Winter has far too many days left and we are continuing to search for the best jackets out there for both men and women. In today’s selection we have chosen ten of the best jackets on the market, based on their good online reviews and numerous happy customers that highly recommend them.
This is a men’s selection focused on down and down-alternative jackets.
While we are all agreed upon the quality and ability of down filling to insulate and provide warmth, some might not be big fans of it, especially when it happens to rain. Down jackets are more suitable for dry weather or the outer shell needs to be at the very least water-resistant, so that is why there are some alternatives to down, typically made out of Polyester, which perform well even when wet.
But do not worry, the jackets we have selected are all water-resistant, so you can choose your favorite and the one best suited to your lifestyle, without worrying about the technicalities.
Let’s get right to it!
* Note: The availability of the clothes (including colors and sizes) might change at any time. Also please check the clothes’ materials and features on the various shops before buying. We do our best to assure the accuracy of our articles, but sometimes they might contain errors.
Trespass Stormer Men Down Jacket
Trespass is a recurring brand in our reviews and you will see for yourself as to why. Let’s take a look at Stormer, a down jacket made for harsh weather.
The outer shell is made of 100% Nylon 400T, as is the inner lining. This makes the jacket water-resistant, but it is best suited for dry weather. As for the filling, it is a mix of 80% down and 20% feathers, distributed properly, with the help of the diagonal quilting, which runs along the sleeves as well.
It has a hooded collar, with the hood’s front made of elastic material, so it fits snuggly on the head. The main zipper is uncovered and has chin guard at the collar, to prevent skin problems, such as chafing. There are two zipper pockets on the sides with enough room for small belongings and hands.
Another feature is its ability to pack into a small pouch, making it easier to store it away or take with you while travelling. It comes in the colors: Flint, Ultramarine, Navy, Black and Khaki.
TAK Outdoor Down Jacket
TAK is a newly featured brand and we have chosen this stylish jacket, that you can take on your hiking and camping adventures. It is made of 100% Nylon, including the synthetic down filling. The outer and inner lining is double-sided and reinforced with high density thin fabric.
This jacket is water-resistant and windproof, best suited for cold, dry conditions, as it also comes without a hood. It has a high stand-up collar and an uncovered YKK main zipper. There are two lined zipper pockets on the sides and one inner pocket.
This is a quilted jacket, in a square design and with minimal logos on the outside. It has elastic cuffs on the sleeves and it is hip-length. The color selection includes: Aqua blue, Grey, Black, Black-Red and Grass Green.
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Mountain Warehouse Seasons Padded Jacket
Seasons is a padded jacket by Mountain Warehouse. This jacket is made of 100% Nylon for the outer shell, with an inner lining of 100% Polyester. This insulates it and makes the jacket very breathable, suitable for those who are active during winter.
The padding is microfiber filler, designed to warm up quickly and stay that way. It is laboratory tested in -30°C temperatures, so you are guaranteed to remain warm and cozy. The fabric is water-repellent and windproof and you can wear it in rainy weather on its own, as it comes with a hooded collar.
The cuffs are elastic and the main zipper is concealed, with chin guard on top. There are two zipper pockets on the sides and it comes in three colors: Navy, Black and Khaki.
Mountain Warehouse Snow Padded Jacket
Snow is another padded jacket by Mountain Warehouse. A bulkier option, this jacket is made of 100% Nylon, with 100% Polyester lining on the inside, and fleece lining for the hood and collar. The padding is Microfiber filling and the quilting on the jacket is made up of wide squares, placed along the sleeves as well.
This is a hip-length jacket, with a Velcro placket covering the main zipper and two zipper pockets on the sides. It comes with a high, hooded collar, with drawstrings for adjustment and elastic cuffs. It is suitable for wet and dry conditions, with a temperature resistance as low as -20°C (laboratory tested). The color options are: Black and Navy.
Mountain Warehouse Featherweight Down Jacket
Featherweight is also by Mountain Warehouse, but unlike the two previous jackets, it is insulated by down feathers, at a ratio of 90% Down and 10% Feathers, with the outer shell made of 100% Nylon. It comes with elastic cuffs and it barely weighs anything, which makes it easier to pack and take with you while travelling.
