The cold-weather essential we can’t live without? A high-performance winter coat that looks good with virtually everything.
Luckily, stylish puffers and parkas are very much in fashion this season — there are luxury designer versions, ultra-warm designs from traditional outerwear brands, and even affordable, eco-friendly options. For a style that stands out, look for oversized shapes, bright colours and unexpected details, such as stylish trim and convertible components. There are also plenty of great coats with built-in performance features, like specialty down or high-tech synthetic filing, along with water-repellent and wind-blocking textiles, too.
And who better than a brand based in the Great White North when it comes to keeping you warm? Here are 12 designed-in-Canada puffers and parkas to get you through the season in style.
Available in three colours, this tailored-fit, vegan parka for men by outerwear brand Wuxly features PrimaLoft Gold insulation and a lining made from recycled nylon.
(Wuxly Bay Street Parka)
Featuring an oversized, cropped fit, this men’s polyester puffer is designed for urban adventures.
(Kollar Clothing Puffer Jacket)
Vancouver-based womenswear retailer Aritzia just released its first ever men’s garment: The Mr. Super Puff goose-down puffer. It’s available in multiple finishes and hues.
(TNA Mr. Super Puff)
Part of Canada Goose’s luxurious Black Label collection, this parka for him comes with a host of stylish features, such as a removable, down-filled hood and reflective webbing and trim.
(Canada Goose Warwick Parka)
Looking for a down topper that would look good with a suit? Look no further than this modern twill jacket.
This reversible puffer from Toronto-based Nobis is made with premium, Canadian-origin down.
(Nobis Oliver Men’s Puffer Jacket)
Hilary MacMillan’s vegan-friendly puffer coat is the ultimate way to work the season’s high-shine trend.
(Hilary MacMillan Black Puffer)
Designed and crafted in Canada, this luxurious fur-lined parka by Pink Tartan can be worn four different ways.
(Pink Tartan Black Parka)
This water-repellent puffer, available in a gorgeous yellow shade, is made with nearly 50% recycled polyester sourced from plastic bottles.
(Frank And Oak Expedition Puffer)
A sleek, maxi-length coat is one of the most stylish garments you can wear this winter. Layer this off-white pick over an evening dress for a holiday-party-ready look.
This retro-inspired down jacket by Soia & Kyo features insulation with an impressive fill power, along with a water-repellent outer shell.
(Soia & Kyo Malvina)
Make a bold statement in this striking ankle-length coat from Kanuk. Bonus: It’s designed and made in Montreal.