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October 18, 2018 / Comments (0)

Best Down & Insulated Jackets 2018/19

Woman in insulated coat walking through snow

Everyone should have an insulated jacket on hand for chilly temperatures. Whether synthetic or down, the fibres or feathers filling these coats work by trapping warm air that will help you fend off the shivers.

Lightweight and great for layering clothing when it gets really cold, some also boast cleverly designed features to help you stay warmer and dryer for longer. See our picks for the best down and insulated jackets for 2018/19 so you are prepared for whatever winter throws at you.

Read on to find our more about our top picks or, if you don’t have time, skip straight to them here:

Best Insulated Jackets For Men:

Best Insulated Jackets For Women:

Best Insulated Jackets For Kids:

The Best Down & Insulated Jackets For Men

Trespass Mens Oskar Padded Jacket

Price: £29.99
Is it Waterproof? No, but it is water resistant
Down or Synthetic Filling? Synthetic
Best For… General day to day wear

The Tresspass Mens Oskar Padded Jacket is perfect for chilly mornings if you are looking for a budget friendly coat without too many bells and whistles. You can throw it on over your t-shirt or add some extra warmth by pairing it with your fleece.

While it may have fewer features than some of the other coats on this list, it still performs brilliantly. It is padded with 100% polyester to keep out the cold and boasts a versatile appearance in a range of colours, so you don’t look like you’re climbing Everest when you’re walking the dog!

Berghaus Mens Nunat Reflect Down Insulated Jacket

Price: £149.99
Is it Waterproof? No, but does repel water well
Down or Synthetic Filling? Synthetic
Best For… A high-tech option

If you want the warmth of a down filled jacket with the benefits of synthetic insulation, the Berghaus Mens Nunat Reflect Down Insulated Jacket is ideal. It uses Primaloft® ThermoPlume insulation, which mimics the properties of natural down. It also reflects your own body heat back to you, increasing temperature by up to 20%!

With a close fitting hood, inner drawcord and windproof fabric, this impressively intelligent coat is expertly designed to keep out the cold and is great for weathering winter elements.

Regatta Mens Azuma II Down Jacket

Price: £49.99
Is it Waterproof? No, water repellent
Down or Synthetic Filling? Down
Best For… Lightweight travelling

While heavy in the amount of down used to provide insulation, the Regatta Mens Azuma II Down Jacket is surprisingly light. It is also easily compressible, so you if you are planning a weekend away somewhere cold this winter, it is perfect for squeezing into a suitcase. This is down to its atomlight insulation that is ultra soft, warm and light! Its eye-catching design adds to the appeal, too.

Jack Wolfskin Mens Point Barrow Parka

Price: £189.99
Is it Waterproof? Yes
Down or Synthetic Filling? Synthetic
Best For… Extreme conditions and freezing temperatures

If you like to brave the extreme cold, you won’t do much better that the Jack Wolfskin Mens Point Barrow Parka. Not only does it look good with its sharp style and fur lined hood, but it boasts some seriously impressive features. The MICROGUARD filling keeps you warm even when temperatures plummet while the TEXAPORE fabric exterior keeps out moisture so you stay dry.

Reliable against wind and rain, this is a great investment coat if you like embarking through frosty forests and choppy coastlines in the winter months.

The Best Down & Insulated Jackets For Women

Regatta Womens Winika Insulated Jacket

Price: £49.99
Is it Waterproof? No, but has water repellent exterior
Down or Synthetic Filling? Synthetic
Best For… Stylish everyday winter coat

If you want an insulated jacket to face frosty mornings, without sacrificing style, the Regatta Womens Winika Insulated Jacket is perfect. Its diamond and baffle quilted fabric is filled with 100% polyester Thermo-Guard insulation, while the water repellent high-shine exterior fabric will keep dry during light showers.

Available in a choice of colours, its fur lined hood is both cosy and fashionable, so you can wear it pretty much wherever you go.

