Best down jackets for women

Whether you’re looking for reliable warmth in sub-zero temperatures, or you want lightweight protection so you can move fast and light in the mountains, we’ve got it covered! Find your ultimate womens down jacket…

Whatever gets you moving outside, an insulated jacket is a must-have piece of kit for winter! This is especially true for those eager to fully embrace the cooler elements and find your unknown this season. Whether hiking, ski-touring or mountaineering - exploring in sub-zero temperatures requires expert insulation to provide the optimum warmth -to-weight ratio for your chosen activity - ultimately keeping you comfortable. warm and well-protected as you explore.

Key features of a down jacket include baffles, filled with all-important down insulation. This is the essential element of a down jacket and the design feature that helps to lock in heat and keep you warm! At Montane all of the down we use in our mens down jackets is also RDS (Responsible Down Sourced) certified - meaning you can rest assured the animals have been well cared for. 

Typically a down jacket forms an essential part of your winter layering system on cold, crisp, dry days when you need to keep the chill at bay. Pair with a breathable base layer and a fleece for ultimate comfort as you explore. Significantly, when down gets wet it can lose its loft, and therefore its ability to trap heat. All of our down products are treated with HyperDRY to help them keep their loft for longer when wet. Should there be rain forecast or a heavy snowy downpour, a womens waterproof jacket can be thrown on top of your down jacket to help keep you nice and dry. 

Fellas! Are you reading this as a man and feeling a little lost? The good news is that you can head over to our best men's down jackets article to get your fill of down jacket inspiration. 

See our full range of women's down jackets

Best for: Walking/ hiking | Anti-Freeze Hooded Down Jacket

This packable, reliable down jacket for women combines comfort, performance and protection with excellent eco credentials, thanks to its recycled materials. An essential thermally insulating layer that guarantees to help keep you warm on the move - ideal for winter walking adventures. Need more convincing? Hear from #TeamMontane to find out how it shaped up in the Alps.

Women's Anti-freeze Down Hoodie

Best for: Fastpacking/ Ski Touring | Anti-Freeze Lite Hooded Down Jacket

Women who love fast and light adventures rejoice - the Anti-Freeze Lite Down Jacket has been engineered especially for you! Weighing just 285g means this lightweight, minimalist jacket provides essential protection, whilst still enabling you to go further, faster on the trail. It also comes with a stuff sac so you can stash it away easily when no longer needed. Not only that but it comes with great eco credentials, as well as the option to purchase in a vibrant new allium colour.

Women's Anti-Freeze Lite Down Jacket

Best for: Mountaineering/ Alpine Climbing | Anti-Freeze XT Hooded Down Jacket

For those who love nothing more than to push their limits in high-altitude environments - our Anti-Freeze XT jacket is for you! This super warm womens down jacket will help you to lock in heat - no matter how extreme the environment, from Scottish Winters to the Himalaya. Hear from #TeamMontane adventurer Katy Parrott to find out how it performed scaling Broad Peak in Pakistan.

Women's Anti-Freeze XT Down Jacket

Best for: Everyday Adventures | Tundra Hooded Down Jacket

Our longest-fit women's jacket in the range will not only help to lock in essential heat to keep you warm and comfortable, it’s got amazing sustainable credentials to boot.  Made with recycled materials and recycled down filling make this jacket better for the planet than most! The tundra offers warmth on chilly days and is perfect for a wide variety of activities - from dog walking, to running errands around town.

Women's Tundra Jacket

Looking for more warmth this winter?

See our entire womens down and insulated jacket range to find even more warm winter jacket options this season. We also have a range of warm, insulated accessories made with down for additional comfort on the move, browse our gloves and slippers for inspiration.