When winter rolls around, most men’s thoughts instinctively turn towards their outerwear choices and, so far as we’re concerned here at Coolector HQ, you can’t beat a good quality waxed jacket. Luckily there are plenty of different waxed jackets to choose from to suit every style and budget and if you find yourself in the market for a stylish new piece of outerwear, look no further.
Check out our pick of 6 of the best men’s waxed jackets below:
Peregrine Bexley Waxed Jacket – $299
Each one of these Peregrine Bexley Waxed Jackets ($299) is cut from an 8 oz Millerain cotton fabric with a soft hand and water-repellent finish that will give it a striking aesthetic that gets better with time and each adventure you take it on. Peregrine offer 100% British garments with over 220 years of family run experience. For the guys at Peregrine, making apparel isn’t just an art, it’s a way of life.
They’re a family owned and operated brand with over 220 years of experience manufacturing clothes in the UK. And in 1956, the Glover family decided to branch out from just manufacturing and started the brand Peregrine as an homage to their ancestry and traditional British fashion. Today, they still manufacture 100% of their products in Britain with no plans for this to change any time soon. As a staple of their apparel lineup, the Bexley Jacket is a fantastic first line of defence against the winter chills and is ideal for layering when that weather gets particularly brutal in the depths of the winter months. ($299)
Tom Beckbe Tensaw Waxed Jacket – $495
Billed as a weather-resistant, heritage hunting jacket that’s at home in the city and field alike, the Tensaw Waxed Jacket from Tom Tenbe ($495) has adventure in its blood. Built for fair weather and foul alike, Tom Beckbe’s outdoor products are designed and tested to withstand the test of time and look good whilst doing it. Made in the USA, this fantastic looking piece of outerwear emerged from Tom Beckbe’s search for the ideal hunting jacket that also functioned in the city.
It’s cut from a robust shell of waxed shelter cloth that’s water-resistant and forces itself through heavy brush like nobody’s business, not to mention the eye-catching patina it will accrue over time. Detailed construction, like set-in sleeves and a twill liner, ensures comfortable extended wear so you can focus on what you’re doing, not what you’re wearing. This is one of the hardiest, most comfortable outdoor jackets you’ll ever put on. ($495)
Barbour Beacon Sports Waxed Jacket – $745
Barbour are, of course, synonymous with the waxed jacket industry and it’s because of first class offerings like this stunning Barbour Beacon Sports Waxed Jacket ($745) that they have garnered this lofty reputation. It boasts a waxed canvas outer shell which is completely waterproof while still offering a handsome, stylish look and each one is lined with thick flannel throughout the interior to keep you nice and toasty through the winter months.
This jacket was originally worn by Daniel Craig in a little 2012 movie by the name of Skyfall which definitely adds to its cache considerably. This amazing jacket is crafted from a waterproof, waxed canvas exterior and lined with a thick flannel for maximum comfort. Needless to say, if it’s dapper enough for 007 and adventure ready enough to withstand his missions, then it should be fine for all your winter excursions. ($745)
Filson Down Waxed Jacket – $450
Known for the quality of their outdoors apparel, it’s little wonder that we’ve fallen for this Filson Down Cruiser Waxed Jacket ($450) here at Coolector HQ. Boasting a heavy-duty Cover Cloth construction which is water-resistant and ultra-durable, this jacket will be your new best friend this winter. It has a standing collar and handwarmer pockets lined with quality merino wool for extra warmth and comfort with shelter cloth reinforcements on the front pockets and lower back for added robustness.
The Down Cruiser does a great job of combining the warmth of a modern down jacket with Filson’s water-resistant, tough-as-nails Cover Cloth shell and if you’re after outerwear that doesn’t take any prisoners, this is definitely the one for you. It’s one of the most rugged jackets in Filson’s mighty impressive collection of outerwear with handsome looks and durability that could survive the Yukon. ($450)
Flint & Tinder Quilted Waxed Field Jacket – $348
The Flint & Tinder Quilted Waxed Field Jacket ($348) is shell built from a hardy and highly water-resistant British Millerain waxed canvas, which is the gold standard and original creators of waxed canvas and has a tangible sense of quality to the touch. It is well-insulated with ethically-sourced goose down with a temperature rating in the mid 30s so even when the weather takes a dramatic tumble, this classic piece of outerwear has got you covered. It boasts a slew of contemporary, technical features to create the modern working man’s field jacket. It passed numerous quality tests out on a ranch in Montana, and is bound to make the brutal winter months feel like a warm walk on the beach. ($348)
Bridge & Burn Fraser Waxed Jacket – $288
A hardy offering, the Bridge & Burn Fraser Waxed Jacket ($288) is designed to bring functional performance in a handsome package. Born and bred in Portland, Bridge & Burn is all about quality apparel that takes its design inspiration from the great outdoors and the wild terrains that surround their headquarters in the Pacific Northwest. Their lineup of cold-weather clothing will ensure you’re ready for days spent knee-high in the snow and evenings spent around the fireplace this winter, cranking up the vinyl, and pouring another round for a thicker “bourbon blanket”.
Their Fraser jacket delivers maximum warmth in a British Millerain waxed canvas exterior that’s lined with a soft flannel interior. Ideal for those temperature that make you question if it’s even worth it to step outside, you can’t go wrong with the stylish functionality of the Fraser. ($288)