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Outerwear Buying Guide

Your guide to finding the perfect jackets and coats – whether you’re hanging out, heading out, or exploring more.

2 Min. Read | Winter

The Right Outerwear for What’s Out There

The best jacket for you is the one that will provide the most comfort for what you’re doing. First consider which activities (or chores or errands) will take you outside most often, then choose something with the level of warmth or versatility you need.

All Season

Warm

Best jackets for multiple seasons, milder temperatures, and layering up for long adventures.

These jackets defy seasonality thanks to their adaptability. They’re designed to provide lightweight comfort and weather protection when worn alone, and layer well when cooler air comes along, making them some of the best jackets for unpredictable weather.

SHOP WARM OUTERWEAR

SHOP RAINWEAR

Our Favorite Jacket for Hiking

Our Favorite Jacket for Rainy Days

Women’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Men’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Women’s Cresta Stretch Rain Jacket

Men’s Cresta Stretch Rain Jacket

Our Favorite Jacket for Hiking

Women’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Men’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Our Favorite Jacket for Rainy Days

Women’s Cresta Stretch Rain Jacket

Men’s Cresta Stretch Rain Jacket

Versatile Warmth

Warmer

Best jackets for fall to winter, everyday outings, and light to moderate adventures

These lightweight insulated jackets are the ones you’ll want to always have near the door. They’re super versatile, weather resistant and breathable, helping you feel great from morning commute to mountain peak.

SHOP WARMER OUTERWEAR

Our Favorite Jacket for Shoveling

Our Favorite Jacket for Snowshoeing

WOMEN'S PRIMALOFT PACKAWAY JACKET

MEN'S PRIMALOFT PACKAWAY JACKET

Women's Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket

Men's Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket

Our Favorite Jacket for Shoveling

WOMEN'S PRIMALOFT PACKAWAY JACKET

MEN'S PRIMALOFT PACKAWAY JACKET

Our Favorite Jacket for Snowshoeing

Women’s Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket

Men's Ultralight 850 Down Hooded Jacket

Coldest Weather

Warmest

Best for all activities and everyday comfort in very cold conditions.

Hands down the best coats for winter’s worst, our heavyweight insulated styles provide optimal comfort for full days out in the toughest, harshest conditions. But remember: if you’re heading outside to work up a sweat, you’ll probably want to go with a few lighter layers instead.

SHOP WARMEST OUTERWEAR

Our Favorite Jacket for Skiing

Our Favorite Jacket for Sledding

Women’s Rugged Ridge Parka

Men’s Rugged Ridge Parka

WOMEN'S BAXTER STATE PARKA

MEN'S BAXTER STATE PARKA

Our Favorite Jacket for Skiing

Women’s Rugged Ridge Parka

Men’s Rugged Ridge Parka

Our Favorite Jacket for Sledding

WOMEN'S BAXTER STATE PARKA

MEN'S BAXTER STATE PARKA

3 Reasons to Choose Down

Ounce for ounce, it’s nature’s best insulation. Ours is specially treated to repel water.

1. Light and Warm: Delivers a superior warmth-to-weight ratio that synthetics can’t replicate

2. Compressible: Stows easily in a backpack, giving you an easy option to carry an extra layer

3. Long Lasting: Can last for years without degrading, with proper care

SHOP DOWN OUTERWEAR

3 Reasons to Choose Synthetic

Down-like comfort with no feathers and even more water resistance.

1. Keeps Insulating When Wet: Performs better than down in very wet environments and damp climates

2. Hypoallergenic: Won’t cause reactions in people who are sensitive to down

3. Easy Care: Unlike down, synthetics don’t require special care to clean and maintain

SHOP SYNTHETIC OUTERWEAR

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