Style, function and weather-beating comfort combine in these winter jackets for men, primed for everyday adventures.
Men’s Fitness Best Buy:
Berghaus Arkos Reflect Down Jacket
RRP £250, berghaus.com
Combining high-end performance with high-street cool, the heat-storing Arko Reflect is lightweight, highly breathable, and filled with RDS Hydrodown® for long-lasting warmth.
Come wind, rain or snow, this is a jacket that wraps you up and tells you everything’s going to be OK – while ensuring you look like the coolest bloke on the mountain/your stroll round the park.
Men’s Fitness Recommended:
Montane Featherlite Down Jacket
RRP £190, cotswoldoutdoor.com
Living up to its name, Montane’s Featherlite provides the best warmth-to-weight out of the cold-weather winter jackets we tested.
Packing down to next to nothing, it’s equipped with Pertex Quantum fabric, which sounds fit for the space age but essentially translates to ‘really warm’.
The jacket is windproof and water-resistant, and filled with responsibly-sourced down.
Columbia Grand Trek Down Jacket
A standout product from a dependable brand, Columbia’s Grand Trek jacket is available in the Stone Green pictured, Black or Bright Indigo.
650-fill power down, thermal reflective technology, and Heat Seal construction combine to create a coat primed for cold-weather adventures.
Paramo Torres Alturo Jacket
Made with high mountain activities in mind, the Torres Alturo has a hood large enough to cover a helmet and harness-friendly hand-warming pockets.
It’s filled with Nikwax Analogy® Insulator for fast warming even in wet conditions, and despite its size and warmth it packs tightly down into its own internal pocket.
Lululemon Navigation Stretch Down Hoodie
It might be called a hoodie, but with 700-fill-power goose down and bulk-reducing ThermoChannel™ construction there’s much more to it than the understated name suggests.
It might lack the bells and whistles of others in the list, but it’s windproof, water-repellant, and more than a match for the British winter.
NB Athletics Terrain Insulated 78 Jacket
A straightforward jacket for your winter wardrobe, the Terrain Ins 78 makes up for an absense of technical features with supreme comfort, warmth and typical New Balance style.
Lightweight synthetic insulation over the body and sleeves provides improved heat retention, while a relaxed fit makes it easy to layer up.
Jack Wolfskin JWP Hybrid
Primed for outdoor performance, the JWP Hybrid is fitted with a raft of features to protect against the elements and keep you moving strong.
STORMLOCK shell fabric blocks out headwinds, RDS-certified down fill keeps you warm, and lightweight, water-repellant fabric stops showers from scuppering your day.