The 20 Best Men’s Winter Parkas

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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 for 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 year after year. It’s worth shopping the parka picks on this list, and you might even look forward to the snowy weather now.

Patagonia City Storm Parka

Patagonia City Storm Parka

You know Patagonia for the brand’s no-nonsense approach to sustainable gear designed to stand the test of time, perform well and look great while doing it — again, totally no-nonsense. The Patagonia City Storm Parka falls into that style Venn diagram (if you will) quite nicely, featuring clean lines, 100 percent recycled down filling, waterproof capability and even handy hidden cords to cinch up for a tighter fit (no snow blowing your coat, to be sure). Wear it with Duck Boots and tough chore pants for maximum winter style.

The North Face McMurdo Parka

The North Face McMurdo Parka

The North Face has always made gear designed to be worn on the boundaries of the trail and the summit, and it seems the brand is always delivering the proper specs to match. The McMurdo Parka, in this case, is windproof, waterproof and yet breathable — all at the same time — and it’s filled with goose down for plenty of warmth. Make this your go-to parka for winter excursions, no matter how bad it gets out there. 

Columbia Men's Rockfall Down Parka

Columbia Men’s Rockfall Down Parka

Columbia is the sort of outfitter that offers you the chance to dress yourself head-to-toe in the brand’s essential, warm and high durable gear. It also helps that the brand has nailed that critical combination of affordability and functionality, and that’s what you’re getting with the Rocktail Down Parka. Wear it conjunction with Columbia base layers and accessories to deliver the warmest possible winter ensemble. 

Filson C.C.F. Arctic Down Parka

Filson C.C.F. Arctic Down Parka

For the fall and winter season, Filson’s C.C.F. line of modern, performance-ready workwear sure does pack a serious punch in matters of style and performance. The Arctic Down Parka is the toughest expression of the new line, retailing at an affordable price (under $300) while delivering the durability you expect from the lauded heritage brand. The cotton duck fabric provides weather-ready defense, and the down insulation keeps you warm and toasty. The result is a jacket that punches well above its weight.

Canada Goose Maccullouch Parka

Canada Goose Maccullouch Parka

Can you put together a list of the men’s parkas without including Canada Goose? It’s not quite likely, in our opinion — and in that regard, the Canada Goose Maccullouch Parka assuredly stands out from the pack (although the rest of the brand’s lineup is every bit as functional and stylish). You’re investing in the best with this tough, down-filled parka, which also features lightweight down for the utmost in winter warmth.

Eddie Bauer Superior Down Parka

Eddie Bauer Superior Down Parka

Eddie Bauer remains among a slew of outdoor brands who’ve pioneered a better, more functional (yet stylish) way of doing things, and that’s a design approach that’s continued through to the present. Case in point might just be the Superior Down Parka, crafted with 100 percent nylon fabric and the brand’s proprietary WeatherEdge waterproof & breathable technology. We like the rugged Tortoise color to wear with navy canvas work pants, leather moc toe boots and a tough denim shirt for weekend adventures.

Fjallraven Men's Yupik Insulated Parka

Fjallraven Men’s Yupik Insulated Parka

Fjallraven’s long lineage of tough, top-notch mountain and outdoor gear just got even better, and it’s all thanks to the excellent Yupik Insulated Parka. It’s done up in a bright color to ensure you stand out (and look cool) no matter how bad visibility gets, and the fleece-lined hood and microloft insulation work together to keep you warm and toasty.

L.L. Bean Baxter State Parka

L.L. Bean Baxter State Parka

Want to know how to best complement your L.L. Bean “Bean Boots” for trusted, dependable and most importantly, snow-ready style? Then look toward the L.L. Bean Baxter State Parka, the latest highly rugged and yet classic piece to come out of L.L. Bean’s cozy Northeast HQ. The shell itself is wind and waterproof, as one would expect, and the down insulation offers up much-needed warmth. And if you want to stand out in style, you could do worse than the optional Vibrant Red colorway.

Land's End Men's Bayfield Parka

Land’s End Men’s Bayfield Parka

The first thing that caught our eye about the Bayfield Parka might be the rich and rugged Dark Chestnut color — a classic nod to the sort of jackets that your dad might have worn decades ago. And it’s fitting that the Bayfield Parka pays homage to the past while keeping you stylish and dry in the present — the style was originally introduced in the 1980s by the brand, and we’d wager this jacket, with its waxed finish and rugged silhouette, can certainly last you 30 years, as well.

