As winter inches closer and closer to becoming a reality, now is an excellent time to sit down and take stock about whether or not you’ve got the proper coat to keep warm when those frigid temperatures finally roll into town. The key to finding a good winter coat is to get something that’s not only warm (look for dense fabrics like wool or even down), but will also provide some protection against rain or snow too. Furthermore, with so many great options, why not reach for something that’s stylish too?
Regardless of how you want to look and feel this winter, we’ve selected ten of our favorite winter coats to help you tough it through the worst of it.
1. H&M Double-Breasted Winter Coat
H&M is all about stylish and trendy essentials for a reasonable price, which makes this double-breasted winter coat such a winner. For a little over $100, you’re getting a blended wool topcoat that’s great to wear both on its own or on top of some warm layers. Regardless of how you may style it, the double-breasted nature of it will actually make it warmer than a standard topcoat (the overlapping layers help to keep warmth trapped inside). It’s an altogether compelling and affordable package.
2. Carhartt Quick Duck Sawtooth Winter Coat
BEST FOR OUTDOOR WORK
Carhartt is known for its commitment to crafting the best possible workwear around, so if you’re looking for a winter coat that can keep you warm for extended periods of time, look no further than this coat. With a fully waterproof and breathable outer, this coat will brace you from the cold but not make you sweat when the wind has stopped whipping. There are also several front pockets, complete with durable snap closures, for you to stow away any and all gear you may need throughout the day. And for those extra cold nights, you can pop up the hood to keep your ears warm.
3. Topman Leon Herringbone Winter Coat
Season after season, British outfit Topman always seems to craft striking winter coats that will turn heads whether you’re wearing them to grab a coffee on a weekend morning or to the office on a weekday. Regardless of where you end up wearing yours, know that the wool-blend winter coat has a vivid herringbone pattern that’s an excellent partner to winter weather. The slightly longer cut will make it feel like the world’s most socially acceptable cape, making you capable of taking on all the challenges the world may throw at you. Pair it with a crisp white oxford and some dark denim for an outfit that easily transitions from work to play on a Friday.
4. A.P.C. Manteau Mélange Wool-Blend Winter Coat
Those with extra cash to burn or those who want to splurge on a winter coat that will last for decades would do well to consider this blended wool coat from Parisian outfit A.P.C. Known for their elevated minimalist pieces, this coat from A.P.C. has been expertly tailored to provide a striking fit and drape. The dense wool will provide plenty of protection against the cold, while slick details (the notched lapels and three-button closure) provide a timeless look that will pair well with any outfit.
5. Patagonia Insulated Snowshot Winter Coat
BEST FOR SNOW SPORTS
If you’re in a city where your lift pass gets used more than Lyft app, this winter coat from Patagonia will be your best friend. Made from 90% recycled materials, this durable and soft coat provides plenty of waterproofing should you take a spill on the slopes. Additionally, it’s lined with synthetic down to keep you warm while you’re shredding powder. Additional details help out the most hardcore, including an expanded hood with room to cover a helmet and a low-profile powder skirt to help keep out any unwanted snow.
6. Vince Camuto Wool Winter Coat
The pea coat is one of those classic menswear staples that belongs in every man’s closest. Typically made from dense wool, they make a stylish and fun option to wear around all winter long. The double-breasted nature of this version from Vince Camuto has been treated with water-resistant material to make sure it won’t falter if you get caught in a drizzle, while the wool blend helps to retain and trap heat. This version is done in a navy style that’s as classic as the Dutch sailors who popularized the coat.
7. Marc New York Willemstad Plaid Winter Coat
While many other patterns fall in and out of style over the years, plaid is an extremely versatile look that shows off a sophisticated level of style. This particular version from Marc New York is subtle in its execution, but still brings the heat in other places, i.e., it’s dense wool-blend that will keep you nice and insulated on even the coldest of days. Pair with all black for a streamlined look, or go for something a bit louder with earth tones like the model below.
8. Arc’teryx Magnus Insulated Winter Coat
BEST FOR CITY LIVING
The Arc’teryx Magnus winter coat is a great coat for a city dweller that faces all sorts of wacky weather. A sturdy Gore-Tex outer provides an added level of wind protection while also being entirely waterproof. Meanwhile, the Coreloft synthetic insulation provides lots of warmth without adding weight or bulk (both great factors for a winter coat) and those who need flexibility and mobility. Finally, the extended cut of the coat drapes down past your waist for added coverage and warmth.
9. Canada Goose Emory Slim Fit Winter Coat
BEST LUXURY OPTION
We’ve talked a little bit about Canada Goose before, but their Emory winter coat is the pinnacle of luxury. Equivalent to a high-end sports car, all of Canada Goose’s products are made from the best materials: A superior nylon outer is built for high performance while staying both soft and durable, the 625-fill interior will provide a high level of warmth that won’t require lots of additional layering and the rib-knit cuffs provide comfort and flexibility. Oh, and the fur trim can be added or removed depending upon your preference. The silm fit also ensures you won’t look too puffy while you’re in the cold — without having to sacrifice any functional elements.
10. North & Mark Damen Primaloft Winter Coat
Looks can be deceiving, which is certainly the case with this North & Mark winter coat; the exterior looks like a traditional wool coat, but it’s actually been beefed up and reinforced inside with Primaloft synthetic down that adds warmth without adding bulk. Additionally, the wool outer has been treated to cut down on wind, rain and stains. It looks trendy, but can take a beating — and that duality is hard to come by.