Best Down Jackets for Winter

Looking for the ultimate companion for your fast and light missions this winter? Montane’s down jackets have been built to provide essential warmth in the coldest conditions.

We know winter adventures in the mountains require a reliable, insulating layer for your comfort and safety. Down’s warmth is unrivaled and remains the number one choice for those exploring extremely cold environments. Montane’s down jackets deliver an exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio ratio, and alongside being lightweight, they are also easily packable - making them easy to stash away when no longer needed.

Explore our range of options below and find the best down jacket to suit your needs this winter. For those seeking more information about the technical terms used, don’t miss our guide to down insulation for more information…

Best for 3-season use and hiking: Anti-Freeze Down Jacket

Designed to be the performance standard in lightweight down insulation, the Anti-Freeze Hoodie is perfect for cold, dry hiking missions in the mountains across multiple seasons. 140g 750+ Fill Power baffled hydrophobic down maintains thermal performance whilst minimizing bulk, and alongside being lightweight, is highly packable. A PFC-Free durable water repellent allows the fabric to shed any light rain and snow showers you may encounter on the trail.

The Men's Anti-Freeze Jacket

The Women's Anti-Freeze Jacket

Best for mountaineering & mountain expeditions: Anti-Freeze XPD Down Jacket

Best for mountaineering & mountain expeditions: Anti-Freeze XPD Down Jacket

Built for the most extreme environments, the Anti-Freeze XPD delivers exceptional warmth with enhanced weather resistance. Pertex® Quantum Pro technology uses an ultra-thin water resistant coating to deliver a very high level of water resistance, whilst remaining lightweight, soft and breathable. Combined with a durable construction and 300g of Hyperdry® 750 Fill Power down, the Anti Freeze XPD down jacket maximises thermal efficiency and is ideal for use in the world’s coldest corners, from the Arctic to the Himalayas.

Best for 2 season use and fast and light mountain missions: Anti-Freeze Lite Down Jacket

Weighing in at just 330g, the Anti-Freeze Lite has been designed for the fastest missions in the mountains, where every gram counts. Nano baffle construction with 125g 750+ Fill Power down, combine with a minimalist design to provide an exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio. Whatever gets you moving in the mountains, whether it is fastpacking or ski touring, the Anti Freeze Lite is guaranteed to keep you warm without weighing you down.

The Men's Anti-Freeze Lite Jacket

The Women's Anti-Freeze Lite Jacket

Best warmth-to-weight performance: Alpine 850 and Alpine 850 Lite Down Jacket

Best warmth-to-weight performance: Alpine 850 and Alpine 850 Lite Down Jacket

Cue Montane’s pinnacle in down performance - our warmest jacket, for the lowest weight. Ultra lightweight 10D Pertex Quantum delivers windproof protection, whilst 850+ fill power provides exceptional warmth for the weight, utilising larger down clusters that are capable of trapping more air. This is the ultimate down jacket for big adventures, where thermal performance at a low weight is paramount. Also available in Lite which weighs in at an impressively low 285g for those in need of reducing weight further.

Best for recycled materials: Tundra Down Jacket

Every element of this versatile down jacket has been carefully considered, to bring you a reliable, warm jacket that’s suitable for a wide variety of adventures. Made with 100% Recycled Nylon with a PFC-free DWR coating provides durable weather protection with a reduced environmental impact. Whilst exceptional lightweight thermal performance comes from 700+ Fill Power traceable recycled down.

The Men's Tundra Hooded Jacket

The Women's Tundra Hooded Jacket

Best for ski touring and winter mountain adventures: Resolve XT Down Jacket

Best for ski touring and winter mountain adventures: Resolve XT Down Jacket

For winter adventures in the mountains that require more abrasion resistance against ice and rock, the Resolve XT’s 30D fabric means it’s more durable than our Anti-Freeze Down Jackets. Constructed using Windstopper by Gore-tex Labs means this jacket is highly water resistant and totally windproof, aswell as able to deliver maximum breathability. No matter how windy it gets on the hill - you can rely on this fabric to keep you warm and comfortable for longer. A helmet-compatible hood and room for additional layers ensure this 750+ Fill Power down jacket is fully fit for fast-paced, technical adventures in the mountains! Shop the Women's Resolve XT Down Jacket.

Best for climbing: Composite Down Jacket

Looking for a thermal layer that will keep you warm, whilst allowing unrestricted movement? The Composite has been built for durable performance in cold conditions, combining a unique stretch fleece construction in the hood and arms, with warm down in the core. 4-way stretch allows you to easily move and reach without restriction, whilst Pertex® 3D Weave technology enables intelligently woven baffles that allow the down to fully loft. This in turn provides maximum warmth whilst entirely keeping out the wind.

The Men's Composite Hooded Down Jacket

The Women's Composite Hooded Down Jacket