Patagonia Isthmus Parka

Patagonia Isthmus Parka

When the going gets tough, the tough get going — ideally while wearing the functional, eco-conscious Patagonia Isthmus Parka. It’s fitting that the brand continues to outfit both real-life adventurers and city dwellers who just want to stay warm on their commute — the Isthmus Parka can do both, and not at a bad price point (just under $250). We love the Industrial Green color and the DWR finish, made to take on winter storms in style, no questions asked.

Arc'teryx Therme Parka

Arc’teryx Therme Parka

There’s no better way to start off constructing a new parka than with GORE-TEX fabric — wouldn’t you agree? That’s the Arc’Teryx philosophy at least, in terms of the Arc’Teryx Therme Parka, a sleek and surprisingly sharp parka you can wear with rugged work pants and tough leather boots, or layered up over a tailored suit to protect against winter’s chill. As sold by Huckberry, it’s the ideal way to gear up for winter.

Howler Brothers Spellbinder Parka

Howler Brothers Spellbinder Parka

If it’s slightly more modern, streamlined and sleek style you’re expecting (and demanding) from your winter parka, then the Howler Brothers Spellbinder Parka has exactly what you need. Available in a sleek hideout green colorway, the Spellbinder Parka hits above the hip and features PrimaLoft One insulation, quilted panels and tough cotton/nylon detailing at the shoulders. The resulting parka is perfect to wear on the road or out and about through a casual weekend date.

Adidas Utilitas Hooded Parka

Adidas Utilitas Hooded Parka

The weather outside may be frightful, but by golly, you’ll always feel delightful in the Adidas Utilitas Hooded Parka. Not only is the parka made from recycled fabric, but the polyester shell is tough enough to handle even the worst weather and sheds water to keep you dry in any sleet or slush. The faux fur trimming on the hood is thick enough to resist the chill and looks absolutely classy. And, thanks to the synthetic insulation, your body heat will always be sealed inside so you stay warm and dry all day long. Now that’s a coat you can love.

Outdoor Research Men’s Prologue Dorval Parka

Outdoor Research Men’s Prologue Dorval Parka

Outdoor Research has gone to great lengths to create a parka capable of withstanding the worst weather, and you’ll find the Prologue Dorval Parka is exactly what you need for those truly sub-zero temperatures and blinding snowstorms. The exterior is a canvas fabric both windproof and waterproof, and the thickly insulated interior lining shields your body from the cold and traps body heat close to your skin for maximum all-day warmth. Thanks to all the many well-placed and well-sized zip pockets, you not only get enough storage for all your EDC items, but a convenient place to keep your hands warm no matter how far the temperature plummets.

Belstaff Pathmaster Logo-Appliquéd Faux Fur-Trimmed Padded Waxed-Cotton Parka

Belstaff Pathmaster Logo-Appliquéd Faux Fur-Trimmed Padded Waxed-Cotton Parka

Take this parka with you on any longhaul motorbike trek, and the weather will never stop you from riding. Belstaff takes warmth to the next level with its waxed-cotton fabric, while is able to handle even the most extreme road and weather conditions—rain, sleet, hail, or snow, you can always say “Bring it on.” And just for added durability, the Pathmaster Logo-Appliquéd Faux Fur-Trimmed Padded Waxed-Cotton Parka has reinforced the seams at the “major stress points” where parkas and coats typically break, so you know it’s got years of hard riding ahead. Best of all, the storm-proof pockets will keep your phone, keys, wallet, and other essentials dry in even the heaviest downpour.

The North Face Men’s HMLYN Down Parka

The North Face Men’s HMLYN Down Parka

If you want maximum warmth and lightweight comfort, look no farther than the North Face Men’s HMLYN Down Parka. The design evokes the classic Himalayan jacket, and is filled with 550 goose down to provide maximum warmth on even the snowiest of days. The nylon ripstop shell has a water-repellent finish that will keep the rain out, and a recycled polyester interior lining that is as eco-friendly as it is warm. Thanks to its relaxed fit, you’ll always be comfortable no matter how high you climb, how far you hike, or how hard you shred the slopes.

Columbia Men’s Rugged Path Parka

Columbia Men’s Rugged Path Parka

Columbia designed the Rugged Path Parka for guys who want to take the “trail less traveled.” Literally. It’s a parka built specifically for hikers, campers, trekkers, backpackers, skiers, and snowboarders who need an outer layer capable of withstanding both rugged use and rough weather. The seam-sealed shell won’t let any body heat escape, and the waterproof exterior makes sure the snow and rain stays out. With two hundred grams of insulation, sub-zero temperatures are no big deal. With its adjustable hood, hem, and cuffs, you’ve got maximum versatility for whatever winter activity you’re enjoying.

