If you live in an area where winter weather strikes, you know how important it is to have a heavy-duty coat on hand. Much like a good pair of snow boots or thermal gloves, a winter coat is something that you will wear every day throughout the colder months — which is why you should invest in a high-quality option now if you haven’t already.
The perfect men’s winter coat should not only be warm, stylish, and comfortable, it should also fit your lifestyle’s needs. Skiers and snowboarders may want to invest in a weatherproof option that will keep them dry on the slopes, while city dwellers may prefer a sleek wool overcoat that looks good over a suit.
Commuters might like a coat that boasts internal cord holders that keep their headphone wires in place, so they can listen to their favorite music and podcasts with ease. People who partake in outdoor activities in the colder months, meanwhile, should opt for outerwear that has reflective details, so they can easily be seen. And if you’re looking for a custom fit, choose a winter coat that comes with a removable hood or adjustable drawstring hemlines built in, so you can modify it to your liking.
Unfortunately, many of us have learned the hard way that many winter coats are not as warm or durable as they claim to be, so to help you decide which piece of outerwear is right for you, we turned to reviews from shoppers who have bought and worn these winter coats themselves.
Along with thousands of five-star ratings between them, the options outlined below also have countless rave reviews detailing how well they withstood frigid temperatures and blizzard-like conditions. From waterproof parkas to ultra-warm down coats and trendy puffers, these are the best 17 winter coats that shoppers say will keep you warm and toasty all season long.
These are the best men’s winter coats to shop:
This popular coat from The North Face boasts a waterproof outer layer and goose down feather fill to keep you warm and dry on harsh winter days. It also features an attached hood, a chin guard, rib-knit cuffs, and a zipper and button closure to help keep the wind and cold air out. “Bought this before I went on a trip to Europe for the winter and it definitely kept me warm,” wrote one shopper. “Survived Scandinavia and Iceland’s -10 degree weather with this bad boy! Tested its waterproof capabilities in Scotland. It only got a little heavy from the rain. The fur is detachable and was able to dry it out separately. The built in gaiter was a nice feature as well as the interior pocket. Was able to keep my passport in the pocket.”
To buy: zappos.com, $240 (Originally $300)
This Patagonia jacket has a near-perfect rating at Nordstrom for a reason. Shoppers love that the lightweight piece is less bulky than typical winter coats, making it much more comfortable to wear during outdoor activities. Along with being water-resistant and compressible, the topper is also eco-friendly thanks to its recycled fabric and PrimaLoft insulation. One customer wrote, “Great for a ton of conditions, works as a light jacket in fall and as a heavy jacket in colder weather. Amazing in rain. Waterproofing is excellent and keeps rain and wind out. Super comfortable and soft. Always warm enough but rarely too hot.”
To buy: nordstrom.com, $199
With an impressive 4.8-star rating and more than 4,700 reviews, this coat by Carhartt is an Amazon favorite — and it’s easy to see why. The hooded coat’s outer layer is made with a durable cotton duck material that is both water and wind-resistant. Meanwhile, the interior is lined with a super soft and cozy quilted flannel to keep you warm. Reviewers love the spacious pockets and the fact that it is machine-washable. One shopper called it “the most awesome jacket I’ve owned” before adding “This jacket is awesome when it comes to not just being comfortable, but also for warmth. The outer layer is made to seriously protect against the wind and that’s half the winter battle. The inner layers while not super thick is perfect, especially with the addition of a sweatshirt or basic long sleeve shirt against the cold. Been my favorite jacket for years.”
To buy: amazon.com, from $92
Looking for a high-quality down coat to keep you warm this winter? Nordstrom shoppers recommend this Marc New York option that boasts a removable hood and a furry chin to help lock in warmth. In addition to being water-resistant, the top-rated coat also boasts multiple interior and exterior pockets to hold all your belongings. “It’s a very nice jacket,” wrote one customer. “It is very warm, perfect for when I travel on vacation to very cold climates. It fits well and protects me from the elements. It was a very nice price, for an expensive feeling jacket, I would recommend this jacket for everyday use, or while traveling or living in very cold climates.”
To buy: nordstrom.com, $275
Many Amazon shoppers were shocked by how warm this lightweight down jacket was. While the hooded puffer looks bulky and heavy, reviewers say it’s super light and easy to move around in. The moisture-resistant jacket has a 700-fill power down interior that will continue to keep you warm even if the jacket gets wet. “This coat will keep you warm in any weather,” said one reviewer. “It is a bit on the puffy side, but one of the warmest jackets I have ever owned. The quality is top notch with very nice zippers. There is a cord to tighten the waist that is hidden in the front pockets, which I thought was rather innovative.”
To buy: amazon.com, from $185
If you’re in the market for a sleek wool winter coat, consider this Everlane option. Made from recycled Italian wool, the classic overcoat is a great option for nights out on the town or to wear to important business meetings. It features a single-vent back construction and has two front pockets and an interior chest pocket. One shopper called it a “very warm, sharp coat,” while another said. “I love this coat. It looks good, it’s comfy, it has more pockets than I know what to do with. I’ve lost track of how many compliments I’ve gotten. It’s one of the best clothing purchases I’ve ever made.”
To buy: everlane.com, $298
At only $63, this Wanto coat is very affordable, but shoppers say it looks and feels much more expensive than it is. The hooded puffer coat features a water-resistant material, multiple pockets, and a wind flap to keep the cold air out. The drawstring hem keeps warmth in and allows you to adjust it to find a comfortable fit. “This jacket fits well, it’s warm,” one shopper confirmed. “I layered up and wore this jacket, it was -15 today and I didn’t even feel a thing. I got one size bigger so I could wear it over business suits. Great value for money.”