It is a hoodless jacket, with a high, stand-up collar, slightly tighter around the neck than typically, which will keep it warm and protected. The main zipper is concealed and the chin is protected by the chin guard on the collar.
There are two zipper pockets on the sides and the sleeves are designed for functionality. The hem is also elastic and the quilting is a combination of vertical and horizontal design. It comes in two colors: Cobalt and Dark Grey.
Columbia Frost-Fighter Puffer Jacket
On to a puffer jacket, this is Frost-fighter by Columbia. It is a 100% Polyester jacket, with a 100% Nylon lining. The filling is made of faux down, fully insulating and easy to dry out, in case it gets wet. There are two zipper pockets on the sides, to quickly warm up the hands.
The quilting is in a wide rectangular design, including the sleeves, which have elastic cuffs. The collar is medium-height and stand up, without a hood, so keep that in mind if you are planning on spending the day in rainy weather. It closes to the front with an uncovered main zipper and it should withstand temperatures as low as -10°C, wearing it with another layer, as some users report online.
The color selection includes numerous options, such as: Black, Graphite, Rocket, Mountain Red, Marine Blue, Cyber Green, New Cinder, Night Tide, Flame, Wildwood Green and many more.
Tommy Hilfiger Packable Down Jacket
A renown brand, Tommy Hilfiger brings us the Packable down jacket for men. It is made of 100% Nylon and it is water-resistant. The down fill is distributed evenly on the jacket, with horizontal and vertical quilting on the sleeves, body and collar. The cuffs are elastic and it comes without a hood. The collar is short and stand-up.
It has an uncovered zipper closure and two zipper pockets on the sides, suitable for warming up the hands and storing small belongings. This jacket is designed for functionality and it is comfortable to wear for walking, camping and hiking, providing the weather is on the dry side and the temperatures are above -10°C (as a user reports).
In the packaging, it is included a small drawstring bag, for packing the jacket, for easier storage. It comes in the colors: Black, Navy, Gold, Ice, Royal Blue, Heather Stone, Cement, Grey Plaid, Merlot, Olive and Port.
Halifax Traders Nylon Down Packable Puffer Jacket
Another puffer jacket, this one is by Halifax Traders and it is a Packable jacket. It is made of 100% Nylon on the outside and it is down filled. This jacket can be packed into a small pouch that saves space and is easier to pack for travelling.
It is a lightweight and breathable jacket, suitable for mild to cold temperatures and comfortable to move around in. The main zipper is uncovered and it comes with a high stand-up collar, which is hoodless. The side pockets have vertical zipper closures, while the cuffs are elastic, which insulates the jacket from cold winds.
This jacket is great for daily wear as it is light and warm. The color selection includes: Berry Blue, Dark Navy, Black, Heather Grey, Moss Green, Burnt Orange, Maroon and Tapestry Red.
CMP Down Jacket
A stylish and youthful-looking jacket, this one is by CMP. It is a down jacket, with a filling of 90% Down and 10% Feathers, with an outer shell made of 68% Polyester and 32% Polyamide. This is a slim-fit jacket, elegant and casual in style.
It comes with a hooded collar and two zipper pockets on the sides. The main zipper is uncovered and the cuffs are elastic. This jacket is water-resistant and fully insulated, as well as windproof.
It comes with a bag to pack the jacket in and store it easily. The colors available are: Denim, Leaf, Black, Wood and Anthracite.
Result Holkham Down Feel Puffer Jacket
We are at the last jacket and it is Holkham by Result, a fluffy and lightweight jacket. It comes without a hood, with a high stand-up collar. It has storm flap on the front and cuffs are fully insulating against the cold.
It is made of 100% Polyester for both inside and outside and it comes with two zipper pockets on the sides and one inner pocket. This jacket is water-repellent and windproof, suitable for low temperatures and unpredictable weather. The main zipper is slightly concealed and with a back placket for protection.
There are two colors available: Black and Navy.