Unfortunately, lots of winter coats are filled with down, which isn’t vegan; so where’s a vegan to find vegan jackets? Well, fortunately there are many great synthetic materials to keep you warm – and they will work even when you get wet – so don’t worry, I’ll be showing you the best vegan coats out there to keep you cosy this year!
Some of the top vegan jackets that I’ll be covering include:
- Noize Lauren long length vegan parka
- Culthread Artesian Thermore Ecodown vegan puffer jacket
- Ecoalf Isola 3 in 1 vegan down trench coat
- Matt & Nat leather jacket
- Dauntless belted vegan leather jacket
- Noize Aiko long length vegan wool coat
- Will’s Vegan Store mens vegan peacoat
- Dauntless Hudson mens vegan leather jacket
- Nanushka vegan leather puffer jacket
- Unreal Fur vegan fur coat
- Save the Duck Alice quilted vegan jacket
- Wuxly vegan bomber jacket
- The North Face Thermoball jacket
- Patagonia Nano Puff jacket mens and womens
Whether you’re looking for vegan leather jackets for autumn and spring, or the best vegan winter coats, here are vegan coats in all styles.
If you’re looking for a warm vegan winter jacket, this coat will do the trick. This vegan winter parka is mid-length with a relaxed fit perfect for layering over winter clothes.
Looking for vegan alternatives to Canada Goose? This parka from Canadian vegan company Noize will keep you nice and warm. Since they’re based in Canada I think the know a thing or two about warm winter coats! They have a very wide range of vegan winter jackets as well as raincoats, which you can see here.
The Lauren parka has an outer shell of polyester and is made with recycled materials. It’s filled with recycled polyester in the form of RePET, made of recycled plastic bottles. It’s also water-resistant and comes with a hood to keep you extra warm.
It’s sure to keep you nice and toasty – it will shield you in weather up to -30°C/-22°F.
It’s also easy to care for since it’s machine washable (hang dry). It’s PETA certified vegan.
This vegan down jacket is insulated with Ecodown, a vegan down alternative made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. This oversized vegan puffer coat is made with rescued deadstock faux leather and lined with deadstock teal lining. The neutral black outer goes with everything, while the teal lining adds a pop of colour to this vegan leather coat.
The hood of this cruelty free down jacket is lined with a luxury faux fur. It has both inner and outer pockets.
Culthread make cruelty free winter coats - all their products are vegan, and you can find them for sale on Immaculate Vegan, alongside other vegan coats, clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.
This vegan trench coat is waterproof and so it's perfect if you live in a wetter climate. The insulation is Fellex, a 100% vegan recycled synthetic feather.
It's a 2-piece trench coat offering 3 coat possibilities - that outer will keep you dry on rainy days, the inner layer can be used alone on cooler days and both pieces together will keep you warm on cold wintry days. The coat (both layers together) is recommended for up to -10°C / 14°F.
The top layer is made from Solotex and the inner layer fabric, lining and filling is recycled polyester. Like all Ecoalf clothes, they use as sustainable materials as possible.
Looking for vegan leather jackets for women? Matt & Nat, well known for their vegan handbags, make several vegan leather jackets.
The Vaughn black vegan leather jacket is made from polyurethane (PU) vegan leather, with a 100% recycled polyester lining.
While a vegan leather jacket won't be warm enough for the winter in many climes, I find they're a great option on cooler days in autumn or spring where you want another layer but it's not cold enough for a winter coat. Plus, they can definitely make an outfit.
The Vaughn jacket has a zippered front closure and two zippered front pockets and a snap close waistband.
This ethical vegan leather jacket is made by Dauntless, experts in crafting vegan leather jackets.
Made with a super soft vegan polyurethane leather that's water-borne and solvent-free, this vegan biker jacket has a zip front and zip cuffs, plus side zip pockets. It's lined with satin and has an attached belt for an edgy and sophisticated look.
Vegan fashion brand Dauntless manufactures their jackets in Colombia, where founder Paula Maldonado is from, with a focus on a transparent supply chain. Using fair trade standards and employing women who are heads of households is important to Dauntless, to enable the women to support their families.
They also use paper free packaging and a recycled paper hang-tag. All garments are delivered in a reustable tote bag.
They also make all coats to order, to avoid excess waste.
If you're looking for an elegant winter coat that you can wear to work and special occasions, Noize's Aiko faux wool coat fits the bill.
This vegan coat is made with faux wool and lined with vegan leather. It comes in black or rose, is a mid length and has an asymmetrical zipper and a knot belt. It also has a detachable inner collar.
The Aiko coat is recommended up to -5°C/23°F and is water resistant.
It's semi fitted and suitable for dry clean only.
Noize is a PETA certified vegan brand that make vegan outerwear as well as clothes, bags and shoes. They're committed to using sustainable fabrics as frequently as possible like recycled plastic, recycled fill and organic cotton.
