Best Men’s Work Coats and Jackets

When it comes to outfitting the modern working man, most guys care about only one thing: durability. In this category of men’s clothing, you really do get what you pay for. And what you’re paying in the best work jackets really comes down to materials.

You can expect simple designs and perhaps a touch of style, but first and foremost is functionality. These jackets are made to last and handle the regular abuse of the modern job site.

You may not be surprised by our top picks, but that’s probably due to the well-earned reputation of the brands we chose. Whichever jacket you decide on, it will last for years and return every dollar of your investment.

Pick #1

Our first pick is really not a singular choice, but rather an entire brand: Carhartt. A perfect example is the Quick Duck Jefferson Traditional Jacket. Carhartt has done an amazing job in becoming a name synonymous with high quality workwear, and this piece is no exception.

Made from a 60/40 cotton polyester blend, this jacket is water-repellant and features Thinsulate insulation for warmth.

As you might expect, this jacket has hundreds of outstanding reviews. In fact, 83% of reviewers gave 5 stars with another 13% giving 4. The most common praise was the outstanding warmth of the jacket as well at the high quality construction.

If you didn’t know, Carhartt as a brand tends to run large. It’s recommended to read reviews and consider ordering a full size smaller than you normally wear. The cut is usually boxy and American, leaving plenty of midsection breathing room.

Pick #2

Our second pick is the Caterpillar Heavy Insulated Parka. While our first pick may be a tough act to follow, Caterpillar is doing working men everywhere justice with their workwear lines.

This heavy synthetic coat has a sleek look and a longer fit which should help keep the weather out when reaching or bending while at work. Windproof and water resistant, this parka is built for the outdoors. Some thoughtful additional reflectivity suit that purpose as well.

There is a good deal of versatility as well, with a removable hood and plenty of easily accessible pockets on the chest and inside including a cellphone pocket.

Reviewer note the substantial build without excess bulk and plenty of warmth. Sizing is pretty spot-on, if a touch large.

Pick #3

And now for something a little different. The Legendary Whitetails Maplewood Hooded Shirt Jacket is the working man’s version of an old favorite; the flannel shirt. There are 3 colors available to find the right style.

The exterior shell is a heavy, classic cotton while the interior is quilted satin with 130gm poly-fill insulation. A double lined fleece hood adds a little more protection and warmth. While not a heavy coat or parka, this shirt jacket should cover a wide range of outdoor conditions with a bit of thoughtful layering.

Reviews for the Maplewood are, in general, outstanding. A number of the buyers leaving less than 5 stars had no issues with the build quality, but rather the sizing. Overall, the consensus seems the indicate that this jacket runs large. It’s probably worth reading some reviews from those with similar weights and measurements to find the correct fit. Remember, Amazon has a generous return policy, so it’s not a big deal if you get it wrong the first time!

Posted by Whichie Staff