Best men's jackets and coats
We've hit 2016 and the weather has definitely turned, with high winds, rain, and flurries of snow. Plenty to moan about as winter grinds on, then, and plenty of need for winter jackets and coats.
The fact is nothing beats January Blues like battling Mother Nature in a jacket stuffed to the gunnels with down. And so, just for you, T3 has picked out the best jackets and coats for those looking for protection from the elements.
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Ready to get toasty?
Kjus Hublot Limited Edition
Perhaps the ultimate T3 jacket - meet the Kjus x Hublot limited edition.
Hublot's usually a brand you'd see popping up in our best watch guide, but they've also spent three years developing a jacket with ski-brand Kjus. Where functionality meets luxury, it's the first piece of clothing to feature real carbon YKK zip puller.
It's got goose down, PrimaLoft and Dermizax EV carbon to keep the cold and water out. Perhaps the best feature is an exclusive 'watch window', so you can still show off your Big Bang.
Only 200 are being made, and each will be numbered. Get your orders in fast!
POA | KJUS
Arc'teryx Atom LT
The Atom LT is a hybrid hoodie, designed for use as both an active-use insulation layer, or a standalone jacket for when you're in less Artic conditions. Despite being lightweight and packable, the Atom still packs some serious clothing tech, such as Coreloft insulation, Polartec and Hardface for stretch and breathability, and DWR taffeta outer shell to protect from wind and rain.
Alexander McQueen Peacoat
Coming from Alexander McQueen's sailor-inspired Spring '16 collection, this stylish peacoat should be a staple of any wardrobe. The midnight-blue heavyweight cotton is fully lined for comfort and warmth, and the exaggerated lapels give it a more tailored, dramatic look.
Fed up of boring black and navy coats? We'd suggest going with this stylish burgundy number from A.P.C. Made from a plush wool blend, it feels soft, and looks well tailored. What really appeals to us is the coat's traditional style, with tortoiseshell-effect buttons and classic cut.
Barbour Wicklow Wax
The Wicklow from Barbour is a warm wax jacket from the famous British company. Made from hardwearing waxed cotton, and insulated with fleece and tweed woven in Yorkshire, nothing else on this list eschews the same rustic country style. Perfect if you live on a farm and roll everywhere in a Defender.
£329 | Barbour jackets
Introduced in 1981, the Belstaff Roadmaster is a bit of an icon. The recent jacket, with the original four-pocket design comes in a more streamlined fit. Made from cambric cotton, Belstaff has developed the wax finish since 1800s, to be more breathable and waterproof.
Berghaus Vapour Storm
Berghaus' Vapour Storm is a waterproof venting jacket designed for serious multisport athletes. With Gore-tex, this is, apparently, the world's first waterproof jacket with fully open vents, designed and tested during The Dragon's' Back, a tough mountain race. Of course, it'll also protect you as you're sprinting to catch the bus.
Burberry Brit Delsworth
Seen here in dashing 'Ink' colour, this trench coat is perfect for the sophisticated gent around town. A tad light on 'tech', this coat is showerproof, and features a detachable peaked hood. The Delsworth can be dressed up for work, or down for a more relaxed look.
Burton AK 3L Freebird
Fancy making the most of that fresh snow that's currently falling in Europe? This stylish snowboarding jacket from Burton will have you looking good on the slopes.
It's ultra-lightweight and packable, made from Gore-tex with split boarding specific utility pockets for peak functionality. One innovate feature is the Pit Zip, efficiently dumping heat when opened (essentially, it's a zip).
Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber
One of the most popular fashion brands right now is Canada Goose, darlings of the Arctic Circle, streets of London, and the Beckham household. These jackets are made for extreme weather conditions, and it takes 450 hours to make a single Canada Goose coat. All designs are stuffed with Hutterite down (amongst other premium Canadian downs), and the hood is lined with coyote fur, helping it to create some of the lightest and warmest insulation available.
Columbia Shreddin Jacket
Do you spend your Januarys shredding down the slopes of Tignes? Or, at least, pretend you do? Well, this Shreddin' jacket from Columbia is perfect for you. Featuring a helmet compatible hood, Omni-heat thermal reflective insulation, and Omni-tech breathability (essentially little silver dots which reflect heat but let sweet through) this jacket is crammed with fabric tech.
Givenchy Hooded Jacket
Sportswear meets streetwear in this stylish jacket from Givenchy - the panelled black leather and neoprene really making it stand out from lesser jackets. The hood can be zipped on, or zipped off and removed completely, essentially making ti two jackets in one.
This lightweight jacket from Haglöfs features the latest Gore-tex C-Knit material which is soft, flexible and durable - great for wind and waterproofing.
