Vegan Insulated Jackets

Last Updated on 12/28/20

People are always going on and on about how down is the best insulation and nothing else can compare. Whether or not that’s true, for us super compassionate peeps down will never be an option.

So it’s great news that synthetic insulations have come a long way and they just keep getting better. Many boast an equivalent warmth to down, with the added bonus that the synthetic stuff still keeps you warm even when it gets wet. Booya!

Check out these vegan insulated jackets and then leave a comment and let me know which you’ve used and if you love them. Or if I’ve missed any!

Arc’teryx

Arc-teryx Atom LT Hoodie

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoodie

Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoodie
* Insulation: 60g Coreloft in the torso, arms and hood
* Water repellent
* Warm even when damp
* Breathable
Also in men’s
(Photo: rei.com)

Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research Refuge Hoodie

Outdoor Research Refuge Hoodie

Outdoor Research Refuge Hoodie
* Insulation: 60g PrimaLoft One
* Insulates even when wet
* Water resistant
Also in men’s
(Photo: rei.com)

Patagonia

Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket

Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket

Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket
* Insulation: 60g FullRange
* Warm even when wet
* Water repellent

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody

Patagonia Nano Puff Hoody
* Updated Nano Puff® Hoody
* Incredibly lightweight
* Highly compressible
Also in men’s

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
* Insulation: 60g PrimaLoft One
* Insulates even when wet
* Water resistant & windproof
* Shell is made of recycled polyester
Also in men’s

Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover

Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
* Windproof, water-resistant
* Incredibly lightweight and highly compressible
* 100% recycled polyester shell and liner
Also in men’s

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Patagonia Nano Puff Bivy Jacket

Patagonia Nano Puff Bivy Jacket
* Windproof, water-resistant
* 55% post-consumer recycled content
* 100% recycled polyester
Also in men’s

Patagonia Radalie Jacket

Patagonia Radalie Jacket
* 100% recycled nylon
* Insulated with warm 150-g Thermogreen
* Durable water repellent finish
* Limited sizing left

Rab

Rab Altus

Rab Altus
* Cirrus powered by 3M Featherless insulation
* Stitch through mini baffles
Also in men’s

Rab Ether X

Rab Ether X

Rab Ether X
* Insulation: PrimaLoft Gold
* Super lightweight
* Limited sizing left
Also in men’s

Rab Nebula

Rab Nebula

Rab Nebula
* Insulation: Cirrus
* Quick drying
Also in men’s

Rab Nimbus

Rab Nimbus

Rab Nimbus
* Insulation: Cirrus
* Quick drying
Also in men’s

Save the Duck

Save the Duck Hoodied Jacket

Save the Duck Hoodied Jacket
* Fabric: 100% Nylon
* It padding guarantees impermeability
* Wind protection while assuring breathability
* Limited sizing left
Also in men’s

Save the Duck Giga

Save the Duck Giga
* 100% Nylon
* Lightweight
* 100% Polyester Fill
Also in men’s

Save the Duck Long Coat

Save the Duck Long Coat
* 100% Polyester
* 100% Nylon. Fill: 100% Polyester lining

Save the Duck Men’s Reversible Hoodie Jacket

Save the Duck Men’s Reversible Hoodie Jacket
* 100% Nylon
* Fill: 100% Polyester lining

Save the Duck Men’s Quilted

Save The Duck Men’s Quilted 4 Pocket Jacket
* 100% Nylon
* Machine Wash
* It absorbs humidity and dries rapidly
* Limited sizing left

The North Face

The North Face ThermoBall Jacket

The North Face ThermoBall Jacket

The North Face Thermoball Jacket
* Insulation: ThermoBall
* Insulates even when wet
* Water repellent
Also in men’s

The North Face Thermoball Triclimate 3-in-1 Jacket

The North Face ThermoBall Triclimate 3-in-1 Jacket
* Waterproof
* Breathable
* Seam-sealed DryVent
Also in men’s

The North Face Bombay Jacket

The North Face Bombay Jacket
* Waterproof
* Breathable
* Insulated mid-layer
Also in men’s

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The North Face Lauritz Jacket

The North Face Lauritz Insulated Jacket
* 80 g Heatseeker™ insulation
* Durable, lightweight
* Form-fitting

The North Face Inlux Insulated Jacket

The North Face Inlux Insulated Jacket
* Waterproof
* Windproof
* Comfortable fleece lining
* Limited sizing left
Also in men’s

The North Face Boundary Triclimate Jacket

The North Face Boundary Triclimate Jacket
* Waterproof
* Breathable shell
* Warm fleece liner


Is this list missing your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Comments (17)

  1. The Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka is a really nice synthetic jacket. Its super warm for really cold hikes or as it’s name implies; cold belays!
    Arcteryx also makes the Proton LT and AR which are both really nice.

  2. Hi! Thanks for all the great information. A jacket that may be worth a mention is the Mountain Equipment Citadel. It was by far the warmest synthetic mountaineering jacket I could find and served me well on a recent trip to Nepal over 7000m.

  3. thank you so much for this! I’ve been searching for vegan jackets FOREVER, and it’s so sickening how many companies still use down. I’m so happy to have found this, it’s saved me so much time! Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

  4. I’m going to Scotland and this site has been such a valuable resource. Just wanted to say thanks for all of your hard work!

  5. Hi, I have a Columbia Omni-heat padded jacket that works well. I’ve had it for a few years now so maybe the company don’t make them any more. It’s very warm, quite light and wind proof. Best of all, no birds suffered from having their feathers ripped out to make it.

  6. Just a reminder : there’s so much vegan insulated jackets that it’s a waste of time for Jessica to copy all of that here.. check, for example , section of men’s synthetic insulated jackets on REI :
    http://www.rei.com/c/mens-synthetic-insulation-jackets?r=category%3Amens-clothing%7Cmens-jackets%7Cmens-insulated-jackets%7Cmens-synthetic-insulation-jackets&pagesize=90&ir=category%3Amens-insulated-jackets

    So, before getting lost in all of these option, maybe it’s worth to limit your choice not only to awesome, full-featured, super-duper-lighweight, but also bit more eco-conscious options ?
    When you really need it Today (do you ?) , buy items from recycled materials !
    But when you don’t , help recycling not even used items ! How about about thrift stores, second-hands (awesomely actual for 2nd world countries east europe, etc) and garage sales (rei garage sale is so full of awesome deals that it could be economically worth it to fly half a world to US to buy just for some gear; i’ve just picked up nice unworn hoodie there).
    Remember that buying used items from not the manufacturer, you don’t benefit them, so it might be actually “more vegan” to buy used leatherwooldown items because how much worse for environment synthetic items are when not fully recycled for thousand years.

  7. I have an Arcteryx Fission SL, it’s amazing. Synthetic + waterproof shell with ample room to layer um yes please.

  8. I read a great review at outdoorgearlab.com for synthetic jackets – top pick was the Rab X Xenon hoodie for women

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