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The 28 Best Amazon Coats of the Season, Straight from 3 Top Stylists

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When it comes to cold-weather apparel, there’s no article of clothing that's more important to invest in than a good coat. Contrary to popular belief, however, you don’t need to spend a fortune to get quality outerwear. These days, you have your pick of the best Amazon coats in nearly any style you can imagine, from staples like extra-long puffers (see: this Prettygarden fleece-lined coat, $86) and wrap coats (were $157, now $80), to trendy faux fur options, like this Bellivera faux fur coat (was starting at $80, now $72 with the coupon)—many of which come at affordable price points. 

The one you choose will depend on the style you're after: Do you want something sleek, puffed, quilted or feathered? There's also functionality to consider. Since a coat’s main purpose is to keep you warm, we highly recommend looking at material, insulation and length when making your selections. (Wool, fleece, down and nylon are all incredible options that you can’t go wrong with—but more on that below.) Longer coats that fall below the knees will keep you the most covered, but if you need something more versatile, a midi-length may be preferred. 

To find the best Amazon coats for every preference, budget and body type, we researched more than 40 coats, jackets and puffers and narrowed the selection down to the 28 that best met the criteria above. We also consulted with three stylists in order to find this season's hottest styles that you'll be wearing for years to come.

The Top 10 Amazon Coats at a Glance

1

Best Overall

Prettygarden Fleece-Lined Coat

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2

Best Wrap Coat

Tahari Wool-Blend Wrap Coat

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3

Most Colorful

Amazon Essentials Crop Puffer Coat

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4

Best Teddy Coat

French Connection Teddy Coat

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5

Best Blazer Jacket

Allegra K Blazer Coat

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Meet The Experts 

  • Jazmine Motley-Maddox is an image and style strategist specializing in film and television. She has worked on projects including BMF on Starz, Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul, Rhythm & Flow and Nickelodeon's Young Dylan. Her fashion insight and expertise has also been featured in publications such as PEOPLE, Oprah, USA TODAY and Refinery29
  • Michelle Barrett is a London-based costume designer, personal stylist and founder of the Capsule Closet Stylist, a private styling service that helps clients build curated capsule wardrobes. In her 23 years of experience, she has styled celebrities such as Beyoncé, Katy Perry and actress Emma Thompson. Her fashion insight and expertise has been featured in publications such as Brides, Insider, Men’s Health and on the BBC. 
  • Kim Appelt is a personal and celebrity stylist and a contributor for numerous publications, including BC Living and Fresh Magazine. She is also an on-air expert at CityLine and the author of the 2023 wardrobe guide, Style for Everybody ($21). Her work has been seen on the runways and red carpet for events such as the Daytime Emmys and the Juno Awards.

What Is the Best Coat for the Season?

If you're curious about what's hot in the coat department this winter, here are five trends to keep an eye on, according to Motley-Maddox.

  • Floor-length silhouettes: While mid-length and cropped jackets are always a safe bet, Motley-Maddox suggests going for bold with a floor-length coat this season. “Whether you're short or tall, take the hem of your coats a half-inch to [1] inch beyond your ankles for a theatrical, dramatic draping overcoat effect,” she says. Phantom of the Opera, anyone?
  • Colossal collars: Big collars are in this season, and the bigger the collar, the more fashionable the coat, says Motley-Maddox. “Whether you're in an aviator, trench or knitwear…go for the exaggerated, sharp and dart-like collar,” she advises.
  • Texture: When it comes to fabric, “Don't let your monochromatic look fall flat—add some texture to give it some life," suggests Motley-Maddox. She recommends trying out a floor-length leather or vinyl trench, one with shearling or sherpa or a longer cashmere coat for a touch of luxury.
  • Color and shine: According to Motley-Maddox, now is the perfect time to spice up your wardrobe with some pops of color—especially when it comes to your coats. “Make that leather trench chocolate or classic gold,” she recommends. “Maybe the shearling is silver and the sherpa is Cadbury purple or navy. The cashmere coat is red or big box plaid." She adds: "Color and shine always adds pop to a look.” 
  • The new bomber: If longer coats don't appeal to you, you can always try a new bomber style that's full of volume, says Motley-Maddox. “A bomber can easily take your look from day to night,” she explains. “There's the duvet bomber for volume, a leather bomber with elongated sleeves and a cuffed waist or the oversized take on the classic nylon.” 

