Cozy Army Coats You Can Wear For Decades 

Did you know that the quilted jacket was originally designed to mimic army liners and keep warm while hunting? That’s why many of them are olive green and navy blue. While these jackets serve a different and more style-forward purpose today, they remain high-quality and continue to offer warmth and comfort.

Truly sustainable and ethically made quilted jackets are more expensive but should be considered lifelong investments as they last for decades and can even be passed down to future generations. To help offset upfront costs, many of these brands also offer installment options, so you can slowly pay off your jacket throughout the winter.

Not ready to invest in a new quilted jacket? Check out secondhand options (like the Etsy shop we share below) to score a vintage gem with our online thrifting tips.

1. Outerknown

Our Pick | Honeycomb Quilted Jacket
Price | $148
Size Range | XS–L

Outerknown is a champion of fair labor, sustainability, and innovation. The brand creates high-quality, organic, and ethically made apparel for all genders. The Honeycomb Quilted Jacket’s shell is made of 100 percent organic cotton and is designed to be open and cropped, so you effortlessly elevate any look. International shipping available.

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2. Patagonia

Our Pick | Diamond Quilted Jacket
Price | $189
Size Range | XS–XXL

For an insulated, water-repellent coat that is worth the investment, consider Patagonia’s Diamond Quilted Jacket. It’s Fair Trade-certified piece and handcrafted in Vietnam, where employees are paid fair premiums and work under safe conditions. The jacket materials include recycled polyester, organic cotton, and THERMOLITE eco-insulation to keep you warm wherever you are. International shipping available.

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3. Paloma Wool

Our Pick | Tycho Jacket
Price | $240
Size Range | S–L

Barcelona-based brand Paloma Wool prioritizes slow fashion, local collaboration and sourcing, and timeless style. This Tycho Jacket is considered both a quilted and puffer-style coat for even more warmth. Available in a tan burgundy and a lime khaki green, it’s made with 100 percent recycled bottles polyester and Sorona, an eco-optimized fiber. As a bonus, it’s also weather-repellent. International shipping available.

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4. TextileHaus

Our Pick | Quilted Jacket
Price | $276
Size Range | XS–L

TextileHaus crafts timeless styles in small batches in San Francisco, CA, where the brand works alongside local manufacturers. The oversized Quilted Jacket is made of 100 percent cotton and recycled polyester, and it comes with two cargo pockets, a phone-sized breast pocket, and dropped shoulders. (You can opt for a knee-length option, too!) We love this jacket for its function and futuristic look.

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5. Seek Collective

Our Pick | AM Quilted Coat
Price | $315
Size Range | XS–L

Consider Seek Collective’s Agnes Martin-inspired Quilted Coat for a reversible striped jacket (vertical on one side, horizontal on the other). It’s 100 percent sustainable cotton, and the fabric is handwoven on looms in Madhya Pradesh, India. As for function and fit, the patch pockets will keep your hands warm, and the light padding gives this jacket optimal coziness. While it comes with an investment price tag, Seek Collective’s jacket is seasonless—meaning you can wear it year-round whenever you’re feeling a bit chilly. International shipping available.

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6. Universal Standard

Our Pick | Josie Short Puffer
Price | $210
Size Range | 4XS–4XL

With a high shine fabric, squiggly pattern, and high-to-low hem, the Josie Short Puffer from Universal Standard is bound to stand out in a crowd. And since it’s water-resistant and filled with a cruelty-free down alternative (plus has fleece-lined pockets and a high collar), you’re sure to stay warm while looking cool.

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7. Secondhand Etsy Shops

Our Pick | Vintage Quilted Jackets from Inherit Shop
Price | $50+
Size Range | Varies

For reclaimed or upcycled jackets, check out Etsy’s many secondhand shops delightfully curated by vintage-loving stylists. Our favorite picks include army green jackets that mimic camo, Jackie O styles, and sportswear-themed looks for men. And of course, this more affordable option (with prices starting at $50) is also the most sustainable one. Etsy purchases are sent your way with carbon-neutral shipping as part of this B Corp’s sustainability promise.

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