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Our Favorite Winter Coats at All Price Points

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Design: theSkimm | Images: H&M, Alo, Bernardo
January 9, 2024

This post was originally published in November 2021 and has been updated.

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It's winter, aka your-coat-is-your-whole-outfit season. We've rounded up the warm jackets you actually won't get sick of wearing everyday, from performance-minded puffers for subzero temps to sleek double-breasted options and trendy bombers. We've got quite a price spread covered, too — options range from under $100 to investment-worthy pieces that'll last you for years — so there's truly a coat for everyone. Bundle up.

long lightweight packable puffer

A sleek, packable puffer…

Here’s an option if you need the insulation of a puffer but don’t like the bulk. The mid-length hem covers your butt (which you’ll be thankful for in super-cold weather), and it’s designed to fit close to the body for a sleeker silhouette. It’s also waterproof and has a hood, so you can wear it in the snow. Plus, it’s ultra-lightweight and rolls up into a tiny little package — and comes with its own travel pouch — so you can throw it in a suitcase for ski trips or easily store it over the summer. ($58.99, Walmart)

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finisterre quilted jacket

A quilted jacket you’ll wear in three out of four seasons…

This high-quality liner jacket is ideal for layering underneath a heavier coat on the coldest winter days, or for wearing as-is during the spring and fall. It’s made entirely of recycled materials, right down to the vegan-friendly, synthetic fill that retains warmth even when wet. A shawl collar, patch front pockets, and matte finish lend it a timeless vibe. You’ll get your money’s worth out of this one. ($220, Finisterre)

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Puffer jacket

A chic puffer jacket that’ll keep you toasty…

And keep you looking chic, thanks to its glossy faux-leather finish. The innovative design has an oversized fit with luxe finishes and heavy lining, paired with a cord drawstring to bring in the waist when you want it. Deep pockets, a stand-up collar, and machine-wash compatibility take this one over the edge. ($398, Alo)

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long quilted bomber jacket
Frank And Oak

A maxi-length bomber that can withstand super-cold temps…

This extra-long coat is here to remind you that performance clothes can actually look chic. The diamond-quilted bomber style and sleek silhouette look sophisticated, but thanks to the vegan insulation, it can withstand temperatures as low as 14 degrees. It’s also wind-repellent and water-resistant. If you don’t love the quilted texture, you can wear it reversed (and get all that quilted coziness on the inside). ($219, Frank And Oak)

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Pea coat

A double-breasted coat that looks like a million bucks….

It’s oversized, hitting right around your calf, and has dropped shoulders and a removable tie belt — all details that give this classic coat an editorial edge. Thanks to the roomy fit, you can comfortably layer it with your thickest sweaters, or even a fleece on truly cold days. ($86.99, H&M)

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hip length vegan shearling jacket

A faux-shearling jacket at a great price…

Nothing’s more classic (or cozier, for that matter) than shearling. Even better: This one’s made of vegan shearling, so it’s animal-friendly and much less expensive than the real thing. The hip-length hem and roomy fit are perfect for wearing over chunky sweaters. It’s finished off with lined lapels and oversized patch pockets. ($79, Bernardo)   

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abercrombie sherpa bomber coat
Abercrombie & Fitch

A sherpa bomber with a relaxed vibe…

The fit is oversized, so it’s roomy enough to layer over a heavier sweater, and a drawstring lets you cinch the hem to stay insulated. It’s also incredibly cool-looking, so it won’t detract from your winter-ready outfit. This has a zippered pocket on the sleeve in addition to two side pockets, so it’s especially ideal for dog walks and bag-free errands. ($110, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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Rent the Runway

A ton of options you can rent rather than buy…

Rent the Runway lets you browse jackets and coats by color, weather, occasion, designer, and more. So you can find the perfect option if you’ve got a big event coming up, or if you want a dependable staple for the season. Then you can simply return the item once you no longer need it. Memberships give you access to thousands of clothes at a flat monthly fee, and you can pause or cancel your membership at any time. Just pick the plan that works best for you and start shopping. (Prices vary, Rent the Runway)

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Amazon coat

The famous “Amazon Coat” that you’ve seen everywhere...

And for good reason. It’s very warm, has tons of easily accessible pockets, and a fleece-lined hood. It’s long enough to cover your butt, so you’ll be able to wear leggings without freezing. If you’re skeptical — don’t be. It’s got almost 20,000 five-star reviews. ($151.99+, Amazon)

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columbia jacket

A Columbia jacket that’s a sure bet if you’re overwhelmed with options…

Maybe you just need a durable option that you can wear on hikes or while walking the dog. This hooded, synthetic-down jacket is an easy buy. It has a hood, a water-resistant shell, and extended cuffs (with thumb holes) to keep your hands warm. And for added snugness, the inside has an omni-heat reflective polyester lining, meaning it reflects your body heat back to you. ($105.79+, Amazon)

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