With the winter season approaching and temperatures dropping fast, finding a quality coat that fits your budget and your style is no easy task. After scouring the department stores, local shops, and online retailers we realized how difficult it is to buy American made winter-ready jackets. There are plenty of Black Friday and holiday sales out there, but finding domestically made, cold weather gear is surprisingly tough. To get you started, EvolvedThreads has put together a list of unique Winter coats and jackets in a variety of styles and price points to help make it easier to discover USA brands and buy responsibly this holiday season. Check out this sample list and browse their brand sites to see more of what each company has to offer. Many of them have a variety of other styles and colors available as well to keep you warm this Holiday Season.
Wintergreen Northern Wear – Anorak Jacket
Wintergreen is quite literally the perfect combination of local and sustainable fashion. They are also one of the most truly local producers in the world, supporting their community, sourcing everything they can locally, and building products made with the environment in mind. On May 1, 1986 three Minnesotans reached the North Pole traversing 500 miles of sea ice with only the supplies on their back and their dogsleds. Wintergreen Northernwear was born out of that expedition, building products to help support this arctic journey and building a brand out of that experience. Their clothing system is all about layering, and their signature piece is the Anorak Jacket. Crafted from quick-drying 3-ply Supplex® nylon with Durable Water Repellency and featuring COOLMAX® breathable brushed mesh for insulation, it’s designed to outfit the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
American Trench Goose Down Parka
American Trench started making USA made trench style coats after the 2008 financial crisis. Their idea was to bring America’s manufacturing roots back to the country by producing quality coats domestically. This centerpiece jacket is made in New Jersey using USA Grown cotton and is assembled in several factories across the United States. It features a waterproof and stormproof exterior made of Ventile, a cotton based fabric, as well as 750 fill power duck down insulation. American Trench touts this as pound for pound, one of the best coats money can buy.
Filson – Lined Wool Packer Coat
The Filson Lined Wool Packer coat is one of the warmest and most functional coats made by the C.C. Filson Manufacturing Company. This exceptionally warm version of their Packer coat is outfitted with two layers of 24-oz. 100% virgin Mackinaw Wool over the shoulders, back and arms, and features their signature Alaskan Guide Flannel lining and a shearling-lined collar. This limited edition American made coat also features a classic plaid pattern that fades out in a truly unique fashion from red to black. And as with all Filson products, you know you can trust the quality and craftsmanship to last a lifetime.
Cockpit USA’s – Genuine B-3 Bomber Jacket
Cockpit USA has been proudly making coats domestically since 1975. They have been an official supplier to the U.S. Air Force for over 35 years. The Genuine B3 Bomber Jacket is based on an original bomber style coat brought into military service around 1930s for open cockpit flight. It is an incredibly durable design that is built for facing the cold. It is crafted from thick and supple shearling leather and finished with a nappa leather exterior that is sure to break in beautifully through years of wear and has been updated to match current, contemporary standards and comes in a gorgeous brown leather.
Beyond Clothing – A7 Cold Jacket
Beyond clothing is a brand that created a comprehensive layering system that is designed to be customized to any climate. It was designed with survival in mind and addresses tactical needs to brave the winter elements. Among one of their warmest standalone pieces, The A7 Cold Jacket is designed for warmth in extremely cold environments. This jacket is built with a DWR coated nylon ripstop shell over Climashield® APEX Insulation. The APEX insulation keeps you warm, retains heat while wet and dries much faster than down. The Nylon ripstop shell repels rain and wind. As with all Beyond items, the A7 Cold Jacket is oversized and designed to be worn over specific Beyond Clothing layers in arctic climates to protect against the most bitter cold environments.
Topo Designs – Mountain Jacket
Adventure-inspired gear brand Topo Designs is a USA born company that is one of the most authentic outdoor brands on the market. Sporting a lifetime warranty on all their gear, they will replace or repair any damage at any time, if you can manage to destroy any of their products even through wear and tear. The Mountain jacket by Topo Designs uses tech fabrics on the outside paired with a classic look on the inside. This unique pullover has an oversized snap closure pocket that can hold everything you need from your wallet and keys around town to a hat and gloves on the trail. It’s a great outdoor jacket from a brand committed to not only creating quality goods but, protecting their local communities.
