Those doomsayers at the Met Office are at it again, warning us of a huge drop in temperature this week. Yes, winter is coming (said in your best Game of Thrones voiceover voice), like it does, you know, around this time every year.
So let’s get you prepared for the months ahead, with our picks of the best winter coats on the market.
Adidas Techrock Gore-Tex Pro Jacket
This waterproof coat is an absolute monster ready to chew winter up and spit it out. Coming with a ‘Guaranteed To Keep You Dry’ trademark, you know adidas mean business with this latest offering. Like a moody bouncer on a nightclub door, if your name is rain, sleet or snow, you ain’t getting in.
Helping you to ‘master even the most extreme situations’ this jacket is as durable as it is practical and boasts high collar protection to shield you from the elements. There’s an underarm zip for ventilation to help with moisture regulation and keep you at an optimal temperature while the zip on the front is a large pocket so that you can move about easily with your essentials.
Superdry Expedition Coat
The Superdry Expedition coat is great to look at but more importantly, it’ll keep you warm and dry when you need it most. The hood, which comes with a built-in fleece, boasts a detachable bungee cord adjustment. Featuring a cool camouflage design in greys and blacks, the chunky electric blue section on the chest and shoulders will actually make you stand out from the crowd.
The Superdry Mountain badge is featured on the sleeve and will let everyone know you’re an expert in the winter fashion outerwear stakes.
1994 Retro Mountain Light Futurelight Packable Jacket
This winter The North Face have been celebrating the popularity of their iconic yellow colourway with a brand new streetwear collection, Yellow Icons and part of that collection is this stunning retro mountain coat made with the most advanced breathable waterproof technology on the planet. You can feel how strong it is against the elements but is still so lightweight it keeps you in supreme comfort. The perfect double act.
Conrad Anker, who led the brands climbing team for 26 years from 1992 once said, “My favourite colour for expeditions is yellow - it’s ‘coffee’ for the eyes and shows in zero zero conditions.” Eye-catching and practical, you can’t go wrong here.
Columbia Autumn Park Down Jacket
This coat sounds like it boasts all the ferocity of a supercar with ‘650-fill-power’ down insulation to keep you warm and toasty. Available in fiery bright red, the coat may be named after Autumn but the reflective lining’s magic dots retain body heat so it’s ideal for winter too.
There’s a theme here as well, can a winter coat really be a winter coat without handy pockets? Of course not, and this one comes with two.
Land's End Rusk Winter Down Parka
“Few people understand cold weather better than Midwest natives, which makes winter our speciality. From biting blizzard winds to feet of flurries, we’ve seen it all,” claim outwear brand Land’s End.
They can back that up too with the Rusk Parka. Boasting quilted 600 fill-power HyperDry down on the outside, inside is packed with quilted 100gm PrimaLoft, the ultimate air-trapping chamber. They know the science to protect you from the cold.
A classic parka, it comes with a fur hood which is adjustable but you won’t want to ditch it because it looks far too good.