The Canada Goose Lodge Down Hooded Jacket for men is a stylish, warm, and comfortable option. There are some concerns about zipper and stitching durability, but overall this is an extremely warm and stylish jacket for casual winter use and a great product.
The Black Diamond Belay Parka for men is a synthetically insulated protective option for those who want a heavy-duty layer to add warmth to their collection. Limited compressibility and considerable weight (compared to down alternatives) reduces the functionality for light and fast trips, but for day trip adventures where weight is less of a concern, this is a nice choice.
The Arc’teryx Atom AR Insulated Jacket for men is a high-quality, durable, and comfortable option that provides versatility and warmth in multiple conditions. The ability to wear as a stand-alone layer, and to easily layer in various conditions, allows this jacket to be a staple during any trip, especially since it packs down easily and features an athletic fit.
The Black Diamond First Light Insulated Hooded Jacket for men is a durable, breathable, and insulating layer that works well down to near-freezing temperatures. The technical features, like a helmet-compatible hood and water-repellent finish, make this a great option for backcountry and front country users alike.
The North Face Apex Elevation Hooded Softshell Jacket for men is a lightweight, comfortable, and warm option for those who want insulation from the cold and protection against wind. This is a warm and non-bulky jacket that scores highly with reviewers.
The Patagonia Bivy Down Jacket for men is a warm, durable, and protective jacket that combines a tough exterior with comfortable inner material. The lack of adjustable cinch points may deter some, but the ethically sourced 600-fill down power, DWR treatment, and full-zip provide solid protection for cold weather outdoor adventures.
The Marmot Variant Insulated Jacket for men is a comfortable, breathable, and well-fitting jacket that combines puffy insulation with thinner, wicking material, to try and balance warmth and performance. Despite some people not liking the combination of these materials, claiming the layer doesn’t provide enough warmth for cold weather, and too warm for activities, the versatility and layering abilities of this jacket may be exactly what you need for your next adventure.
Marmot’s Ama Dablam Down Jacket for men is a relatively warm 800 fill down jacket. The jacket has some nice features, such as handwarmer pockets, a cinchable hood and zippered pockets, but unfortunately, the construction sacrifices some durability. This jacket is not an outer shell so you might expect tears from snagging on trees, however some users report small holes wearing through just from regular use.
The North Face Ventrix Insulated Jacket for men is a comfortable, highly breathable jacket for all outdoor activities, and is stylish enough to wear in town or when you are not being so active. The proprietary ventilation system is based on your movement, with small laser-cut holes that close up when you stop to trap heat in, and open when you move, to release excess heat. This jacket is water repellent and wind resistant, though not waterproof and not windproof. It is a bit pricey, but a good value for all the use you will get out of it.
The Outdoor Research Uberlayer Insulated Hooded Jacket for men is a warm, breathable, stretchy, and functional jacket that provides optimal versatility due to the layering abilities it provides. Some durability questions may deter some, but for a piece that can be worn in a variety of conditions, under a shell or over a baselayer, this jacket is a great option, providing mobility, fast-drying material, and ample warmth.