Keep reading to see which Amazon outerwear made the cut.

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Best Overall

1. Prettygarden Fleece-Lined Coat

What We Like

  • reversible
  • extra-long
  • ultra-cozy

What We Don't Like

  • shallow pockets
  • not warm enough for extreme cold
  • shorter sleeves

Prettygarden

This fleece number ticks nearly all of Motley-Maddox's boxes: It's super long, hitting near the mid-calf, it's got texture in the form of its fleece lining and you can choose from a whole slew of colors. More than that, however, you'll basically be getting two coats for the price of one, since it's fully reversible. There's a hood to protect your head from rain and snow and hand pockets on either side. Reviews suggest that the sleeves are on the shorter side, so this may not be the coat for you if you've got longer arms, however. It's also not ideal for extreme cold, per its reviewers.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to XXL 
  • Materials: polyester

Best Wrap Coat

2. Tahari Wool-Blend Wrap Coat

What We Like

  • timeless silhouette
  • oversized collar that doubles as a hood

What We Don't Like

  • no lining
  • may run small

Tahari

Not only is the oversized collar of this coat right in line with this season's trends, it actually doubles as a hood, making for a super unique-yet-functional detail. With an otherwise classic wrap style and go-with-anything camel hue, it's got a major Parisian girl feel, and the wrap-tie closure means it can be adjusted to be tighter or looser as needed. As for its heft, customers say it's lightweight, yet decently warm. You will want to note that it tends to run small, however, so size up if needed.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XXL
  • Materials: wool, polyester

Most Colorful

3. Amazon Essentials Crop Puffer Coat

What We Like

  • warm
  • colors
  • elasticized hem and sleeves
  • water-resistant

What We Don't Like

  • no hood

Amazon Essentials

Longer silhouettes may be trending, but if you've got a more petite frame, a cropped version, like this one from Amazon Essentials, may be more your speed. It has a shorter cut with an elasticated hem and sleeves that can be easily adjusted, so it won't look like three of you can fit inside of it. It also comes in an army green shade that will add a pop of color to your wardrobe. The chefs kiss? It's *actually* warm and comfortable, according to shoppers.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to 6X
  • Material: certified recycled polyester

Best Teddy Coat

4. French Connection Teddy Coat

What We Like

  • versatile
  • heavier weight
  • doesn't itch

What We Don't Like

  • collar doesn’t lay flat

French Connection

Appelt says this coat is a must-have for the price, since it can be styled in many ways. “You can wear it with a hoodie, leggings and a pair of boots, or with a blouse, trousers and ballet flats,” she says. “You can also wear this coat in the evening with a slip dress and heels." Reaching just above the knee, it's got a mini collar for added elegance and warmth, and reviewers say it's non-itchy and durable to boot. Plus, the satin lining on the inside means it won't shed on your clothes.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XL 
  • Material: polyester

Best Blazer Jacket

5. Allegra K Blazer Coat

What We Like

  • well-made
  • good transitional piece
  • silky lining

What We Don't Like

  • not warm enough for extreme cold
  • may run large

Allegra K

With its notched lapel collar design and double-breasted detailing, this tweed jacket/blazer coat is a perfect pick for winter and beyond, says Appelt. The celebrity stylist tells PureWow she would wear it casually with a turtleneck and jeans or pair it with a sheer dress and riding boots, loafers or pointed flats. Aside from its good looks, buyers say this jacket is also extremely well-made. The best part, however, is that unlike the rest of the blazer just waiting to go to the dry cleaner's in your closet, this jacket is machine washable.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Material: polyester

Best Aviator Jacket

6. Deatu Aviator Coat

What We Like

  • affordable
  • edgy
  • made from vegan-friendly faux suede

What We Don't Like

  • thin material
  • belt doesn't always stay in loops

Deatu

According to Motley-Maddox, aviator jackets are *in,* making this piece a must-have. Made from a soft faux suede (a plus for vegans!), this jacket has that exaggerated collar she raved about and plenty of texture courtesy of that fuzzy lining and cuffs. You can also easily store smaller essentials in the side pockets. Reviewers say the color may not be exact to the photos (one stated that their coat was three shades brighter than the picture would suggest), and that the belt may not fully stay in the loops, but for the price, we're willing to deal with a few small annoyances.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to 5XL
  • Material: polyester

