Whether you’re a man who enjoys shopping or not (or a spouse who does all the shopping for their man), when it comes to spending money, you want to make sure you’re making a good investment. This is particularly true for men’s down parkas. Unless it’s going to last for several years and live up to your expectations, it’s not worth it. Afterall, you can’t afford to compromise, as staying warm during freezing temperatures is a top priority. How do you know if you are investing in a quality parka? Here are five functional must-have features to look out for when shopping for winter jackets for men.
A coyote or beaver fur hood will make all the difference when it comes to blocking wind and snow during the winter. It also works to keep you warm by preventing heat from around your face and neck from escaping in the cold. Unlike synthetic materials that feel itchy and clump up when wet, a men’s parka with a real fur hood will stay soft and warm for years to come.
Remember those annoying zippers from your childhood jackets that would always break, and you’d need to have the zipper replaced? That’s the last thing you want to happen during the winter when you’re zipping up to head out. Choose a jacket with a trusted YKK zipper to ensure your jacket stays tightly closed all winter long.
It takes more than a bulky winter jacket for men to stay warm—it needs to be made with the right materials to keep your body heat in and block out the cold and wet weather. When choosing a jacket, look for one with a nylon lining. This insulated material will ensure you don’t lose body heat when outdoors.
When choosing a men’s arctic parka, be sure to choose an option with durable water, wind, and stain-resistant fabric. This will keep you warm whether you’re enjoying the view on a long ski lift or commuting to work during a snowstorm. Rain, hail, sleet or snow—whatever the weather brings—you’ll be prepared to brave it all.
Lastly, premium Canadian duck down is one of the best options for winter jackets, especially if you want lightweight insulation and warmth. Choosing a men’s down parka that is Downmark® certified and has a 725 fill power guarantees that your jacket will be long-lasting, and that you won’t be disappointed!
Arctic Bay’s winter parkas and jackets are perfect for staying warm during the winter, whether you’re shopping for the special man in your life or for yourself. What makes us unique from our competitors is that we are a truly Canadian brand. Our winter gear is made 100% in Canada, balancing function and purposeful styling essentials, and inspired by our deep Canadian heritage.
We create only the highest quality outerwear that insulates, resists water and snow, and lasts for years. The quality and exceptional design are unmatched, so you can look on trend and stay warm all winter. Our parks and jackets have been tested for quality assurance from Downmark® and we are proud to show that each parka meets the highest standards for down products. You can brave Canada’s frigid climate with Arctic Bay winter gear. Just visit our online store today.