With winter in full swing, it’s important to have the right jackets to keep you warm whether you’re staycationing or going to an international destination. From ethically-sourced down to waterproof and weatherproof, here are the warmest travel jackets for men and women.
The North Face Men’s McMurdo III
North Face creates some of the best jackets for all types of weather conditions, and one in particular named the McMurdo III is perfect for men who want to stay warm during the winter months. The jacket has a relaxed fit, is weatherproof, waterproof and windproof, has adjustable cuff tabs, and the faux fur around the hood can be removed. The Mcmurdo III is made with recyclable materials and the down feathers are Responsible Down Standard certified.
Price: $330 from The North Face
The North Face Women’s Arctic Parka II
The North Face Arctic Parka II is made for women and is similar to the Mcmurdo III. Designed with the weather in mind, the Arctic Parka II is waterproof, windproof, weatherproof with Responsible Down Standard feathers, and has removable faux fur lining as well as an elastic strand for a form-fitting fit. The collar stands upwards to keep your neck warm and there’s a v-shaped hem for extra coverage on the back.
Price: $299 from The North Face
Triple F.A.T. Goose Norden Men’s Hooded Goose Down Jacket
Triple F.A.T. has been making incredible jackets for decades, and reliable ones at that. This jacket uses nanotechnology to design a water-resistant fabric that is waterproof and stainproof (including oil) while still being comfortable. The jacket is filled with goose down and the detachable hood is lined with Canadian coyote fur, both of which are ethically sourced.
Columbia Lay D Down II Jacket
Columbia is also known to make excellent, warm winter jackets, one of which is the Lay D Down II Jacket for women. It’s waterproof yet breathable, has thermal heat reflective technology and underarm venting, and the inside is filled with eco-friendly down feathers. The hood is removable, the hand pockets have zippers, the back features an “adjustable snap-back powder skirt” to help from snow coming in, and there are holes in the cuffs for your thumbs to help keep your hands warm.
Price: $230 from REI
Columbia Wild Card Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket
Another jacket made by Columbia, similar to the Lay D Down II but for men, is the Wild Card Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket, featuring a waterproof exterior, thermal heat reflective technology and special ventilation built into the underarms. The hood has been designed large enough to fit a helmet, the liner is removable, there are zipper pockets and a “removable powder skirt” to keep from snow coming in. And like many well-designed jackets, the Wild Card Interchange 3-in-1 offers insulation made with Responsible Down Standard feathers.
Price: $299 from REI