather permitting. Oversized pockets with waterproof zippers make this an all around excellent warm winter coat. Pros: the jacket is insulated with 600 fill down, warm, waterproof, breathable, great oversized pockets for wallet and cell phone, waterproof zippers. Cons: may not be suitable for sub-zero temperatures. Price about: $399.

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

19. Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody

The Micro Puff Hoody is one of the warmest, lightweight jackets Patagonia has ever created. The jacket is made with a “revolutionary” synthetic insulation that mimics the warmth of down, but without the price about tag. The unique stitching on this jacket, mean you get an even distribution of warmth! Double plus! the shell of the jacket is water-resistant and windproof. It’s also treated with a durable water repellent finish. Pros: lightweight, left pocket doubles as a stuff sack, durable zippers, nice hood, warm. Cons: may need a shell for severe wet weather. Price about: $299

LL. Bean Winter Warmer Coat

20. LL. Bean Winter Warmer Coat

If you are looking for an affordable winter coat this is a great choice! This jacket is designed to be worn around town, a football game or working around the house in the fall. It’s made with a water-resistant and windproof outer shell. The coat is rated to keep you warm in 15 degrees F to -35 degrees F depending on your activity level.

The company ranks this jacket as a light activity coat. The jacket is longer than most winter coats-falling just about the knee. The inside of the jacket is insulted with special fleece lining for extra warmth and comfort. Pros: Really warm, comfort in a wide range of temperatures, water and wind resistant. Cons: not for high activity. Price about: $129

Patagonia Men’s Hyper Puff Jacket

21. Patagonia Men’s Hyper Puff Jacket

The Patagonia Men’s Hyper Puff Jacket is designed to keep you warm during the harshest winter weather conditions. Sleet, ice, rain and snow don’t stand a chance in this synthetic insulated jacket. The coat is lightweight and made with a water-resistant, windproof outer shell. The shell is also treated with a durable water repellent finish to keep wet weather from penetrating. Patagonia also uses special quilting patterns to maximize the warmth of the jacket.

Pros: warm, synthetic insulation, moves with body, weather resistant, keeps wind away, full coverage hood, elastic cuffs! Cons: May need another shell in severe weather. Price about: $149

REI Stormhenge Jacket

22. REI Stormhenge Jacket

REI is a national outdoor gear retailer with its own clothing line. The company started in Seattle decades ago and has since developed a cult like customer base. Cult, in a good way- not in a Kool-Aid kind of way. Back to the jacket. This puffy jacket is filled with 850 fill down. So, you know it’s going to be warm-really warm as a matter of fact. Plus, the jacket is waterproof and breathable. This special outer shell will prevent the down from getting wet- which means you will stay dry and warm at all times.

Not only is the shell waterproof, but the insulation itself has been treated with a durable water repellent finish to repel water, if it gets wet. The jacket also features vents in the arm pits to prevent overheating- no need to take your coat off, just unzip and you’re on your way! Pros: it’s lightweight, warmth evenly distributed, waterproof, breathable, adjustable cuffs, 850 fill. Cons: isn’t as breathable as some may like. Price about: $249

REI 650 Down Parka

23. REI 650 Down Parka

If you need a little more coverage for sitting in cold stadiums or a cold chair lift- the REI 650 Down Parka is all you’ll need to stay warm. This is a jacket you could literally wear 9 months out of the year, especially if you live in a climate where there are truly four seasons. The jacket is lightweight, yet still boosts an impressive 650 fill down count.

The shell of the coat is wind resistant and has been treated with a durable water repellent finish. An insulated hood keeps weather and wind at bay, while wrapping your hood in a soft sleeping bag like material. Pros: lightweight, really warm, hits just above the knees. Cons: won’t hold up in extreme wet weather. Price about: $139

Columbia TurboDown Wave

24. Columbia TurboDown Wave

The Columbia TurboDown Wave jacket is designed to keep you warm on the most extreme mountain tops and while walking your dog in the park. The sleek fit, makes it an everyday jacket you will want to throw on while running out the door. At the same time, this is the coat to pack when you are headed into the mountains. The jacket is packed with 900 fill down power, plus a special proprietary synthetic Omni Heat Insulation as well. The jacket is also lined inside with special reflective material- like tiny silver dots, that are designed to reflect your body heat back to your body.

