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Is it a parka, a hooded jacket or an anorak? Truth is they all have origins in the military. The parka can be traced way back to the Caribou Inuit in Canada, who made parkas from caribou or seal for warmth and protection. 


Modern-day parkas, however, are more closely inspired by the first ever military parka, the USAF N-3B.


The original N-3B was developed in the United States during the early 1950s for Air Force flight crews based in extremely cold areas. 


It was called a 'snorkel parka' because the hood can be zipped right up leaving only a small hole to breathe. 

The parkas and hooded jackets in this list are guaranteed to keep you warm on the coldest of streets without sacrificing on style.

1. Canada Goose Macculloch Parka Black Label


It would be hard to call this a best list without featuring a parka from Canada Goose, one of the foremost outwear manufacturers in the world. 


Inspired by the brand's popular Expedition Parka, the Macculloch Parka has been refreshed with contemporary details and a cool snow camo print for the adventurer or urban explorer.

You will stand out rather than blend in after dark with reflective bands across the chest and hood to promote visibility.


Plenty of large interior and exterior pockets ensure essentials are easily accessible in extreme temperatures.

2. Eddie Bauer Men's Boundary Pass Parka


Eddie Bauer, founder behind the brand dedicated his life to making gear that got people outside.


The Boundary Pass is a perfect example of that design ethos, providing extreme warmth for extreme cold.

The Boundary Pass features a durable nylon shell packed with 650 fill premium down insulation for thermal comfort in subzero temperatures.


The adjustable insulated hood has a removable faux fur ruff.

3. The North Face Men's Gotham Jacket III


The North Face is a brand that has become synonymous with the best outwear for extreme conditions.


The Gotham Jacket continues this tradition of excellence, insulated with 550-fill down to help you block out winter's chill just about anywhere.

The Gotham features an adjustable hood, storm flap to keep out icy wind gusts, and a ribbed trim for complete coverage.


This jacket breathes better than most waterproof jackets due to its seam-sealed DryVent 2L shell.


It also has a stormflap with snap closure covering the Vision center front zip. 

4. Tommy Hilfiger Artic Cloth Parka


The Tommy Hilfiger Arctic Cloth parka is a high performance quilted full length snorkel jacket with a removable faux fur-trimmed hood.

This is parka is equally at home in the arctic or cold streets with plenty of pockets for your EDC.


Storage comes in the way of two lower welt pockets, two special upper-slanted welt handwarmer pockets and one interior zipper pocket for added storage.


Ultra-soft polyfill insulation has been added warmth.

5. Superdry Chinook Parka Jacket


Superdry is one of our favorite military-inspired brands and their range of stylish, fur-lined winter parkas and bombers is why we love them. 


You won’t be feeling cold this season in the Chinook parka, designed for supreme warmth and contemporary style, this parka features a single zip fastening with poppers, a hood with removable faux fur trim, ribbed cuffs, and zips in the side seams.


This Parka offers plenty of space for your everyday essentials with four large pockets.


Superdry branding is featured on the poppers, on a badge on the sleeve and a patch on the placket.

6. The Eldridge Triple F.A.T. Goose SAGA Collection


​The Eldridge is part of the SAGA collection introduced by Triple F.A.T. Goose, an exclusive premium line of outerwear.


SAGA collection parkas have been updated for 2019 with longer and lush ultra-premium coyote fur, hydrophobic nanotech on the fabrication, and a higher fill power down insulation. 

The SAGA collection combines the worlds of luxury and performance, with features that include lush premium+ coyote fur, a durable two-tone fabrication and hydrophobic nanotech. 


This 3/4 length goose down-filled parka is highlighted by four front flap pockets with button closures, storm cuffs, and soft fleece pocket lining details.

7. Nobis Grayson Parka

This versatile parka from Nobis will keep you exceptionally warm and stylish at the same time, perfect for a busy day in a cold climate or a night out in the city.


The Grayson is a no-frills classic and so adaptable it will not look out of place in a formal of settings or an urban one. 

Crafted from 100% Premium Canadian Origin White Duck Down, this parka features a highly breathable lining and it's machine washable.


Style-wise it is probably our favorite on this list, an absolute stunner.

8. Fjallraven Singi Down Jacket


The Singi Down Jacket is a warm and durable down jacket with outer fabric in Fjallraven's own hardwearing G-1000 (a densely woven fabric made from 65% polyester and 35% cotton using Greenland Wax). 


The padding is high-quality, traceable down that has been reinforced with synthetic padding over the shoulders and elbows for durability.

A spacious and adjustable hood with detachable synthetic fur edging provides extra protection from the elements when needed.


The zipper is two-way and covered with a wide protective flap. This parka also features two large chest pockets with vertical zippers and pockets on top with flaps.

9. Alpha Industries Men's N-3B Parka Coat

Alpha Industries is one of those brands that walk the line between contemporary fashion like streetwear and military authenticity.


The N-3B Parka Coat is a USAF Snorkel parka named after the original USAF N-3B and like the brand's line of bomber jackets, it stays true to the original, with contemporary design enhancements of course.


The N-3B features reinforced elbow patches, a full-length storm flap and inset knit cuffs for durability and protection against the elements.


Its nylon outer shell/polyester interlining ensures that no cold air seeps in. 


The hood is lined and trimmed with synthetic fur, complete with adjustable drawcord/take-up strap.


If you like a tight fit we recommend sizing down from your normal size.

10. Paxton Primaloft Parka


This highly waterproof, breathable and windproof Paxson BR2 PrimaLoft Parka is an exceptionally warm piece of outerwear made to Musto's stringent BR2 standards.

Insulated with PrimaLoft Black Insulation Eco, this jacket offers highly balanced warmth, with a 3-way adjustable hood with a removable faux fur hood trim for enhanced weather protection.

Store your essentials in the two front bellow pockets with the rollover tops.