The Best Men’s Winter Coats for Extreme Cold! (2021)

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Best Men's Winter Coats for Extreme Cold

Living in New York City for over 10 years, we've come to realize you basically need 2 types of winter coats. 

One is your every day winter coat for fall and brisk – but not bone chilling – winter weather. 

The other is for those 10-12 days a year when you think to yourself, wow, this is what it must be like to live in Canada! 

For these days, when you need a major step up from your every day winter coat, we've got you covered! 

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

 

 

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Best Winter Coats for Men

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, Arc'teryx, and Helly Hansen – that are notable for jackets made for niche and extreme cold conditions! 

 

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Best Dual-Functionality Winter Coat: Columbia

Because goose down is not naturally waterproof, finding down-insulated jackets that also feature a waterproof shell is pretty difficult. 

Thankfully, the Columbia jacket features 650-count goose down fill, a completely waterproof outer membrane, and all at a price that won't break the bank! 

Columbia Grand Trek Down Jacket

Sold on Zappos, Columbia, Backcountry, Moosejaw, Walmart & Amazon

Check the latest reviews and see all color options here

 



 

Best Heavy Winter Coat: The North Face

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Take it from someone who used to work retail at The North Face back in the day – the Gotham Jacket is absolutely the best men's winter coat for extremely cold conditions. 

Made with tons of super warm 650-fill count goose down, a waterproof outer layer, a removable faux-fur brim, and complete media compatibility, the Gotham is perfect for exploring the city no matter how rough the conditions are! 

The North Face Gotham Jacket III

Sold on Zappos, The North Face, Backcountry, Macy's, Moosejaw & Amazon

Check the latest reviews and see all color options here

 



 

 Best Overall Winter Coat: Fjallraven

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

The result is the Singi down jacket, which features authentic goose down, water-resistant Greenland wax, 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 the winter, but trust us – the sun reflects off all that white snow! 

Fjallraven Singi Down Jacket

Sold on Zappos, Backcountry, Moosejaw & Amazon

Check the latest reviews and see all color options here

 



 

Best Lightweight Winter Coat: Arc'teryx

Sometimes it's easy to think that a great winter coat for men has to be waterproof, but this isn't always true!

Waterproof membranes tend to be heavy and lack breathability, so a traditional baffle down jacket is perfect for those blisteringly cold yet sunny winter days! 

My favorite jacket for this kind of weather is the Arc'teryx Thorium AR jacket, which features a super high warmth-to-weight 750-fill European grey goose down insulation! 

Arc'teryx Thorium AR Jacket

Sold on Zappos, Arc'teryx, Backcountry, Moosejaw & Amazon

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Best Extreme Cold 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 Chill 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 Chill Parka

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

Check the latest reviews and see all color options here

 



 

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