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5 Warmest Winter Jacket Brands to Conquer the Cold

Also available in: French

Are you looking for a winter jacket to “face the great north’’ without freezing so that you can take on the winter and still enjoy your outdoor activities alone or with the family? To make it easier for you, discover our selection of the 5 best winter jacket brands for men and women that will help you to stay warm year after year.

 

Check out our blog post to learn more about the 5 best winter jacket brands to beat the cold:

  1. The North Face Winter Jackets
  2. Columbia Winter Jackets
  3. Borealis Winter Jackets
  4. Outdoor Research Winter Jackets
  5. Ookpik Winter Jackets

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1. The North Face Winter Jackets

Insulation

The Californian brand has been popular for a long time for its insulated winter jackets made with high quality goose down, whose fill power ranges between 550 and 900. Having taken an ecological turn, The North Face only uses RDS down (Responsible Down Standard) offering an ethical standard which ensures plumage traceability and animal protection.

If you prefer synthetic insulation to down, the brand has also developed technical jackets designed for board sports with ThermoBallTM Eco insulation, imitating feathers. This material is lightweight and compressible and it retains heat even when wet. Fun fact: the brand is always testing its new technologies with world-renowned athletes, so you can count on this insulation to protect you during your high-intensity outdoor activities.

What sets The North Face jackets apart from the rest

The brand has made a clear commitment to ensure sustainable and responsible manufacturing of its products, from materials to packaging. It also meets various needs thanks to a range of diversified styles of jackets. Winter jackets are suitable for city and mountain, low intensity activities as well as high ones, and harsh climates as well as extreme conditions.

Sizes offered

  • Men’s Winter Jackets: Small (S) to extra, extra large (2XL)
  • Women’s Winter Jackets: Extra small (XS) to extra large (XL)

The North Face Men’s Winter JacketsThe North Face Women’s Winter Jackets

 

2. Columbia Winter Jackets

Insulation

While the original two-layer Bugaboo jacket launched in 1986 kept its fans warm for a long time, it was the Omni-HeatTM and ThermaratorTM synthetic insulation fabrics that made it big. The former is designed for moderate to extreme cold and activities requiring flexibility and good breathability. The second is made of finer fibers and offers a high weight and heat ratio that helps generate heat without being too heavy. Some styles are also made from goose down.

What sets Columbia jackets apart from the rest

The brand is synonymous with continuous innovation and versatility, and its winter jackets are no exception. The styles are constantly evolving and equipped with an intelligent partitioning to evenly distribute the insulating fabrics throughout the jacket so that you can stay warm when it’s cold…or freezing!

Sizes offered

  • Men’s Winter Jackets: Small (S) to extra, extra large (2XL) and plus sizes
  • Women’s Winter Jackets: Extra small (XS) to extra, extra large (XXL) and plus sizes

Columbia Men’s Winter JacketsColumbia Women’s Winter Jackets

 

3. Borealis Winter Jackets

Insulation

Designed in the province of Quebec, Borealis’ mission is to bring nature within everyone’s reach. And that translates into an line of down-filled jackets – a highly insulating natural material perfect for hiking or low-intensity activities – and polyester, a durable material that stores heat fairly well and offers great breathability in addition to having excellent moisture wicking capacities. It wicks moisture, much to the delight of cross-country skiers and mountain hikers.

What sets Borealis jackets apart from the rest

These winter jackets perpetuate Borealis principles: ingenuity, versatility and accessibility. Everyone can find something suitable with the different styles of Borealis jackets offering good value, an unpretentious design, multiple sizes and unifying colours.

Sizes offered

  • Men’s Winter Jackets: Small (S) to extra, extra large (2XL)
  • Women’s Winter Jackets: Extra small (XS) to extra, extra large (XXL)

Borealis Men’s Winter JacketsBorealis Women’s Winter Jackets

 

4. Outdoor Research Winter Jackets

Insulation

The premium, super-high fill power down contained in Outdoor Research winter jackets allows fans of ice climbing, high altitude expeditions, backcountry skiing and city hikes to enjoy the great outdoors without losing any precious heat.

What sets Outdoor Research jackets apart from the rest

Extensive scientific research tested directly in the outdoors and in cold climates is infused into every parka. This allows those who wear them to perform well and face great, snowy spaces, ice, wind gusts, arid temperatures and freezing rain without compromising comfort. In addition, the brand offers jackets specifically designed for backcountry skiing, a very popular sport.

Sizes offered

  • Men’s Winter Jackets: Small (S) to extra, extra large (2XL)

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5. Ookpik Winter Jackets

Insulation

Mostly made with quality down with a fill power rating of 600, the jackets will keep you warm in temperatures as low as -25 or -30 Celsius, and provide unparalleled comfort. Some jackets are also made of soft nylon that mimics wool without being harsh on skin.

What sets Ookpik jackets apart from the rest

In addition to being designed in Montreal, Canada, these winter jackets are inspired by a national symbol: the snowy owl, which is what “ookpik” means in Inuktitut. The brand offers a perfect balance between trend and technology; the jacket styles offer both an urban look and reliable protection against the cold.

Sizes offered

  • Men’s Winter Jackets: Small (S) to extra, extra large (2XL) and plus sizes
  • Women’s Winter Jackets: Extra small (XS) to extra large (XL) and plus sizes

Ookpik Men’s Winter JacketsOokpik Women’s Winter Jackets

Also available in: French