With above average rainfall and colder than average temperatures expected to hit the Northern U.S. during the darker months, prepare you to look your best and stay warm through dreary temperature drops and rain storms with our round-up of the best winter coats for men.
We’ve already relayed some preliminary La Niña style picks for you, but preparation goes much further than just a raincoat and a pair of waterproof boots. Surely Fall is a great season to visually upgrade your wardrobe with layering, but we all know that once the snow hits, warmth is priority number one. But, we’re here to make sure your comfort doesn’t come at the expense style.
From quilted down jackets and new thermal technologies, our winter coat roundup boasts plenty of steez to stave of the impending freeze.
Triple F.A.T. Goose Logan $250
The Triple F.A.T. Goose Logan jacket is one of the best options on our winter coat roundup simply because it’s lightweight, yet packs a heavy-punch in regards to heat retention. Featuring a hydrophobic outer shell, form-fitting hood, and grosgrain neck highlights, the Logan down jacket is both durable and daring.
(Triple F.A.T. Goose also has some awesome tips on how to store your winter coats when it’s warm.)
AETHER Apparel Gramercy Jacket $350
Featuring triple-needle diamond quilting, the Gramercy jacket from AETHER Apparel is great mid-tier insulated jacket constructed with both water and wind resistant capabilities to help you endure the elements of the urban winter. It provides enough heat to be worn throughout the season, but not too much to where you can only wear it in extreme conditions. This jacket is overall, pretty seasonally versatile.
Volcom Anders TDS Jacket $298
Volcom’s Thermal Defense System (TDS) was designed so you can take control of your own environment. With strategic thermal panels filled with natural down fabrics and vent openings placed for insulation and breathability, respectively, TDS warms wearers whether they’re patrolling the streets or the mountain.
If you need more than just a winter coat, the Volcom Snow line is teeming with more outerwear, pants, and flannels to protect you from the elements.
Relwen Cross-Quilt Jacket $328
Relwen said it best – “If a 90s-era snowboarder and a WWII vet got together to make a jacket, they’d no doubt come up with something strikingly similar…” to this. Boasting a waterproof, windproof, and breathable woven nylon shell, this rugged olive-green, cross-quilted, down jacket checks all the boxes when it comes to superb winter coats.
Goldwin Insulated Mountain Parka $818
Goldwin, the Japanese performance ski apparel brand, no longer makes products only for skiers. Their dedication to detail and goal of manufacturing functional, yet stylish outerwear is nothing short of sophisticated.
Goldwin’s mountain parka offers tons of mobility and superior temperature retention, thanks to the use of KODENSHI synthetic insulation. It also boasts a waterproof and breathable two-layer exterior, as well as waterproof zippers, to keep you and your everyday-carry items dry and protected. This parka is a bit pricey, but its staid styling means you’ll never need another one again.
Fjällräven Parka €530
Fjällräven outdoor store manufacturers tough and resilient gear to get you through wild winters of Scandinavia. This hard-wearing waterproof parka follows suit with synthetic insulation providing not only warmth, but versatile styling opportunities.
Whether it’s below freezing or raining sleet, the Fjällräven parka includes a heavy duty outer shell to keep water out, a detachable (synthetic) fur edging for extra protection against snow and sleet, as well as a multitude of pockets to keep your essentials safe in wet weather conditions.
Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie $299
A winter coat roundup wouldn’t be complete without a Patagonia product, so here we go. Patagonia says of its Micro Puff Hoodie that its “the best warmth for weight jacket we’ve ever built,” and we may have to agree. It’s water resistant, includes zippered hand-warmer pockets, and benefits from a down-like warmth with PlumaFill synthetic insulation, which provides a lighter, more versatile performance. Another perk, the whole hoodie packs down into its own pocket, making it perfect for travel or backpacking.