With Winter and Fall season around the corner, finding the perfect coat that will keep you warm and dry is definitely at the top of your shopping list to get you ready for the weather coming up.

Wearing layers and light jackets will get you through the fall, but once the temperature starts to drop and the winter weather begins, calls for a heavy-duty piece of outwear.

When choosing a winter coat it’s important to look for an option that is not only cute, comfortable, and warm, but you should also consider your personal cold-weather preferences.

You may have learned the hard way that most of the winter jackets on the market are not as warm or weatherproof as they claim to be, here are some best coats and jackets suitable for the upcoming weather:

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Expedition Parka – Men’s

Canada Goose’s flagship winter parka stands out year after year as the very best in its class. It was originally designed for researchers to withstand brutal Antarctic weather conditions at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. It combines 650 fill-down, rugged Arctic-Tech shell fabric and removable Coyote fur to protect from strong wind gusts. With its premium price point comes a durable, reliable winter parka proven to handle the most extreme sub-zero conditions. A true classic winter coat.

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Men’s Arbour Short Down Parka

The Arbour Short Down Parka lives up to Vallier‘s promise to create all-weather apparel for better urban living. The sleek design of the parka combines with 800 fill power goose down for extreme warmth against cold Canadian winters. It features a durable water repellent treatment and a lightweight Pertex shield for protection against the coldest winter winds. This is truly one of the best extreme winter jackets by Montreal’s hottest brand—extreme in style, warmth, protection and quiet sophistication.

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Marmot Montreal Coat

the Marmot Montreal Coat for women strikes a nice middle-ground for most winter environments. Reasonably priced at $285, you get a healthy dose of 700-fill-power down and a mid-thigh cut that keeps you covered without limiting mobility.

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Rei Co-op Stermhenge

Above-the-knee or mid-thigh parkas have great casual appeal, with the versatility and mobility of a standard-length winter jacket. More than most, the REI Stormhenge hits a great balance between everyday and performance use, coupling clean lines and classy colorways with a laundry list of technical features. 

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Published on HOLR Magazine.