Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
Techwear brands make some of the highest performing outerwear on the market, especially for inclement weather, which is exactly why we’re highlighting some of the most compelling techwear winter coats on the market.
Whether you’re looking to add a new piece of winter outerwear to your collection, just moved to a cold climate and need something for the impending snow, or just like to be overprepared, there is no bad reason to get a new piece of techwear.
1) Triple Fat Goose: Downing Parka
If you’re looking for a functional down coat, then Triple Fat Goose’s Downing Parka deserves to be considered. This coat features a triple layered waterproof fabric with 750-fill duck down, water resistant zippers, and sealed seams to maximize water resistance and warmth. The design is also fantastic for winter weather, with a removable hood and visor, plenty of external storage pockets, and fleece-lined side entry pockets to keep your hands nice and toasty.
Available for $700 from Triple Fat Goose.
2) Krakatauwear: Long Down Jacket
Krakataurwear’s Long Down Jacket is another great choice with its 600-fill 50%/50% duck/polyester insulation and double layered waterproof fabric with an additional water resistant coating. It has a lot of great design features as well, such as its high-necked hood, elasticated cuffs with thumb hole, and magnetic closure chest pockets for easy glove access.
Available for €260 from Krakatauwear.
3) Uniqlo: Seamless Down Jacket
If you only need a warm jacket once or twice a year it can be hard to justify many of the options on this list, but Uniqlo has you covered with their Seamless Down Jacket. Despite the quilted design this coat features no quilt stitching, which gives it an interesting look while improved water and wind resistance; some stitching exists on the hood and placket, but the body of the coat remains seamless to maximize warmth as intended.
Available for $130 from Uniqlo.
4) Canada Goose: Carson Parka With Hood Trim
What kind of techwear, winter coat list would this be without a little Canada Goose? They may be expensive, but they’re built to last in the roughest of conditions and the last thing you want to skimp on is your cold weather clothing. Their Carson Parka With Hood Trim is a great option if you are looking for a great winter coat; it features 625-fill down insulation, a removable hood, hidden ribbed cuffs, and lots of external pockets (including hand warmers). The hood has interchangeable accessories so you can customize this jacket to your precise needs.
Available for $1195 from Canada Goose.
5) Arc’teryx: Therme Parka
Arc’teryx’s Therme Parka is a great coat, especially if you are looking for someting with a minimalist aesthetic. It’s waterproof, with a polyester exterior and nylon lining, and has a 750-fill goose down for maximum warmth. The Gore-Tex fabric is and is both water and windproof, ensuring you’ll warm and dry regardless of what weather is thrown at you.
Available for $709 from End Clothing.
Plus One – Holzweiler: Snohetta Down Coat
If you are looking for a warm jacket and want something that’s a bit out there then look no further than Holzweiler’s Snohetta Down Coat. It features all the great details you’d expect on a down, techwear coat plus the addition of a built-in down scarf. While certainly a strong choice, if this coat stands out to you then accept no alternative and stay nice and warm in the process.
Available for $455 from Cultizm.