Down parkasParkas, Down or Synthetic Fill Jackets for Winter - Cold Weather Coats

There's no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes. There is a bewildering range of winter coats and jackets, some look good, some work well too, we find the most functional that provide value for money.

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Your outer layer should be windproof and maybe waterproof too (but see below, very cold temperatures). Antarctica is the windiest place on earth, don't skimp on this or imagine that you can get by with an outer garment that is "pretty windproof". Antarctica does proper wind. Proper biting - gets through every nook and cranny - straight to the bones - wind.

Shell layer garments are wind-proof but are not always waterproof, this makes them softer and more pliable when it gets very cold, and of also helps keep the cost down. Water-resistant is fine if you will not use the garment in extended wet conditions. In very cold conditions there's no liquid water about!

Down - 500 / 600 / 700 fill. "Fill Power" is a measure of the insulating properties of the down. The higher the number, the higher the quality of the down - generally. Take one ounce of down, compress it and then release it - the down will expand and fill up a volume, in cubic inches this is the down's "fill power".

Synthetic insulation is better for conditions where cold and wet may be encountered as it is less affected by wet than down. It is a little heavier than down for an equivalent insulation level and doesn't compress so well, though is less expensive.

Cost - Quality insulation is not cheap, it makes little sense to use expensive materials in a garment that cuts corners in other ways, so good insulated jackets are usually made with other high quality materials too with extra features such as cuffs, draw cords, pockets etc. that result in a mid range to high end finished product.

Top Women's Insulated Jackets - Parkas
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The North Face Arctic Down Parka - Women'sNorth Face Arctic Parka - Women's
Waterproof breathable outer, removable hood, knee length for extra protection and to avoid cold bum-bench contact


Trespass Women's Cocoon Down JacketTrespass Women's Cocoon Down Jacket
Adjustable zip-off hood, zip pockets, inner pocket, hem drawcord


Didriksons Lina Women's Parka

Didriksons Lina Women's Parka
Fully featured quality winter warmer


Patagonia Tres Down 3-in-1 Parka - Women'sPatagonia "Tres" 3 in 1 Parka - Women's
Separate wind and waterproof shell with down-filled liner, worn separately or together, various color combinations


The North Face Metropolis II Parka - Women'sNorth Face Metropolis Parka - Women's
Lightweight and long and very warm, no fur round the hood if that's what you prefer.


Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket - Women'sPatagonia Down Sweater - Women's
A very lightweight and compressible down filled sweater, use as an outer layer against wind and cold or under a shell layer for extra warmth


Wantdo Women's Hooded Packable Ultra Light Weight Short Down JacketWantdo Women's Hooded Packable Ultra Light Weight Short Down Jacket
Nylon outer, duck down filled, windproof and water resistant


Marmot Montreux Down Coat for WomenMarmot Montreaux - Women's
Past mid thigh length, water-resistant coating, treated 700 fill down insulation, plush fleece lined for extra comfort


Canada Goose Women's Chilliwack BomberCanada Goose Chilliwack - Women's
A very popular and stylish jacket, the warmest bomber jacket you'll find.


Canada Goose Kensington Down ParkaCanada Goose Kensington Down Parka - Women's
 A longer more protective coat, open press studs at the back for more freedom of movement or batten down the hatches for maximum warmth, several colors, coyote fur trim, the highest quality and longevity


Top Men's Insulated Jackets - Parkas
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The North Face McMurdo Down ParkaThe North Face McMurdo Down Parka - Men's
 Waterproof, breathable outer, 550 fill down insulation, removable hood and faux fur trim, serious insulation at an affordable price.


Alpha Industries PPS N3B MenAlpha Industries PPS N3B Parka - Men's
Synthetic outer and insulation Women's


Superdry ParkaSuperdry Parkas - Men's
 Fashionable winter warmth


Patagonia Tres 3-in-1 ParkaPatagonia Tres 3-in-1 Parka - Men's
 Separate wind and waterproof shell with down-filled liner, worn separately or together (hence "Tres") for extra versatility, making this a year-round garment, various colors


Mountain Warehouse Antarctic Mens JacketMountain Warehouse Antarctic Men's Parka
Substantial down insulated jacket with completely weatherproof outer


Patagonia Mens Down Sweater Jacket Patagonia Down Sweater - Men's
A very lightweight and easily compressible down filled sweater, use as an outer layer against wind and cold or under a shell layer for extra warmth


Fjallraven Men's Greenland Down JacketFjallraven Greenland Down Jacket - Men's
A down filled version of a classic jacket from Fjallraven, hip length with storage and hand warmer pockets, G-1000 fabric for durability and to fight the weather on your behalf.


TAK Men's Down Jacket Lightweight Snow TAK Men's Lightweight Down Jacket
Nylon outer, duck down filled, windproof and water resistant


Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Front-Zip Jacket with Fur Trimmed HoodCanada Goose Chilliwack - Men's
A very popular and stylish jacket, probably the warmest bomber jacket you'll find, in a variety of manly colors.


canada goose expedition parkaCanada Goose Expedition Down Parka - Men's
The retail version of The "Big Red" parka as supplied to the United States Antarctic Program. Available to you in a variety of colors (including red), serious protection for serious weather, coyote fur trim.


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