Warm and well-dressed See our best winter jackets

The thermometer is steadily dropping, and if there’s one thing you need in an icy wind and foul weather, it’s a really good winter jacket.

But what should you look for?

“A winter leisure jacket should be sturdy, allow free movement and be treated to withstand snow and rain, in other words water resistant or water repellent. At the same time one also wants a jacket that makes you look well-dressed, so it’s more versatile for everyday use,” says jacket designer Nina Roana Engebretsen.

There’s plenty of winter jackets to choose from, and to make it a bit easier for you, we’ve selected our top three: 

Sturdy and classic 

“This navy blue army jacket is made from durable fabric, making it both sturdy and durable. The lining has a light padding that ensure you stay warm and insulated,” the jacket designer says.

 Depending on whether you’re wearing just a shirt or a thick wool sweater underneath, you can easily vary use according to the weather, wind and season.

“The jacket is particularly well-suited for leisure use, with jeans and chinos. Because while your freedom of movement is good in this jacket, you maintain a classic and well-dressed style. 

Check out the Army Navy jacket, which is also available in our XL sizes in black.

A Warm Winner

Although an attractive wool overcoat can handle chilly days, nothing beats a thick and warm parkas when the cold really sets in.

“With a teddy lining this navy blue parkas is both comfortable and warm, and a clear winter favourite. Because the jacket is slightly longer and extends to your thighs, you’re especially well dress and insulated for freezing days,” the jacket designer says.

Nor is the parkas just for leisure use:

“Because the jacket has a classic finish and is semi-long, it’s also suitable for more well-dressed occasions. For example, it’s a great fit over your suit on your way to work.”

Check out the Parka Blue  jacket, which is also available in our XL sizes in black.

Perfect for jeans

 “This olive drab army jacket is a 100% cotton jacket with light padding, which makes it both comfortable and warm in winter weather. It has a really cool, masculine look, while the spacious pockets also make it practical. This jacket should be used before it gets too cold outside,” Engebretsen says, adding:

“The army jacket is a perfect match for jeans, and a practical integrated hood in the collar protects you from the wind and rain.