Stylish Winter Coats

A really good winter coat keeps the moisture and cold out and keeps you warm on chilly days. Here are some of the most stylish – and most functional – coats on the market right now, everything from long women's winter coats to men's coats that are also functional.

Winter’s most attractive coats

Few things are as miserable as being cold, and the fashion giants seem to have realised this because winter coats are now as good-looking as they’ve always been warm. In addition to that, the range is huge and there are warm coats in all lengths and with a wide variety of fillings.

If you’re thinking of buying a new warm coat for the winter, you’ll find several good tips on brands and models here – regardless of whether you intend to hang out in town or take a break in the mountains.

adidas Helionic Hooded Down Jacket - Black

2. Adidas Helionic Hooded Down Jacket

A classic shorter down jacket in a slim model with a stand-up collar and a sturdy hood that protects your head and neck from the weather and the wind. This jacket is available in three discreet colours and has two side pockets with a zip to secure your possessions.

The outer material is both wind and water-repellent and has reflective details to make you more visible when it’s dark out.

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Didriksons Amina Women's Parka - Black

3. Didriksons Amina Women's Parka

In recent years, Didriksons have come up with a lot of great winter coats in the parka style, and this a-line variant is no exception. Upholstered with a recycled and completely synthetic fibre that keeps the heat well, it has a water-repellent outer fabric.

The coat also has many practical details, including a two-way zip, elasticated cuffs with thumb holes and fold-out reflectors in the cuffs. In addition to the two pockets with a zip on the sides, there is also an inner pocket with a zip.

Helly Hansen Women's Aspire Puffy Parka - Black

4. Helly Hansen W Aspire Puffy Parka

A wonderfully fluffy jacket with a filling of synthetic fibres to keep you warm. The outer fabric is water-repellent and the lovely big hood protects your neck and head from the winter weather. Side zips provide increased mobility, ventilation and adjustable fit, and at the bottom the sleeves there are fold-out reflectors that aren’t visible at all when folded away.

The coat is a slightly large over-size model, so anyone looking for a spacious winter coat may have found the right one here.

Polo Ralph Lauren Earth Down Jacket - Black

5. Polo Ralph Lauren Earth Down Jacket

Choose for yourself if you want to spend the winter in a colourful 80s coat or if you want to blend into the crowd with a discreet black model. With this jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren, there’s nothing in between.

Regardless of which colour you choose, you get a quality winter jacket with a filling of recycled polyester. The jacket has two front pockets and a drawstring for adjusting the fit at the bottom.

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The North Face Women's Zaneck Parka - TNF Black

6. The North Face Women's Zaneck Parka

One hundred percent synthetic materials have been used for the Zaneck parka to create a warm and wind and water-repellent coat in a slightly longer model. This model is a down parka with a fur edge – which contains neither down nor fur.

The DryVent material promises good ventilation and the many pockets can hold everything you could need for a stroll in the city or a walk with your dog in the woods. Available in bright red for those who want to be seen or discreet black for those who like to be more anonymous in the winter darkness.

Arc'teryx Therme Parka Men's - Black

7. Arc'teryx Therme Parka – Black

Canadian firm Arc’teryx have long been at the forefront when it comes to developing functional clothing adapted for the outdoor life, and this coat is truly a lavish model. The outer material is in Gore-Tex and it has an insulating layer of both down and synthetic fibre, placed to prevent any moisture from getting through. So for example, the synthetic insulation, which keeps the heat in even when it’s damp has been placed in the collar and under the arms.

Several practical pockets and a heat-insulating hood are other nice details on this really exclusive outdoor coat.

3 tips for buying a winter coat

  1. Think about where you live. If you live in the south, the chances are you won’t need to wear a coat as someone living in the north of the country. Adjust the model of the coat according to the sort of winter you’re most likely to have.

  2. Think about when you’ll use the coat. If you mainly spend time in the city or on heated public transport, you probably don’t need the same sort of coat as somebody who spends their winter up in the mountains. And vice versa – if you plan to be outdoors a lot, you obviously need something more chunky.

  3. Think about your shopping habits. Some models cost more but also last for infinitely more seasons. Maybe it's time to invest in a slightly more expensive but more durable garment that lasts a really long time?

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