A winter coat is a great investment if you buy something stylish and practical from a reputable brand. Don't worry too much about the cost. If you can afford a better jacket, buy it because it will keep you warm and dry for many winters to come. Do you live somewhere that experiences extreme cold weather during the winter and mild weather throughout the rest of the year or somewhere a winter coat will work as your main coat? Some coats are ethically made from recycled materials. Others have patented thermal insulations. It makes sense to do a little research before buying a jacket.
Columbia Women's Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket
This is one of the best and most reasonably priced winter coats out there for women. The Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket is really warm thanks to the brand's Omni-Heat Thermal insulation with synthetic down lining. Some owners have reported wearing their coat in sub-zero temperatures with nothing more than a shirt underneath and still feeling warm. This coat's light and won't take up much room in a suitcase, but it's long enough to keep your hips and bum covered up.
Patagonia Down With It Parka
This jacket could last you a lifetime. The manufacturer offers a lifetime guarantee to prove their faith in their product. It has quilted fabric and a zipper obscured by a front placket to help keep out the cold. There's a detachable hood in case you want to wear a warm winter hat, and there are several other details that make this jacket special. It's made from 100 percent recycled polyester, and inside it's made up of Traceable Down. According to the firm's website, this is "duck down traced from parent farm to apparel factory to help ensure the birds that supply it are not force-fed or live-plucked."
L.L. Bean Classic Lambswool Polo Coat
The L.L. Bean Classic Lambswool Polo Coat is a stylish winter coat that's classical so it would work for women of all ages. It's a three-quarter jacket with lapels and three buttons down the front, which comes in four colors. You can get it in fun shades like pink and olive green as well as more conventional winter colors. If you want to wear something underneath the jacket for additional warmth, you will need to buy a bigger size, but aside from that, there are no real downsides to this jacket.
Orolay Thickened Down Jacket
This jacket's stylish and warm but it's not waterproof. That would be enough to turn most shoppers away but this jacket's popular with fashion experts, and it sells well. This puffer has a "downtown cool" silhouette and over-sized front pockets. For a 90% duck down jacket, it's well priced, but this isn't a winter coat you'd like to wear in extremely cold weather, and, as mentioned before, it's not the right jacket to wear during a downpour.
Fjällräven's Singi Down Jacket
To Consider Before Your Purchase
Do you need a full winter coat? Would a lighter jacket or a hoody be enough to keep out the cold?
- The Orolay jacket is stylish, relatively inexpensive for down and has a unique design.
- Fjällräven's Singi Down Jacket can be waxed down to make it more water resistant but that will make it less breathable.
What Do They Say on Other Sites
“Overall, I think this jacket is amazing and dont think you will be disappointed!!” (Michele S. reviewing Columbia Women's Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket on Amazon)
“SO WARM. So stylish! I am so in love with this coat. It seems very well put together and heavy and sturdy.” Lauren reviewing Orolay Thickened Down Jacket on Amazon)
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