With the cold weather quickly approaching (and in some areas of the country, already here), it’s important to be prepared with a warm, comfortable and fashionable winter coat. We’ve done the research and have chosen the 10 best winter coats for women. All these options will keep you warm against the harsh cold of the winter while still keeping you looking your best.

Columbia Women’s Lay ’D’ Down Jacket

Women’s Lay ’D’ Down Jacket from Columbia

4.8 Stars from 254 Reviews (!!!)

“This coat is amazing” – Actual Review

We thought we had seen popular winter jackets, but when we came across this Columbia’s “Lay ‘D’ Down” we were blown away! It essentially jumped to the top of our list. Over 250 reviews with a near perfect 4.8 Star Rating. It seems that keeping it simple works best when it comes to a comfortable, warm and cozy winter weather coat.

The jacket is extremely warm even if harsh climates of Michigan and Utah. One customer remarked that she wore it in -20 Degree Fahrenheit with only a t-shirt! The down filling and scientifically tested material/fibers of Columbia brand coats insures the best protection possible against the cold.

It’s also extremely stylish. As shown above it is not bulky at all, and the short length gives optimal flexibility and maneuverability when on the move. A perfect jacket for a quick run to the store or a long hike in the woods, it seems Columbia has found the best of both worlds with this one.

Phistic‘s “Lacey” – Down Puffer Coat – Long

Phistic‘s “Lacey” Long Down Puffer Coat

4.6 Stars from 113 Reviews

“Exquisitely Made, Exceptionally Warm” – Actual Review

This was the most popular and best reviewed coat we found during our extensive research. At nearly 150 reviews the coat has a near perfect rating of 4.6 Stars. The long length and down insulation provide “exceptional warmth” even in the coldest temperatures.

Customers report fast shipping, and excellent fit. Virtually no negative comments at all about this coat.

Quilted Down Toggle Coat from BGSD (Faux Fur Trim)

Faux Fur Quilted Down Coat from BGSD

4.4 Stars from 149 reviews

Rounding out our Top 3 is the Quilted Down Toggle Coat from BGSD, one of the most popular coats we found during our research. With nearly 150 reviews it has an extremely high schore of 4.5 stars.

According to real customers who have bought this coat it is “flattering” to the figure, “warm and cozy” in freezing or near freezing temperatures, due to its down quilt and trimmed hood.

NOTE: Many reviewers suggest to order 1 size larger then you need, which leaves room for additional sweaters/bulk clothes, if necessary. While many expected this to make them look large, it trimming effect of the slim coat give’s it a slender figure even at the larger size.

The perfect coat for taller women, according to one reviewer: “I’m 5′10″, so I prefer longer coats, and the length is awesome”.

The coat is praised for it’s stylishness, warmth and affordable price, with nearly all reviewers claiming to be extremely happy with their purchase.

Gallatin Coat from Carthartt

Gallatin Coat - Carthartt

4 Stars from 40 Reviews


Carthartt is a brand know for winter weather apparel, but often offers bulky, utilitarian jackets and coats. This one however, according to one reviewer “[is] finally a FEMININE coat from Carthartt”.

It’s slim and slender but provides the warmth necessary for cold climates such as the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Large pockets provide the hands with a respite from the wind.

A huge advantage of this coat is that it is machine washable. No need to go to the dry cleaners if the coat gets covered in snow, rain, mud/etc.

The coat is available is many sizes, and Amazon’s offer of FREE RETURNS makes it’s easy to get the right one. Many reviewers have made use of the free return option and are very happy with the results.