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Equip: Top 12 Outerwear Essentials, Week of December 7th

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Fall is just about finished and winter is well on its way. You know what that means. It’s time to don your best outerwear and bundle up.

If last year’s winter coat has seen better days, consider investing in one of these quality jackets to stay warm as temperatures continue to drop.

1. Columbia Mens Autumn Park Down Jacket

Columbia has been making quality outerwear for years, and this down jacket is no exception. A large collar delivers protection for your neck and binding at the cuffs seals out moisture and chilly winter winds. The jacket also incorporates Omni-Heat technology to reflect heat back to your body and provide lasting warmth.

$150 from Dick’s Sporting Goods

2. Lululemon Down For It All Hoodie

Are you down for it all this winter? Say yes to more outdoor activities in Lululemon’s down hoodie. This windproof, repellent jacket  features a hidden media pocket, underarm gussets for mobility and reflective details to keep you safe on the street.

$198 from Lululemon

3. Eddie Bauer JJJJound Canadian Vest

JJJJound and Eddie Bauer have teamed up to bring back the Canadian Vest, a piece that’s worth every penny of its hefty price tag. This timeless down-filled vest is available in three classic colors and a jacket version with sleeves. Ripstop fabric promotes durability and a StormRepel DWR finish prevents moisture from soaking through the outer shell.

$250 from Eddie Bauer

4. Marc New York Conway Fur-Trim Down Parka

Stay toasty all season long in Marc New York’s fur-trim parka. The Conways down-blend coat features a removable hood with faux fur trim and a fleece bib at the front neckline to maximize warmth in the absence of a scarf. The polyester outer shell is water resistant and comes in four colors to match your winter wardrobe.

$230 from Saks Off 5th

5. Bonobos Hooded Field Jacket

This versatile jacket from Bonobos will keep you warm year-round and instantly upstyle any outfit. The hooded field jacket is water-resistant and features hidden snaps at the cuffs. An interior drawcord at the waist allows you to adjust the fit to suit your style and preferences.

$98 from Bonobos

6. NICCE Mens Jacket Type 3

If you’re looking to add a bit of holographic zing to your winter wardrobe, look no further! The NICCE Jacket Type 3 features four flashy cargo pockets with zip and snap button compartments. A drawstring hood protects you from the elements and the left arm sports the iconic NICCE recycle motif.

$235 from NICCE

7. Moose Knuckles Hagerman Jacket

Yes, this jacket is expensive, but it’ll become the only coat you’ll ever need if you treat it right. The Hagerman Jacket features a 100% sheepskin outer shell to survive even the coldest winter. A relaxed cut allows for a traditional aesthetic and its black-on-black color palette makes it a timeless piece that any fashion lover can appreciate.

$1,995 from Moose Knuckles Canada

8. Paul Smith Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Peacoat

Embrace the sailor vibe and slip into a classic peacoat. Paul Smith’s rich navy style retains classic features like the double-breasted button front and wool-blend fabric. Italian-inspired additions include black satin lining, light blue pockets and copper sleeves. Is it expensive? Yes. Will it make you feel like a total G? Absolutely.

$1,495 from Matches Fashion

9. YMC Beat Generation Check Wool Duffle Coat

Want something a little less eye-catching? Fly under the radar in YMC’s duffle coat. An oversized fit and wool lining are sure to keep you warm and its deep navy hue nods to the aesthetic of ‘50’s beat generation counterculture. Layer this cozy duffle over a polo and wool slacks for an intellectual, vintage look.

$630 from Modesens

10. Carhartt Quilted Flannel-Lined Duck Active Jacket

Anyone who works outside will appreciate a heavy-duty Carhartt. This flannel-lined jacket features a wind-resistant and water-repellent cotton duck outer shell. Quilted flannel lines the hood, sleeves and interior to keep you warm, regardless of how low temperatures drop. Two inside pockets offer additional storage and rib-knit cuffs keep the chill from your bones.

$100 from Carhartt

11. Wantdo Men’s Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket

Crush that black diamond run in a quality ski jacket that will keep you warm and dry no matter how powdery the slopes are. Wantdo Men’s Mountain Jacket is waterproof and stain repellent and features fuzzy lining to maximize warmth and coziness. Plus, the windbreaker layer and windproof snow skirt come with a high-density coating to obstruct air intrusion.

$80 from Wantdo

12. 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

The North Face’s 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket is built for city-dwellers and mountain-lovers alike. Its boxy silhouette, original ripstop fabric and oversize baffles will keep you warm and dry, no matter how chilly it gets. Adjustable cuff tabs, a bungee cinch at the hem and a stowable hood make this jacket as functional as it is versatile.

$279 from The North Face

Bundle Up and Get Out

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to hibernate indoors all winter. Bundle up in one of these quality pieces of outerwear and go explore the great outdoors. Adventure awaits!

Oscar Collins