Winter is here. Temperatures reached record-low levels on January 1 and the worst may be yet to come. But good news .. before you brace yourself to face the cold, there are very, very warm coats to pair with your touchscreen gloves and waterproof boots from urban styling to technical layering. Here is a curated collection at the forefront of performance and style.

Woolrich Women’s Wool Face Patrol Down Parka

The newest addition to the legendary Patrol Down Parka line, the Wool Face Patrol Down Parka draws upon its legacy of warmth, even on the coldest days.  The jackets water-resistant outer shell is a wind-stopping with a smooth poly taffeta lining that slides smoothly over your clothing. In between, a double-baffled layer of 90 percent goose down and 10 percent goose feathers traps heat so you stay warm. The attached down-filled hood is lined in merino wool jersey; horizontal and vertical adjustments allow you to create a custom fit. A natural coyote ruff zips off for dry cleaning; snaps position ruff to the front of the hood. Sherpa chin guard protects your face. The two-way concealed front zipper is protected by a storm flap; knit wind cuffs keeps wind and weather at bay. Adjustable draw cord waist. Bottom hem draw cord with snap closure.


Columbia Women’s Explorer Falls Hooded Jacket 

The weather can be hard to predict when you’re setting out on a multi-day backpacking trek or hiking into the shadow of a mountain range, but when you have the packable Columbia Explorer Falls Hooded Jacket stowed in your pack, you can layer up on the fly against plunging temperatures and focus on your hike.

The North Face Women’s Arctic Down Parka

Rely on this quilted jacket to protect your upper body and hips from exposure to the elements during chilly commutes. Textured twill shell offers waterproof, breathable, and fully seam-sealed protection. Specially woven face is windproof while retaining breathability. DWR (durable water repellent) finish offers additional water-resistant protection. Pairs with a smooth-faced taffeta liner that moves easily over bottom layers. Responsibly sourced 550 fill-power goose down insulation offers high warmth with low weight. Zip-off hood with adjustable, grosgrain back buckle. Removable faux-fur trim at the hood. Full-length zip with snap-button storm flap and inner draft flap.

Fjallraven Expedition Down Jacket For Men and Women

For seriously cold weather, the extended length gives you some extra protection and is also spacious inside. Constructed from Polyamide and 600 cuin fill power high-quality 90% goose down, 10% feather. The design is unisex and includes sizes from XXXS-XL so it’s impossible not to find the right fit. It’s super warm and able to endure the elements so the construction is spot on.


Patagonia Men’s Down Snap-T Pullover

Patagonia continuously strives to source eco-friendly materials to create its designs. The Snap-T Pullover insulates on frigid powder days and fits in at après. DWR treatment blocks out light rain or snow. 600-fill recycled down insulates on its own or under a shell. Iconic Snap-T aesthetics on an adaptable down design. Regular fit allows it to be worn alone or layered.

Photos courtesy Woolrich, Columbia, The North Face, Fjallraven, and Patagonia