Everybody needs a winter coat. So as winter fast approaches and the temperatures plummet, we look at some of our favourite winter coats and discover some essential seasonal staples to keep the weather at bay in ultimate style.
This four part blog will cover some of our top winter wrap ups including wax, waterproof, quilted and parka jackets…
The perennial parka jacket is consistently on the top of our winter coats wish list. Originally worn by the Inuit’s to keep warm in Arctic temperatures, the parka is defined by its long outline, drawcord waist and feature hood to help keep out the cold. Whilst khaki green and fishtails spring to mind, we discover the wide array of colours and styles now available, giving the classic parka a revamp perfect for your cold weather repertoire…
Top parka styles for men
1. Canada Goose Citadel Parka in Graphite (£749.95): A slim fitting mid thigh length parka, the Citadel offers incredible cold weather protection down to temperatures of -25°C. The highly water resistant fabric is filled with an insulating 625 fill power white duck down which is complimented further by the large hood and removable and responsibly sourced coyote fur trim for extreme weather protection. Fleece lined pockets, windguards and storm flaps make this the perfect parka for even the harshest of winters.
2. Musto Evolution Arctic Parka Jacket (£694.95): Made with a 2-layer GORE-TEX outer this parka is fully waterproof and breathable, also boasting PrimaLoft® Silver down insulation for incredible warmth down to very low temperatures. The responsibly sourced coyote fur trim is used as it provides a windbreak which won’t freeze or hold water, reducing heat loss from the face.
3. Aigle Rendall Parka Jacket (£420.00): Filled with a 70/30 duck down and boasting a luxurious removable lambskin lined collar, the heavily padded Rendall Parka offers superior warmth along with a rugged and masculine style. Featuring a fully adjustable waist and toggle adjustable hood, the Rendall also allows you to tailor the fit and keep the cold out. A plethora of useful pockets make this the perfect adventure parka.
Top parka styles for women
1.Craghoppers Dovedale Waterproof Parka (£174.95): Flattering and feminine, this winter warmer boasts Craghoppers AquaDry waterproof and breathable technology, along with an insulating filling and a super luxurious Sherpa fleece lining. The drawcord waist and removable hood allow you to tailor the look for a gorgeous and individual style.
2. Barbour Marsworth Durham Waxed Parka (£239.95): Finished in Barbour’s iconic and hardwearing waxed cotton, the Marsworth Durham offers great protection from the elements along with an acrylic fleece lining for welcomed protection from the cold. The Julie Dodsworth floral lining provides the perfect finishing touch.
Be sure to check back for part 2 of winter coats for our top waxed styles…