Winter is coming. Do you have your winter leather jacket yet? Some of you might even be surprised that “winter” and “leather jacket” can even be put together in the same sentence. I’m here to tell you that it is possible, geographically-willing (please don’t wear one if you live in extremely frigid environments – there are other options for that).
While most leather jackets are worn in the fall and spring season months, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear one in the winter. In fact, there are many winter leather jackets out there on sites like Amazon and Overland that will still keep you warm and in style. Here is my winter leather jacket buyer’s guide.
Winter Leather Jacket Considerations
Before jumping in to the world of winter leather jackets, there are a few questions to consider.
– Why do I need a winter leather jacket?
Understanding the reason behind buying a leather jacket not only helps in considering a purchase, but also helps you know whether you really need a jacket or just want one because it sounds cool.
– Is the environment I live in appropriate for having a winter leather jacket?
If you’re living in the beautiful tropics of Miami, FL, then more often than not you’ll not be wearing a winter leather jacket. If you’re in the more northern parts of the world like New York (where you experience all four seasons), then it would be good to consider not just having a leather jacket for the lighter months, but also a winter leather jacket for when you still want to be stylish, warm, and avoid that oversized parka your parents bought you when you were 15.
– Will I actually wear this jacket in the winter?
Buying a winter leather jacket is one thing. Knowing whether you’ll actually wear it is another. I’ve been in enough relationships to know too well whether something is bought because it looked nice but is never worn.
– What is my budget?
Having a reasonable budget for a quality winter leather jacket will ensure you not only maximize your investment in quality and durability, but also critically think about the perfect middle range you’d be willing to spend on a jacket.
– How soon do I need one (pretty soon if you live in the northern part of the world!)?
Fashion works in seasons. So does functionality. And when you’re expecting to have 30 degree weather very soon, it helps to do your reasearch on winter leather jackets now before it’s too late.
Benefits and Downsides
There are a few pros and cons to look at when considering a winter leather jacket:
- You can stay warm in most environments
- You can wear a leather jacket in more than just 2 seasons which results in better use of the jacket
- You can remain stylish while protecting yourself against the elements
- You still need to stay cautious of wet and rainy environments (leather in rain situations)
- Wearing a winter leather jacket will not help in really frigid environments (I recommend wearing other types of jackets)
Winter leather jackets are priced at different ranges due to brand, leather quality, and other material that is used to manufacture the jacket.
A range of $40 to $300 can give you basic protection against the winter, and still provide style (like a leather jacket with hood such as this one). Just remember to read about cheap leather jackets if you’re looking to buy at a very low part of that range.
Current Picks For A Winter Leather Jacket
I’ve scoured the web and looked through a variety of winter leather jackets. With that, I’m providing a few I found to be stylish and functionally warm for the winter. Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments below.
Amazon has not been my go-to website for fashion, but after searching through their selection, I found they have a great amount of quality jackets and coats, some even unbranded that look better than branded leather jackets! Some winter leather jackets are even top sellers! With that, Amazon has become a contender in buying leather jackets from all price ranges, starting from as low as $40 to as high as $30,000.
Here are my top choices of leather jackets from Amazon to set you up for the winter:
FLAVOR Motorcycle Jacket with removable hood
-This winter leather jacket seems to have it all with a ton of great reviews, being a trusted best seller, moderate pricing, genuine leather, and having a stylish two-zipper addition to the chest of the jacket.
Blingsoul Shearling Leather Coat
With a style unmatched to many other winter leather jackets in the market, this one makes sure to keep you warm with faux shearling material and, as they said it, make you “look like a boss.” Take it from a company that is so confident in their products!
Tanming PU Leather Coat
With affordability, fur lining in the hood to keep you warm, and 5 star ratings, this winter leather jacket proves to be a beginner’s option when cost is important.
I noticed Fox Creek Leather as a solid seller of quality leather products. They specialize in many leather products including leather jackets, so they understand the functionality and style a winter leather jacket would need to provide. And with free standard shipping, you can get exactly what you want without needing to fill your cart up with unnecessary things to get up to free shipping.
Turn Leatherware into Winterwear
Leather jackets don’t have to be worn just for two out of the four seasons. I hope I’ve made it known that, wherever you are, in most cases you can keep your fashion in check and stay warm with a winter leather jacket. Whether it’s a leather jacket with a hood or a leather coat with fur lining, you’ll be able to take on the winter in style.
What are your thoughts on wearing leather jackets in the winter? Leave a comment below!