Get kitted out for the season with our ultimate list of top 10 jackets! We’re talking top 10 in menswear and top 10 in womenswear. It’s no trick, we’re treating you to some expert advice. All the pieces have been hand picked for you by our buyers. These are the guys who know what they’re talking about when it comes to all things lining, DWR, Gore-Tex, ventilation and insulation – and pretty much how to nail rocking any jacket in style. So, whether you’re after an A to B kinda jacket, or an against-all-elements protective shell, our very own style gurus have laid down their top picks to get you layered.
TOP 10 IN MENSWEAR
Gentlemen, get your coat, you’re about to pull on a jacket which is bound to be a keeper for the season. Zip up, look sharp; it’s the start of a beautiful relationship.
1. The Nevermind by Rhythm
The perfect jacket for before and after the morning surf, and also checks in as a great on-trend winter wardrobe piece.
2. Nano-Air by Patagonia
Crafted from 4-way stretch fabric with ultralight insulation – both developed in Japan – this is the perfect winter warmer, and it’s lightweight quality is perfect for those who frequently need to adjust their layering.
3. Black Ice by Montane
Potentially the most versatile down jacket out there (yes we said it). It’s a blend of Primaloft Gold insulation and high quality goose down to keep you warmer for longer.
4. Fuseform by The North Face
Durable and lightweight; The North Face weaves together two fibres in this bang-on-techno-trend piece. Country hikes and urban explorations alike are just waiting to be nailed in this number.
5. Anchorage Parka by Carhartt
An absolute staple parka. Nuff said.
6. Texapore Down Shell by Jack Wolfskin
It’s the first waterproof down jacket with Recco and a detachable snow skirt for colder days in the white stuff. Warmth, waterproofing and safety all in one jacket? Win.
7. Sharp End Shell by Black Diamond
Insanely lightweight, packable and guaranteed to keep you dry. The integrated cohesive cord-lock technology on the hood and hem is pretty nifty too, meaning it’ll fit like a glove… a jacket glove.
8. Type 3 Sherpa Trucker by Levis
The classic and timeless denim jacket doubles up as a winter warmer with super soft Sherpa lining. And it’s from the world’s number one denim brand. Need we say any more?
9. Workwear Jacket by Deus
Coach jackets are a must this winter, and this is the cream of the crop when it comes to rocking the workwear style from one of the hottest brands this season. We’re loving the typographic print on the back!
10. Brick Button Up by Hurley
Is it a shirt? Is it a jacket? Well guys, it’s kinda both (mind blowing we know). Flannel is set to be huge this season on the outerwear scene, so we’d suggest getting one of these in your wardrobe, like stat.
TOP 10 IN WOMENSWEAR
Toggle it, zip it, reverse it or let it swing open. However you want to get jiggy with a jacket this season, we’re confident we’ve found you ‘the one’. Embrace it ladies.
1. Snorkel Parka by Penfield
With a white fur hood, oversize storm placket and asymmetric toggle-button fastening, it’s a fresh take on the parka and one of our faves for AW15. It’s also ultra-cosy with quilted thermal wadding!
2. Stratos by The North Face
We love the colour combo! Not only that, it’s a technical jacket. This means that The North Face have utilised the latest in fabric tech to bring you a well fitted jacket which will keep you perfectly dry and look awesome at the same time. #want
3. Alaska Coat by Parajumpers
Looking for that perfect winter ‘investment’ coat? Look no further because this is it. Luxury down, goat skin leather on the shoulder and hood and ethically sourced Finn Raccoon fur trim make this a truly practical and functional jacket, and it looks great too.
4. Swingtown by Volcom
The perfect jacket for keeping you warm and cosy during the chilly winter. The faux fur is thick and soft, but it’s also super practical with a cosy hood and pockets. And, it’ll add that touch of street glam to any outfit. Wear it day or night… just because you can.
5. Whiteline 3-in-1 by Jack Wolfskin
When it comes to 3-in-1 jackets, this is the real deal; the outer is totally waterproof, windproof and breathable, while the inner jacket is synthetically insulated for high heat retention and breathability. Wait, there’s more! It even comes with a Recco reflector and detachable snow skirt so can be easily used for a ski holiday too.
6. Zone Snow Jacket by Black Diamond
With a combination of Gore-Tex shell and Primaloft insulation, this is a ski jacket which will keep you insanely warm and dry while looking totally on point.
7. Down Jacket by Patagonia
With 800 fill power traceable down, it’s fashion conscious. And also a bit like wearing a really warm duvet… perfect for winter’s deep, dark chills.
8. Treasure Cape Reversible by O’Neill
It’s a must for winter! We love the print for adding a little pazazz to your outfit, but if you’re looking for the down-played style then just reverse it. Easy.
9. Triolet by Patagonia
This jacket is basically bomb proof (can we say bomb? Well, we did). With a 3-layer Gore-Tex membrane that’ll keep any downpour at bay, it’s a real tough cookie from the alpine range at Patagonia.
10. Iti Denim Coat by Billabong
We love the subtle textured print on this denim jacket! Not only that, it’s fully Sherpa lined and has a cosy hood so it’ll keep you warm until the sun creeps back out (circa April 2016).