KUHL Skyfire Down Parka

KUHL Skyfire Down Parka

Some parkas opt for warmth over style, but KUHL found a way to blend both into one truly good-looking coat. The Skyfire Down Parka is filled with RDS-certified goose down, the ideal insulating material to keep body heat from escaping when the parka is zipped up. It’s lightweight, fits beautifully, but can handle anything you throw at it, thanks to the durable ripstop nylon exterior. With two layers of water-resistance, you’ll never worry about rain, snow, and sleet. Thanks to its thermal body mapping, your body heat will shift and flow to where it’s needed most to keep you warm all day long.

Helly Hansen Arctic Ocean Parka

Helly Hansen Arctic Ocean Parka

You’ll never be warmer on the coldest ocean than when you’re wearing the Helly Hansen Arctic Ocean Parka. That’s right: this parka was designed specifically for use on the choppy, frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean in the coldest months. It’s built to keep out both ocean spray and heavy rainfall, with a performance-oriented construction that is beautifully waterproof while still offering enough breathability for all-day comfort. The high fleece-lined collar is perfect for pulling up over your face when the wind is up, and it’s compatible with a face mask or ski goggles.  

Marmot Commuter Parka

Marmot Commuter Parka

Marmot knows how to make a stylish, weather-resistant coat, but the brand stepped up its game with the Commuter Parka, a garment specifically for people who ride the bus or train during the freezing winters. The PFC-finished waterproof fabric provides an external layer of shielding against the elements, but the breathable interior fabric lamination ensures you won’t overheat if you wear the coat inside or on the bus/train. With its water-resistant center-front zipper, dual-entry hand pockets, and adjustable Velcro cuffs, the transition between indoors and outdoors is easier and more comfortable than ever. 

Barbour Arctic Parka Jacket

Barbour Arctic Parka Jacket

If you need to take your winter coat game to the next level, you need the Barbour Arctic Parka Jacket. This men’s winter parka looks stylish, thanks to its extra-long hem and relaxed fit, but you still get maximum protection from the cold no matter what you’re doing. With a polyurethane membrane to make it waterproof and a quilted lining for maximum insulation, this is a coat you can wear all winter long and never feel the biting chill around you. And you’ll love all the pocket space—two handwarmers, two button patch pockets with side entry, and hidden interior pockets—enough to store everything you want to carry around town.

L.L. Bean Mens Rugged 3 in 1 Parka

L.L. Bean Men’s Rugged 3-in-1 Parka

If you live in a city with a lot of rain, you’re going to want the L.L. Bean Men’s Rugged 3-in-1 Parka hanging on your coat rack. It’s lightweight enough to serve as a cool-weather coat in early spring or late autumn, but the built-in PrimaLoft Black insulation makes sure you’ll always stay warm in the dead of winter. The exterior jacket is made using recycled nylon with a polyester lining for both insulation and waterproofing, and the pure polyester liner jacket provides an added layer to keep out the chill. It’s rugged, hard-wearing, and built to resist even the fiercest winter downpour or snowstorm, designed specifically to reduce snags and tears.

Canada-Goose-Macmillan-Quilted Shell Hooded Down Parka

Canada Goose Macmillan Quilted Shell Hooded Down Parka

Canada Goose delivers a truly winter-friendly outer layer with the Macmillan Quilted Shell Hooded Down Parka, a coat designed to keep out wind and water while trapping body heat close to your skin for maximum warmth. The lightweight down fill offers amazing insulation without being overly heavy or confining, allowing for excellent freedom of movement. Take this parka out to the ski slopes or snowshoeing trails, and you’ll always be moving in style.

L.L. Bean Rugged Ridge Parka

L.L. Bean Rugged Ridge Parka

The L.L. Bean Rugged Ridge Parka is just what you need for an outdoor adventure, be it on a hiking trail, snowboarding slopes, or a stroll across your nearest frozen lake. The TEK2 nylon shell is hyper-durable and waterproof enough to keep out the elements, but the interior PrimaLoft Silver insulation is both lighter-than-average and supremely breathable. Thanks to its fully detachable and adjustable hood, you  have total control over your style and comfort as long as you’re wearing this bad boy.

Outdoor Research Men’s Stormcraft Down Parka

Outdoor Research Men’s Stormcraft Down Parka

The Outdoor Research Men’s Stormcraft Down Parka takes insulation to the next level, with a 700-fill that combines with a GORE-TEX exterior to maximize warmth and durability. The windproof exterior and storm flaps will keep out even the harshest winter gusts, and the insulated hood keeps your ears and head toasty warm all winter long. If you want heavy-duty protection against the winter, you need this parka. 

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