Schott – Men’s Buffalo Plaid Hunting Jacket
Schott’s heritage is a true-blue, real-deal, piece of Americana. The iconic styles produced by hand for over 100 years have become infused in American culture and have served as battle flags for the American spirit. The Schott Men’s Buffalo Plaid Hunting Jacket is no exception. It is made domestically in the United States, and its heavy duty 24oz wool blend is stylish, timeless, and perfectly engineered to keep you warm and dry. It also features button front closure, 2 upper handwarmer pockets, 2 lower pockets with a button down flap closure, and rear back game pockets with button-down flaps are perfect for utility use and the quilted lining is designed to insulate you outdoors on those brisk winter days.
Filson – Trench Coat
Filson is one of the most established American outdoor brands. They have been around since 1897 and have become one of the most recognizeable USA made brands. They got their start making tin cloth mining and outdoor clothing, designed for durability and hard labor. Continuing that tradition, the Filson Trench Coat is made of a water-repellent and wind-resistant waxed-cotton exterior shell. The three-quarter-length cut provides extended coverage, and a pleated back allows a full range of motion. It features a zippered front with snap-closure storm flap holds in warmth. Soft Feather Cloth lining in the body and a wool-lined collar add comfort. And one of the best parts is that it contains an internal zipper that accepts Filson’s liners for added warmth throughout the winter months. It’s one of the coolest (and warmest) pieces that you’ll ever own.
Kitanica – Mark I
Kitanica proudly makes all of its products in the United States using domestically produced materials. They are a family owned and operated company with much of their production being handled in Northern California at their Oakland headquarters. The Mark 1 is one of their more versatile models, with the ability to accept their M-1 Fleece liner for added warmth. As with all Kitanica products, it is overbuilt to last. Constructed of 1000 denier CORDURA® fabric, it’s literally like a coat of armor; for anyone who hasn’t seen Cordura, this is an incredibly durable and tough outer layer fabric. Its remarkable durability is only rivaled by its incredible fit and functionality. Good luck finding a tougher piece of clothing anywhere on the market
Fulsus USA – Mountain Jacket
Fulsus products are designed in the mountains (10,200′ elev +) to rigorous standards in extreme conditions so that they will perform anywhere. Fulsus USA always attempts to create 100% Made in USA products first. Their PolarTec Neoshell Mountain Jacket is claimed to be the most advanced technical jacket made in the USA. it is waterproof and breathable and designed to combat the elements. It can be purchased in black, red, and green and is a versatile piece of winter clothing that can be used in almost any outdoor environment.
Freeman Seattle – Diagonal Quilted Down Jacket
With the goal of building high-quality goods in Seattle, the city that knows rain, Freeman was born. they have focused on the marriage of fabrics that perform with aesthetics that are timeless. The Crescent Down Works Diagonal Quilt Down Jacket is a collab piece that uses a classic quilted down sweater as the base with an added snap-front zipper flap placket. This is an elusive down jacket that both fits perfectly without excessive roominess. It is made with premium down, devoid of quills, resulting in an extremely light, quick-to-rebound fill that insulates with minimal bulk. Each jacket is carefully sewn right here in Seattle, USA using a water-resistant 60/40 cotton-nylon blend outer and streak-free liner. It’s really an excellent staple piece for staying warm through the winters of the Northwest.
Johnson Woolen Mills – Classic Button Mackinaw Jacket
Johnson Woolen Mills is a family owned business that has been around for 175 years. They currently employ 47 people and make all their clothing locally in Vermont. It’s one of the things we love about this brand in addition to their coats and jackets. Their Classic Button Down Mackinaw coat is a really cool, understated wintercoat that features a fully insulated tricot lining, a reinforced collar, and a detachable hood. It’s also made with a five button closure front, with inside breast pockets, muff pockets for outer warmth, two lower pockets for storage and two chest pockets, just in case.