Seems like just yesterday we were firing up the grill and sweating in the sunshine, and yet here we are doing research on the best winter jackets for the upcoming season. Whether you're someone who likes to hibernate or someone who thrives in colder temperatures, there's a jacket out there for you. The best winter jackets are known for their warmth, durability, and their ability to keep you comfortable in sometimes uncomfortable temperatures.
Our top picks range from winter jackets that you can wear all day on the slopes to jackets that will keep you warm and visible during your after-work runs. Or if you're thinking about backpacking now that camping season is done for a more serene experience, we've got an excellent option for you.
Women's Lightweight Packable Softshell Rain Jacket with Hood Outdoor Hiking Running Cycling Jacket Coat
Unlike other winter jackets, the Jacket is not bulky, which is why we think it's one of the best winter coats out there. There's not a lot of volume in the jacket itself. This synthetic fill traps warmth, feels soft, and is durable so it can withstand repeated use.
Not only is this winter jacket warm but it's also water-repellant and windproof. There are two external handwarmer pockets that can be zipped along with two internal chest pockets. So if you need to stash it in a backpack the jacket won't take up much space.
Women's 1/4 Zip Fleece Pullover Mid-Layer Fall Thermal Jacket
The Running Jacket is great for running in winter because the synthetic fill is super warm, breathable, and dries fast. It's also very lightweight, so it won't weigh you down. It's made out of 100% polyester which helps trap the warmth from your body heat.
Even though it doesn't have a hood, the neck collar is a funnel style to keep you protected from the wind. The fabric is woven into a ripstop, pattern, that is very stylish. They also added front pockets that you can zip to keep your phone, keys, and other necessities secure as you move.
Men's Winter Thicken Coat with Hood Mid-Long Waterproof Parka Jacket Warm Windproof Padded Overcoat
We love the Hooded Jacket because it makes hiking during winter as comfortable as possible. The nylon fabric paired with the stretchy synthetic insulation makes this jacket very light and durable. It's also very warm and features a mid-layer that is specially designed to handle the alpine weather. The outside is treated with durable water repellent, but it is recommended to pair this jacket with an outer shell for more wet conditions.
The hood offers frontal neck coverage and is also insulated to trap heat and protect you from the icy air. There are three zippered pockets total, two hand pockets and one chest pocket, so you can keep your important items close and secure.