What will they think of next? The shell is also waterproof and breathable to keep wet weather away. Pros: really warm, well made, high quality material, waterproof and breathable. Cons: may be too bulky for some activities. Price about: $469

The North Face Arctic Down Parka II

25. The North Face Arctic Down Parka II

This jacket is for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to make a fashion statement without sacrificing warmth. The jacket is made with 550 fill down and a waterproof, breathable shell to keep weather away from you! This means you can enjoy walking in the snow, but you don’t have to feel it! The jacket hits right above the knees, keeping your legs and other areas covered and protected from the cold weather as well! The jacket is made to trap heat and keep it close to your body! Pros: lifetime guarantee, warm, high quality material, great for low intense activities, insulated faux fur hood. Cons: not suitable for extreme wet weather. Price about: $249

Sorel Tivoli Long Down Jacket

26. Sorel Tivoli Long Down Jacket

If you want a jacket that will keep your legs and upper body warm, this is the one for you. It’s made with 700 fill-goose down. The jacket is also water-resistant to keep light rain and snow from seeping through and getting you wet. The coat also comes with special wrist cuff to keep that patch of skin covered from the cold weather at all times. Keeping your wrists covered in cold weather can greatly increase your body warmth all over! Pros: well insulated, warm, water-resistant, long length. Cons: won’t hold up in a fierce blizzard. Price about: $300

Rab Neutrino Endurance

27. Rab Neutrino Endurance

Rab is rad at making warm winter coats. The company is well known for making high quality outdoor gear that will withstand whatever Mother Nature has up her sleeves! This jacket is packed with 800 fill count goose down. The insulation is also treated with a special water-resistant material to keep it from getting soaked in the event you encounter extreme wet snow. The jacket is designed for light mountaineering and other alpine conditions. The zippers on this jacket are all waterproof- there’s no chance rain or snow are getting in there! Pros: warm, water-resistant, water repellent down insulation, waterproof zippers. Cons: too bulky for everyday wear. Price about: $375.

Please also see our articles entitled “Should I buy My Coat One Size Bigger?” and “Best Warm Winter Coats Brands?“

There’s no doubt the summer has come to an end, and we’re now in the depths of winter, with grey skies and freezing temperatures, and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to dig out that winter coat.

The fact is, nothing beats winter blues like battling Mother Nature in a jacket stuffed to the gunnels with down. And so, just for you, T3 has picked out the best winter coats for those looking for protection from the elements.

Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated overcoat, technical puffer jacket, or an Arctic-proof parka, we’ve got you covered.

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Best winter coats for men: styles explained

While capsule wardrobes are in-vogue and certainly have their merits, it’s unlikely you’ll only have one coat in your wardrobe that will carry you through all occasions in a season. So, you might want to add a new style to your sartorial arsenal, but where to start?

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Parka

You may forever associate the Parka jacket with Liam Gallagher and Brit Pop, but it was arguably invented by the Caribou Inuit and its cool-factor will live forever. Technically, a parka is a hip-length coat stuffed with down or warm fibre, sometimes with a furry-edged hood. But there are heaps of different types, meaning you can choose a version that fits with your personal style. Parkas look great with jeans and trainers at the weekend, but not so much with a business suit. So, if you spend a decent amount of time pottering around a park at the weekend, this could be a style for you.

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Bomber

The bomber jacket, or flight jacket, needs little introduction. Coming into its own during World War One, it’s since been embraced by all sorts of subcultures, including punks and hip-hop pioneers. The style recently had a major fashion moment in 2006 but may not be cutting edge at the moment. However, it’s still a great staple in your wardrobe. Once again, it’s not for (most) offices, but is a brilliant style for the weekend, and can elevate the most basic t-shirt and jeans combo.

