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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.

Rainwear

Variable Weather

From commuting to camping, drizzles to downpours, we’ve got a waterproof jacket that’s right for any weather or adventure.

Whatever the condition, stay comfortable, dry and ready with our high-performing rainwear.

SHOP RAINWEAR

Best for Everyday Rain Showers & Light Adventures

Keeps you dry when you need it – and packs down small when you don’t.

Best for Wettest Conditions & Layering for Snowsports

The ultimate in protection and performance for serious mountain adventures.

Women's Trail Model Rain Jacket

Men's Trail Model Rain Jacket

Women's GORE-TEX Pro Patroller Jacket

Men's GORE-TEX Pro Patroller Jacket

Rainwear

Variable Weather

From commuting to camping, drizzles to downpours, we’ve got a waterproof jacket that’s right for any weather or adventure.

Whatever the condition, stay comfortable, dry and ready with our high-performing rainwear.

SHOP RAINWEAR

Best for Everyday Rain Showers & Light Adventures

Keeps you dry when you need it – and packs down small when you don’t.

Women's Trail Model Rain Jacket

Men's Trail Model Rain Jacket

Best for Wettest Conditions & Layering for Snowsports

The ultimate in protection and performance for serious mountain adventures.

Women's GORE-TEX Pro Patroller Jacket

Men's GORE-TEX Pro Patroller Jacket

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

Best For Cool-Weather Hiking

Soft, breathable and windblocking for superior comfort wherever adventures take you.

Best For Cool, Casual Gatherings

Warm enough for cooler days and stylish enough for the office or evenings out.

Women’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Men’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Women's Bean's Sherpa Fleece Jacket

Men's Bean's Sherpa Fleece Jacket

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

Best For Cool-Weather Hiking

Soft, breathable and windblocking for superior comfort wherever adventures take you.

Women’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Men’s Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

Best For Cool, Casual Gatherings

Warm enough for cooler days and stylish enough for the office or evenings out.

Women's Bean's Sherpa Fleece Jacket

Men's Bean's Sherpa Fleece 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

Best For Everyday & Light Adventures

Everything you need in down jacket and nothing you don’t.

Best for Hiking & Layering

Super light and packable for active wear and warm enough to use as midlayer.

Women's Bean's Down Hooded Jacket, Colorblock

Men's Bean's Down Jacket

Women's Ultralight 850 Down Sweater

Men's Ultralight 850 Down Sweater

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

Best For Everyday & Light Adventures

Everything you need in down jacket and nothing you don’t.

Women's Bean's Down Hooded Jacket, Colorblock

Men's Bean's Down Jacket

Best for Hiking & Layering

Super light and packable for active wear and warm enough to use as midlayer.

Women's Ultralight 850 Down Sweater

Men's Ultralight 850 Down Sweater

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.

SHOP WARMEST OUTERWEAR

Best For Alpine Adventures

Rugged, warm and packed with mountain-ready features for all-day ski and snow fun.

Best For Winter Strolls and Après Ski

Cold-weather cocoon: designed for hood-to-hem coziness.

Women’s Wildcat Waterproof Ski Jacket

Men’s Wildcat Waterproof Ski Jacket

Women's Mountain Classic Down Parka

Men's Mountain Classic Down Parka

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

Best For Alpine Adventures

Rugged, warm and packed with mountain-ready features for all-day ski and snow fun.

Women’s Wildcat Waterproof Ski Jacket

Men’s Wildcat Waterproof Ski Jacket

Best For Winter Strolls and Après Ski

Cold-weather cocoon: designed for hood-to-hem coziness.

Women's Mountain Classic Down Parka

Men's Mountain Classic Down Parka

Find the Right Jacket Insulation

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, 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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