This Winter’s Best Parkas for Braving the Cold

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The best men’s parkas do more than just keep out the cold this winter — they also look pretty great. If it’s a stylish and warm winter jacket you seek, you best act now. Form doesn’t have to fall by the wayside in place of function, as the best brands out there can go both technical and fashionable. Whether you layer these parkas over a thermal shirt or something a little more office-ready, you’ll be more than prepared for winter’s worst.

Canada Goose Hendriksen Coat – $995

Canada Goose Hendriksen Coat

Plenty of us know Canada Goose for the brand’s iconic black parkas, recognizable logo and all, The Hendriksen Coat packs all of that same functionality, yet it does so in a silhouette that’s more modern. It’s tested to Arctic conditions, so it passes the test in terms of performance.

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United By Blue Ultimate American Jacket – $648

United By Blue Ultimate American Jacket

United By Blue says this jacket is the “ultimate” when it comes to protection from the cold weather. Insulated with sustainable, responsibly sourced bison fiber and finished off with a waterproof shell, this coat is durable and warm as heck. Plus, it’s what you might call pleasingly rugged in terms of style — a winning combo all around.

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Arc’teryx Koda Jacket – $449

Arcteryx Koda Jacket

Arc’teryx is one of the foremost apparel brands when it comes to that crucial blend of form and function that we discussed. While not nearly as classic-looking as other winter parkas (note the absence of a fur-lined hood), this jacket is sleek, streamlined, and cut just a bit shorter than your average parka — all the better for city adventures.

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Bridge & Burn Sitka Waxed Canvas Parka –$328

Bridge and Burn Waxed Canvas Parka

The folks at Bridge & Burn know all about dealing with wacky weather (starting a brand in the Pacific Northwest tends to do that). Here, they’ve taken Millerain waxed canvas — some of the best of the best — and done it up in a parka that’s lined with warm Polartec fleece.

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Goldwin Mountain Parka – $355

Goldwin Mountain Parka

The name of this reliable Goldwin parka says it all — it’s made for the slopes, building off the brand’s heritage of crafting well-made sweaters for alpine adventurers. In a handsome, neutral navy color, this parka blends waterproof construction with a soft tricot lining — as comfortable as it is dependable in tough winter weather.

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