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The best part about Amazon Prime Day is saving money. But the best part about Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, happening now from October 10 to 11, 2023, are the deals on men’s jackets suited to protect you from anything the coming fall and winter weather might throw at you, from a breeze to a blizzard. Be it a rain jacket to keep you dry, a jean jacket to keep you warm, or a parka to keep you from freezing—you’ll find all of them at steep discounts during the two-day sale.
Men’s Journal shopped the sale ahead of time, on the hunt for significant savings on jackets that have been proven on remote trails, at fancy holiday parties, and everywhere in between. Everything here comes from brands you’ve heard of before that may even already be in your closet (or, in one case, your toolbox) because jackets are principally functional items—no amount of style can make up for a lack of substance when the weather turns sour.
What will you do with the time and money you save letting MJ shop for you? Go pants shopping and treat your lower half as well as these jackets are bound to treat your upper half.
You can’t go eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’ without a trucker jacket that’s up to the task. This one is a certified classic, from the slim fit to the visible seams and the iconic red tab on the left chest pocket. It’s never going to go out of style, which makes this up-to $40 discount all the more enticing (even if you drive a Prius).
[From $50 (was $90); amazon.com]
This jacket is the perfect layer for cool autumn weather and the chilly days at the beginning of spring. It’s lightweight and water-resistant, handsome enough to wear over a button-down, and tough enough for a hike through scattered showers. Functional touches, from an abrasion-resistant chin guard to an adjustable hem and cuffs, make this layer an absolute steal at more than half off its normal price in black, delta, red, and navy.
[$60 (was $115); amazon.com]
A warm wool coat is the kind of piece that belongs in every man’s closet, and getting the charcoal version of this coat for under $100 makes it an easy purchase to make. For that minimal investment, you get a thick, warm wool car coat with button closure and faux leather details thick enough for all but the coldest days. No car required.
[From $80 (was $275); amazon.com]
The words “Levi’s” and “jeans” are nearly synonymous in the popular imagination, but the brand makes a ton of killer non-denim items too. Case in point: This black parka. It features four spacious front pockets, an adjustable drawcord hood, and dual front closure—a zipper to seal the cold out and snap-closure buttons for a more refined look and extra protection from the wind. It’s no pair of 501s, but this parka deserves a place in your wardrobe all the same.
[From $57 (was $100); amazon.com]
It’s hard to beat a packable down jacket for warmth and portability just like it’s hard to beat Marmot in a battle of outdoor gear. The brand’s Zeus jacket is packed with premium 700-fill-power duck down that’s as insulating as it is compressible. And, in case the coziness wasn’t comfortable enough, it’s designed with “Angel-Wing Movement” for unrestricted range of motion.
[$138 (was $200); amazon.com]
The PreCip Jacket from Marmot has been a staple of the brand for two decades, and this updated version continues that tradition with a few welcome tweaks. The 100% recycled nylon ripstop is both impermeable and breathable because a rain jacket that makes you sweat isn’t one that’s keeping you dry. It’s packable, so you can keep it in your bag ready for surprise thunderstorms, and hard to top at its sale price of just $85.
[$85 (was $100); amazon.com]
Good fabric is the foundation of any good garment, and the fabric that makes up this Champion hoodie is great. It’s mostly a 50/50 cotton-polyester blend that’s soft and durable, with a touch of spandex in the cuffs to keep the chill away and 100% cotton in the hood for extra softness where wear-and-tear is less of an issue. From running out to the corner store for a midnight snack to staying warm walking to the gym in the winter, it’s hard to think of a cold time of year when you won’t want to pop this hoodie on.
[$30 (was $50); amazon.com]
Even if you’re not a pilot (or Ryan Gosling in Drive), a bomber jacket is just the thing to elevate your fall fashions. This eminently well-priced option from Lavnis is lightweight and wind-resistant, with a slim collar, fitted cuffs, and the requisite hand and arm pockets that define the category. It’s not an overly technical or complicated jacket, but it is a damn handsome one.
[$26 (was $50); amazon.com]
The only thing better than a jacket that keeps you warm is a jacket that makes you warm. That’s what this heated jacket from Dewalt, the infamous maker of yellow and black power tools, does. Its built-in heating elements run off of the same batteries as Dewalt power tools. It has a simple button to control the three heat zones spread across the chest and back. As a bonus, there’s a USB connection that allows you to charge your phone using the same battery that’s keeping you warm.
[$116 (was $132); amazon.com]
It used to be that you needed a big, bulky parka to stay warm in subzero temperatures. Now, we have this down jacket, which combines the proven insulation of 650-fill down with Columbia’s proprietary metallic dot pattern on the interior lining that’s designed to retain heat while the breathable fabric dissipates moisture. The chin guard and front pockets ensure that your neck and hands will stay just as warm as your torso.
[$113 (was $150); amazon.com]
This extra-long parka comes as close to full-body protection from cold, wintry weather as any garment can get. Flip the hood up and cinch it tight and you’ll feel warm from your head to your knees, or at least around where a serious pair of winter boots comes up to keep your feet and calves similarly toasty. The outer shell of the faux-down insulated parka is coated in polyurethane, a waterproof barrier that stands up equally well to harsh blizzards as it does to pelted snowballs.
[$119 (was $140); amazon.com]
A herringbone pattern is a great way to add some visual interest to a coat, in this case, a wool-blend top coat from Dockers. Beyond the look, we also like the interior nylon bib for heat retention and the zippered interior pocket for secure storage. For a jacket that combines a timeless look with the benefits of a technical garment, this deal is hard to beat.
[$51 (was $90); amazon.com]
It’s not for everyone, but this midweight puffer jacket from Guess is rotund and shiny enough to make a statement while the simple design and color ensure it veers far from the garish. You might get some George Costanza jokes when you wear it, but you’ll also get a super-warm, not-too-heavy jacket complete with a chunky front zipper and spacious hand pockets at a staggering 81% discount.
[$42 (was $225); amazon.com]
If your closet already has a Levi’s Trucker jacket or two, this aviator jacket is the next logical step in terms of both style and protection. The faux-leather shell, chunky collar, and extensive sherpa lining offer more robust insulation from the cold and a look that’s as timeless but more refined than its simpler sibling. And while it’s faux leather, we think the look and the price make this jacket well worth a shot—even if you’re afraid of flying.
[$48 (was $64); amazon.com]
In a sea of packable down jackets, this parka-like offering from Cole Haan stands out. Along with its chunkier profile, the faux fur lining (highly visible on the hood and inside the zippers) creates a much more natural, less technical look than the often boring competition. The filling itself continues this trend, with natural materials (80% down and 20% waterfowl feathers) providing plenty of organic warmth.
[$398 (was $448); amazon.com]