Helly Hanson Express Jacket
This jacket is packed with tech, from the Primaloft insulation, to DWR water repellant, RECCO Advanced rescue system, Helly Tech Performance stretch fabric, and H2Flow system for 'turbocharged' mechanical venting. Don't let that distract you from the attractive traditional Alpine design though.
Jack Wolfskin Texapore
This long parka provides excellent protection from the wind and rain, yet still manages to be breathable and include 'lots of pockets' (seven in total). The outer material is made from an organic cotton blend, and the hood lining is faux fur.
£280 | Jack Wolfskin jackets
The O.G when it comes to raincoats - Scottish brand Mackintosh know what they're doing when it comes to weatherproofing. Made from nylon and featuring a detachable drawstring hood. This is a true classic.
And we got through that without making a pun about Apple, well done us.
Marmot Uptown Jacket
Marmot says this jacket is a blend of 'uptown looks with back country performance'. The very smart looking coat features seam-taped MemBrain waterproofing, and Thermal R Eco insulation to keep you both dry and warm.
Mountain Hardwear Glacier Guide
Designed for professional mountaineers (and people who live in Scotland), the Glacier Guide is a serious technical parka. It features Air Shield technology which is breathable yet windproof, and Q Shield Down, which is infused down fibres with permant water relellant, helping it maintain heat insulation properties even when sodding wet.
$400 | Mountain Hardwear jackets
Musto Ventile Arctic Primaloft Parka
The Musto Ventile is a stylish and practical parka with a super-high spec. Ventile fabric was originally designed for fire hoses and later developed into protective clothing for RAF pilots (it then went on to become the material of choice for Sir Edmund Hilary during the first Everest climb).
This modern jacket is insulated with PrimaLoft Gold Down (tech used by U.S Marines and Special Forces), Lycra cuffs, an adjustable storm hood, and coyote fur trim. This offers protection at temperatures below -30 degrees celsius without retaining water or freezing.
There are only 150 Ventile Parka's available to buy (100 men's and 50 women's), each with a limited edition serial number, so you better act fast.
£1,249 | Musto jackets
If you do miss out on the limited edition coat, we'd suggest going with the brand's Artic Gore-tex Primaloft Parka (£695). It's currently my go-to jacket in this chilly weather.
Nike Varsity Chell
Looking for a stylish shell layer? Give the Nike Varsity a look. Paying homage to the classic American jacket, it's practical, sporty and made from resilient, showerproof stretch-cotton.
If you're looking for something will a little extra warmth, check out the Varsity Tech Jacket from Nike.
The North Face Himalayan
The North Face - brand of choice for BBC news reporters on location, anywhere. We love this parka from the company, featuring HyVent technology, and responsibly sourced down, it looks right at home on the streets as well as more remote locations.
Patagonia 3-in-1 Snowshot
As the name suggests, with the Snowshot from Patagonia you're getting three jackets in one (so it's a bargain, really). The system can be worn as a waterproof shell, light insulation, or full waterproofed insulated jacket. Featuring H2No and 60-g Thermogreen this is versatility at its best. The only thing it can't do is transform into a truck, Optimus Prime-style.
The Batura from RAB is another specialist down insulated jacket, so it may be overkill on the Sussex Downs, but you never know when extreme levels of protection are needed. Designed for expedition use in polar conditions, the Batura features narrow box-wall construction and a Pertex Shield. If you're looking for something more extreme go with the Expedition Jacket from RAB, or something a little more casual? Go with the Andes.
Regatta Skysale Parka
This parka from Regatta is light on price, but still retains a ridiculous number of jargon terms. Hydrafort and Thermo-Guard insures this coat does exactly what a coat is supposed to do (just not as well as the more expensive ones, probably).
Snow Peak Down Jacket
Snow Peak is a brand started by Yukio Yamai, an accomplished mountaineer, in 1958 when he became dissatisfied with available products. The company now strives to create harmony between people and nature, with products that you can pass down to the next generation, like you would a wristwatch. Which we think is a pretty nice sentiment.
This shearling-trimmed wax cotton down jacket is both water and wind-resistant. It's packed full of quilted lining and down, offering exceptional warmth.
UNIQLO Mountain Parka
Another budget friendly option, this parka from UNIQLO is attractive and practical. It features a water-repellent coating (which doesn't have a fancy name), and comes in a number of colour options.
£60 | UNIQLO
The Workers Club Quilted Bomber Jacket
We absolutely love this quilted jacket from The Workers Club. It's be designed exclusively for Mr Porter, and can cleverly adapt to the changing weather. Crafted from a lightweight shell, the jacket can be reversed, for either an army green or navy coloured exterior.
Yves Salomon Rabbit Fur-Lined Parka
Not one for animal lovers - this coat from Yves Salomon is lined with both racoon and rabbit fur. The fur lining around the hood can be removed, and the coat features a drawstring around the waist to keep things fitted nicely.
£1,400 | Buy it from Harrods