A Definitive Guide for the Best Types of Jackets

It's officially jacket season, which means you can't leave your house without the essential cold-weather top layer. It's a necessary part of our daily attire, and as such, now's the time to invest in a new one (yes, we're all for splurging on the outerwear staple). But with so many different types of jackets available on the market, it can be hard to narrow down your picks. So, the first step is to figure out what you're looking for and what best suit your needs (and your city's climate). 

Ahead, we've put together a jacket guide, highlighting the warmest styles, the coziest one, and the one that lasts forever. So have your pick.

1. The Warmest Jackets of All

We searched far and wide to find some of the warmest coats on the market, reading through the product description as well as taking a peek at customer reviews. Our findings? The Hexbreaker Long Down Jacket by Columbia ranks in at the top as one of the warmest outerwear pieces there ever was. Not only is this style water-resistant, but it also features Omni-Heat Reflective technology with thermal reflective warmth–sounds pretty awesome, no? As far as people who have tested out the jacket first-hand? Many agree that it's one of the warmest parkas they've ever owned. Bonus: It's also super lightweight. 

Another jacket that earns a spot in the lineup? Canada Goose's 'Brookvale' Hooded Quilted Down Coat. It's designed with 750-fill-power goose down that provides unparalleled warmth during even the coldest of winter days.

This winter, invest in a Canada Goose jacket and stay super warm.

2. The Jacket That Lasts Forever

A wool coat is one of those investment pieces that you can wear for a very long time. Of course, you need to make sure you are caring for it properly—i.e., washing it correctly, storing it in right place during the summertime, etc. So if you're looking for a forever outwear staple, look no further than a clean-cut, classic wool coat. Shop our favorite below.

3. The Coziest Jacket

This one is undeniable. Ever since the teddy bear coat found it's way onto the market, it's secured a top spot as one of the coziest coats—ever. It's soft and super-fluffy (like a teddy bear), and also looks so cute. So if you don't yet own this ultra-cozy jacket, now's the time to invest. Shop our favorites below.

Fashion girls love this pick.

Next up, check out the all the best winter jacket brands for any climate.