Keep warm outdoors with our edit of seriously toasty outerwear, from long duvet coats to sporty padded gilets
Best for sub-zero temps: the long duvet coat
As close to wearing a duvet as you can get, a full-length padded coat is the ultimate in winter outerwear, taking on with ease the worst weather that winter can throw at you. The perfect layer to pop over our loungewear co-ords to keep you snuggly on chilly walks, our long duvet coats combine weather-beating tech with design details to help you stay warm and dry, such as funnel necks and hidden hoods. This khaki feather and down long padded duvet coat is a cold-weather classic design you’ll wear for many chilly seasons to come. Prefer the quilted look? Our weather-proof long blue quilted coat adds country chic to jeans and jumper combos. For more outerwear inspiration, read our coat guide.
Best for rainy days: the puffer jacket
The great British winter requires a coat that’ll protect you from the freezing temperatures and seemingly endless rain that are hallmarks of the season. Many of our long duvet coats and padded jackets feature water-repellent Stormwear and Thermowarmth tech to keep them super warm but still lightweight, making them practical as well as stylish. This black hooded and belted puffer jacket features drizzle-beating Stormwear tech and a feather and down filling to keep you toasty on even the coldest days. Help the whole family to stay warm and dry: explore padded coats for kids and the best winter coats for men.
Best for versatility: the padded gilet
A layering hero that’ll keep your core warm without restricting movement, a padded gilet is ideal when your winter coat is too hot but you still need some insulation; plus, it can be worn under a winter coat for extra cosiness. Marrying style and practicality, this funnel-neck patterned gilet features water-repellent Stormwear and Thermowarmth tech to keep you toasty. Sporty padded gilets are a useful addition to your fitness kit for cold-weather workouts. Our Goodmove lightweight hooded gilet is made from recycled polyester and features water-repellent Stormwear and zip pockets to stash your keys and phone, making it a versatile layer for outdoor exercise on chilly days.
Words: Miranda Eason