Winter weather comes with its own clothing line. For some, this is the best part of the year. Cozy jackets, colorful scarves, stylish hats, soft gloves, and super cute boots. As fun as it can be to dress for those chilly temps, it turns out that a majority of these cold-weather articles of clothing rely on animal products to provide that soft, warm, and cozy experience.
Yet, it doesn’t have to be this way.
In fact, there are a host of highly-durable, incredibly-warm, and long-lasting articles of clothing made solely from synthetic materials. From nylon to polyester to cotton, there are many synthetic or alternative material options that achieve the same cozy feel and low-temperature ratings.
This winter, opt for a vegan jacket to keep you warm! Here are a few options for both men and women to give you some options. Also don’t forget to check out our cruelty-free winter jacket list from 2019, because all of those jackets are still in stock!
1. Alpine North Women’s Vegan Down Long Parka Winter Jacket
Alpine North is a great company to get your vegan-friendly clothing from. This Alpine North Women’s Vegan Down Long Parka Winter Jacket is a great example! It’s made from 100 percent vegan down insulation — a specific mixture of 82 percent polyester and 18 percent cotton — which also means it’s not only incredibly warm (temperature rating warmest!) but can also be machine washed. Plus, this vegan jacket is also made with highly durable and water wicking fabric. With a permanent faux fur lined hood and bungee waist, this jacket will keep you sealed, safe, dry, and warm all winter long. This coat costs $129.00.
Megan Crayne says “Bought this for the Chicago winters, so excited to find an affordable vegan coat. It’s great quality and very warm, lots of pockets and extras! Highly recommend. I am just shy of 5’3” and about 145 pounds, the medium is perfect. It goes a bit below the knees but that is what I was looking for to keep my legs warm. If you’re on the fence I’d buy it!”
2. Polydeer Long Winter Vegan Down Jacket
This Polydeer Long Winter Waterproof Vegan Down Jacket follows after the Alpine North jacket with a bit of added length. Made from 100 percent polyester this jacket is not only vegan, but it also boasts high-quality outer windproof and water-repellent fabric. Polydeer rates this jacket at the warmest rating, making it “ideal for everyday wear in winter weather including short-term exposure to sleet and rain.” Unlike the Alpine North jacket, this one has a zip-off hood and microfleece-lined handwarmer pockets. This coat costs $79.99.
KAR says “I was very surprised much how liked this jacked. It feels heavy, well made and kept me very warm. I really liked the drawstring for the detachable hood as well. I wanted a jacket that didn’t have any animal products used to make it so I gave this one a try and I am happy I did. Fits as expected, although if you plan to wear very bulky sweaters underneath you might want to size up. It was long enough to cover most of my thighs. The only thing I wish it had was the interior lining for extra warmth and coziness.”
3. Wantdo Thick Winter Coat Quilted Puffer Jacket with Removable Hood
This Wantdo Thick Winter Coat Quilted Puffer Jacket with Removable Hood says it all in the name! This short design makes it more easily maneuverable, yet still offers a puffy, quilted warmth. Made from 100 percent nylon and polyester, it’s warm on the inside and windproof and waterproof on the outside. The hood is detachable, making it great for travel, plus there are multiple inner pockets to safely store items even when it’s raining out. This coat costs $63.97.
Jeffrey G. Rowling says “I really liked this jacket, is just what I expected but I am going to return it and get a size “M” this time, I got an X-Large since in the comments says it comes small but it doesn’t, it was really an X-large and even fit my husbands. I weigh 118, chest 39, waist 35, long 38.”
4. Noize Aspen Storm Parka Winter Insulated Faux Fur Hood Jacket
Noize is another great brand for your next vegan jacket! This Noize Aspen Storm Parka Winter Insulated Faux Fur Hood Jacket is PETA approved and made from 100 percent polyester. While it’s dry clean only, this jacket will last you forever! The front has a secure zipper closure, as well as snaps for a bit of style, the pockets are fleece lined for warmth, and the faux fur lined hood is detachable. Noize is proud to offer a cruelty-free, animal product-free jacket! This jacket costs $199.00.
