Holiday shopping is underway and that means winter will be here before you know it. While you might still be shopping for fall jackets, right now is a great time to shop for a warm winter coat. And with early Black Friday sales happening at so many of our favorite retailers, you might even pick up more than one outerwear solution for stylish, cold weather looks.
Peacoats and wool coats are great, but when you live in a place with real winter — aka frigid temperatures, brisk winds and snow — you need a practical warm coat that will keep you comfortable and cozy on the coldest of days.
To help you find a trusty topper for winter with insulation, we’ve gathered a ton of our top outerwear picks for cold weather, including parka, quilted coat and puffer styles from The North Face, Lululemon, Patagonia, Everlane, Calvin Klein and more.
Shop the top warm winter coat options below to add to your winter wardrobe.
Get this timeless $400 Calvin Klein coat for just $160 for Black Friday. Not only is it a belted wrap coat style, it also has a high-neck zip closure to keep your neck warm.
Bernardo puffer coats have great reviews for being affordable, functional and flattering.
This beautiful vegan leather quilted winter coat from Abercrombie & Fitch is ultra-warm and so chic.
This puffer jacket is filled with water-resistant Primaloft(R) insulation that has the warmth of down with less of the waste.
The Everlane ReNew Long Puffer is awesome for extra warmth (like puffer-level warm). Insulated with lightweight recycled down, this sleek style keeps you toasty but doesn’t look bulky. It has a water-resistant finish, snorkel hood, hand pockets with fleece lining and internal sleeve cuffs. The outer shell is also made from recycled fabric, acquired from 36 recycled bottles.
If you want to spend less than $200 on a winter coat, look no further than the Orolay Thickened Down Jacket — the viral sensation available on Amazon. The affordable down winter jacket with hood has a soft wooly interior, multiple oversize zip pockets and extendable sides.
This lambswool peacoat from L.L. Bean is a classic for a reason. It’s slightly fitted and very soft for a medium-weight layer.
Great for city commuters, this lightweight jacket made from recycled nylon instead of recycled polyester. It’ll protect you from brisk winds thanks to the lightweight and breathable high-tech ThermoBall insulation.
The North Face Arctic Parka is a winter staple. The bestselling waterproof and windproof coat, which goes down to the thigh, is insulated with 550-fill Goose Down for maximum warmth. It has both hook-and-loop and front zip closures, along with an adjustable hood with removable faux fur trim, handwarmer pockets and ribbed knit cuffs.
This is about as cozy and stylish as a teddy coat can get. This wrap coat is extra long so you can sink into the plush comfort and satiny lining.
The glossy finish on this puffer coat from SAM adds a bit of style when you’re probably feeling more cold than stylish.
Fjallraven Expedition Long Down Parka is a frigid weather favorite among fashion girls. The super warm puffer coat is engineered to keep you warm in temperatures down to sub-zero temps and the fabric is water-repellent and wind-resistant. Instead of a removable hood (because where you’re going, you need a hood), this coat has an adjustable hood and spacious lined pockets to retain body heat.
For winter vacations, you need the warmest winter jacket you can find for your outer layer. This heavy-duty ski jacket from Arc’teryx has a lightweight shell suited for deep snow enthusiasts, lots of pockets and a storm hood that is helmet compatible to block out blizzard conditions.
Designed for Canadian winters (that means teeth-chattering cold), the Lululemon Winter Warrior Long Parka is made from waterproof fabric and insulated with 600-fill power goose down. The parka also has snappable side slits, zip-up hood, zippered pockets and interior straps that let you wear the parka like a backpack if you need to take it off — genius.
If you’re looking to splurge on the ultimate winter coat, the Patagonia Frozen Range 3-In-1 Parka is a great investment you’ll wear forever. The warmest parka in Patagonia’s collection, this parka boasts a two-layer design that’s detachable, making it easy to adapt the coat for whatever weather you may face. It’s insulated with 700-fill down and the durable water repellent finish can withstand a snowstorm. It also has a full-coverage hood and external and internal pockets.
For the fashion conscious who live in (or travel to) places where a quilted jacket and synthetic insulation just won’t cut it, this Canada Goose Roxboro Coat is the ultimate hooded jacket. It features a sueded tricot chinguard for softness and comfort, removable elasticized interior backpack straps so you can carry it hands-free over the shoulders, and a storm flap and zippered gussets so you can move around easily.
In some places you can get away with a trench coat or plain old wool coat to keep you warm. But if you live in a colder climate, you know Canada Goose coats can keep you warm even on extra frigid days. This one might be the warmest winter coat you can find and it’s worth every penny.