Jackets come in many forms, but the tried-and-true winter parka is the warmest — and arguably most stylish — of the bunch. In frosty cities like Detroit and the ever-bitter Buffalo, warm, well-fitted outerwear can spell the difference between comfort and misery. With the right parka in your life, grocery runs and dog walks can become a joyous outing instead of an arctic quest.
Parkas possess heaps of value, but they don’t come cheap. High-loft down insulation and quality face fabrics are pricey materials, and most great parkas are big-ticket items. Much like a new truck or a fresh pair of skis, parkas are a steep up-front investment that can yield many years of reliable service.
Fortunately, late-winter parka sales create ample opportunity to score a high-dollar insulated jacket on the cheap. As folks begin planning their fair-weather spring and summer adventures, puffy parkas hit the discount rack in droves.
We’ve combed the market, and two currently on-sale parkas stand out. Both are new for this season, both have proven their toasty goodness, and both are currently marked down over 50%. Now is the best time to buy.
Half Price Parkas on Sale Now
Marmot WarmCube GORE-TEX Golden Mantle Jacket
- Fit Mid-length and oversized
- Shell GORE-TEX Infinium
- Insulation 700-fill goose down with Down Defender moisture repellent
- Weight Unknown
- Innovative baffle design
- Timeless styling
- Long length
- Zipper can catch on storm flap
- Only two hand pockets
Backcountry ALLIED Down Parka
- Fit Mid-length, regular
- Shell DWR-treated nylon
- Insulation 700-fill RDS-certified down
- Weight 2 lbs. 10 oz. (men's medium)
- Great value
- Wrist gaskets seal out cold air
- Adjustable hood
- Small pockets