Best Women’s Work Jacket and Coat Brands

By Marie | March 22, 2014

Filson JacketWhen looking for outerwear, one of the most important garments is the coat. Depending on the time of the year, environmental conditions, area and budget, the options can vary widely. Not only for men, but also for women, many choices are available in a wide range of materials and insulation levels that are ideally suited for rain and snow, or for just throwing on when there is a chill in the air. Obviously, the type of outdoor activity (hiking, working with livestock, etc.) that is to be undertaken will play a significant part on what type of coat is needed.

Several features to consider include length, with or without a hood, pockets (both exterior and interior), linings such as quilted, fleece or flannel, exterior materials (waterproof, water resistant, flame resistant) and cuffs (adjustable or not).

Carhartt is one of the most trusted brands of outdoor clothing when warmth and comfort are needed on the job. It has withstood the test of time, being around since 1889. Their products impress with rugged durability. They make all types of work coats and jackets, suited for all kind of activities. The major seams are triple-stitched and all the zippers are heavy-duty. Different options are available such as padded (quilted, quilted flannel, fleece or none). One of their best jackets is the weathered wildwood jacket, made or 12-ounce cotton canvas duck, with insulated sherpa lining. The canvas-type material is resistant to tears and rips and works great to block the wind and keep you warm. With deep pockets and a comfortable three-piece hood, this is the perfect work jacket for almost any job.

Filson is a brand of heavier coats that pay special attention to both function and style, being even designed to flatter a woman’s shape. Their women’s Elliot Bay Jacket features a waterproof, breathable fabric with sealed interior seams protecting the stitching from the effects of the outside environment. Another feature is an adjustable hood which can be zipped off. Cuffs can be adjusted with the brass snaps and a draw cord can be utilized to make cinch the coat around the waist for a snugger, more feminine fit.

Australian Outback Collection is another option of work coats. They make oilskin drovers, rain slickers, and dusters coats and are available in various lengths. These coats were originally designed for the Australian cattlemen who spent long hours in the saddle under all weather conditions. The basic material for these coats is oiled cotton canvas that is waterproof and windproof. The basic model is called “the drover”, has an extra generous cut, double front closure, large cargo and hand warmer pockets, leg straps and soft lining or as an option a removable fleece liner.

Many of these coats can be purchased from your local or chain farm supply store as well as online including the specific brand website. These name brand coats may be slightly higher in price but have a proven track record and a reputation to protect. If you buy these coats on sale or in the off-season some of that cost can be offset.

If you like or need to spend a significant amount of time outdoors in different weather conditions the brands mentioned above will have that coat that will give you the security, warmth and comfort and will become an old friend that you can trust time and time again.

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