Best Insulated Jackets

Best Insulated Jackets

Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody

The athletically cut, 800-fill down Hoody can layer or stand alone with equal enthusiasm. Tight baffles increase heat retention, while its featherweight 9.3 ounces create serious low bulk-to-warmth ratio. Ripstop nylon with Patagonia’s proprietary Deluge durable water repellent (DWR) finish sheds moisture.

Stio Hometown Down

Revamped with trimmer baffles to better trap heat, Stio’s Hometown Down has 800 fill DownTek water repellant goose feathers that work against outside wetness as well as the moisture from sweat, for a furnace-like heat for the coldest of temps.
$295 (M)/$275 (W)

Black Diamond Stance Belay Hoody

The synthetic Stance Belay is built to withstand the mercurial winter conditions of mountain sports. Constructed of Primaloft One insulation and Pertex shell fabric, it’s highly compressible and defends against snow, wind and sleet, so you can stay out longer in the cold.

Big Agnes Hole in the Wall Jacket

This grab-and-go option has 700-fill DownTek water-repellent goose down and a tailored fit that layers well under a shell. Using proprietary Flow Gates that eliminate down shifting, the Hole in the Wall maximizes heat retention, while the nylon rip stop face fabric is wind- and water-resistant.

Nau Synfill Stretch Hoody

Recycled stretch knit provides a supreme range of motion for high-level winter activities like ice climbing or backcountry skiing, though it’ll walk to coffee with the same aplomb. Completely seam-sealed with two-layer waterproof/breathable laminate to keep the elements at bay.

Outdoor Research Floodlight Jacket

Aptly named, this jacket could stop a flood. Well, maybe not an actual flood, but with its fully-waterproof 800-fill down, the Floodlight is built to block wind and trap heat to keep you substantially warm and dry on the slopes, in the streets, or deep in the mountains.

Mammut Rime Pro

Using proprietary Ajungilak synthetic insulation, the Rime Pro is a rugged jacket for arduous, stop-and-go activities where compressibility and weight savings are key. It features a helmet-friendly hood, articulated arms and elbows, and the slightly wide cut allows it to be thrown over a shell when waiting for friends on the summit.

La Sportiva Pegasus

Windproof and water repellant, the hooded Pegasus is built with Primaloft One synthetic insulation and DWR finish for a foul weather-worthy partner. Reflective seams assist in more urban or nighttime cold weather pursuits.

Salomon PIC Down Jacket

Designed to excel as a ski jacket, but practical for everyday use, the PIC uses 450 fill down and a robust face fabric for water-resistant, cold-weather warmth and durability. Ski-specific pockets for goggles and sundries line the inside, while ski pass pocket, chest and hand pockets adorn the outer. The adjustable hood is also removable.

Arc'teryx Cerium LT Hoody

The featherweight Cerium LT is a composite of 850 fill white goose down and Coreloft synthetic insulation in areas of high moisture contact—sleeves, collar and underarms—for maximum warmth, minimum bulk and ideal fit, either as a stand-alone or layering piece.