Menswear Edit 2018: Winter Jackets
With the temperatures plummeting rapidly and the rains settling in just as quickly, your wardrobe is going to need an overhaul sooner rather than later. And one essential needed more than most is a winter-ready jacket. But we love this time of year, and having an excuse to go on the hunt for a new winter warmer should fill you with joy. With that in mind, here’s some of our favourite winter jackets around which should see you through until spring!
Penfield Greylock Colourblocked Jacket
One of our favourite outerwear brands, Penfield, always hit the sweet spot when it comes to fusing function, style and durability. Blending forty-years of rich history with innovative design and modern craft, we love their Greylock jacket which features colourblocked panels. But despite its almost urban aesthetic, the Greylock is built for the outdoors with a breathable nylon structure and laminated membrane. Naturally it’s waterproof too with taped seams, a snap closure storm flap, and a heavy duty centre front 2-way zip. It’s also currently on sale, down from £230. A bargain.
DC Shoes Rampart Snow Jacket
Website: DC Shoes
If you need something for the slopes, we like this retro-inspired Rampart Jacket by DC. The anorak features block colours – which we’ve become big fans of – and comes with something called ‘10K DC Weather Defence’ technology, which essentially means it’s waterproof and breathable. Ideal for shredding then… The soft shell hood and the taffeta lining will also help keep in the heat, but it is perfect for layering up too when you need some extra insulation. Also available in Beetle Green.
Surf Perimeters Stealth Softshell Jacket
Website: Surf Perimeters
Designed for minimalists with surf in their soul, The Stealth is perfect for those windy days on the coast and in the mountains. The 3-layer softshell jacket is hardwearing but it’s also extremely versatile, and can be used either as a standalone outer-layer or as a mid-layer in extreme conditions. It’s got an impressive waterproof rating (WP) of 10,000 and a breathability rating (MVP) of 10,000. Take it from us – they’re both good numbers! It’s constructed from a grid-patterned moisture wicking fleece which is bonded to a breathable external nylon face fabric that delivers stretch and durability, as well as water and resistance.
Original Penguin Insulated Melange Puffer Jacket
Website: Original Penguin
Price: From £50
When things get chilly this winter, you’re going to need something that’s insulated, and a puffer is perfect. We like this Original Penguin Insulated Melange Puffer which comes in ‘Dark Sapphire’ or ‘Forest Night’. The stylish puffer is a real windbreaker and features a zip fly as well as a button closure to ensure you’re prepared for whatever the elements throw at you. Inside, there’s some contrasting colour for stylings, as well as an inner chest pocket for practicality.
Pretty Green Water Resistant Overhead Hooded Jacket
Website: Pretty Green
For some weatherproofing when temperatures are mild, this Hooded Jacket in Mustard by Pretty Green is perfect. Founded in 2009 by Liam Gallagher – yes, that Liam Gallagher – Pretty Green has some great pieces this season, but for us this Overhead jacket is the standout. Despite being incredibly lightweight, the jacket is fully seam-sealed and water resistant. It features a hooded design with cotton draw cords and multiple utility pockets, in-keeping with the Oasis frontman’s famed casual aesthetic. Addition features include a kangaroo pocket at the front and underarm metal eyelets for ventilation.
Canada Goose Maitland Padded Parka Jacket
But if you’re looking for the best protection money can buy this season, look no further than Canada Goose. Yes, they’re at the higher ends of things, but the brand is well worth the outlay if you’re heading to pastures well below zero. Presented in a bold red colourway, we love this Maitland Parka. The technical jacket includes a soft down filling for optimum warmth, as well as concealed zip fasten, contrasting black ribbed cuffs and inner neck, two chest pockets, two lower fleece lined two-way pockets, a removable and adjustable hood, adjustable zips to the sides, and signature Canada Goose branding on the sleeve to complete the look.
If you need some winter-ready boots to pair with your jacket, here’s our Mens Winter Boots Edit 2018.