If you live in a part of the world where winter isn't just a season but a challenge to be conquered, then you'll appreciate the Penfield Summit Parka ($320). Roughly equivalent to wearing a sleeping bag over your torso — but far better-looking — the down parka was first released in the 1970's and has remained a classic ever since. Available in five colors to the lazy general public, this custom-made "Race for the Summit" edition — in Uncrate-approved orange with coyote fur hood and special 70/30 fabric — can be yours if you're up to a challenge.
Penfield's Race for the Summit is an online game that takes you on a quest to win the one-off Summit parka seen above. The race will take you on a web trail, around some of Penfield's favorite sites — including Uncrate — in search of the answers to ten clues that will be released over four weeks starting today.
Most winter coats make it difficult — at best — to do more than lift your arms slightly above your hairy armpits. The Outlier Liberated Wool Peacoat ($650) overcomes this by combining a 2.5 layer wool softshell fabric — with yarn-dyed wool on the outside, fleece on the inside, and a wind- and weather-resistant polyurethane bond in the middle — and an innovative cut to allow for a wide range of motion, while providing the utmost in warmth and comfort. Added features include custom Corozo buttons, a high-buttoned collar, merino/nylon inner cuffs, and the ability to make you float in midair on dreary days.
We've found our Halloween costume. Feast your eyes on the officially licensed Scorpion Jacket ($160) from Drive. Just pair it with some driving gloves, splatter on a bit of blood, and pop in a toothpick, and you're on your way to being the coolest dude at the party. Hopefully, they can get this thing shipped before the 31st. [Scouted by Jeffrey & Dak]
Most good-looking wool coats aren't so great in the rain, and most raincoats aren't so good looking. The Nanamica Field Jacket ($1,200) bridges this gap with a wool-based Gore-Tex out and fully tapered seams that make it both breathable and waterproof, but also combine with the unique style — which includes a slash pocket, patch pockets, and an interior zip pocket — to create a garment that looks so good, you won't mind wearing it in sunny weather.
This isn't your average sweatshirt. The Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie ($325-$330) is a favorite of military and outdoorsy types thanks to high-end features like a wind- and waterproof c_change membrane that adapts to the climate inside and outside the garment, face and tricot backing treated with the Schoeller 3XDry moisture management system to keep out water, dirt, and stains while wicking away sweat, and coldback treatment to keep you dry, four-way stretchable fabric, velcro cuffs, and a clean design with strategically-placed pockets. It's the hoodie equivalent of Star Trek, without the distracting lens flares and irritating Romulans.
We've all done it: headed out on a journey, only to find ourselves cramming every pocket we can find with random receipts, food stuffs, and other junk, until each looks and feels as if it's about to burst. The Orvis Ultimate Travel Jacket ($325) should help alleviate this problem, what with its 23 outer and five interior pockets, including a right-side water bottle, and other travel-friendly features like removable sleeves and hood and an easily washable/collapsible cotton/nylon build.
Despite its horrendous description — we're pretty sure the phrase "bro-in' down with your BFFs" has never left our mouths — the Columbia Koozie Hoodie ($75) does look like the ultimate chilly drinking attire. Wind- and stain-resistant, it features front pockets designed to hold two bottles or cans, an integrated bottle opener, and a variety of two-tone color options to keep you looking good no matter your level of intoxication. [Thanks, Ken]
Who said you have to look like an overweight big game hunter when heading out on a photo assignment? The KZO Convertible Camera Jacket ($400) will keep you looking good while keeping all your gear within arm's reach thanks to a bevy of storage compartments, zippered pockets, a clear vinyl press pass pocket — because you surely don't need yet another thing hanging around its neck — a zip out hood, zip off sleeves, and non-slip shoulders to keep your camera bodies secure.
Lots of things can use rechargeable batteries, like phones, laptops, and... jackets? Powered by the same M12 Red Lithium battery that runs the company's power tools, the Milwaukee M12 Heated Jacket ($135-$180) features three carbon fiber heating zones to keep you comfortable in even the most fierce cold, while multiple layers provide protection from wind and water. Just don't forget the charger.
Inspired by the company's Expedition Parka that's seen action at both Poles, the Canada Goose Manitoba Jacket ($600) is ready to keep you warm this winter with a slim fit, white duck down filling, ripstop nylon exterior and water-repellent Nylon lining. It also features a removable hood, four billow exterior pockets with lower handwarmers, two interior pockets, a waist drawcord, and a Winnipeg Jets logo on the back. Just kidding.
With solid specs and a no-nonsense design, the Patagonia Wanaka Jacket ($350) is ready to help you through the harshest of winters. It starts with a two-layer, waterproof recycled-polyester shell, goose down insulation, and easy-glide polyester lining, and is finished off by dual chest pockets, a removable insulated hood, a zip-through collar, two-way front zipper with a snap closure storm flap, and two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets to keep your digits from freezing like a politician's heart.
If you remember a time before the combination of "leather jacket" and "motorcycle" was synonymous with "Harley-Davidson" then you'll definitely appreciate this Barbour Vintage International Leather Jacket ($1,200). Looking like something more fitting of Young Indiana Jones than Easy Rider, this lengthy jacket features a worn, broken-in vintage look to its brown leather exterior, a zip front with button storm flap, various pockets, tartan wool interior lining with a quilted drip strip at the bottom, and a waist belt for an added bit of authenticity.