Best Faux Leather Jacket

7. Chouyatou Faux Leather Coat

What We Like

  • trendy
  • great layering piece
  • removable belt

What We Don't Like

  • hand-wash only
  • has a strong pleather odor
  • no buttons for closure

Chouyatou

A faux leather jacket is a seasonal staple, but this year, we're taking Motley Maddox's advice and switching it up a bit with a longer silhouette, like the one seen on this polyurethane option. According to reviewers, it's lightweight and has a nice shine, just note that you'll want to put this one away on chillier days, since it doesn't have a button or zip closure. There is a removable belt, though, which will allow you to make the fit tighter or more loose.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XXL 
  • Materials: PU faux leather, synthetic cotton

Best Cropped Puffer Jacket

8. Merokeety Puffer Coat

What We Like

  • flattering
  • windproof
  • machine-washable

What We Don't Like

  • not waterproof
  • low-quality hardware

Merokeety

A perfect nod to the duvet bomber style mentioned by Motley-Maddox, this pillowy find has ribbed knit cuffs and zippered side pockets—aka all those little *extras* you want in a good winter coat. It’s available in a bunch of fun colors, ranging from the pictured Peagreen to a gorgeous deep Wine, not to mention, the exterior is windproof and packed with warm padding. There's even room for your bulky Taylor Swift-approved cardigan underneath. Oh. And did we mention it's machine-washable?

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Material: polyester

Best Metallic Puffer Jacket

9. Danedvi Quilted Coat

What We Like

  • convertible length
  • metallic shine
  • lightweight fill

What We Don't Like

  • hood not removable
  • may smell of plastic

Bellivera

Can't decide between a longer coat and a shorter one? You won't have to with this convertible style, which has zippered panels at the waist and mid-thigh that allow you to shorten it or elongate it, depending on your preferences—and the weather. Additionally, it has a nice metallic sheen that reflects (get it?) the shine trend Motley-Maddox was talking about, but it's not so fancy you can't throw it in the wash. The filling it on the lighter side, but we actually think that's a plus, since a lot of puffers tend to weigh you down. We also appreciate the oversized hood, which will keep gusts at bay.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to M
  • Material: polyester, polyurethane, cotton

Best Faux Fur Coat

10. Bellivera Faux Fur Coat

What We Like

  • elegant design
  • knee length
  • integrated hood

What We Don't Like

  • no padding
  • color match isn’t exact

Bellivera

Faux fur coats make for another great way to experiment with texture. This one has an an attached hoodie to keep you warm and dry and a just-right fit that shoppers report has enough space for a heavier sweater underneath. It lacks padding, so it won't be as warm as a puffer or parka, but it's a stylish and cozy pick that buyers call "soft and luxurious." The pockets are also on the larger side, so your phone can fit inside of them alongside your hands on a nippy day.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to XXL
  • Materials: polyester

Best Peacoat

11. Nautica Hooded Peacoat

What We Like

  • removable hood
  • not itchy

What We Don't Like

  • collects pet hair and fuzz
  • dry-clean only

Nautica

A peacoat is a time-honored style that can be worn from fall to winter to spring, according to Barrett. Nautica's version is made of a heavy wool blend that's nice and smooth (read: non-itchy) and has a removable hood that's just another all-weather icing feature on the coat cake. Another perk? Its A-line shape will balance out wider hips. While it comes in several neutral hues, Motley-Maddox recommends going for the gusto this season with a pop of color, like, say, Nautica Red.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XXS to XXL
  • Materials: wool, polyester, other fibers

Best Barn Coat

12. Martha Stewart Barn Coat

What We Like

  • machine washable
  • microfleece pockets
  • plaid lining

What We Don't Like

  • on the thinner side
  • limited sizing

32 Degrees

Take it from us: The barn coat is poised to be *the* it jacket of the year. Not only is this one versatile enough for everything from running errands to taking care of outside chores, it's full of little extras you're sure to appreciate, like the microfleece-lined pockets (aah!) and the luxe-looking diamond quilting. Touted by Amazon reviewers for its high quality, it should get you through more than just the season. It's also a one-and-done pick as far as cleaning goes—just toss it in the wash.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XL 
  • Materials: nylon

