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 late-winter clearance sales, 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.
L.L. Bean Men’s 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.
Columbia Men’s Penns Creek II Parka
BEST UNDER $150
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 $110. Available in dark brown or grey, this is an attractive parka from a brand we trust to make quality winter jackets for men.
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.
Andrew Marc Amersham Fur-Trim Down Parka
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 half off at Bloomingdales. This coat fits large so be sure to order one size down if you’re going for a more fitted look this season.
Cole Haan Tech Down Parka With Faux Fur Trim
LIGHT AND SLEEK
This Cole Haan Tech Down Parka has all the warmth you want from a parka without being too puffy if you’re looking to rock something a little sleeker. With premium down and faux fur trim, it’s got all the warm components of a much pricier jacket, with stylish color options to help you stand out in the crowd. For less than a third of the price of a Canada Goose parka, this is an affordable alternative that will keep you both warm and on-trend.
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 $50.
Everlane’s Re: Down Reversible Puffer
BEST PUFFER COAT
If you’re looking for Canada Goose alternatives but are open to different styles, then look to Everlane. This minimalist puffer from Everlane is reversible and has 2 color options to choose from along with 100% recycled down feathers to keep you warm. This puffer jacket features a cozy hood, combining everything you love about parkas with the insulation and style of a puffer coat. And at just $180, it’s one of the most affordable alternatives to the Canada Goose coat you’ll find this year.
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, and still relatively affordable.