The COSIEST coats to keep you warm as Britain’s big freeze returns – from an Arctic-proof parka to a hooded jacket stuffed with OX hair
- Britain is braced for snowy weather this week thanks to Arctic winds blast
- Last night’s -11C freeze made some parts of the UK colder than St Petersburg
- FEMAIL has found some of the cosiest and most high-tech coats on the market
- They include a jacket stuffed with rare ox hair and one made from army surplus
With Britain once again facing snow and temperatures as low as -11°C , your threadbare parka may not quite cut it this week.
Luckily there’s a host of high-tech coats on the market this season boasting clever design and futuristic technology that promises to keep you toasty throughout this week’s Arctic blast and beyond.
A cosy hooded jacket made from upcycled army material is designed to survive gruelling Finnish winters, while a stylish £99 number from Decathlon promises to keep budding explorers toasty in temperatures as low as -20°C.
Here, we reveal the best coats to see you through Britain’s big freeze.
Quecha’s SH500 parka waterproof jacket is designed to keep you warm whether you’re enjoying a city break somewhere snowy or simply heading out on a wet and windy hike at home – making it perfect for this week’s icy temperatures.
It also promises to keep you comfortable down to -20°C thanks to the generous wadding, an anti-blizzard hood and adjustable cuffs and waist – as well as warding off water with its clever coating and watertight seams.
Better yet, it boasts thick lined pockets to keep your hands warm and a cosy faux fur trim on the hood.
Made from surplus army textiles, Mamoq’s minimalistic hooded jacket is made to endure tough Finnish winters.
It comes complete with reflective tape (perfect for those dark winter evenings), is fully weatherproof and is made of 100 per cent wool from army surplus stock.
Boasting a stylish flared hem with a longer back and rib cuffs, it features roomy pockets with subtle trimming, wide hood with cords.
A lightly padded lining and contrast colored hood, pocket and hem lining make it as comfortable as it is cosy.
Padded with insulated ox hair, the unisex Qiviut jacket promises ‘unparalleled thermal performance’ to compete by feather filled garments – and even has been dubbed ‘the world’s warmest coat’.
Made with a water-resistant outer shell and a unique ‘sandwich’ insulation technique that combines qiviut with a high-performance synthetic.
With a two-way zip, knitted trim wrist closures, arctic collar and wind baffle on hood, we defy you to feel chilly in this high-tech padded number.
Celebrity fans of the gender-neutral brand include Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews.
Style and comfort are combined in Moose Knuckles’ Debbie bomber jacket.
Super stylish and warm, theis zuo-up jakcet from the coolest new label in outerwear comes in a slate grey with a white fur trim.
The hood is detachable and features a draw cord pull with pom pom fut trim, the front metal zip fastening is strong and sturdy and the bomber has a black elasticated hem and cuffs to keep the cold out.
The jacket is fully waterproof and, with a 80/20 down fill, this jacket is made by Canadians for ‘extreme’ temperatures.
This women’s puffer is the perfect layering piece – but don’t be fooled by its lightweight appearance.
It has a grown-on hood with zip closure and thick, fleece-lined zipped front pockets to keep the heat in.
The hem has soft elastication at the sides to create a flattering shape.
A classic, quilted navy down jacket in a long length to keep you warm from top to bottom.
This season Crew has updated its quilting pattern, filled with high quality feathers for warmth.
Storm flaps and a faux-fur hood are designed to keep the cold out and the heat in on extra cold days.
Made from 50 per cent down and 50 per cent feather, it features ribbed cuffs, two side pockest and a zip-off hood with a detachable fur trim.
Inspired by the North Face’s iconic Nuptse Jacket, this edgy coat combines the brand’s unmistakable design with the unbeatable warmth of goose down.
Rely on this statement piece for relaxed urban style on all your winter adventures in the city.
It’s mid-calf length but lightweight enough to be packable, and its lofty down is guaranteed to keep you cosy in cold conditions.
Most importantly, the durable water repellent finish provides protection from light moisture which will keep you warm and dry during this week’s icy blast.
Perfect for chilly climes, this Storey women’s insulated jacket comes in a stylish deep port.
The longer-length showerproof and insulating jacket is as cosy as they come, with broad quilting and a faux-fur trimmed hood.
A versatile insulator, its snug layer of synthetic fill provides reliable warmth when you most need it.
Showerproof and windproof, this all-rounder also features a cosy faux-fur-trimmed hood and elasticated belt, making it a smart choice for colder conditions.
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