The Best Quality Winter Parkas

The Best Quality Winter Parkas
Looking for a quality winter parka? A quality winter parka should be able to keep you warm and comfortable, while also be functional at the same time either as an insulating layer or worn on its own. There are several different kinds of parka on the market, made by various brand-name companies.

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear has winter jackets. For instance, the Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero SL Hooded Jacket, with styles for men and women, is filled with goose down and is laminated with a waterproof coating for protection from the elements. An interior mesh pocket allows you to store a water bottle close to the body so that the water does not freeze in especially cold temperatures. A similar jacket, the Mountain Hardwear Sub Zero Down Jacket, comes without the hood and comes in a men's and a women's version.

There is also the Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka. This jacket for men is also filled with goose down, is waterproof, and is considered an "expedition parka."

North Face

The North Face Ice Down Jacket for men comes with a trimming of fake fur for the hood, and is filled with down. It has several small pockets for storing items, including a sleeve pocket.

The Nuptse Down Jacket, also by North Face, can be used out in the woods or in town. It is filled with goose down and has a hood that can be tucked away when not in use and is available for both men and women.

In addition, there is the North Face Prism Optimus Down Jacket, which also makes a good insulating layer or worn on its own when it is not heavily snowing. The Prism Optimus is filled with goose down, and has a water-resistant coating.


The Whitehorse down parka for men is insulated and has a waterproof shell that allows for breathability. This parka is filled with goose down, and is able to keep snow out from the waist. It also has hand pockets and a chest pocket.

Article Written By Bill Sassani

Bill Sassani started writing in 2007, contributing to several online publications. He is also the author of "A Backpacker's Guide to Philmont." Sassani holds a B.A. in history from Penn State University and an M.A. in outdoor education from the University of Northern Colorado.

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