The North Face McMurdo II Parka
We’re going t start of our buying guide with a great budget men’s winter coat from North Face. The North Face McMurdo II Parka Men’s Winter Coat ($340) is an excellent coat for those looking for something below $400. The North Face McMurdo is made in the United States and features a 550-down fill power ratio, a neck gaiter built into the removable fur lined hood and a two-way front zipper. The extra length of the coat will help keep your upper legs nice and warm as well. And if you’re not into camo don’t worry, the McMurdo is offered in a multitude of colors and patterns.
Arc’teryx Camosun Parka Men’s Winter Coat
Don’t judge this jacket by its minimalistic looks. It delivers some of highest levels of protection of any men’s winter coat in this buying guide. Every jacket by Arc’teryx is extremely technical. That means they obsess over details most companies don’t even notice. Their latest offering, The Arc’teryx Camosun Parka Men’s Winter Coat ($649) is no different. Because Arc’teryx’s gear is made with performance in mind they take breathability seriously. The shell is made from N150p-x Gore-Tex fabric with Paclite technology that is 100% waterproof yet provides breathable protection. The filling is made with a combination of down and quick-drying synthetic insulation. In areas prone to moisture the synthetic insulation is used. And in areas where warmth is needed down is used. This combination provides an overall down fill power ratio of 750. If you’re going to be out in the cold this is a coat you should definitely check out.
Moncler Cluny Parka
The Moncler Cluny Parka ($1,455) is one of the premier winter coats for men. It has been the go-to men’s winter parka coat for European climbers and skiers since 1952. Moncler coats are made to the highest possible standards. Moncler is a French company founded in 1952 by Rene Ramillon. The name Moncler comes from an abbreviation of the town Monestier-de-Clermont in the French Alps. The Moncler Cluny is one of the companies most popular jackets. Normally going for around $1800, End Clothing is offering a significant discount off of the retail price. The Cluny is made from a 90/10 down-to-feather ratio filling, water-repellent fabric and a detachable Coyote fur lined hood. Additional features include a 100% Nylon shell, central zip closure, and multiple pockets for all of your gear. If you have the scratch, this will make a perfect parka for those who want style and functionality in one package.
Canada Goose Chateau Jacket
The Canada Goose Chateau Jacket ($799) is built to protect you from the worst Mother Nature can offer and will keep you snug and looking great at the same time. The tough, polyester blend shell is stuff with a 625 fill power white duck down. It also comes with many other features associated with a classic arctic jacket including detachable coyote fur trim; two-way locking zip closure, storm flap closure, center back grab strap, zipped napoleon pocket, fleece lined lower handwarmer pockets and recessed ribbed cuffs. This men’s winter coat is made for the extreme cold, but would also be great for everyday use.
The North Face ThermoBall Jacket
The North Face ThermoBall Jacket ($220) is lightweight, washable and a great winter coat for all occasions. Short enough to allow full freedom of movement for outdoor types, this Thermoball jacket comes courtesy of The North Face, a company renowned for top quality winter apparel. The trademarked ThermoBall technology is their unique alternative to down and offers phenomenal warmth whatever the weather. The small, round clusters of ThermoBall trap and then retain heat within air pockets to provide awesome insulation, even in the wettest weather. Compressible and ultra lightweight, this could be the ultimate winter coat for those who need a lightweight jacket to go anywhere.
Woolrich Arctic Parka DF
The Woolrich Arctic Parka DF ($799) comes courtesy of one of the most respected brands for outdoor clothing. Woolrich has built up an enviable reputation since they produced their first coat in 1830, and this Arctic Parka is something very special. It was originally made to protect oil workers from sub-zero temperatures; this coat has reached iconic status. The Woolrich Arctic Parka features a teflon coated 60/40 cotton polyester blend shell is wind and water resistant, has a duck and feather filling and numerous other features, this is a coat that deserves all praise its been getting.
Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody
The company that makes the Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody ($279) was first established in 1974 by dedicated climber and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody is a super light, yet a warm everyday men’s winter coat. The shell is made from 100% recycled polyester ripstop with a durable water repellent finish (DWR).It is made with an 800-fill goose down sourced from Europe which is traced back to birds that were never force-fed or live-plucked. It will keep you warm and cozy whatever the weather. As you would expect from a brand of Patagonia’s caliber the attention to detail is outstanding. These include an adjustable hood, two large handwarmer pockets with vision zippers and garages, and storm cuffs are just a few of the features of this awesome example of Patagonia style.