5 Best Women’s Winter Coats for Extreme Cold! (2021)


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Best Women’s Winter Coats for Extreme Cold

If Game of Thrones taught us anything, it’s that Winter is always coming. 

Unfortunately, finding a winter coat that is bulky enough to withstand the harshest conditions without being an aesthetic nightmare can be tricky. 

Luckily, we’ve lived in New York City for over a decade, and our travels have brought us face-to-face with places that showcase some of the world’s harshest winters, including Nepal, Norway, and Antarctica

If you’re looking for the best women’s winter coats for extreme cold, keep reading!





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Best Winter Coats for Women

The great thing about winter coats is there’s so much variety.

We start with 2 brands that became famous for its urban designs – Columbia and The North Face – before wrapping up by showing you 3 brands – Fjallraven, Burton, and Helly Hansen – that are notable for jackets made for niche and extreme cold conditions! 


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Warmest Winter Jackets for Extreme Cold


Best Urban Winter Coat: Columbia


Columbia jackets have made a name for themselves as smart, street-savvy winter coats, and this jacket is no exception. 

My favorite part about this jacket is its synthetic down filling.

Synthetic down is a unique type of insulation originally developed for the armed forces that retains its warmth even while wet – perfect for those quick city showers! 

Columbia Carson Pass IC Jacket

Sold on Zappos, Columbia, Backcountry, Moosejaw & Amazon

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Best Long Winter Coat: The North Face


Sometimes I like a shorter coat, especially because they are often easier to manage. 

Then there are those days that are SO bitterly cold they really make you realize how little insulation your pants have! 

For maximum coverage on those coldest of cold winter days, check out this offering from The North Face, who have become something of a long winter coat expert in the last few seasons! 

The North Face Gotham Parka

Sold on Zappos, The North Face, Nordstrom, Backcountry & Amazon

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Best Overall Winter Coat: Fjallraven


Hailing from Scandinavia, Fjallraven has had decades of experience refining the perfect women’s winter coat.

The result is the Singi Down Jacket, which features authentic goose down, a water-resistant Greenland wax coating and a faux-fur hood.

As a bonus, it also features 100% protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. At first you might think you don’t need sun protection in winter, but trust us – the sun reflects off all that white snow!

Fjallraven Singi Down Jacket

Sold on Zappos, Backcountry, Moosejaw & Amazon

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Most Sustainable Winter Coat: Burton


Originally a brand designed for avid skiers and snowboarders, Burton has its expanded its niche lately to include smart and stylish winter coats for women. 

The Evergreen down jacket is perfect for the sustainability-focused customer, as the down is responsibly sourced (fully RDS-compliant).

Likewise the jacket’s other fabrics are made in facilities that are committed to reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing.  

Burton Evergreen Down Collar Insulator

Sold on Zappos, Backcountry, Moosejaw & Amazon

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Best Waterproof Winter Coat: Helly Hansen


Helly Hansen is known for outfitting fisherman and others who literally work at sea, so one thing you can always count on with Helly is great protection from the elements. 

The Svalbard 2 parka is fully windproof, waterproof, and features additional waterproof sealing along all the jacket’s seams. 

This parka is also insulated with Primaloft, a synthetic down that not only has the industry’s highest warmth-to-weight ratio, but also retains its warmth even while wet! 

Helly Hansen Svalbard 2 Parka

Sold on Zappos, Helly Hansen, Backcountry, Moosejaw & Amazon

Check the latest reviews and see all color options here






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