20 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.

Proof Storm Shield Parka

Proof Storm Shield Parka

Winter is nothing to take lightly — in matters of performance, style or function. Mobility is key in that regard, too. This leads us to one of the best men’s winter parkas of the moment, the Proof Storm Shield Parka. It lives up to its billing as a premium, hard-wearing winter coat, packed with features like waterproof functionality, two-way stretch fabric and Primaloft’s Gold insulation, designed to keep you toasty and warm no matter how long you find yourself stuck in the snow. – Shop Now

Maine Warden's 3-In-1 Parka

Maine Warden’s 3-In-1 Parka

You’ve got a pair of dependable, trusty boots in your arsenal — on your feet right now, even. So, that’s why it’s all the more crucial to take that a step further and get outfitted with even more hard-wearing, long-lasting L.L. Bean gear. This all-American brand pulls no punches when it comes to quality and premium construction, which is what makes the Maine Warden’s 3-in-1 Parka all the better. Made with GORE-TEX fabric and featuring design input from the real-life Maine wardens who wear them, this parka is an upgrade over your standard winter coat. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

Levi's Hooded Down Parka

Levi’s Hooded Down Parka

If you tend to think of Levi’s mainly for the brand’s slim, perfectly cut denim, well, you’re not wrong there. But in addition to perfectly faded black jeans and slim, inky indigo denim, this classic brand also makes a heck of a winter parka. This hooded down parka is packed with useful bells and whistles, from Responsible Down Standard-certified insulation to a sleek silhouette to a wallet-friendly price (under $200). This is all to say, it’s the parka you need to wear atop your Levi’s denim shirt and your slim Levi’s jeans, no doubt about it. – Shop 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. – Shop Now

Outerknown Convoy 3-In-1 Coat

Outerknown Convoy 3-In-1 Coat

If you’re not yet familiar with Outerknown, and if you don’t yet have any of the brand’s stylish, sustainable gear in your wardrobe for fall and winter, that needs to change — preferably as soon as possible. We prefer parkas that are every bit as great-looking as they are functional and eco-conscious, and the Convoy 3-In-1 Coat lives up to that aim more than admirably. It’s a tough outer layer when worn with the brand’s Blanket Shirt or recently launched Outerknown denim — it’s everything we look for in a parka, in short. – Shop Now

Todd Snyder Made in New York 3-In-1 Parka

Todd Snyder Made in New York 3-In-1 Parka

Todd Snyder makes gear for every guy — every situation and in nearly every product category, too. The Made-in-New York 3-In-1 Parka is a beastly addition to your outerwear rotation, with the right blend of craftsmanship and iconic style to boot. The exterior is coated cotton nylon, a rough and rugged fabric that’s ready to fight winter weather with ease. And the interior features a quilted removable PrimaLoft liner, giving you warmth and again, crucial protection from the elements. Best of all? It’ll layer readily over your favorite flannel suit or a laidback Todd Snyder x Champion crewneck sweatshirt. – Shop Now

The North Face Outer Boroughs Parka

The North Face Outer Boroughs Parka

You know without a doubt that you can count on The North Face to outfit you properly for whatever lies ahead this winter (Spoiler: Likely tons of snow). And the Outer Boroughs Parka is but one example of that, featuring a waterproof, breathable and seam-sealed shell for full protection from the elements. Colors like Urban Navy give the Outer Boroughs Parka an air of modern cool, and the windproof product functionality is also highly useful given the challenging demands of outdoor exploration this winter. – Shop Now

North Face Thermoball Snow TriClimate Parka

The 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. – Shop Now

Frank and Oak Alpine Parka

Frank And Oak Alpine Fishtail Parka

Frank And Oak has long been on our fall and winter style wish list for the minimal, clean and classic way they approach menswear — take the Alpine Fishtail Parka. It blends mountain-ready functionality with the sort of modern aesthetic (via the fishtail design) that you’d expect from such a forward-thinking brand. It’s also fitting that the brand is paying homage to its Canadian roots with a durable parka that’s made to take on chilly weather day after day, night after night. – Shop Now

Everlane ReNew Short Parka

Everlane ReNew Short Parka

Everlane continues to get so many things right in the realm of men’s (and women’s!) style, from the brand’s sustainable and transparent approach to the ways in which they’re consistently and continually expanding their product offerings. The ReNew Short Parka merges all those principles into one stylish and minimal package, made with 100 percent recycled polyester and PrimaLoft insulation (also 100 percent recycled). The end result, particularly in a cool shade of navy, is a parka that won’t quit on you this winter. – Shop Now

L.L. Bean Mountain Classic Down Parka

L.L. Bean Mountain Classic Down Parka

You’ve got your L.L. Bean duck boots, and maybe even a warm sweater and hat from the brand — what are you wearing to top it all off? If we have anything to say about it (and we do!), you’re wearing the Mountain Classic Down Parka, a timeless staple that’ll insulate you and keep you dry no matter what you might run into this season. It’s a warm parka to wear on chilly upstate trips or relaxing log cabin weekends — just the way the brand intended, naturally. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

Land's End Bayfield Parka

Land’s End 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. – Shop Now

Filson C.C.F. Arctic Down Parka

Filson C.C.F. Arctic Down Parka

For the fall and winter season, Filson’s recently launched 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. – Shop Now

Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell

Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell

It’s sometimes not all about bulk when it comes to fall and winter layering — it’s often about mobility, versatility and functionality. That’s what the Flint and Tinder Ridge Shell brings to the table. It starts with water and tear-resistant nylon for easy layering, particularly with classic style staples like a durable chambray shirt and a slim thermal henley. The range of bold-yet-versatile colors offers something for everyone, and handsome details like leather drawstring tabs elevate the Ridge Shell ever so slightly. – Shop Now

Schott Bedford Cord Parka

Schott Bedford Cord Parka

Not every parka has to be a burly, beefy winter coat — and not every parka has to be made out of traditional fabric. Such is the case with the number seen above from the legendary outerwear makers at Schott — consider this a unique take on a traditional outerwear style, one you’ll find yourself wearing again and again. The use of goose down fill keeps this parka light and mobile yet warm, while the deep navy color will work well with everything from indigo denim and brown leather boots to burgundy cords. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

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. – Shop Now

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