The Best Looking Coats to Get You Through the Coldest Months

Best Winter Coats for Men

The Best Looking Coats to Get You Through the Coldest Months

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Winter is in full swing, and that means freezing temperatures, snow, slush and ice are daily realities. We would never tell you to sacrifice your warmth and comfort for style, but that doesn’t mean you’re relegated to wearing the thickest, puffiest jacket you can find and walking around like a bloated marshmallow.

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Believe it or not, winter jackets can be both warm and stylish. The right fabrics, clever construction and design, and handy features like hoods and interior linings can help keep you warm through the coldest days. Here are a few of the features worth looking out for in a great winter jacket:

  • Detachable hood
  • Fur or faux-fur
  • Water-resistant shell
  • Down or artificial insulation
  • Waist- or knee-length design

To help make your search easier, we sought out some of the most stylish winter coats on offer, from a variety of design and budgetary considerations.

Canada Goose Updated Hybridge Base Hooded Jacket

Canada Goose

The red Canada Goose logo has become synonymous with style and comfort, and the Updated Hybridge Base is the perfect case in point. Don’t let its slim profile and sleek design fool you, though: this jacket boasts heavy-duty insulation, an abrasion- and tear-resistant outer shell, and deep vertical side pockets for maximum convenience.

$695 at

The North Face Nuptse 1996 Packable Quilted Down Jacket

The North Face

If you must opt for a puffy jacket, go with the tried-and-true North Face Nuptse 1996. It’s lined with 700-fill goose down, making it extra warm, but thanks to the ribbed stitching, it doesn’t puff up on your body. Best of all, it’s extremely lightweight and packs down to a fraction of its size, so it’s easy to take on the road.

$280 at

Carhartt Yukon Extremes Loose Fit Active Jacket


The theme of this winter coat from Carhartt is attention to detail. Take the reflecting taping cleverly included on the center back yolk, front pockets and Carhartt patch, helping to increase your visibility to drivers late at night or through a winter storm, or the interior “map” pocket (feel free to put your smartphone in there) and oversized front pockets. If you work outside, or just want a comfortable, wind- and water-resistant option for shoveling your driveway in style, this is a great pickup.

From $169.99 at

Jordan Essentials Puffer Jacket

Jordan Essentials

Another viable puffer option comes from the Jordan brand, with this “Essentials” jacket. The synthetic filling insulates extremely well against the cold, while the durable exterior keeps out the wet. We especially love the high collar and two-way zipper.

$230 at

Arc’teryx Beta AR 


If you live somewhere where winter isn’t so much a season as a way of life, consider picking up the Beta AR from Arc’teryx. Its slim, sleek design belies its winter-ready credentials. A GORE-TEX exterior offers you superior protection against snow and rain, while the down insulation keeps you warm. The jacket is even cleverly designed to trap in heat, thanks to an internal collar.

$599 at

Columbia Bugaboo li Fleece Interchangeable Jacket


Available in a whopping 22 different colors, this clever two-piece jacket from Columbia will help you deal with the oddest winter weather. The top coat is a lightweight, waterproof shell, which can be worn on its own, for warm, rainy days, or paired with the fleece interior for cold, wet days. Likewise, the fleece interior can be worn separately, offering you a cozy shield against the cold. 

From $89.98 at

Under Armour Down Hooded Jacket

Under Armour

With zipped pockets and a bungee-adjustable hood, this puffer jacket from Under Armour offers style and practicality in equal measure. The ethically sourced duck down insulation offers superior protection against the cold, while the jacket’s dropped hem gives it a stylish silhouette and minimizes the bulky appearance that plagues most puffer coats.

$150 at 

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