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Overcoat

A classic overcoat is handy for so many situations, from work to winter weddings. There are so many styles to choose from, so it’s important to choose a length that suits you and your style, as well as details you like. The best coats will boast quality materials (perhaps wool or even cashmere) and lovely touches like horned buttons, sumptuous lining and stylish lapels. It’s surprising how much such a classic coat can portray your personality. The classic overcoat can be dashing (think Jane Austen or Richard Gere) or effortlessly cool (James Dean and Bob Dylan) making it a coat worth investing in, that with care, could be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.

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Down

You don’t need to be an intrepid Arctic explorer to benefit from a down coat. More practical for the outdoors than a wool overcoat, down coats are a must if you like winter walks and being outdoors in all weather conditions. If you’re not going to incredibly cold climbs, looks come into play as most of these down coats (with the exception of seriously cheap high street versions) are water and windproof, and filled with ether duck, goose or synthetic down. So, if you’re veggie or vegan, it’s worth looking closely at the filling.

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Teddy coat

All the rage for AW19, the Teddy coat is bringing the vintage glamour of a bygone era to modern men. The example above is the Motoluxe Alpaca coat – decadent yet practical, it is the perfect purchase if you’re after a coat to truly impress.

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Best winter coats for men: what is down and how is it measured?

Traditionally down comes from the feathers of ducks and geese. The more technical down jackets are measured in ‘fill power’ or quality of the down.

It’s calculated by measuring how many cubic inches an ounce of down creates at its maximum loft (or when the down fibres are fully fluffed up). Annoyingly, like tons/tonnes, the measurements are different in the US and Europe, but the range spans from 300 to 900+ with the lower number denoting lesser quality and loft.

So, if you want a seriously warm jacket, plump for more than 550, but if you’re throwing on a down jacket in-between visits to shops, a lesser number may keep you cosy enough.

Best winter coat brands

Canada Goose

For more than 60 years Canada Goose has been making Arctic-worthy down jackets and other winter woollies worn by explorers and research scientists. The brand is best known for its distinctive red, white and blue circular logo, which is a reverse image of the North Pole, as well as its technical but fashionable coats, which have been worn by supermodels, rappers and tonnes of well-heeled teens. Canada Goose is involved in several environmental and social initiatives but has come under fire in recent years by animal rights groups, especially for its use of coyote fur on hoods. This is a brand for people who really value being warm, but not so much for veggies and vegans.

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Shackleton London

Unsurprisingly, Shackleton London is inspired by polar explorer extraordinaire, Ernest Shackleton. Launched in 2016, the British brand’s speciality is engineering extreme-weather performance apparel that combines advanced technologies with top quality materials. Its parkas and jackets undergo extensive field-testing and have been proven in Antarctica and the Arctic, having been used by record-breaking polar explorers in recent years. Cool.

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Moncler

The most ‘fashion’ of serious performance wear brands, you can see Moncler’s latest down coats on catwalks. The Italian sportswear co. was founded in the 1950s and is known for its distinctive logo and tricolour details. In 1954, Moncler quilted jackets were chosen to equip the Italian expedition to K2, which culminated with the conquest of the earth’s second-highest summit, and were worn by French skiers during the Grenoble Winter Olympics in 1968. In more recent times they are the choice of many a model and celeb, but the brand’s fashion credentials are backed up by its technical heritage.

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Triple FAT Goose

Triple FAT Goose makes supremely warm technical down jackets For Arctic Temperatures (F.A.T.). The jackets look similar to Canada Goose, offer comparable warmth, but are much more affordable. Basically, you’re getting a supremely warm jacket, that looks stylish, at an amazing price.

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Arc’tryx

Arc’tryx is a Canadian outdoor high-end clothing co with a distinctive logo of a bird fossil. (You know the one.) The brand often divides its products by the activity they’re best suited for, making it easy to buy the right kit to suit your hobbies and it’s stand-out jacket if the Alpha SV. Like many of the other brands on our list Arc’tryx treads that fine and difficult line between being practical and fashionable, making it a great option for outdoorsy and city types.

