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Winter is now in full force and if you have already started to feel the impact of it, having a down jacket to add to your outerwear collection, might be one of the best investments you could make this season. To be clear, although downs jackets often use duck or geese feathers we are talking about synthetic down jackets, that can help you beat the chill whilst keeping your warm, feeling lighter on the body, and of course, not putting you in the stiff situation of making a decision between comfort and style. So if you are ready to embrace no longer having to play it cool, whenever the wind blows, keep scrolling as we will highlight the best selection of coats this season.
1. Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Patagonia is the go-to for anything outdoorsy and the Nano Puff that’s currently available in an XS – 3XL will have you ready to hit the pavement, running track, and hiking trek in style. This jacket features the brand’s signature windproof, water-resistant, and incredibly lightweight standard and is also made from 100% recycled polyester, so you can make moves whilst keeping warm.
2. The North Face ThermoBall DryVent Mountain Parka
BEST MOUNTAIN PARKA
Hot from the design team, this new North Face Mountain parka has been named the brand’s most sustainable product, which is water-resistant, insulated with ThermoBall Eco, and coated with a DryVent 2L shell that will help stay you dry. Also, as it’s designed in a vintage style, we have no doubt it will help you unlock and indulge your inner child – just don’t jump into all the puddles at once.
3. Colombia Fivemile Butte Jacket
Colombia is one of the heavyweights in producing high-quality jackets and the Fivemile Butte which is made with thermal-reflective and heat-retaining, thanks to the internal Omni-Heat feature, will keep you nice and toasty. This jacket is made from 100% polyester shell and lining, which makes it water-resistant so whether it’s drizzling or chucking it down, no amount of rain will stop or ruin your day.
4. Arc’teryx Atom AR Hoody Jacket
Arc’teryx Atom hoody is from their Atom Series, a collection of versatile synthetic insulated pieces that can be worn as mid-layers or stand-alone items which can withstand high levels of weather resistance. This hoody is great for all weathers and can be used for a range of activities but it really comes into its own when you put it to the test, so don’t be shy when wearing this one.
5. Rab Nebula Pro Jacket
BEST PRIMALOFT JACKET
The Nebula is Rab’s warmest recycled PrimaLoft jacket as it mimics the performance of a downs jacket but it is made from 100% recycled insulation, to provide you with an incredible warm yet uber light piece to wear when on the move. it is also fast-drying, breathable, and robust, so no need to worry about packing a different jacket for day or night.
6. PANGAIA FLWRDWN Long Jacket
BEST LONG OPTION
PANGAIA is the buzz brand right now with everyone from celebrities to the everyman wearing their pieces and if you want to know — yes you should believe the hype as their FLWRDWN collection offers a cruelty-free alternative to traditional downs, using dried wildflowers that has taken over 10 years to perfect, so you can guess that it’ll be worth it. This long unisex FLWRDWN jacket that comes in a range of their signature fun and fruity colors will keep you warm and have all eyes on you.
7. Carhartt Munro Jacket
Whether you want to blend into the scenery in the Tanami or keep a low profile in the black, the Munro jacket from Carhartt is great for every day as it’s lightweight and can easily be slipped on in a hurry, also it has a range of pockets from hidden chest ones to visible front ones, to house all your essentials.
8. Alpha Industries MA-1 Quilted Bomber Jacket
BEST TIMELESS BOMBER
For days when you want to look effortless yet stay cozy, look no further than the Alpha Industries MA-1 bomber, which can be worn all year round but is recommended for extreme cold weather. This unisex jacket has withstood the test of time since 1948 and is still going strong is thanks to it being well insulated and water-resistant, also it comes in a range of sizes and versatile colors, and so we guess will be on the receiving end of several compliments.
9. Lyle and Scott Black Eagle Coat
Lyle and Scott have created a number that won’t be able to resist wearing on any occasion. The Black Eagle coat is made from 100% polyester and features a contrast shoulder paneling for a twist on a classic. Ideal for country strolls in the woods or city walks in the park.