10 vegan winter coats for women that don’t compromise on warmth

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  • It can be hard to find clothing that satisfies both your practical needs and your lifestyle choices.
  • Thankfully, there are plenty of warm vegan winter coats you can consider – and 21st-century synthetic insulation comes with advantages over animal products, like reliable warmth even in wet conditions.
  • Below, check out 10 great vegan winter coats to shop right now.

It can be hard to stick to your moral code under pressure – and winter is one great example.

Traditionally, warmth and winter have overlapped when down, fur, leather, wool, and feathers were involved. But, thanks to advancements in technology and tough, warm, versatile synthetics, that’s no longer the case. And sometimes synthetics have their own advantages – like sustained warmth in wet conditions.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ethical brands worth your money that are making indistinguishably good options. It’s in many ways easier to have your cake and eat it too in 2020 than ever before – all without relying on animal products.

Below you’ll find 10 of the best women’s vegan winter coats to consider:

Carhartt Quick Duck Sawtooth Parka


Quick Duck Sawtooth Parka, available at Carhartt, $199.99

If Carhartt is synonymous with anything, it’s durable, warm work and winter gear. This parka isn’t an exception. The Quick Duck material is 60% cotton and 40% polyester, and the coat itself is breathable and versatile, with angled cuff openings and interior storm cuffs, triple-stitched main seams, an interior draw cord for an adjustable waist, and an attached hood with removable faux fur trim.

Shop more Carhartt here.

Save The Duck Iris Jacket


Save The Duck Women’s Iris Raised Collar Jacket, available at Amazon and Bloomingdales, from $136.80

Save The Duck is one label you’ll run into often in a search for vegan outerwear. The brand is animal-free, eco-friendly, and highly rated. This quilted short jacket is stylish and durable, with a standing neck and zip closure. Shop it in two colors.

Shop more Save The Duck on Amazon and Bloomingdale’s here.

Noize Women’s Donna Coat


Noize Women’s Aspen Storm Parka, available at Amazon, $199

Noize is a PETA-approved brand headquartered in Montreal, Canada that produces premium outerwear with faux fur and vegan leather accents. The mid-length Aspen Storm Parka is 100% polyester with detachable faux fur trim and fleece-lined pockets. You can shop it in two colors.

Shop more Noize on Amazon and Nordstrom Rack here.

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody


Micro Puff Hoody, available at Patagonia, $299

Patagonia crowned this “the best warmth-for-weight of any jacket [they’ve] ever built.” We’re inclined to agree. PlumaFill synthetic insulation (a techy featherlight down alternative) makes this jacket super warm and ultra lightweight. It’s also water-resistant, and the innovative quilting construction means fewer stitches and more loft for more consistent warmth. The left pocket also doubles as a stuff-sack, so you can store the Micro Puff on the go. Shop it in five colors.

Shop more Patagonia here.

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Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody


Nano Puff Hoody, available at Patagonia, from $124

Patagonia’s Nano Puff Hoody is made from a 100% recycled polyester shell and liner and lightweight, compressible 60-g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco (55% of which is postconsumer recycled content) which maintains a reported 98% of its warmth even when wet. It’s Fair Trade Certified sewn, and its zippered internal chest pocket also doubles as its own stuffsack with a reinforced carabiner loop. Its under-the-helmet hood design also keeps you warm and stays out of the way on adventures. Pick it up in any of six colors.

Shop more Patagonia here.

Land’s End Squall Winter Parka

Land’s End

Squall Winter Parka, available at Land’s End, $119.97 [Take 50% off with the code “COZY” at checkout]

Land’s End’s vegan Squall Winter Parka was over 30 years in the making. It’s made from durable, waterproof and windproof nylon and warm ThermaCheck-300 fleece lining in the collar and interior of the adjustable cuffs. You’ll also find an adjustable hood, two-entry patch pockets, and a pair of zippered chest pockets. Sealed seams prevent rain, snow, or sleet from finding their way inside.

Shop more Land’s End here.

Alpine North Drawstring Winter Parka


Alpine North Women’s Vegan Down Drawstring Winter Parka, available at Amazon, from $133.23

Behold: the perfect vegan iteration of a classic winter parka, complete with faux fur that can be detached. It’s available in five colors, has 100% vegan down insulation, and is made from a durable water-repellant fabric. There are discrete reflective tabs for nighttime visibility, adjustable sleeve tabs, thumb holes, and two interior pockets. There’s also an adjustable waist drawstring inside for a customized fit.

Shop more Alpine North on Amazon here.

Patagonia Prairie Dawn Parka


Insulated Prairie Dawn Parka, available at Patagonia, $279

One vegan workwear-inspired ranch coat at your service. It’s made from 100% organic cotton canvas and lined with 70% recycled polyester fleece. Taffeta sleeves are insulated with Thermogreen 100% polyester (90% of which is recycled). The hood is fully lined and adjustable, and there’s a hidden waistband for a cinched silhouette. The welted drop-in hand-warmer pockets will keep your fingers from freezing off in cold weather, and the plus double-needle chest pockets keep your essentials safe. Pick it up in two colors.

Shop more Patagonia here.

Eddie Bauer Girl on the Go Trench Coat

Eddie Bauer

Girl On The Go Insulated Trench Coat, available at Eddie Bauer, from $114.50

Eddie Bauer’s cross-seasonal trench coat is made with the brand’s Weatheredge technology – in other words, fully seam-sealed for total waterproof protection without compromising breathability. Lightweight, durable ripstop polyester has a StormRepel DWR finish to jettison moisture, and a button-in liner with ThermaFill insulation adds warmth for when the temperature drops. It’s available in four colors.

Shop more Eddie Bauer here.

The North Face Thermoball Eco Parka

The North Face

Thermoball Eco Parka, available at The North Face and Zappos, $138

The North Face nailed lightweight, toasty insulation with their Thermoball jackets. It’s the warmth equivalent of down, but still performs in wet conditions, and it’s highly compressible for easy packing. It has a DWR finish and a storm flap on the front zip closure for extra protection. Shop it in three colors.

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