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The North Face

If you want some great quality and fashionable outerwear, The North Face offers one of the widest and most reasonably priced selections out there. The brand’s technical fabrics really stand up to scrutiny and its coats are reliably warm and dry while comparably-priced offerings from the high street might not be. Plus, they are fashionable and even a status symbol in some parts of the world, such as South Korea (apparently). Whether you’re looking for a great waterproof for less than £100 or a reasonably-priced synthetic down coat, The North Face will come up with the goods.

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Best places to buy winter coats

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Best winter coats: buying tips

  • It might be tempting to tap into current trends, but to get the most use out of your new coat, it’s best to look inside your current wardrobe and work out what you want to wear your coat with. For example, if you’re outdoorsy you’ll probably want to plump for down, but if you have a smart office job, an overcoat is more likely to cut the mustard.
  • When it comes to quality, choose warm materials like down, wool or cashmere. A coat is traditionally one of the most expensive items in your wardrobe and quality coat can last for years if you pick a timeless style, so it’s worth investing.
  • Work out where you’re planning on wearing your coat. If you spend loads of time in the elements then a super warm down coat is just the business, but it could be annoyingly hot if you mostly peruse shops during a wintery weekend.
  • Finally, take a leaf out of Marie Kondo’s book and choose some outerwear that sparks joy. After all, it can seem like forever until summer, so a nice coat can offer a light at the end of a very long, grey tunnel.

Ready to get toasty? These are the best winter coats for men:

1. Canada Goose Bromley

This coat will fit in on the streets of London or the Arctic Circle

Reasons to buy

+Built to last+Very warm+Great brand

Reasons to avoid

-The obvious choice?

One of the most popular brands right now is Canada Goose, darlings of the Arctic Circle, streets of London, and the Beckham household. These jackets are made for extreme weather conditions, and it takes 450 hours to make a single Canada Goose coat. All designs are stuffed with Hutterite down (amongst other premium Canadian downs), and features a shearling-trimmed collar.

2. CALVIN KLEIN NYLON FIELD JACKET

A timeless design which will last numerous winters

+Quilted lining+Removable trim+Water-repellent canvas -Lining could get smelly

Fashioned from water-repellent canvas with a snug-fitting quilted lining, this field jacket from Calvin Klein is a reliable cold-weather choice. This long sleeved piece features a multitude of pockets and pointed collar with detachable faux fur trim. Boasting a central concealed zip and button closure, this piece is finished with the brands logo to the sleeve.

3. PAUL SMITH Wool And Cashmere-Blend Coat

A sophisticated winter coat for the man about town

+Can be layered+Classic style+Sophisticated -Not waterproof

Paul Smith’s classic camel coat is cut from a wool and cashmere-blend that’ll keep you warm all winter round. While the modern straight-cut fit is roomy enough to layer over a suit, it can also be paired with more relaxed clothing, like a hoody, black jeans and stan Smiths. It has a full satin lining and a couple of practical pockets on the inside.

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4. KJUS Chaviolas Jacket

A ultra warm jacket which looks at home on the streets and ski slopes

+100% down+Stylish design+DWR coating+Colour options

Looking for a coat you can wear around the city as well as aprés ski? You need the Chaviolas Jacket fro KJUS. It’s filled with 100% duck down and is made from an innovative blend of materials designed with your warmth and comfort as the priority. The raised, padded collar plus elastic hem and cuffs keep the wind and cold out, and the body heat in. DWR coating means light snow or rain won’t stick. Keep extra gloves, scarf, or ear muffs in the huge zippered front pockets in case the temperature really drops.

5. MACKAGE OZZY DOWN JACKET

This stylish down jacket features subtle details

+Lightweight+Stylish details+Leather trim -Hood isn’t removable

The Mackage Ozzy is a lightweight hooded down jacket with a modern straight silhouette. It uses a super lightweight nano goose down, and features zippered slash pockets at front , stretch cotton lining, a drawstring hooded neckline and a metaluxe central zip. To finish it off the coat has been trimmed in leather and a branded tab detailing to the rear of the hood.