Will's Vegan Store make a number of mens vegan jackets, including this peacoat. Starting out as a mens vegan shoe store, Will's now sell a whole range of shoes, bags, accessories and coats for men and women.
If you're looking for a coat that you can wear equally well with jeans or with a suit, this is perfect.
Like all Will's clothes, all vegan fabrics are used, of course. This peacoat has a thermal lining made in Italy of 100% recycled polyester, and an outer made with Supima cotton. The buttons are made with compressed recycled paper and resin. The inner lining is made with viscose, which allows you to easily slide the coat on over layers.
There are two large slip pockets and one interior buttoned pocket.
The coats are ethically made in small batches in Italy.
See Will's full range of vegan jackets for men here.
Dauntless vegan mens jackets like the Hudson vegan biker jacket are effortlessly cool. They specialise in vegan leather biker jackets.
The Hudson vegan leather motorcycle jacket is made from a smooth vegan leather. Dauntless uses a vegan polyurethane leather that's solvent-free and water-borne. The Hudson jacket has an off-centre zip, shoulder epaulettes, front zipped pockets and a single front flap pocket. It's clim cut with a classic look that stay in style forever.
Like all Dauntless jackets, it's made in Colombia and Dauntless employees women who are heads of households to ensure they can support their families.
The Nanushka HIDE vegan leather puffer jacket is an iconic Nanushka style, made with their signature vegan leather and lined in satin. It has concealed snap fastenings and a high neck collar.
The Nanushka vegan leather jacket is made with an outer of polyurethane and polyester. This Nanushka puffer jacket is dry clean only.
Unreal Fur makes luxury vegan fur coats. Whether you're looking for a long length vegan fur coat, a vegan shearling coat or a vegan puffer jacket with a fur-lined collar, Unreal Fur has lots of choices for vegan, cruelty free fur coats.
Unreal Fur started making their faux fur coats in 2011 and are PETA approved vegan.
They aim to improve sustainability as much as possible and be inclusive in sizing.
The Black Bird coat is a long faux fur coat with sharp lapels in a plush vegan fur that will keep you cosy and warm.
Save the Duck is, as you may have guessed, an all-vegan coat brand making alternatives to down jackets. The Alice quilted vegan jacket is water resistant and warm.
The jacket is lightweight and uses Plumtech padding, which absorbs moisture and dries quickly. The outer is nylon with a silky effect that gives it a sheen.
It's machine washable (hang dry) and breathable.
Wuxly is a vegan coat company based in Canada.
The outer shell of this bomber jacket is waterproof and breathable, and the lining is 200g Primaloft gold insulation. It has an adjustable hood, power-stretch waistband and storm cuffs to stop the cold coming in and it even has an insulated security pocket so your phone doesn't get cold! It has a cozy velvet lining and large cozy hip pockets for your hands.
The interior lining is made with recycled plastic and the zipper is a YKK heavy duty zip. This coat is rated as 'very warm', with a 3 out of 5 (bear in mind the company is based in Canada so that's a Canadian cold scale. ;) Reviewers state it's very warm with one saying he was comfortable in -15 F/-26 C weather).
The North Face is known for their outdoor gear and now thanks to Thermoball insulation, they have vegan outerwear.
Thermoball is a vegan down alternative which unlike traditional synthetic down alternatives (which are fibres), consist of Primaloft synthetic fibre clusters, which more closely mimic clusters of down, trapping heat in air pockets to retain warmth. It's also lightweight, packs down to a small size and stays warm when wet.
As well as the Thermoball insulation, this jacket outer is made with recycled material and has a water repellent finish.
It has a hood (also insulated with Thermoball) and zip pockets for essentials, plus fleecy arms for comfort. When they say it packs, down, they mean it: check out how it packs down to pocket size here.
Patagonia's women's Nano Puff jacket is water resistant and windproof, keeping you warm and dry. It uses lightweight, vegan insulation: 60g Primaloft Gold Insulation Eco made with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester.
It also features a recycled polyester lining and outer. It is Fair Trade certified sewn. (Patagonia is rated 'Good' on the Good on You rating system, which looks at companies' profiles based on animals, the environment and treatment of workers.)
You can find the men's Nano Puff hoody here.
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Wondering how to choose a coat that's suitable for winter weather? Check out this handy Wikihow guide (not vegan, so ignore tips based on leather/wool). Some things you might want to consider:
- Waterproof, especially if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow or rain in winter
- Length, depending how cold it gets
- Zippers and cuffs to protect you from cold, again depending on how cold your winter is
- Removable hood
- Storm flaps to cover zippers - in very windy and cold areas, the wind can cut through the zipper, making you cold
Equally, if you live in an area that doesn't get very cold winters, consider that you don't need a very heavy or insulated coat, and in fact wearing one will likely just make you hot and sweaty! When I moved to Barcelona, I had to get a new winter coat because my old one made me TOO hot here.
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