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Best Outerwear for Men, Women and Kids

The holidays are over but that does not mean you need to stop readying for camping, mountain biking, hiking, skiing or all of the above. We’ve found the best men’s, women’s and kids’ outerwear guaranteed to stand up to the elements.

We picked these 15 jackets and parkas based on how well they perform first and foremost (water resistance, warmth etc), while also evaluating comfort, and of course style.

Men’s Winter Jackets

Oros Men’s Immiz Jacket

Oros Men’s Immix Jacket

Waterproof and wind-resistant, yet breathable for fun on the slopes, snowboarding, and even après-ski, this coat boasts features like thermal zoning insulation, 2-way stretch and a seam-sealed shell for optimal warmth without bulk. Its full-coverage style with a relaxed and easy fit allows for full mobility. Oros Men’s Immix Jacket, $480

Columbia Men’s Whirlibird™ IV Interchange Jacket

Columbia Men’s Whirlibird™ IV Interchange Jacket

This 3-in-1 jacket features a waterproof shell and a thermal-reflective, insulated liner that can be worn separately or layered together. Great for powder days, this jacket is made with the brand’s exclusive technologies for warmth and protection from water and wind. It’s also designed with an adjustable hood, powder skirt and convenient pockets for your ski pass and goggles. Columbia Men’s Whirlibird™ IV Interchange Jacket, $230

Apricoat Men’s Adventure 2.0 Jacket

Apricoat Men’s Adventure 2.0 Jacket

This ready-for-anything, all-weather jacket is perfect for the travel lover on your list. Lightweight, waterproof and easy-to-pack, it features 16 task-specific pockets to stash everything they’ll need, such as a passport, whistle, flashlight, first aid kit, and more—all in a sleek look. Apricoat Men’s Adventure 2.0 Jacket, $252

Timberland Men’s Waterproof Recycled Down Expedition Field Parka

Timberland Men’s Waterproof Recycled Down Expedition Field Parka

Whether camping, hiking, or anything in between, this waterproof parka will keep your adventurer warm and dry. We love its easy fit and adjustable waist and cuff that allow for layers, plus the fact that its got plenty of pockets! Timberland Men’s Waterproof Recycled Down Expedition Field Parka, $400

Huckberry Men’s The Heritage Down Puffer Jacket

Ready to splurge on your skier? Consider this lofty puffer that combines Alpine-worthy warmth and Western-inspired design. The exclusive, limited-edition version features super light nylon-taffeta construction, leather details and 700-fill down water-repellant insulation. Huckberry Men’s The Heritage Down Puffer Jacket, $850

Buck Mason Men’s Down Expedition Jacket

Buck Mason Men’s Down Expedition Jacket

This 650-fill puffer jacket features a vintage design, paired with modern technology for warmth and comfort. It’s constructed from recycled nylon with a water-resistant coating and insulated with sustainable, performance down. A relaxed fit through the chest and sleeves and a slightly slimmer, drawcord waist gives it a more contemporary look. Buck Mason Men’s Down Expedition Jacket, $495

Women’s Winter Jackets

Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

Made with water-resistant technology, this waist-length puffer offers warmth and comfort while hiking, running, and biking. Durable recycled fabric in fun colors, insulated with 800-fill goose down means its ultra-warm and super lightweight. It also features handwarmer pockets and an adjustable, storm-sealing hem. Stio Women’s Hometown Down Hooded Jacket, $329

Fjällräven Women’s Nuuk Pro Insulated Parka

Fjällräven Women’s Nuuk Pro Insulated Parka

Rugged, functional and generously-cut, this parka is ideal for comfort and warmth in the wind, rain and snow. It’s made from durable, recycled fabric with the addition of a waterproof and breathable coating. An adjustable fleece-lined storm hood features a metal wire and protective brim to keep it in place. Fjällräven Women’s Nuuk Pro Insulated Parka, $500

Prana Women’s Othello Falls Jacket

Prana Women’s Othello Falls Jacket

Biking and other outdoor activities on windy, rainy days won’t be a problem in this breathable, waterproof jacket. The fully taped seams prevent moisture from seeping through, while wide elastic cuffs and the fabric’s 4-way stretch ensures comfort all day. This jacket is best for chilly, but not cold temperatures, however it’s roomy enough for layers underneath. Prana Women’s Othello Falls Jacket, $170

Arc‘teryx Women’s Atom Heavyweight Hoody

Arc‘teryx Women’s Atom Heavyweight Hoody

This high-performance jacket is versatile as a midlayer or super warm on its own. Wind resistant and breathable, it’s also made with a quick-drying synthetic insulation that retains warmth when damp. We especially love the insulated, helmet-compatible hood, which is sure to please the ski or snowboard lover on your list. Arc‘teryx Women’s Atom Heavyweight Hoody, $300

Finisterre Women’s Fortis Waterproof Parka Jacket

Finisterre Women’s Fortis Waterproof Parka Jacket

Made of 10,000 Hydrostatic Head-rated, 2-layer recycled fabric, this all-weather, waterproof parka makes the perfect gift for your year-round adventurer. It offers lightweight comfort and warmth with high-loft insulation and a microporous coating to allow water vapor to escape while heat stays put. Finisterre Women’s Fortis Waterproof Parka Jacket, $315

Askov Finlayson Women’s Winter Parka

Askov Finlayson Women’s Winter Parka

This high-performing parka offers warmth down to temperatures of -20F in a sleek, lightweight design. It’s packed with pockets and features Velcro-closure cuffs and a high-collared hood for extra convenience and comfort. It’s also available in a men’s version, just in case you want to gift your favorite couple with matching jackets. Askov Finlayson Women’s Winter Parka, $495

Kids’ Winter Jackets

Stio Kids’ Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

Stio Kids’ Hometown Down Hooded Jacket

The little ones in your life can join the alpine adventures in Stio’s kid’s version of their popular puffer jacket in candy-color hues. The jacket is made of durable, 100% recycled nylon ripstop fabric; innovative water-resistant down to keep everyone warm and dry all day; and a helmet-compatible hood that means there’s no excuse not to be wearing one. Stio Kids’ Hometown Down Hooded Jacket, $185

L.L.Bean Kids’ Winter Warmer Insulated Parka

L.L.Bean Kids’ Winter Warmer Insulated Parka

A great all-around, winter parka that’ll keep the kiddos comfortable while they’re out in the wild. These jackets stand the test of time and of sibling hand-me-downs! They feature a water-resistant shell and seal in warmth with a plush fleece lining, ribbed cuffs, a fitted hood and longer length. L.L.Bean Kids’ Winter Warmer Insulated Parka, $139

Obermeyer Girls’ Rylee Jacket

Obermeyer Girls’ Rylee Jacket

A chic, high-performing ski jacket for your teen or tween at a great price. Its waterproof, yet breathable shell offers protection from snow and slush, and it’s constructed with cold-deflecting details like a fleece-lined chin warmer and collar and interior wind guard.  Plus, it’s specifically designed to allow mobility during outdoor sports, like skiing, enhancing both comfort and performance. Obermeyer Girls’ Rylee Jacket, $149.50

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