6. Fjallraven Greenland Winter Jacket

Be one with nature with this coat from Fjallraven

+Teddy lining+Natural look+Water resistant -Will need re-waxing

Fit right into nature with this classic winter coat from Fjallraven. Born in the 1970s, this coat has recently been updated with an improved fit and more sustainable materials. The weather-resistant outer fabric, soft teddy-fleece lining and practical details make for a winter jacket that is equally at home in the forest as in town. Its water resistant properties can be enhanced with Greenland Wax, which further increases the durability of an already long-lasting jacket.

7. Arc’teryx Atom LT

This jacket works well on its own or layered

+Can be layered+Well made+Water resistant -Not the most stylish

The Atom LT is a hybrid hoodie, designed for use as both an active-use insulation layer, or a standalone jacket for when you’re in less Artic conditions. Despite being lightweight and packable, the Atom still packs some serious clothing tech, such as Coreloft insulation, Polartec and Hardface for stretch and breathability, and DWR taffeta outer shell to protect from wind and rain.

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8. Shackleton Endurance Lightweight Parka

Designed to objectively be called the world’s best

+Super lightweight+Built for adventures+Understated looks -No bright colours available

Shackleton’s 2019 Endurance Parka is the latest version of the brand’s flagship jacket. It’s designed to objectively be called the world’s best, with a number of mighty impressive specs under its belt.

The Endurance features extreme cold survival performance, with the ability to withstand minus 30-degree temperatures, whilst weighing just 962g. It can pack down to 2-litres, making it an ideal companion on an expedition to the Arctic, as well as on a European city break, where packing light is essential.

The outer shell is constructed using an incredibly strong and waterproof Japanese technical fabric, and the insulation pockets are filled with 100% pure European goose down. Each garment is hand-made in Manchester.

9. Musto Siku Parka

the pinnacle of technical design”

+Ultimate warmth+Recco Reflectors+Protects in all conditions -Could be overkill in London

Musto claims the Siku is “the pinnacle of technical design”. It’s built to withstand the most extreme weather conditions, but the understated all-black aesthetic means it can be worn anywhere. Dual-layer Gore-Tex protect you from heavy rain, while staying breathable warmth with lightweight PrimaLoft Gold.

Musto have binned the fur hood in favour of a double layer construction, and added a breathable nylon metal mesh face mask that allows water vapour to pass through when exhaling.

Now, don’t go thinking the Siku is all style over substance. If the unthinkable avalanche does happen, the jacket features Recco Reflectors which can be picked up by rescue teams using special equipment.

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10. Triple FAT Goose Norden Mens Hooded Bomber Jacket

A stylish bomber jacket built for artic temperatures

+Great price+Look good+Very warm -Lacks finishing touches

We love this warm jacket from Triple FAT Goose. The Norden Bomber has 700 Fill Power White Goose Down, two fleece-lined handwarmer chest pockets with snap button enclosures, and a DWR coating with an eco-friendly DWR that combined provide optimal cold weather resistance. There are two extra sets of pockets — one set on the side with zipper closures and the other set in the front with snap bottom flap closures — add to this jacket’s amazing versatility and practicality.

11. WOOLRICH ARCTIC ANORAK COAT

Stand out in this bright Arctic parka

+Black also available+Practical+Not Canada Goose -None

If you’re looking for a stylish and warm parka, that isn’t made by Canada Goose, check out this Arctic anorak from Woolrich. It’s constructed from classic Woolrich fabric and features a special Teflon coating which makes the garment rain, wind and snow resistant. A multitude of pockets, branded buttons, cuffed sleeves and a branded velcro neck fastening make it as practical as it is stylish.

12. Barbour Ashby Wax

A classic coat from the iconic British brand

+Works in the country or city+Affordable -Not the warmest

Reworking the contemporary Engineered Bedale in a robust wax finish, the Ashby is a winter-ready jacket that’s as stylish as it is practical. Perfect if you live on a farm and roll around everywhere in a Defender.

13. RAB Microlight Alpine Jacket

Super-lightweight jacket that’s also warm and comfortable

+Lightweight+Stays warm when wet+Versatile -None

No matter where your adventures take you, be it abseiling, hiking, or commuting, the Microlight Alpine Jacket from Rab is a comfortable and warm companion. This lightweight jacket features a mini-stitch through baffle construction to retain as much heat as possible, and hydrophobically treated down, so that if you get caught out in the rain you’ll stay as dry and warm as possible.