To buy: amazon.com, $63
If you’re looking to splurge on a winter coat that will last for years, consider this Canada Goose parka. It’s lined with 625-fill power down, has a sturdy storm hood, and features fleece-lined pockets to keep your hands warm and toasty. In addition to a two-way zip closure, the heavy-duty coat also boasts ribbed cuffs, a chin guard, and a button-front storm placket to block out the wind. One happy customer wrote, “I bought this for a husband as a gift and he loves it, from the moment he opened the box his eyes lit up and he says it’s very warm and comfortable.”
To buy: nordstrom.com, $995
This stylish puffer coat from Tommy Hilfiger has a cozy fleece lining and a comfortable padded hood. Shoppers love how cozy and warm the coat is. Plus, it comes in 44 different colors and prints, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a style or two that you love. “I got this jacket for my husband and he loves it,” wrote one reviewer. “It is very warm and comfortable. The zipper is smooth and opens and closes easily. The sleeves have an extra inside cuff, so it keeps you extra warm and keeps snow out of your sleeves! There is an interior zipping pocket which is great for carrying your keys and wallet. The hood has a drawstring which is great for windy days. It is also a very attractive and stylish jacket. It has the Tommy Hilfiger logo, but it is small so you don’t feel like a walking advertisement.”
To buy: amazon.com, from $52
If you plan on partaking in outdoor activities like skiing, sledding, and snow tubing this winter, be sure to invest in a waterproof jacket like this one from Columbia. It boasts the brand's patented Omni-Heat lining that helps retain body heat and a media-cord router so your headphone wires won’t get tangled while you listen to tunes. Plus, the coat features zippered pockets, a stand collar, and a removable hood. “Got this jacket for my son, he loves it! Great fit, comfortable, warm and easy to board in,” wrote one shopper.
To buy: zappos.com, $220
This lightweight coat from Amazon Essentials compresses down to fit inside the corresponding compact carrying case, making it super easy to throw into a bag or suitcase. The thin puffer jacket is also machine-washable, and it comes in eight different styles. “It’s lightweight, seems well constructed and is reliable,” wrote one shopper. “I’ve worn it in temperatures as low as 13 degrees Fahrenheit and it kept me warm. It’s not one of those high-end down puffer jackets, but if you’re looking for a lightweight jacket for being out and about in cold weather, this is solid. I’ve also heard of people stowing this jacket in its pack in their cars for emergencies, which is a great idea too.”
To buy: amazon.com, from $30
If eco-friendly shopping is important to you, this puffer jacket from Everlane will be right up your alley. Made from 16 recycled plastic bottles, the stylish topper boasts a two-way zipper and a 100 percent recycled PrimaLoft insulation. Even better, it’s fully reversible, so it’s like getting two coats for the price of one. One shopper wrote, “It’s great that the jacket is not only reversible but also flattering and functional no matter which side is used (both colors are great, and both sides have zip pockets). It’s also just as warm as other thin down puffers from other brands. On top of that, it’s eco friendly! It’s overall a versatile piece, good to wear on its own and for layering.”
To buy: everlane.com, $98
This parka by Arc’Teryx is water-resistant, windproof, and super warm thanks to its down insulation. The high collar and attached hood will keep your head warm, while the full-length zipper and snap wind flap keep out the cold air. “I bought this coat for my husband. Even at -23 with the wind blowing he says he stays warm. I tend to believe him because I’ve owned an Arc’Teryx coat for over 4 years and it still keeps me warm in these cold Alaska temps. Best coat purchase ever made,” raved one customer.
To buy: zappos.com, $699
This Orolay coat has a long silhouette to help keep your entire body warm. Along with four roomy outer pockets, the coat also has two interior pockets, an oversized hood, and side zippers that help you find a comfortable fit. “My husband can't stop raving about this down jacket which I got for him,” wrote one shopper. “This Orolay down jacket is really of amazing quality, it has 90 percent duck down and 10 percent duck feather filling which really makes it super warm. The jacket looks big, but it is not heavy at all!”
To buy: amazon.com, $150
Thousands of Amazon shoppers say this windproof Wantdo jacket is perfect for everyday wear and ski trips alike. In addition to a super soft and fuzzy lining, the topper is filled with 240 grams of polyester fiber to keep you warm on even the coldest of days. “So far I’m very happy with this jacket,” wrote one customer. “It is very warm and certainly windproof. Just got in from taking my dog for a walk with the wind chill being -23 and could not feel the wind getting through the jacket at all.”
To buy: amazon.com, $80
This North Face down coat is sustainably certified, which means it met the Responsible Down Standard process that “ensures that the insulation does not come from birds that have been live-plucked or force-fed and that their welfare has been protected throughout their life cycle.” The cozy coat also features an internal draft flap, an adjustable hem and cuffs, and an attached hood for added protection. “I am so happy I bought this jacket for my husband,” wrote one reviewer. “This is what he always wanted… light, warm, not bulky, and comfortable. I will buy another one for my son.”
To buy: zappos.com, $126 (Originally $179)
If you love the look of a winter coat with a fur trim, consider this Canada Goose option. In addition to a trendy slim-fit silhouette, the popular coat’s hood boasts a removable coyote fur trim. The coat’s 625-fill down insulation will keep you warm in frigid temperatures, while the two-way zip closure and storm flap work together to keep cold air from entering. “The Canada Goose Langford Slim Fit Down is a great parka/coat for the fall or winter. I live in NYC where January and February are the coldest months and it’s been more than ideal for this type of weather. It’s really warm without me having to wear a base layer at all. The side pockets are convenient for keeping your hands warm. The adjustable cords provide a more close fit depending on your preference.”
To buy: nordstrom.com, $1,050
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