Winter is coming and you need a new vegan winter coat. Luckily there are more high quality options than ever before. Here’s a round-up of the best and warmest gender-neutral and women’s vegan winter coats for 2019. This list does NOT contain any affiliate links.
Why purchase a vegan winter coat?
In the past, most high quality winter coats and jackets were made from materials such as down, fur, and wool taken from captive and/or killed animals. The following vegan winter coats are made from a variety of equally warm, cruelty-free substitutes.
Vegan + high quality
These jackets are not the cheapest – they range from $259 – $795. It’s actually pretty easy to find cheap synthetic jackets which are technically vegan. But this list is for explicitly vegan winter coats from companies using the latest vegan-friendly materials with a focus on ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices.
We like to spotlight totally vegan brands, but have included one vegan winter coat from a not-all-vegan, but sustainably-minded brand at the end.
Best and Warmest Vegan Winter Coats for 2019 – Women’s and Gender Neutral Styles
Italian brand Save the Duck aims to save ducks by creating vegan alternatives to down jackets. Their proprietary PLUMTECH® filling is warmer than down, breathable, waterproof, machine-washable, and quick-drying.
Save the Duck offers a huge variety of styles, sizes (XXS – XXXL depending on style), and levels of warmth. Their jackets are great for travel because they can be compressed and stuffed into a tiny, pocket-sized pouch.
I love the retro vibe of Save the Duck’s LUMA jacket. By the way, Save the Duck is a member of amfori BSCI, a business association committed to social responsibility.
If these styles don’t speak out to you, do check out their website because they have so many more options than what I’ve included here.
Based in Germany, Embassy of Bricks and Logs is a vegan company with animal rights built into their mission. Their proprietary faux down filling is made from recycled PET plastic bottles collected from the ocean. The company focuses on sustainability in both their jacket materials and packaging.
To meet demand and keep the cost of their coats down, they recently moved production to China. You can read about a recent visit to their new factory here. Embassy of Bricks and Logs is PETA approved.
The Kaylee parka from Montreal-based vegan brand Noize, is windproof, water-resistant, and rated for temperatures as low as -30°C/ -22°F. It has a removable hood, removable faux fur trim, fleece lined pockets, and an inner lining made from recycled plastic bottles.
Noize offers select vegan winter coats in plus sizes 1x – 3x. Their warmest plus size coat is the Nicole Heavyweight Bomber, also rated for temperatures as low as -30°C/ -22°F.
Wuxly Movement is the vegan answer to infamously cruel Canada Goose. The Toronto-based company’s vegan winter coats are made in Canada and insulated with Primaloft Gold. Primaloft Gold, Primaloft’s highest performing insulation, is ultra warm, lightweight, and unlike Down, keeps you warm even when wet.
The Doe Parka is suggested for temperatures of +10 to -30°C (+50 to -22°F). One really neat feature of this vegan parka is built-in back straps so you can carry your jacket when its too warm to wear!
The water-resistant Queen Parka from Wuxly Movement features a recycled nylon lining, a reflective hood strip to keep you visible at might, and 5 pockets! This vegan parka is recommended for temperatures of +5 to -35°C (+41 to +-31°F).
Vaute Couture, one of the oldest vegan fashion labels, is coming out of hiatus for a limited run of winter coats this season. This year they have some really cool colors.
EcoAlf is not a vegan brand, but their newest collection of winter coats is vegan and PETA approved. Their Siberia Puffer is made from 100% recycled polyester.
I hope you enjoyed this list of the latest and best gender neutral and women’s vegan winter coats! Did we miss a style? Let us know!