When it comes to selecting a decent parka, there are a couple of top tips to bear in mind. First off, if you want a parka that offers particularly solid insulation, find a model that has a high grammage. The higher the number written alongside the measurement 'g/m²', the warmer the parka! If you're torn between several different parkas, this tiny detail could turn the tide on which you deem to be the best winter coat. Secondly, consider whether all the finishing touches make for efficient insulation. Prioritise models that have a double fastening for maximum warmth and ideally look for zipped designs that have a secondary press-stud or hook-and-loop fastening over the top. Likewise, if you’re prone to feeling the cold, look out for parkas with adjustable cuffs and hems, as these quality finishes equally signify greater insulation. Last but not least, to keep extra snug choose a parka with a hood – although this one is just as much a question of personal style as it is one of warmth.
What are the warmest winter coats? Look no further than men's puffer jackets!
While the parka is a strong, well-rounded contender, for maximum warmth a puffer jacket may in fact be your best winter wardrobe choice! For ultimate insulation, you really want to opt for a design that has thick padding. These bulkier models make for ideal outerwear when it's freezing cold and, since many of our heavily padded designs are also water-repellent, they're a winner in rainy conditions too! Even better, puffer jackets are all the rage this season, so much so that you don't want this trend to pass you by. Pairing style and practicality, the puffer jacket has increasingly grown in popularity over the last couple of years, and while its casual, rugged, adventurous look has had a big part to play in this, there's no doubt this model's uptick also owes to the way in which it guarantees to keep you snug and comfortable. In short, the puffer jacket offers everything you need from a winter coat. Since it offers warmth in abundance, this go-to design is especially suitable for avid outdoors adventurers or habitants of particularly chilly parts of the UK (think Scotland and up North!).