14. MONCLER MARLIOZ JACKET

Keep warm in Moncler’s signature puffer jacket

+Bold design+Colour options+Detachable hood -Too bold for some

We love this big puffer from Moncler made from the brand’s signature lacquered shell. It’s packed with lightweight down, which will keep you warm without feeling too bulky. The jacket features a multitude of pockets, detachable twill-lined hood, concealed central zip, high neckline, and elasticated button cuffs. Of course, it’s finished with Moncler’s signature logo, and is ready to keep you warm no matter the environment.

15. Alpha Industries CWU Hooded Flight Jacket

Go full-on Top Gun this winter

+Authentic style+Water repellent+Warm -Not the most sophisticated

Go full on Top Gun this winter with the faux fur hooded version of the famous CWU 45/P flight jacket. It comes with extra warm lining for the colder seasons, and is ideal for those seeking durable construction, warmth, and authenticity. The jacket features a water repellent nylon outer shell, and it paired with two layered quilted nylon/polyester interlinings. The knit cuffs, waistband, and front zipper closure with storm flap ensure that you’ll stay dry for the duration, while the faux fur hood keeps you warm.

16. Belstaff Roadmaster

An iconic jacket from a historic brand

+Practical+Great brand+Understated look -Could be warmer

Introduced in 1981, the Belstaff Roadmaster is a bit of an icon. The recent jacket, with the original four-pocket design comes in a more streamlined fit. Made from cambric cotton, Belstaff has developed the wax finish since 1920s, to be more breathable and waterproof.

17. Columbia Shreddin’ Jacket

A great winter coat for hitting the slopes

+Reflective insulation+Helmet compatible hood+Practical -Not ideal for wearing in cities

Do you spend your Januarys shredding down the slopes of Tignes? Or, at least, pretend you do? Well, this Shreddin’ jacket from Columbia is perfect for you. Featuring a helmet compatible hood, Omni-heat thermal reflective insulation, and Omni-tech breathability (essentially little silver dots which reflect heat but let sweet through) this jacket is crammed with fabric tech.

18. The North Face Nuptse III

This practial jacket is also a street-style icon

+Stylish+Understated+Comes in different colours -None

The North Face is brand of choice for BBC news reporters on location everywhere, and now street-style enthusiasts as well. We love this jacket from the company, featuring HyVent technology, and responsibly sourced down, it looks right at home on the streets as well as more remote locations.

19. Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody

This jacket is made from recycled polyester and ethical down

+Recycled and ethical+Water resistant+Great brand -None

The Men’s Down Sweater Hoody from Patagonia delivers exceptional comfort and warmth in cold conditions. It features a combination of recycled polyester fabric and 800 fill power goose down that is traceable from the parent farm to the apparel factory to ensure its ethical sourcing. The fabric boasts a durable water resistant finish for a little extra protection in damp conditions and will also block out the wind while the down helps to trap a layer of warm air around your body.

20. Montane Icarus Jacket

The first jacket to use PrimaLoft ThermoPlume

+Synthetic down+Warm when wet+Vegan friendly -Still loses performance when wet

Montane’s Icarus jacket features a Pertex Quantum Eco fabric outer, which is both windproof and water resistant, but most importantly of all, the jacket contains ThermoPlume, a synthetic fibre almost identical to natural goose down. It has a 550 fill power down equivalent, and is actually more efficient than traditional down when wet, remaining warm and dry in the harshest weather conditions.

21. TOG24 WORTH TCZ THERMAL JACKET

An affordable coat destined to keep you warm

+Warm+Detachable faux fur trim+Affordable -None

Beat the cold with this affordable cold weather jacket for every day outdoors. The Worth TCZ is a tough jacket, offering protection from showers and wind with a special down-like thermal fill that carefully conserves body heat. There’s a snug fleece-and-taffeta lining plus an adjustable hood with detachable faux-fur trim.

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