Best Shawl Collar Coat

13. Chicwish Shawl Coat

What We Like

  • shawl collar
  • warm
  • removable belt

What We Don't Like

  • dry-clean only
  • runs small

Chicwish

This elegant coat is one of the biggest head-turners on the list with its gorgeous shawl collar and asymmetrical peplum hem. More than being pretty, however, it's also functional, with a medium weight (the wool and acrylic blend lends itself to warmth) and handy side pockets. There are various prints and solids to choose from, and the belt is conveniently removable. It's versatile enough for dressing up or dressing down, too—just note that it's dry-clean only.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XXS to 3XL
  • Materials: wool, acrylic, polyester

Best Puffer Coat

14. Orolay Down Coat

What We Like

  • highly functional
  • wide array of sizes

What We Don't Like

  • not waterproof

Orolay

There’s a reason everybody is obsessed with the OG Amazon coat. More stylish than your traditional puffer, it boasts plenty of unique, well thought-out details: think side-zips and front buttons that allow you to expand its silhouette, a dropped hem to cover your rear, oversized front pockets for warm hands and a big shearling-lined hood that won’t easily blow off. More than that, however, this outerwear is made with a toasty duck down fill that had Executive Editor Dara Katz likening it to a “tent dress for sub-zero weather."

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XXS to 5XL 
  • Materials: polyester, duck down, feathers

Best Cashmere Wool Coat

15. Calvin Klein Cashmere-Blend Coat

What We Like

  • well-made
  • fits well
  • trusted brand

What We Don't Like

  • dry-clean only
  • sleeve tag tough to remove
  • bad packaging

Calvin Klein

For that touch of luxury Motley-Maddox mentioned, we like this wool Calvin Klein number, which, as you may have guessed, has a hint of cashmere. It features a "luxurious" lining and lives up to its designer label in terms of quality, according to reviewers, with good, quality stitching and a nice heft. It's also *actually* warm, and the fitted silhouette is both timeless and chic.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: 2 to 18
  • Materials: wool, polyester, cashmere, other fibers

Best Leather Jacket

16. Skado Leather Coat

What We Like

  • real leather
  • attached belt

What We Don't Like

  • strong chemical smell
  • may run small

Skado

Sometimes, you just want the real deal. This coat is made with genuine lambskin leather, so you won't have to worry about the polyurethane peeling off the shoulders in a few years. (We hate that). The belt stays attached, so you won't be messing with it every five seconds, and it's got a decently sized interior pocket for your phone. Most customers do say it has a slight chemical smell upon arrival, but it goes away with time.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XXL
  • Material: leather

Best Tie-Belt Coat

17. Ladiyo Tie-Belt Coat

What We Like

  • lined
  • soft
  • comfortable

What We Don't Like

  • dry-clean
  • not a winter coat

Ladiyo

You know the cozy feeling you get when you throw on an oversized robe and tie the belt extra tight? This is kind of like that, but in coat form. The coat itself is reportedly durable, soft and thick enough for winter temps, and the tie means you can adjust the fit to your liking. It's dry-clean only, so you'll have to get it professionally cleaned, but for less than $100, we still think it's a steal.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to XL 
  • Materials: polyester, cotton

Best Parka Jacket

18. The North Face Jump Coat

What We Like

  • trusted brand
  • waterproof fabric
  • responsibly sourced goose down

What We Don't Like

  • high cost
  • non-vegan
  • sleeves may be too long

The North Face

The North Face is a brand that needs no introduction, and this parka is a prime example of why. Packed with 550-fill responsibly sourced goose down with a waterproof finish on the outside, it can handle cold weather (and the precipitation that comes with it) like a champ. You can adjust the hood as needed, and the faux fur lining comes off. It's more expensive than many of the other coats on our list, but if you're looking for quality, it's definitely up there.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to 2X
  • Materials: polyester

Best Fleece Jacket

19. Columbia Panorama Coat

What We Like

  • adjustable hem
  • flattering
  • high softness

What We Don't Like

  • not wind-proof
  • scratchy exterior

Columbia

For a fleece that looks expensive but won't drain your bank account, there's this Columbia pick. Made of a high-quality polyester, it boasts deep square pocket and snug wrist cuffs. The adjustable drawstring hem also helps to ensure a custom fit. With a mid-length cut, it covers the bum in full, and the arms reportedly leave plenty of room for movement—even with a chunky sweater on underneath. It probably won't be suitable for colder spells (it also isn't windproof), but we still think it's ideal for those frosty mornings that you don't want to wear a heavy coat.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to 3X
  • Materials: polyester

