The onset of winter means you need to be protected from Alpine conditions right from your doorstep. But looking like you're about to make an attempt on an 8000m peak or hit the ski slopes isn't everyone's cup of tea, so we've brought together ten of our favourite men's, women's and kids' parka coats by The North Face that will keep you warm, cosy and looking stylish day in, day out.
MEN'S PARKA COAT
Men's Mount Elbert Parka
Understated styling meets winter protection in this timeless parka. Equipped with lightweight but toasty 550 fill (Responsible Down Standard) goose down, the Elbert jacket comes into its own when the mercury plummets. A tall collar and adjustable lay-flat hood keep the rain and wind out, while raglan sleeves allow you to move freely.
Men's Immaculator Down Parka
If you’re after an abundance of warmth then the Immaculator might just be the coat for you. It comes with 800 (Responsible Down Standard) goose down, large hand pockets and a fully adjustable hood. And if it does start to rain the Durable Water Repellent treatment is going to keep you dry till you find some shelter. So for those who prefer a shorter cut to the length of a full parka, the Immaculator is ideal.
Men's McMurdo 2 Parka
The McMurdo 2 Parka is the latest edition of The North Face's iconic deep winter warmer. Rugged outer fabric, a Dryvent waterproof membrane and 550 fill down insulation work together to deliver unmatchable protection against the elements. A removable hood and detachable fur trim allow you to adapt the jacket to your conditions and taste, reaffirming the McMurdo as the flawless winter companion for any occasion.
Men's Meloro Parka
Retro styling coupled with 200g PrimaLoft insulation makes the Meloro Parka the ideal choice for winter high street shopping or a sub-zero traipse to the pub. A tough outer shell and two-tone colourway conspire to create a jacket that can truly withstand the winter weather while remaining fashionable.
WOMEN'S PARKA COAT
Women's Metropolis 2 Parka
Winter coats don't come much more indulgently cosy than the Metropolis 2 Parka. The 550 fill (Responsible Down Standard) goose down insulation, high collar and hand warmer pockets all work in harmony to deliver luxurious all-over body warmth - the perfect choice for those who really feel the cold!
Women's Zaneck Parka
Refined for the high street yet accoutred with the technical protection needed for braving harsh winter conditions, the Zaneck Jacket strikes the fine balance of chic and shield. Touches such as the extended waist cord mean the Zaneck cuts a form-fitting silhouette, making this jacket stand apart as one of the most elegant truly winter-ready coats available.
Women's Tonnero Parka
Lightweight, packable and toasty, the Tonnero Parka is the go-to coat for those who appreciate an excellent weight to warmth ratio but don’t feel the need to shout about it. Zoned baffles and elasticated cuffs keep the heat in without adding bulk while the clean looks ensure it goes well with any outfit.
Women's Trevail Parka
A coat for one of those grey, misty and miserable days, the Trevail offers plenty of protection from winter weather. It fuses 800 fill (Responsible Down Standard) goose down with zoned baffles for maximum insulation. Add to that a slightly longer length for extra shelter and an insulated hood and you have that oh so good, snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug sensation.
KIDS' WINTER COAT
Youth McMurdo Parka
The Youth McMurdo is precisely that - a scaled-down version of the iconic parka. Featuring everything you'd expect in the adult's version; 550 fill goose down, DryVent waterproofing, plenty of stash pockets; the Youth McMurdo is every bit as protective and dapper as its grown-up counterpart.
Girls' Greenland Down Insulated Parka
Offering the exact same specifications as the Youth McMurdo Parka, the Girls' Greenland Parka oozes both quality and protection. The heathered outer face fabric lends this coat real class, while a waist cinch gives it a feminine aspect.