If you’re looking for dressier outerwear like an overcoat to wear with a suit, a higher wool count is desirable. If you’re looking for a durable winter workhorse such as a pea coat or casual walker, don’t let a high polyester count dissuade you.
You'll notice in the product titles below that brands and retailers are inconsistent with the naming convention. Some that are listed as car coats are far longer than traditional ones, and some walker coats are simply titled topcoats.
Double Breasted Wool Peacoat Amazon Rating 4.2 (544 reviews) Nick’s Note: Seems like a solid go-to for the budget pea coat shopper.
Signature Water Resistant Car Coat Nordstrom Rating: 4.5 (4 reviews) As its name implies, the walker is essentially a short overcoat that ends well above the knee to ease the wearer’s perambulations.
Sun Valley Down Parka Eddie Bauer amazon.this parka has everything you could want in a winter coat: 650-fill-power down that's certified by the Responsible Down Standard, a water-repellant finish, and adjustable cuffs that prevent heat from escaping through the sleeves. On top of that there are some interesting design details, including a unique dying process that gives the fabric a subtle sheen look, a two-way zipper, so you can open it from either end, and a removable hood with faux fur trim.
Valuer Down CoatBeiniaamazon.comic's nearly impossible to find a down coat for $100, but this Amazon best-seller does just that and has thousands of five-star reviews from users who say it has held up to freezing cold weather. It's a blend of 90% down and 10% feather fill and has great attention to detail with its removable faux fur trim, deep pockets, two-way zippers, and elasticized cuffs to help keep cold air out.
Montreal Puffer CoatMarmotamazon.between its impressive 700 fill power and its knee-length style, this one's bound to keep you cozy in frigid temperatures without weighing you down. On top of that, the outer fabric is water-resisant and the down fill has been treated to prevent it from clumping if it gets wet.
There's also a high neck with a removable faux fur collar, a two-way zipper and fleece-lined pockets to keep your hands warm (genius! This style is the Amazon best-seller with thousands of five-star reviews from users who say it helps them stay cozy and fits great.
Other design features include zippers with long pulls, plenty of pockets, and small segments throughout to keep the down/feather fill evenly distributed. Ultrawarm 3/4 Length Coal. L. Beanllbean.this mid-length style is perfect for the cold temperatures, but it's also available in full-length or shorter options depending on how much coverage you need, all of which are available in regular, plus and petite sizes.
The two-way zipper is covered with a flap that snaps in placebo keep your middle extra toasty. These features (along with the interior sleeve cuffs) also help keep cold air out.
Drawstrings for an adjustable fit Available in four different lengths Snug sleeve cuffs keep cold air out It also has a hood, elastic at the waist and binding on the sleeve cuffs to help keep out cold.
The style itself is timeless and flattering and it's available in a wide range of sizes, including plus and petite. Wool Blend Belted Coattails Ritual amazon.comic you're looking to save on a stylish coat, this one from Amazon's fashion brand is a modern trench that's easy to cinch close without fumbling for any zippers or buttons.
The basic look makes it convenient for everyday use, and it's double-breasted, which is ideal for jackets with button closures. Squall Parkland' Endlandsend.commit its impressive details to protect you against winter's elements, this parka is windproof and waterproof to keep out rain, snow, ice and sleet.
It's insulated and has a fleece lining to add extra warmth, but is designed to be lightweight in certain areas (like the lower body and hood) so it won't feel too heavy. It also has a waterproof finish to protect against rain and snow, and users rave that it feels both lightweight and warm.
You can pick 10 different colors, including both neutrals and vibrant shades, and you don't have to worry about spending a fortune. It has a long silhouette for more coverage with geometric baffles that are designed to be more flattering on women's bodies.
Resolve 2 Jacket North Face amazon.comic's not the warmest coat you'll find, but if you plan to hike in wet weather on a winter day, this jacket is waterproof, windproof and not too heavy. The high collar helps to keep out cold air and can easily store the hood when it's not in use.
It also uses elastic cuffs at the wrists and a cinched hem at the bottom to provide a good fit. Lexis Sachs, Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles DirectorLexie Sachs earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Fiber Science from Cornell University, and she researches, tests and reports on fabric-based products ranging from sheets, mattresses and towels to bras, fitness apparel and other clothing.
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. A good winter coat should keep you toasty and dry without making you look like a marshmallow.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab researched tons of down, wool, and active coats to find the ones with top-quality performance and design. Down (which comes from ducks or geese) is the best insulator for winter coats because the clusters trap in heat.
For less expensive picks, look for down and feather blends or down-alternative (which is made of synthetic fibers, so it may not be as lofty or warm). When shopping, you'll want to check the fill power of the down: The higher the number, the more space the down takes up and the better insulated it will be.
If you're looking for extra warmth, pay attention to the design: double-breasted and longer styles that button up all the way to the neck are ideal. One more thing to note: You'll have to dry-clean these styles, as most wool coats are not machine washable.
Look for styles that are lightweight, breathable, and not too long if you plan to be moving around a lot, and consider coats that have added insulation if you think you'll need one that's super warm. The coat should also have flat, sealed seams to keep water out and design details that block cold air, such as drawstrings to cinch or a flap over the zipper.