The Best Women’s Winter Coats to Stay Warm (2021)


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Women’s Winter Coats (2021)

Ah, the grandmother of them all. 

For most of us cold weather denizens (and why, since we’re all here, do we decide to live where we live? You know, as opposed to, like, Miami?), the winter coat – along with winter boots – is probably the biggest financial investment we make in our cold weather wardrobe. 

When you’re spending this much money, you basically want something that checks as many boxes as possible.

Full windproof and waterproof protection if possible, a great insulating fabric, and, ideally, a color that’s not so muted that it’s boring, but versatile enough so that it won’t clash with many of your outfits. 

We’ve scanned high and low for this season’s best looks, so keep reading for our 9 favorite women’s winter coats!





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We’ve combed through the best styles, cuts, colors, and fabrics to bring you our favorite women’s winter coats. Keep reading to check them out! 


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Women’s Winter Coats


Best Waterproof Winter Coat: Helly Hansen


As a brand famous for outfitting Scandinavians from the fisherman to the everyday fashionista, Helly Hansen is the natural brand to check out for all things waterproof. 

This women’s winter coat features a fully seam-sealed waterproof outer layer that’s insulated by Primaloft, a synthetic down that is known for retaining its warmth when wet. 

Simply put, no rain, snow, or sleet can bring you down when you’re wearing this jacket! 

Helly Hansen Long Belfast Jacket

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Best Lightweight Winter Coat: Columbia 


If you’re smart enough to live somewhere with mild winters, first allow me to say that you make me incredible jealous. 

Second, hit this link and buy this awesome jacket from Columbia. Made with a light fill, water-resistant outer layer, and backing that removes excess heat, this is the perfect jacket for those lightly to moderately chilly days! 

Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

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Best Long Winter Coat: The North Face


If you aren’t as lucky to live through mild winters, don’t worry – The North Face has you covered. Literally.

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The North Face‘s best selling winter coat is the Arctic Parka, and for good reason. It features super warm goose down along with a fully waterproof outer shell and long cut – all at a reasonable price for such a high quality jacket!

The North Face Arctic Parka

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Best Short Winter Coat: Obermayer 


Just because most women’s winter coats can be bulky and garishly large (no matter how petite you are) doesn’t mean they have to be. 

This women’s winter coat from Obermayer features a flatteringly short cut to go along with a waterproof shell and a densely warm synthetic down insulator! 

Obermayer Tuscany II Jacket

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Best Ski Winter Coat: Arc’teryx


Let’s not forget hitting the slopes can be an essential part of any winter experience. And usually one of the only fun parts. 

My pick for the best women’s winter coat for skiing is this beauty from Arc’teryx, which features complete GORE-TEX (the gold standard in waterproofing) protection along with an outer layer that’s designed to be windproof, waterproof, and abrasion-resistant! 

Arc’teryx Andessa Jacket

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