The Best Men’s Extreme Cold Weather Jackets and Coats
Some colds just hit differently. They go straight to your bone marrow, and although you don’t have a stroke you won’t feel some parts of your body.
It is to prepare you against such cold that we have written this piece. The focus of this article is on men’s extreme cold weather coats. We review 5 coats that have proven their ability to keep people warm in extreme cold, because it is not what your regular coats and jackets can do. You want to check them out.
Before the end of the article, you’ll also learn the factors you need to consider before investing in coats for extreme cold.
First, let’s go through the coats we have recommended for you.
1. Wantdo Men’s Waterproof Mountain Jacket
Sometimes, extreme cold doesn’t wait for you up the mountain. It comes to you where ever you are- talk about the mountain coming to Muhammed if Muhammed doesn’t come to it. So, although you’re not going skiing, you’ll still need to guard yourself against the cold like you are.
Wantdo mountain jacket protects you against elements that are associated with extreme cold- water and wind by being immune to them.
To keep you warm, the coat is made of durable fabric and is fuzzy lined with 240 grams of polyester fibre to retain heat while the outer material is a quick-dry material.
There are factors which make this coat windproof. They are the adjustable cuffs with hook and loop fastener, stretchable glove with thumbhole, inside windproof snap skirt, internal drawcord hem, and the detachable and adjustable storm hood.
- Warm fabric
2. Carhartt Men’s Quilted Flannel-Lined Duck Active Jacket
A company that’s been into the manufacturing of men’s wear for 130 years and counting, surely knows how to do things right.
Carhartt comes through for men again with this coat. The coat features a 3-piece linen hood with draw cord to provide extra warmth, four pockets- two interior and two exterior. With the position of the exterior pockets, you can comfortably put your hands inside them for extra warmth.
The coat is insulated by quilt lining the insides with flannel and nylon in the body and sleeves respectively. Overall, the coat looks stylish.
- Attached 3-piece linen hood
- 100% ring-spun cotton duck
- Quilted flannel lining in body
- Quilted nylon lining in sleeves
3. Caterpillar Men’s Heavy Insulated Parka
You know it’s quality when it’s made by Caterpillar.
Caterpillar spares nothing in making sure you keep warm with this coat. The coat is made of 100% polyester oxford and quilted lined with 100% polyester taffeta. There’s a removable hood with adjustable drawstrings to keep your head warm and pockets to keep your palms warm.
It has a glow in the dark feature. Super cool, right! The reflective webbing on the front and back yokes for greater visibility in low light conditions.
- 100% polyester
- Removable hood
- Reflective webbing
- Water- and wind-proof
- Interior and exterior pockets
4. Arctix Men’s Performance Tundra Jacket
For Arctix, it’s quality first so your warmth is assured.
How this coat keeps you warm: by using ThermaTech insulation, micro-fleece lined removable hood, reinforced seams which keep cold and other elements out of the coat and guarantees its durability.
Most times cold accompanies fog, mist and other low light atmospheric conditions. Hence, it is thoughtful of Arctix to add reflective webbing as it promotes the wearers visibility.
Guess what? There’s a pocket on one of the sleeves, there are two chest pockets and two hand-warmer style pockets. *Grins*
- 100% polyester
- Reflective webbing
- Micro-fleece lined removable hood
5. Gemyse Men’s Mountain Waterproof Ski
Though not a popular brand, Gemyse does a great job with this coat.
The coat is fleece lined to retain heat. Using fleece makes the coat extra cosy to wear. It’s also padded with cotton for extra warmth.
The hood of the coat is detachable. This feature makes it easy for you to use the coat with other accessories such as a face mask or muffler, without looking badly dressed.
The inside snap, wear resisting soft shell and stretched powder skirt make the coat windproof. It’s coated to be water-repellent. Even the zippers are waterproof, so water can’t get into the coat through them.
- Fleece lining
- Detachable hood
- Reflective stripes
- Wind- and water-proof
Factors to Consider before Investing in Men’s Extreme Cold Weather Coats
Some materials retain heat better than others, you should go for those materials. Polyester is one such material. This is because it has less pores which makes it less breathable, thus increasing the coats heat retention ability.
When examining the material, you should focus on the outsides as well as the insides. Most coats are lined with nylon, because just like polyester, it is unbreathable making the coat retain heat better. Some are fleece lined or cotton padded to promote comfort.
The outsides of the coat matter a lot too because that’s what determines if the coat will be waterproof, and you really need a waterproof coat in extreme cold.
Features of the coat
The features of the coat could include pockets, hood, reflectors, fasteners, etc.
You’ll need your coat to have reflectors in extreme cold, because there’s usually poor visibility then. You need pockets positioned where you can comfortably put your hands to keep them warm. You need a hood to protect your neck and ears from cold. A drawstring will be an added advantage for the hood.
Zippers and snaps are both good fasteners. But some zippers are waterproof as we’ve earlier seen, so you may want to consider getting a coat with such zipper.
Most coats are waterproof because they are coated with durable water repellent (DWR) coating which are effective and quite thin. You won’t even notice there’s a coating on the jacket.
You’ll probably be under the snow or rain, you want to make sure you’re dry always. The increases the need for you to get a water proof coat.
Apart from the DWR coating, check the seams of the coat to ensure they are reinforced as that eliminates the chances of water getting into the coat.
Heavy weight coats are better wind-repellents than lightweight and midweight jackets.