Best Fuzzy Jacket

20. Prettygarden Shacket Coat

What We Like

  • super soft
  • large pockets

What We Don't Like

  • not warm enough for extreme weather
  • feels bulky

Prettygarden

With more than 15,000 5-star reviews to speak of, this is a cozy masterpiece. (We should know—it's hanging in our closets.) Super soft and cuddly, it's just the thing you'll want to wrap your body in on a brisker day. It's also pretty versatile, though we recommend pairing it with a skinnier pair of pants to balance out its bulky fit. You'll want to put this one away when it's unbearably cold—it's not exactly made for sub-zero temps—but it will be just right for walking the dog in the morning or running errands.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to 3XL
  • Materials: polyester, spandex

Best Sherpa-Lined Jacket

21. Dokotoo Sherpa-Lined Coat

What We Like

  • soft
  • elastic cuffs

What We Don't Like

  • lining sheds
  • hand-wash only
  • thin

Dokitoo

Stylish? Check. Textured? Double check. Comfortable? Definitely, according to this Amazon reviewer, who wrote, "I like the feel of this coat, it makes me think I'm wrapped up in a blanket." Equipped with elastic cuffs and large pockets, it's also got plenty of little extras that will keep it at the forefront of your coat closet, as long as the temps don't dip too low—reviewers say this is on the thinner side.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to XXL
  • Materials: polyester

Best Coatigan

22. Merokeety Coatigan

Merokeety

When your local weather report falls somewhere between winter and spring, requiring a not-quite cardigan, not-quite coat, enter: the coatigan. The perfect blend between the two, this colorful number has a stretchy knit fabric that Amazon buyers say is just warm enough and makes for a great occasion topper when you don't want to ruin your look with something more bulky. It does wrinkle, according to reviews, but shoppers say it's nothing that a portable steamer can't fix.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to XL
  • Materials: viscose, polyamide, polyester

Best Chore Coat

23. Carhartt Duck Coat

What We Like

  • machine washable
  • warm
  • super durable

What We Don't Like

  • zipper may be tough to operate

Carhartt

Carharrt has been making its trusted chore coats for more than 100 years, so you know the company has gotta be doing something right. Since its launch, it's been perfected with a sherpa lined collar, a quilted flannel lining and quilted nylon lining on the sleeves for optimal outdoor coziness. There are also pockets and a hood to keep you shielded from the elements. The 100 percent duck cotton is weatherproof and tough, and it's also fully machine washable, making it easy to keep clean.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to 3XL 
  • Materials: cotton

Best Double-Breasted Coat

24. Tanming Double-Breasted Coat

What We Like

  • well-made
  • timeless
  • thick
  • comfortable fabric

What We Don't Like

  • hand-wash only
  • not for extreme cold

Tanming

If you're more concerned with fashion than warmth, this plaid double-breasted peacoat will be right up your alley. It's got an over-the-knee cut that's right on trend and the double-breasted design will play up an hourglass waist, according to the fashion team at White House Black Market. While shoppers say it's not meant for temps under 50, it's reportedly well-made with a better-than-expected quality.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XXL 
  • Materials: polyester, wool

Best Insulated Jacket

25. Columbia White Out Coat

What We Like

  • warming lining
  • longer cut
  • great integrated features

What We Don't Like

  • tight at waist

Columbia

Columbia is an outerwear brand that we find to be on par with The North Face. In fact, it may even have the leg up when it comes to its Omni Heat technology. After testing out the brand's Disney 100 Snowqualmie jacket (which is currently out of stock), we can confirm that it works: The second we put it on, the silver dots found on the lining, which are also present in this puffer, instantly started reflecting our body heat back at us and raising our temp—to the point where we had to take the jacket off indoors. This mid-weight style has a longer cut and a water-resistant exterior to keep you from getting soaked through in a squall. It is also equipped with a two-way zipper that will make sitting down more comfortable.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to 3X
  • Materials: nylon, recycled polyester

