Torn between a plus-sized parka or padded jacket this winter? We’re here to help.
In winter, it can be tough to choose the best way to keep warm. Do you want a parka
or a padded jacket
? Both are great solutions, so let us help you find the right one for you.
Plus-sized parkas: tough and versatile with useful pockets
Summer parkas may have gained some ground over the past few years, but the winter model is still king. Made from ultra-strong water-resistant fabric such as microtech or softshell, these fleece-lined coats are designed to keep the weather out and the heat in. They have other winter-proof features too, for example, a covered zip fastening, adjustable cuffs, a drawstring hem and a heavy-duty hood (fold-away or visible, removable or permanent, fur-lined or plain). To top it off, there are a whole host of inside and outside pockets to keep everything you need close at hand. It’s the perfect way to get out and about without a bag.
Nothing beats a plus-sized padded jacket for warmth and lightness
Maybe you’d rather go smaller and lighter, with one of our plus-sized padded jackets
? These warm and waterproof jackets will be your best friend both in the mountains, and around town. They’re a great choice if you’re looking for something light and comfortable to wear this winter, with many models shorter than standard parkas. Just remember, unlike parkas, these work mostly with casual or sporty clothes. If you have a larger frame, we’d recommend a thinner, lighter jacket in black, or another neutral colour. Don’t forget the bodywarmer type sleeveless jacket – these look great over a nice sweater. So, whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something to keep the chill out this winter: our parkas, jackets and bodywarmers all go up to size 4XL.