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Holiday Gift Idea: These Insulated Jackets Are Perfect for Battling Winter Chills

Backcountry insulated jackets

The further we move into fall and winter, the more important it becomes to curate an amazing outerwear collection. We need coats that look super cute but also protect us from chilly winds and below-freezing temps. It is also important to Us to have a decent number of toppers to mix and match with throughout the cooler months.

Thankfully, Backcountry has a stunning collection of winter coats, hoodies and jackets that not only suit our style but also have an insulated design that effectively blocks out the cold. The Shop With Us team spotted several designs that we have to add to our coat collection immediately.

Who’s ready to go outerwear shopping with Us? Check out our favorite picks down below.


A light yet cozy jacket we can wear anywhere

navy blue puffer Patagonia Down Sweater full-Zip Hooded Jacket

The Patagonia Down Sweater Full-Zip Hooded Jacket is designed to beat the chill. It is filled with 800-fill down from non force-fed or live-plucked geese. The jacket also has durable shell fabric made from recycled material.

To keep us nice and dry, the topper is treated with a DWR finish to repel light rain and drizzle. The jacket is also insulated all over including the hood which also features a single-pull adjustable drawstring. We love that it has internal zippered chest pockets that double as a stuff sack. Zippered pockets on the side are for stashing everything from wallets to phones to gloves. The hemline dips lower in the back for additional coverage.

Sizes range from XXS to extra large. It’s available in five colors including white, navy, black, blue, wine and green.

See it: Get the Patagonia Down Sweater Full-Zip Hooded Jacket for 20 percent off the original price of $279, now $223. Use code TAKE20NOVEMBER, now through November 19.

A hoodie for light layering

north face hoodie

Not all fall days require the ultimate bundling up deal. We are going to love pulling out this North Face Mountain 1/4-Snap Sweatshirt for days we need to keep off a light chill. This durable pullover is designed for mountain activities on chilly days but will still look and feel amazing on regular days designated for running errands. Its quilting construction produces a warm, comfortable garment. FlashDry XD fabric provides a moisture wicking detail that will keep Us. 

The insulation included in this design has a warmth-to-weight ratio and its casual, regular fit allows room for layering up on colder days. Classic thumbholes provide extra comfort and warmth to cold hands and will work in tandem with our gloves. A four-snap closure also makes this topper easy to slip in and out.

See it: Snag the The North Face Mountain 1/4-Snap Sweatshirt for $120.

A super warm design for the coldest days in winter 

blue columbia jacket

Snow days will inevitably happen at some point this winter and we are already well prepared with this Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Insulated Jacket. We love how heavy duty this coat is yet it still manages to have a slightly flared silhouette and baffle seams that offer a touch of elegance no matter how weather looks outside. It features water-resistant Omni-Shield coating that helps repel lightly falling snow and dripping icicles. Omni-Heat reflective technology is also included and meant to retain our body heat while also wicking excess moisture.

Additionally, the coat has comfort cuffs, a hood, zip-closed hand pockets and an internal security pocket. Sizes range from extra small to extra large and are available based on color.

See it: Snag the Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Insulated Jacket for $140.

A bomber jacket for major street style appeal

a green bomber jacket

Fellow street style gurus, this one is for Us! Yes, we are bringing bomber jackets with Us into even the coldest months of the year thanks to this insulated design by Columbia. This topper is a streamlined insulator and features a polyester shell with a water-resistant finish. Sherpa fleece lining also creates a super cozy feel. Other details include a ribbed collar, cuffs, practical zippered hand pockets and a zipper closure.

Sizes range from extra small to extra large. It’s available in three colors: Black, brown and green.

We’ll be wearing this jacket with our dark blue skinny jeans, over-the-knee leather boots and a cross-body bag that is as easy to move around in as this topper.

See it: Get the Columbia Mighty Lite Hooded Insulated Jacket for $149, depending on color and size.

A jacket we can wear with dressier attire

dressier insulated hooded jacket

This luxe dual-layer jacket is exactly what we will be slipping into with our various sweater and dress pants combinations. It features a shell of abrasion-resistant nylon with a water-resistant finish. Inside, there is Primaloft Eco insulation for extra warmth. Additional features include novelty piping and ribbon accents for an extra personality touch plus a drawcord to cinch the waist.

Select sizes available. Get it in two colors: green and black.

See it: Snag the Prana Halle Insulated Hooded Jacket for prices ranging from $72 to $125 depending on color and size.


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