Best Trench Coat

26. SaphiRose Hooded Raincoat

What We Like

  • good jacket length
  • water-resistant material
  • drawstring waist and hood

What We Don't Like

  • dry-clean only
  • may run large

SaphiRose

With a cute plaid inner lining that’s reminiscent of everyone's favorite British brand (ahem, Burberry), this far more affordable trench coat has a drawstring waist to keep things streamlined and a water-repellent finish to keep you dry in a light rain. Keep in mind, however, this coat runs large, so be sure to size down for your perfect fit.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: S to XXL
  • Materials: polyester, cotton

Best Down Jacket

27. Triple F.A.T. Goose Sophie Coat

What We Like

  • water-resistant
  • detachable hood
  • fleece-lined collar and pockets

What We Don't Like

  • hand-wash only
  • pricey

Triple F.A.T. Goose

Also on our list of the best winter jackets for extreme cold (in the top spot, no less) is this bubble coat from Triple F.A.T. Like the Canada Goose. Pricey but extremely warm, the company has its 750 fill power duck down listed for "arctic temperatures." The hood can be removed on warmer days, and the standing collar and pockets are lined with a fuzzy fleece that will all but eliminate the need for gloves. The exterior material is also water-resistant.

Fast Facts

  • Size range: XS to 3XL
  • Material: laminate matte, duck down, fleece

Best Heated Jacket

28. Dewbu Heated Coat

What We Like

  • five heating zones
  • water-repellent exterior
  • ten-hour battery life
  • built-in charger

What We Don't Like

  • battery adds bulk to jacket
  • long charging time

Dewbu

Whether you're hitting the slopes or trekking through the wilderness, this jacket will keep you warm and toasty on all your outdoor adventures, since it has a 12V battery inside with five "heating zones" (two at the front, two at the back and one at each arm) that the company claims can warm you up to 140 degrees for up to 10 hours straight. If that wasn't enticing enough, this coat also has all the usual bells and whistles: There's a thick, water-resistant exterior, a foldable hood hat and pockets galore. There's even a built-in USB type-C port that can charge your phone or other devices while you're on-the-go. It is worth mentioning that the battery charging time is long, as it takes a full day for the battery to go from 0 to 100.

Fast Facts

  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Materials: polyester, spandex

What Is Amazon’s Return Policy? 

If you're not feeling your Amazon coat purchase, most can easily be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange with the tags and original packaging. Amazon does warn that seller return policies may vary," however, so you'll want to check them out before purchasing your outerwear.

If no policy or return time frame is noted, Amazon's "standard 30-day return policy applies.”

The Best Amazon Coat Materials for Keeping Warm

  • Wool: Wool is made primarily from sheep's fur, which equates to some of the warmest fabric there is. That's because it has air pockets that provide natural insulation and make it water-resistant (aka perfect for cold, wet, snowy days). Keep in mind that this fabric sometimes causes itchiness, however, so layer up as needed.
  • Down: Down coats are insulated with either geese feathers, duck feathers or both. Down creates tiny pockets that trap and retain warm air to keep you from being cold, even in the harshest of conditions. Coats made of this material are often heavy and quilted and puffy in appearance. You'll want to note that this material often loses its warming effect when it gets wet, however.
  • Down alternative: Not the biggest fan of wearing bird, but also not the biggest fan of hypothermia? Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to down that may work just as well. The most popular is PrimaLoft, which was invented for members of the United States Army and is now utilized by many mainstream winter gear brands. The best part about PrimaLoft is that it insulates even when wet, so you'll get the best of both worlds.
  • Polyester: Made from plastic, this durable material does not stretch or wrinkle easily, making it a great option for coats. It also has moisture-wicking qualities and is ultra weather-resistant, meaning it'll hold up on harsh winter days.
  • Fleece: For our vegan friends who want to stay warm, fleece is the way to go. A fuzzy synthetic fabric that's meant to mimic a sheep's coat, fleece is largely made with polyester. It manages to be lightweight while giving you coziness for days (it also dries super quickly). For a more breathable version, there's cotton fleece.
  • Nylon: This versatile, flexible fabric is ideal for coats because it is highly water- and stain-resistant, keeping you dry in rain, hail or snow. It's also super easy to clean. It's important to note that this fabric is not super heat-insulating, however, making it less ideal for ultra-cold days.

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PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.