Winter Preview: Top 5 Jackets for Men, Women & Youth

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The Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket was such a hot item last year and I fully expect its popularity to increase this year! With the classic look of a sweater, this bulk-free jacket is perfect for daily wear around town or as a layering piece for a backpacking trip through the mountains. Not only does the construction and attention to detail make this jacket super comfortable, but the beautiful color options will make this an eye catching piece for any outfit. This polyester fleece jacket is a go-to gift idea year round. For men and women both, this is a functional, fashionable item that belongs in everyone’s wardrobe!

The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket has a solid history of being our most popular softshell jacket. In both the men and women’s product, we are seeing an updated design this year. While the women’s jacket has an active fit, the men’s jacket is more of a relaxed fit. The Apex softshell fabric, which is exclusive to The North Face, is durable and flexible allowing for increased mobility. Additionally, the jacket is made with Windwall technology, making it windproof and a DWR (durable water repellant) finish. This coat is perfect for the individual who dislikes the bulk and weight of the traditional winter coat, but wants to be protected from low wind chills and wintery elements.

The North Face Apex Elevation Jacket is a sales associates’ favorite! We feel confident in this coat with a strong record of shielding our customers from seasonal weather while they enjoy whatever winter activities they love! The windproof shell has a DWR (durable water repellant) finish and is made with ripstop fabric increasing its durability. This relaxed fit jacket is complete with Primaloft synthetic insulation that maintains heat in wet conditions. This is the ideal coat for men and women as they take on the winter season.

Triclimate coats are always popular as customers shop to prepare for unpredictable, seasonal weather. The North Face Men’s Apex Storm Peak Triclimate and Women’s Kalispell Triclimate are the top sellers. These three-in-one jacket systems prepare you for any weather conditions.

The Men’s Apex Storm Peak Triclimate includes a water resistant, windproof exterior jacket combined with the zip-in Apex Universal soft-shell liner jacket. These jackets can be worn independently when appropriate for lesser weather conditions or combined to make the ultimate durable, breathable coat for hitting the slopes.

The Women’s Kalispell Triclimate consists of a textured, waterproof, lightly insulated exterior jacket complete with pit-zip vents to increase breathability paired with a fleece sweater liner jacket for warmth. The exterior jacket can be worn independently as a raincoat and the fashionable fleece liner jacket can be added to make any fall outfit a hit! When the two jackets are combined, the Kalispell Triclimate allows women to stay warm and dry in style this season!

A top-rated coat specific to Women’s Outerwear is The North Face Metropolis II Parka. With a new contoured quilt pattern, this parka is figure flattering and shape defining! The beautifully constructed parka contains 550-fill goose down to keep your upper body, core and thighs warm. This lightweight, stylish coat is ideal for college students walking across campus or for women who prefer more coverage from the cold.

A men’s top-rated coat that cannot be forgotten is The North Face Apex Chromium Thermal Jacket. This flexible, durable softshell is windproof and water-resistant. So far this season, many men have commented on the new, soft, breathable, high pile backing and its added comfort when trying on this coat. Throw on this relaxed fit softshell for weather protection and warmth in cool conditions.


Similar to other three-in-one jacket systems, the Bugaboo Triclimate Jacket combines a waterproof outer shell with a fleece liner interior jacket. This coat also includes Columbia’s Omni-heat thermal reflective liner that is guaranteed to keep girls warm and toasty.

The North Face Boys’ Apex Elevation is a highly wind-resistant, water resistant, insulated jacket, perfect for a boy to wear as he plays outside in the snow!

Triclimate jackets are a popular choice for children as well. The North Face Boys’ Vortex Triclimate Jacket (sizes 2T-XL) and Girls’ Mountain View Triclimate Jacket (sizes 2T-XL) are top sellers for families preparing for a wide range of weather. These coats have rain jacket outer shells for weather protection with zip-in fleece liner jackets for insulation. The Vortex Triclimate and Mounain View Triclimate are perfect for bundling up to play in the snow! Weather permitting, the outer shell or fleece can be worn separately in fall or spring. These coats are great for multiple seasons!

Reversible coats are fun and always a hit with kids! The North Face Perrito Jacket (size 0/3 mos.-4T) and Mossbud Swirl Jacket (size 0/3 mos.-4T) let a child choose his or her look each day while remaining warm during the winter season. The Boys’ Perrito Jacket sports a fun print on one side and a solid color on the other side of this reversible coat. The Girls’ Mossbud Swirl Jacket has a quilted, taffeta exterior that reverses to show a beautiful silken fleece side as an alternative to wear as the outer shell as well. Both jackets are synthetically insulated to keep children warm while out and about during winter months.

Have you pulled your winter coat out of the closet to see if it’s time for a new one? Have your kids outgrown their winter attire from last year? We have functional, fashionable coats that have proven as customer favorites for the whole family! Visit your local Scheels store or shop our website to add a new jacket to your winter wardrobe this season!