Official guide to the best women’s winter jackets

When the cold weather bites, we’re on hand to help keep you warm and protected! So get ready for winter adventures and sub zero temperatures with our definitive winter jacket buying guide for women. Don’t miss your chance to get outside and explore comfortably in the coming months...

Looking for a jacket that will keep you smiling this season? We know choosing the right winter jacket is essential to helping you get out into the great outdoors during the colder winter months. But with so many options to choose from, where do you begin? Between our helpful comparison tool (more on that coming up!) and this handy guide, we’re sure we have enough information to help you make the right choice.

Whatever your specific winter adventure needs, whether you’re seeking extra warmth, waterproof protection….or a little bit of everything, we’re sure we have the right coat for you!

So keep reading to see our top recommendations for the season. Alternatively, you can also see our best men's winter jackets for more inspiration.

Best for: Staying dry in a downpour | Duality Insulated Waterproof Jacket
We know getting caught out in the rain is no fun at any time of year, but especially bad are those icy winter downpours! Cue our Duality waterproof which comes with a protective GORE-TEX outer fabric that keeps the water out. Even better? The Duality is also lovely and warm, thanks to its Primaloft synthetic insulation. A fantastic winter jacket for wet weather protection.

Womens duality waterpoof jacket | Montane

Best for: A snowy hike on a winters day | Cloudmaker Duvet Down Jacket
Is there anything better than a wintery walk to blow away the cobwebs? Our Cloudmaker jacket is a fantastic option for keeping you smiling and providing great comfort on colder days. 650+ down fill will help keep you warm, whilst water resistant fabrics and a DWR coating gives this coat excellent water resistance when the snow showers roll in.

Womens Cloudmaker duvet down jacket | Montane

Best for: A warm synthetic insulated jacket | Ground Control Jacket
For an alternative to down, synthetic insulation is an excellent wet weather choice! The Ground Control is our warmest Thermoplume jacket, closely mimicking the air trapping qualities you get with a down jacket while providing warmth even when wet. This jacket is also water resistant, making it a good option on those damper days.

Womens ground control synthetic jacket | Montane

Best for: All-round protection and extra warmth on the move | Resolute down jacket
Combining water resistant fabrics with premium goose down, the Resolute is a reliable, warm option for a variety of challenging mountain conditions. Whether hiking or mountaineering, the durable construction and robust feature-set has the Resolute Jacket ready for a wide range of winter weather.

Womens resolute down jacket | Montane

Looking for more guidance? Check out our Comparison Tool
For more winter coat inspiration discover our full range of women’s waterproof jackets, synthetic insulated jackets, as well as women's down jackets - each provides great protection from the elements this winter!

Still not sure which winter jacket to go for? Don’t miss our handy comparison tool which has been designed to help you understand the key differences between our wide range of outdoor clothing. Your chance to help narrow down your options based on your specific needs.

To get started, simply pop your chosen items into our comparison tool (see left hand column) and cross-compare on a range of features, including weight, technology, key features as well as reviews.