Best Men's Winter Parkas

15 Best Men’s Winter Parkas

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Can’t wait for spring and summer already? You’re not alone — but that’s why this list of the best winter parkas should have you outfitted stylishly and comfortably for the polar vortex that’s about to hit.

Bundling up in style is challenging at best — balancing the need for technical gear with the ability to look your best is definitely a conundrum. And whether you’re layering over a tailored suit to head to a business meeting, or taking on a weekend road trip with rugged everyday style essentials, you need a dash of style and a lot of functionality.

Modern brands know this, and even heritage-focused brands are slimming down their fits, updating their fabrics and providing you with beastly gear to take on the blustery, snowy weather. Heck, if you get the right parka, you might get a triple whammy — style points, functionality and investment-worthy quality that you can wear season after season. It’s worth shopping the parka picks on this list, and you might even look forward to the snowy weather now.

Outerknown Nomadic Parka

Outerknown Nomadic Parka

Leave it to a brand with roots in surf culture to churn out a heck of a stylish, functional and restrained winter parka. It’s what the brand calls a modern spin on the M-65 jacket, yet it’s got all the hallmarks of parkas of years past, starting with a cozy liner made from recycled microfiber. A toggled zipper hood covers your head when that blizzard takes a turn for the worse, and the deep navy color is just the type of shade you should be looking for in a parka you’re going to be wearing every day, from dawn to dusk. – $195

Grayers Montana Waxed and Quilted Parka

Grayers Montana Waxed and Quilted Parka

Known for blending classic and prep with a modern edge, it should come as no surprise that the Montana Waxed and Quilted Parka features the type of heritage looks of a throwback brand blended with the wearability of a modern coat. Starting with the waxed cotton outer, it’s got great durability to go along with cool style (courtesy of the versatile Olive color). The tonal sherpa fleece collar should keep you warm throughout plenty of winter storms, and patch pockets provide handy storage space as you fight the chill. Team it with one of the brand’s classic oxfords and a pair of their reliable slim chinos, and you’re set from head to toe. – $157

Todd Snyder Storm Parka in Beige

Todd Snyder Storm Parka in Beige

With the Storm Parka, Todd Snyder’s taken everything consumers love about his brand — heritage-inspired classics tinged with a modern edge — and brought it full circle with an investment-worthy parka you’ll have in your wardrobe for years to come. Made with a ridiculously tough water-resistant Italian-bonded fabric, it channels the style seen in vintage mountaineering shots — and likely performs with just as much reliability. Fully taped seams and buttoned cuffs offer functionality and warmth, and the length ensures a ton of coverage — that’s true if you’re wearing your best suit or slogging through the snow on a winter hike. – $788

J.Crew Nordic Down Parka

J.Crew Nordic Down Parka

Among brands who do a great job in all facets of the menswear game, J. Crew ranks high — very high. And that’s why their Nordic Down Parka deserves your consideration in terms of a purchase. As the brand says, the wool shell adds a touch of refinement to a silhouette that’s normally all function, while the Thinsulate lining ensures you’ll stay even warmer. Even the hand-warmer pockets are lined in fleece, and the faux-fur collar adds a touch of swagger and a lot of style. It’s the type of parka to pair up with tons of J. Crew gear galore this winter — right? Right. – $598

North Face Thermoball Snow TriClimate Parka

North Face Thermoball Snow TriClimate Parka

Although a bit different in terms of styling potential than others, more traditional parka silhouettes, the North Face’s Thermoball Snow Triclimate Parka manages to pack a lot of functionality into one package. With a zip-out liner featuring ThermoBall insulation, you’re really getting two jackets for the price of one. And seeing as this piece is waterproof, breathable and easy to layer with comfort, it’s definitely well-designed and built to withstand the elements. Design touches like the internal media pocket and the internal mesh pockets are handy, and the internal google pocket means you can wear this jacket to the slopes, during your run and well after. – $349

Canada Goose Citadel Parka

Canada Goose Citadel Parka

Canada Goose has hit a home run in recent years among both the fashion community and the more functionally minded consumer thanks to its eye-catching jackets that also pack a heck of a punch in terms of functionality. The Citadel Parka takes that a step further, with a long zip front and a real coyote fur hood for the type of design accents meant to both keep you warm and help you stand out (stylishly, of course). The price on this jacket isn’t cheap, but seeing as you can wear it every day this winter — and likely quite a few after that — we’d suggest you buy now. – $1,000

Bonobos Parka

Bonobos Parka

Bonobos built its brand on the strength of its ridiculously well-fitting trousers, and they continue to add to their arsenal of products in fine fashion. The brand really can help you pull together a full outfit, what with pieces like this essential olive parka joining the rotation. Pairing it with nearly everything in your closet is a wise move, too. The nylon-cotton blend and warm insulation should keep you looking stylish and staying warm — both harder than it sounds in winter. The quilted flannel lining provides another layer of warmth, and the slim fit ensures you stay polished; it’s possible even in the snow, too. – $398

