Top 5 Winter Coats For Men

There’s cold, and then there’s Arctic cold. In Los Angeles, city dwellers can get away with a leather jacket or wool coat in the winter, where it rarely drops below 35 degrees Fahrenheit. In other areas of the world, however, wintry temps can drop to subzero and even colder. Check out how you can keep warm at all price points.

1. Canada Goose

This Canadian-based company that’s been around for 60+ years. Its Hendriksen coat retails for $995 and is a lightweight, water-resistant nylon car-coat length coat that has a detachable hood. It’s filled with 675-fill power white goose down and has exterior fleece-lined pockets. It’s available in Black, Military Green and Charred Wood in mens’ sizes XS-2XL.

2. North Aware

The coat company that “Makes winter commutes warm and hassle-free” raised more than $3.5 million in its initial Kickstarter campaign for winter coats that cost $350. There are three basic styles: Bomber jackets, straight parkas and fitted parkas. Each features 650 fill power 90/10 white duck down, internal pockets, and leather, cashmere-lined gloves that store within zippered pockets on each sleeve and removable hoods. Mens’ jackets are available in camouflage, green, blue and black, women’s jackets come in green, black, blue and red. The coats are available in sizes XS-2XL.

3. Patagonia

The Patagonia Men’s Fitz Roy Down Parka costs about $450 and comes in black, smolder (blackish-navy) and Viking (electric) blue in men’s sizes XS-XL. The 800-fill-power down is contained in fully baffled construction to prevent down migration. The hood is helmet-compatible, has a single-pull adjustment feature and a heat-locking, high-loft chamber on the back of the neck. There are three exterior and two interior pockets along with comfort-fit elasticized arm cuffs to keep warmth in and cold out.

4. Mountain Hardwear 

The Men’s Mountain Hardwear Dynotherm hooded down jacket is a lightweight 650-fill down jacket that’s water resistant and comes in grey, army green, blue, maroon, and turquoise. It features hand warmer pockets, pack-compatible pockets, and drawcords at the hem to keep cold from creeping upward. The comfort cuffs and insulated hood are Elastane, which snugs and keeps in warmth without binding or cutting into the skin. The coat retails for $220 and is available in sizes S-2XL.

5. North Face

The McMurdo Parka III from North Face has down insulation in a longer length for those who appreciate warm buns. It comes in sizes XS-3XL and colors galore: taupe, red, khaki, navy, grey, black and grey herringbone with black accents. It features 550-fill goose down, a detachable hood, waterproof and windproof shell, internal media pockets, and four external handwarmer pockets. This beauty also beats higher price points out of the park, coming in at an affordable $310.

In the clothing industry, it’s a well-known secret that menswear is more ruggedly constructed than women’s wear and when it comes to fit, women who prefer menswear do so because there’s more space to layer cold winter clothes under mens’ jacket styles. An XS men’s jacket can measure from 34-36 inches at the chest and offer more room in the waist than a fitted women’s style. So ladies, consider trying out one of these styles to give yourself more room for comfort and extra layers on those freezing days.