The Best Down Jackets at Any Price

Best men's down jackets in 2023 Best men's down jackets in 2023

The Best
Down Jackets
at Any Price

The insulation MVP will get you through the frigid temps in style

Hopefully you didn’t get stuck during that hellish winter storm over the holidays, but if you were, I sure hope you dressed accordingly. Yeah, temperatures were well below freezing, but it's nothing that an excellent down jacket and piping cup of cocoa can't fix, am I right? The best down jackets have traditionally been made of goose down (and later lightweight synthetic fibers) and many still are—however, other brands have opted for a more sustainable route, like water bottles and other recyclable materials to produce an incredibly insulated jacket. Either way, I'm sure everyone has this type of jacket in their closet, and if you don't, let this be your sign to get one immediately.

You may be thinking, the bigger, the warmer when it comes to down filling. But that's not always the case—thanks to newer technology and other ways to source materials, a lot of down jackets are lean and “packable”, allowing you to put them in your carry-on instead of lugging them around whenever traveling. And sure, bulky options will no doubt keep you warm (meaning you don't have to layer as much), but today's slimmer styles are just as warm, with an additional layer. The simple point of all down jackets is that they insulate body heat, and for all the work they do, the jackets are generally lightweight. The tech trend in men's fashion seems to be tapering off, but styling down jackets is easy to incorporate into your everyday style. Relaxed denim or cargos and a hoodie look great, but pulling a quilted jacket over your suit adds a technical twist to your dressed-up fit. We've handpicked nearly two dozen to help kick the chill in the new year.


The Best Men’s
Down Jackets in 2023

Quince Lightweight Down Puffer Jacket
Quince Lightweight Down Puffer Jacket

Lightweight down puffer jacket,
$59.90 by Quince

UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Parka Jacket

Ultra light down
parka jacket,
$89.90 by UNIQLO

Save The Duck Donald Hooded Puffer Jacket

Donald hooded puffer jacket,
$188 by Save The Duck

The Very Warm Anorak Puffer Jacket

Anorak puffer jacket,
$275 by The Very Warm

Crescent Down Works Down Shirt Jacket

Down shirt jacket,
$572 by Crescent Down Works

Abercrombie & Fitch Ultra Puffer Jacket

Ultra puffer jacket,
$80 / $64 by Abercrombie & Fitch


Patagonia Reversible Silent Fleece Down Jacket

Reversible silent
fleece down jacket,
$329 by Patagonia

Eddie Bauer Cirruslite Skylighter Down Jacket
Eddie Bauer Cirruslite Skylighter Down Jacket

Cirruslite Skylighter
down jacket,
$129 / $77.40 by Eddie Bauer

Arcteryx Cerium Jacket

Cerium jacket,
$375 by Arc'teryx

Adsum Alpine Jacket

Alpine jacket,
$585 by Adsum

NANGA Mountain Lodge Down Jacket

Mountain lodge
down jacket,
$360 by NANGA

Snow Peak Takibi Down Jacket

Takibi down jacket,
$699.95 / $489.96 by Snow Peak

The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket

1996 Retro nuptse jacket,
$320 by The North Face


Outerknown Hooded Puffer Jacket

Hooded puffer jacket,
$248 by Outerknown

Filson Lightweight Down Shirt Jacket

Lightweight down
shirt jacket,
$295 by Filson

Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Down Snap Bomber Jacket
Todd Snyder Italian Quilted Down Snap Bomber Jacket

Italian quilted
down snap bomber jacket,
$428 by Todd Snyder

Knickerbocker Bristol Down Jacket

Bristol down jacket,
$795 by Knickerbocker

Carhartt WIP Doville Jacket

Doville jacket,
$408 by Carhartt WIP

Woolrich Stretch Nylon Sundance Down Jacket

Stretch nylon
Sundance down jacket,
$350 / $210 by Woolrich

Stussy Ripstop Down Puffer Jacket

Ripstop down puffer jacket,
$295 by Stüssy

How does
down insulate?

Down is made up of small feathers called “clusters.” These clusters insulate by trapping air within filaments that make up these clusters. The larger the cluster, the more air is trapped within the down, resulting in an increased level of warmth.

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