5. Save The Duck Iridescent Basic Nylon Jacket
This Save The Duck Iridescent Basic Nylon Jacket is not only super cute but who wouldn’t want to buy a jacket from a brand called Save the Duck? Made from high-definition, anti-static nylon fabric and lycra, this jacket guarantees protection from the elements. With a quilted finish, this jacket also has a super sleek look! Plus, this jacket can be washed in your machine. This jacket is $149.99 (depending on size).
Jennifer Derocher says “I love Save the Duck. Descriptors: Ethical, quality, flattering, on-trend and practical. I actually can’t stand the thought of wearing duck or goose down, so I will continue to support this line of outerwear. I’m 5’8, 165 lbs and size 5 fits great with room for a sweater underneath.”
6. Superdry Men’s SDX Parka Jacket
This Superdry Men’s SDX Parka Jacket is not only incredibly sleek and attractive, but it’s vegan-friendly! Made from 78 percent polyester, 14 percent cotton, and eight percent nylon, this jacket promises to protect you from the cold weather element. Plus, when it’s taken all the beating it can, feel free to pop in the washing machine! This parka costs $99.95 (depending on size).
7. Columbia Alpine Action Jacket
Looking for a bigger brand that you know has high-quality clothing? This Columbia Alpine Action Jacket may be the perfect option. Made from 100 percent omni-tech matte melange and omni-heat reflective microtex polyester, this jacket provides next-level warmth and waterproof breathability. How do they do it? Columbia uses a blend of superior synthetic insulation and a thermal-reflective lining. Yet, don’t let the superior design fool you, this jacket can still be machine washed! This jacket costs $127.50 (depending on size).
Maxxl says “Love it.”
8. North Face Men’s Thermoball Eco Hoodie
Another big brand focusing on offering animal product-free clothing! This North Face Men’s ThermoBall Eco Hoodie is the perfect simple, lightweight, yet super warm jacket for the winter months. Made from 100 percent recycled fabric, this jacket uses a Durable Water-Repellent (DWR) Finish and revolutionary industrial insulation. This ThermoBall hoodie costs $219.95.
Amazon Customer says “I like the product because the jacket kept me warm during one the coldest weekend so far this winter.”
9. Molemsx Down Alternative Jacket
This Molemsx Down Alternative Jacket is perfect for those frigid climates with a double thickened shell and filling made from high-density polyester and polypropylene cotton lining. The pockets have a soft lining to help keep hands and fingers warm. Plus, this Molemsx jacket is coated with a waterproofing agent making it perfect for all-weather wear. This jacket costs $109.99 (depending on size).
Antoinette says “Molemsx makes really nice, high-quality coats. This one is a slim-fit puffer and wouldn’t take up a lot of room if you decided to pack it. The color is a deep midnight navy. It’s warm enough to withstand a Northeast winter, but won’t make you hot in a warmer climate. All of this brand’s coats come in a nice grey storage bag that can easily be reused. I highly recommend this coat and this brand.”
10. Alpine North Vegan Down Winter Parka with Removable Faux Fur
Alpine North doesn’t just make women’s jackets. This Alpine North Vegan Down Winter Parka with Removable Faux Fur is the perfect long design for men. Using an eco-friendly and animal-friendly insulation alternative made from 100 percent polyester, this jacket retains heat even when wet! Rated for temperatures as low as -22° Fahrenheit, this jacket promises to keep you cozy in the harshest, coldest, and wettest weather. Along with being high-quality, this jacket also takes note of style with a faux fur lined hood and a variety of colors including black, cement, dark grey, and navy.
Sarah Sanchez says “I ordered this for my husband. It’s extremely warm and water-resistant. The material is very thick and adds quite a bit of weight to the jacket. The fit is generous, so it’s a bit lose on slim frames. The zipper is small and difficult to grasp because the jacket is also quite long. For the money, this is probably the best down alternative jacket for extreme weather that you’ll find, despite its few flaws. For a nicer upgrade, I would recommend Noize Original brand. Their design is just a bit better overall, and they’re only slightly more expensive.”
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