Triple F.A.T. Goose Chenega Parka

Triple F.A.T. Goose Chenega Parka

Although sometimes overshadowed by the likes of Canada Goose, Triple F.A.T. Goose has a history and a legacy all its own, with a retro sense of style inspiration and a bevy of celebrity fans and icons who love its functional jackets. Recently revived, pieces like the Chenega Parka definitely prove why the brand made a well-deserved comeback — this tough jacket is water-resistant and fully authentic, right down to the goose fill, the coyote fur hood and an inner lining pattern unique to the brand. It’s the perfect way to nod to the classics while staying warm this winter. – Buy It

Cole Haan Melton Duffle Parka

Cole Haan Melton Duffle Parka

Leave it to Cole Haan to surprise menswear fans everywhere with product beyond its line of lightweight sneakers and durable winter boots. The Melton Duffle Parka is a winter-ready complement to Cole Haan boots, in a minimal black color that’s city-ready and designed to go with everything in your wardrobe. Inspired by classic duffle parkas, it loses the toggle front and swaps in a long silhouette designed to accommodate the worst winter weather in style. The silver-tone hardware is a unique touch, and the overall look is going to complement everything from grey trousers to dark denim with plenty of style. – $300

JackThreads Sherpa Lined Parka

JackThreads Sherpa Lined Parka

Like J. Crew, JackThreads produces a plethora of gear that guys need and want in their lives — from outerwear to denim to chinos and even slick Chelsea boots, you name it, JackThreads has it. That’s the case now with their take on the Sherpa-Lined Parka, fashioned in an eye-catching shade of blue with interior and exterior pockets for added functionality. It’s the type of sleek, modern piece for which the brand is known, and it should stylishly offset all sorts of other pieces from the brand (be it denim, a thermal henley or a slim cardigan) — trust us. – $89

Rivay NYC Keats Hooded Parka

Rivay NYC Keats Hooded Parka

With roots in New York City and the sort of design that never feels out of place, it’s clear that the Keats Hooded Parka — like Rivay itself — is built for just about anything. A fan favorite, thiis Japanese cotton parka is just the sort of parka you need for winter layering scenarios. Whether you team it with one of the brand’s beautiful knits or a classic Oxford, you’re getting versatile, dependable style. Design touches like an internal waist drawcord, antique hardware and adjustable cuffs handily finish off this piece — as if you needed any other reason to pick it up. – $525

Schott Men's Snorkel Parka

Schott Men’s Snorkel Parka

Schott has, over time, perfected the leather jacket, and they’ve tried their hand at a number of stellar pieces in that same time. The Snorkel Parka is a somewhat unexpected but no less essential piece from a brand that makes some of the toughest outerwear around. With a rugged Martexin waxed cotton shell and a wool-blend lining as warm as a blanket (according to the brand), you’re in good hands in all kinds of environments. Throw on the wool-lined hood with coyote fur trim when the weather turns really inclement, and know that the tough, made-in-the-USA quality is built to last for years to come. – $850

Frank and Oak Quartz Co. Champlain Down Parka

Frank and Oak Quartz Co. Champlain Down Parka

Although normally known for its balance of sleek minimalism and tailored classics, Frank and Oak can step into the outerwear game from time to time. With results like the Champlain Down Parka, you should definitely give them a shot. The slim fit through the body, plus stretch storm cuffs and an adjustable waist, make it as practical as it is stylish — that goes for pairing with dark blue denim or wool trousers in turn. The burgundy color is a nice shot in the arm against the whites and greys of winter weather, and the investment-level price tag ensures you’re getting typically excellent Frank and Oak quality. – $700

Woolrich Arctic Down Parka

Woolrich Arctic Down Parka

Woolrich knows what its fans — and loyal consumers — expect from its heritage-quality outerwear. The water-resistant Arctic Down Parka reliably meets those expectations, and it does so at a killer price. Insulated with down, this parka was originally constructed for workers building the Alaskan pipeline — temperatures during the build dropped well below freezing. So given that tough heritage, it can definitely stand up to your winter commute. The adjustable cord waist and ribbed storm cuffs help insulate you even further, and features like large front button hip pockets offer plenty of potential to haul your everyday carry — even in the worst weather. – $200+

Todd Snyder x Rocky Mountain Featherbed Quilted Hooded Parka

Todd Snyder x Rocky Mountain Featherbed Quilted Hooded Parka

Just as with Woolrich, Rocky Mountain Featherbed is a brand with a bevy of history and heritage to back up its functionality. Leave it to Todd Snyder to take the brand’s reputation and style into the 21st century with a collaboration that’s perfectly suited to your menswear layering needs this season. Insulated with 100 percent down and featuring a unique orange quilted exterior, this parka has all the trappings of the last one you’ll need, including a fur trim hood and a drawstring bottom to keep you warm during a long (or short) trek to the grocery store or the office. – $998

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