We’ve tested some of the best winter coats available this season and here are some of our favourites:
Woods Moraine Down Bomber
The Moraine Bomber was built to keep you warm and dry even in the harshest winter conditions and apparently this winter is going to be a Canadian classic. The impenetrable waterproof and windproof Sympatex® membrane keeps the cold, wet weather out, while the all-natural water-repellent DownTek™ goose down means that warmth and comfort is never scarified.
Two oversized fleece-lined pockets will keep your hands warm when on the go.
Essentials will stay safe and secure inside the jacket’s three weather-resistant zipped pockets.
The removable fur hood trim allows for a customizable look, with both style and function in mind. Elastic pull tabs allow you to adjust the tightness of the hood.
The North Face Cyros GTX Triclimate
Ready to mix and match according to the weather conditions, this 3-in-1 jacket pairs a weatherproof Gore-Tex® outer shell with an zip-in liner jacket that’s insulated with 800-fill goose down. The Cryos Collection delivers maximum warmth and protection. This coat is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) by Control Union. The North Face is committed to creating cruelty free products.
Winter coats can be bulky this one has elasticated baffles for shaping and mobility and special armhole construction to maximize mobility and minimize bulk.
The stormflap covers the two-way, AquaGuard® center front zip. This two way-way zipper makes it easier when you sit down to drive.
Really great winter coats have added features that us mere mortals wouldn’t think about like snap side vents for mobility and access to pant pockets and drop tail hems for added (bum) coverage.
The fully adjustable hood with removable, faux-fur ruff attaches to outer shell. Find out more about this coat here.
If you’re looking for a vegan option, Canadian label NOIZE has got our attention. Not only for their high quality materials , like faux fur and vegan leather accents, but the designs rivals any other brand out on the market today. PETA-approved and designed in Montreal — and we all know they are experts and keeping stylish and warm all winter long.
First off, I live in a sea of black coats and I’m someone who loves coats! Going to red was a really outside my comfort zone but I’m getting a lot of compliments on this one! This line is not only stylish but really is warm. By the way, I’m A LOT shorter than Iva! I find that coats that sit below my hips help elongate my silhouette.
Built in rib knit storm cuff and collar gives you added protection from winter’s howling winds. Front zipper closure with snaps reinforces everyday wear getting in and out of the car (or bus for me). Pockets are fleece lined and deep – ideal for keeping hands and phones cozy.
My favourite feature on this coat is the oversized shawl collared hood that shields my long hair.When I don’t need to use the hood, it rests over my shoulders and truthfully, I’m out all the time, so I appreciate the design and function. Find out more about this coat and others here.
Iva wrote about the Moraine jacket above by Woods, the iconic Canadian brand that’s been around since 1885. This Louise Down Parka is another option this season that offers full coverage. It’s 100% waterproof and windproof that great for any urbanite or outdoor enthusiast. The hood has a removable fur trim. Same technical detailing as Iva’s Moraine Bomber but I like to keep my butt warm when I’m rushing around. Find out about this coat here.
Plenty of pockets to carry stuff when your running errands. Adjustable waist before and after that turkey dinner.