It’s official — winter sucks. And that means many of us will be rocking our best winter parkas for a little while longer. If your go-to winter coat is on its last legs, or if you’re hoping to take advantage of pre-winter clearance sales before new products drop, then you may be on the hunt for a new parka.
Canada Goose has become a winter style staple (and status symbol) in the coldest parts of the country, but is it necessary to drop close to $1,000 in order to stay warm? Not at all!
Before we review our favorite Canada Goose alternatives, let’s take a look at the coveted Canada Goose parka that’s caused such a fuss in Chicago, New York City and other frozen cities. The classic Canada Goose parka features four pockets, the circular, red-and-white Canada Goose logo on the chest and sleeves, and a fur-lined hood. This parka isn’t messing around, and it can be worn on expeditions to Antarctica and other inhumanly cold locales.
So what are the best Canada Goose alternatives? We’ve gathered a list of our favorite alternatives to the Canada Goose parka. All of these coats will keep you cozy to and from work without breaking the bank.
1. L.L. Bean Maine Mountain Parka
We’re big fans of L.L. Bean’s winter wear, from duck boots to parkas. If you’re looking for Canada Goose alternatives, then you can’t go wrong with another legendary (but American) outdoor company. The Maine Mountain parka is insulated, waterproof, ultra-warm, and filled with DownTek down to keep you warm and cozy even in sub-zero temperatures. Plus, unlike most parkas, it’s machine washable.
At $400, this isn’t a particularly cheap parka, but it’s a solid option if you don’t want to spend $1,000. Like Canada Goose jackets, it features four pockets, a fur-lined hood and is rated for super-cold temperatures.
2. Columbia Men’s Penns Creek II Parka
BEST UNDER $200
There are a lot of ultra-cheap knockoffs styled after the classic Canada Goose coat. However, most of these won’t get you through a single winter. Intead, you’re better off buying a winter jacket from another trusted brand like Columbia. Like the Canada Goose Expedition coat, the Penns Creek II Parka from Columbia has a covered zipper, fur-lined hood and multiple front pockets. Unlike the Canada Goose Expedition Coat, it only costs $150. Available in dark brownish-black or a grey color pictured below, this is an attractive parka from a brand we trust to make quality winter jackets for men.
3. Canada Weather Gear Teflon Canvas Parka Jacket
If you’re looking for the aesthetic and warmth of a Canada Goose without the hefty price tag, this jacket should be your first stop. It’s got a heavyweight nylon interior and tough teflon exterior to keep out gusts of freezing wind and snow. Plus, the fur trim hood is removable for versatility throughout the winter months.
The jacket itself is almost indistinguishable at a glance from any regular Canada Goose jacket, and at only $70, it stays a steal you really can’t beat.
4. Andrew Marc Baltic Matte Down Coat
BEST MID-RANGE OPTION
If you’re looking for something a little on the high-end side that’s still affordable, this Andrew Marc Parka is super warm, stylish and currently on sale at Andrew Marc’s site, making this mid-range option on the lower end of the spectrum. The coat is gorgeously crafted with a water-resistant, matte fabric. This item’s currently on final sale, so be sure to snag it for yourself while you still can.
5. Marc New York Belmont Water Resistant Hooded Down & Feather Fill Coat with Faux Fur Trim
ON THE PRICIER SIDE
It’s not $1,000 and, well, it’s not even close, but this $350 water-resistant down and feather coat is definitely one of the pricier options we’re throwing at you. The price is with good reason though, because this coat has a striking rich black color, a beautiful fur trim and total insulation to keep you warm even when the temperatures head into the negatives. A coat like this can pair with just about any outfit, so feel free to wear this baby opened up so everyone on the streets can see what you’ve got on underneath.
6. WEEN CHARM Men’s Warm Parka Jacket
This lightweight, warm and affordable jacket comes in a variety of colors and features a detachable fur hood to give you options throughout the winter. Its price can’t be beaten, but rest assured you won’t be sacrificing warmth through this accessible and affordable option. With positive reviews from hundreds of Amazon customers, this is one of the best parkas you’ll find for under $100. As we mentioned, there are tons of colors, but we’re sort of geeking over this deep red color below right now because it’s a handsome way to add a pop of color to your every day look as the temps drop.
7. Backcountry Gore-Tex Down Parka
BEST FOR CITY DWELLERS
If you live in any city that gets drastically cold in the winter (we’re looking at you guys, Chicago, New York, Buffalo, Boston and Toronto), you’ll know that Canada Goose is a total staple (and show-offy move) for men and women to sport once the snow starts falling. To compete, you’re going to need a coat that offers the same stylish notion any Canada Goose coat has without spending the big bucks. This Gore-Tex down parka from Backcountry is exactly that. Fit for city dwellers who want to stay warm, dry and most importantly, stylish all winter long, this thing has your back (and front) until the weather starts to get warmer again.
8. Eddie Bauer Boundary Pass Parka
BEST STORM REPELLENT
Head out in the stormiest of all stormy storms and never get wet underneath your jacket with Eddie Bauer’s Boundary Pass Parka. The exterior of this coat is made with StormRepel® DWR, which is designed to shed moisture as soon as it hits. Stay comfortable in arctic temperatures that reach down as far as -34 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s fit as relaxed on the body, which is great for people of all shapes and sizes and even heads up to XXL.
9. The North Face McMurdo Parka
As The North Face’s longest coat option, this breathable, waterproof and windproof parka is an excellent winter staple that low key tramples anything from Canada Goose into the dust. The price point is relatively high by hitting the mark closer to the $400 range, but The North Face is an equally (if not more) well-known brand that is totally worth the purchase. There are 5 different color choices to pick from, but we’re loving this navy option because it’s close enough to black that’ll make it easy to match with everything, but still adds a decent pop of color to your wardrobe.
10. Everlane’s ReNew Long Parka
If you’re looking for Canada Goose alternatives but are open to different styles, then look to Everlane. This long parka from Everlane doesn’t necessarily have that puffer vibe, but exudes the same lenght most Canada Goose jackets have to offer with a similar way of warming. The parka is made from 100% recylced polyester, and unlike a few of the options on this list, it’s fully machine washable. Weirdest yet coolest part of all? It’s made from 64 recycled plastic bottles, too. Try getting that from any jacket alternative.
11. Woolrich’s Men’s Arctic Parka No Fur
Woolrich holds the title for second warmest behind CG with fur-free options including this Arctic Parka. The history of this iconic jacket goes all the way back to 1972 when the company was tasked with creating jackets for workers in the Arctic Circle constructing the Alaska Oil Pipeline. Needless to say — it’s WARM. To be honest, it’s not the most affordable option in the world. If you’re looking for a Canada Goose alternative, note that this one is kind of on the same-ish playing field.