Trespass Womens Arabel Down Jacket

Price: £49.99
Is it Waterproof? No
Down or Synthetic Filling? Down
Best For… An on-the-go coat

The Trespass Womens Arabel Down Jacket is one of the most popular in our range, and with good reason. Filled with a split of 80% down and 20% feather, the natural fibre filling is fantastically warm and waterproof. One of its best features, though, is the handy stuff sack; great for storing it away, commuting or throwing into the car if you’re not sure which way the weather will go, this coat is great for keeping on-the-go!

Berghaus Womens Extrem Micro 2.0 Down Jacket

Price: £179.99
Is it Waterproof? Water repellent coating
Down or Synthetic Filling? Goose Down
Best For… Outdoor activities

When the weather lets you down, the Berghaus Womens Extrem Micro 2.0 Down Jacket won’t! If you need an insulated coat with credentials, this one has some fantastic features. Firstly, it is loaded with Hydrodown® filling to a 700 fill power, which is coated with Water Repellent Nikwax to withstand wet conditions. It is also wind proofed with Pertex® Quantum fabric, while still being lightweight, breathable and durable, so is great for walking and keeping active.

Jack Wolfskin Womens Baffin Island Down Parka

Price: £189.99
Is it Waterproof? No, but is water resistant
Down or Synthetic Filling? Duck down with additional synthetic insulation
Best For… The coldest conditions

The Jack Wolfskin Womens Baffin Island Down Parka is a fortress against the most severe weather. Its 80/20 fill of duck down is supported by the incredibly warm MICROGUARD ECOSPHERE synthetic insulation in the hood and shoulders, which helps keep you warm in rain or snow. Its STROMLOCK technology also keeps it windproof and breathable, so you can face all conditions.

Along with high-tech fabrics keeping you in check, this coat’s long length, fleece cuffs and stylish finish make it a very popular choice among those looking for a high-performance insulated coat.

The Best Down & Insulated Jackets For Kids

Jack Wolfskin Kids Zenon Insulated Jacket

Price: £54.99
Is it Waterproof? No, but is water repellent
Down or Synthetic Filling? Synthetic
Best For… Playing outdoors

The Jack Wolfskin Kids Zenon Insulated Jacket offers reliable warmth to keep kids protected from the rain and cold when out and about. The MICROGUARD synthetic filling repels moisture well and keeps up its thermal abilities even when wet, meaning playtime needn’t be called off! Its windproof STORMLOCK fabric is aso tear resistant, so you needn’t worry about it falling apart under pressure! There are two colour options available and reflective details for extra safety, making this is a winter must-have.

Trespass Kids Oskar Padded Jacket

Price: £19.99
Is it Waterproof? No, water resistant
Down or Synthetic Filling? Synthetic
Best For… Budget-friendly winter wear

When kids refuse to stop growing, it can become very expensive to kit them out in a quality winter coat every year. Luckily, the Trespass Kids Oskar Padded Jacket offers great insulation properties at a budget-friendly price. The padded design is filled with 100% polyester filling which, along with water and wind resistant materials, will keep kids warm when out and about. With three colour options available, there shouldn’t be any complaints from them about how it looks, either.

Regatta Kids Payton Parka

Price: £34.99
Is it Waterproof? Yes
Down or Synthetic Filling? Synthetic
Best For… A school coat with substance

Get the school run off to a good start with the Regatta Kids Payton Parka. Its smart design features 360-degree reflective panels to keep kids safe during dark mornings and evenings. It’s insulated with breathable Thermo-Guard insulation with wind and waterproof fabric exterior, meaning kids can weather the walk to school at any time of year. The cosy faux fur trim adds to its style appeal, too.

Check out our full range of insulated & down jackets, or see our full range of coats and jackets below:
Men’s outdoor jackets
Women’s outdoor jackets
Children’s outdoor jackets

Related: Waterproof Jacket Buying Guide | 3-In-1 Jacket Buying Guide

Last modified: October 19, 2018

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