It is winter, and unless you are one of the lucky ones traveling to a warmer climate, traveling during winter means lugging your winter jacket with you on your flight, or taking up precious space in your suitcase. Here are 8 of the best winter jackets to travel with.  

1. Amazon Essentials Women's Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Down Jacket

A jacket that keeps you both warm and dry is key when traveling. Amazon Essentials Packable Down Jacket not only is water-resistant, but comes with a handy carrying bag. Available in 9 colorways, it is also machine washable.  The men's version is available in 6 colorways and is just as convenient.  

Amazon Review: "This jacket is very lightweight and keeps you WARM!"

Price: $49.00

Star Rating: 4

2. The North Face Men's Arrowwood Triclimate Jacket

When you're traveling somewhere where the weather can change in an instant, you'll want this North Face Arrowwood Triclimate Jacket. You can keep the mid-weightfleece zipped into the outer water-proof layer, or wear either layer on its own, making it the perfect jacket for travel. Available in 14 colorways for men and 18 for women. 

Amazon Review: "Very handy jacket, well built. Worth the cost."

Price: $157.48-$199.00, depending on size and color. 

Star Rating: 4

3. SCOTTeVEST Penny Coat

Do you pride yourself on being a light packer? Then the SCOTTeVEST Penny Coat is for you! With 19 pockets, you will be able to pack your  essentials right in your coat! And we aren't talking regular pockets, either. There is a special padded interior pocket for your tablet, a water bottle loop, and has a detachable hood. Its versatile design allows you to wear it with both dressy and casual outfits. 

Amazon Review: "This is a GORGEOUS jacket. Very well made and the amount of hidden pockets it provides is truly amazing. Unfortunately the jacket is too warm for my travel needs. If someone is traveling to a cold desination, this would be the PERFECT jacket. If SCOTTeVest were able to create this jacket in a lightweight version, it would be the ultimate travel jacket for moderate climates."

Price: $250.00

Star Rating: 3.5

4. Orvis Men's Trailhead Hybrid Jacket

Sometimes you need a coat that keeps you warm, but also keeps you cool as you wander around during your travels. The Trailhead Hybrid Jacket does just that. Thequilted back and front provide warmth, while the thinner arms allow for breathability. It is lightweight, too, making it perfect for both packing or wearing on the plane.

Amazon Review: "A nice jacket."

Price: $59.00

Star Rating: 5

5. Calvin Klein Women's Mid-Length Packable Chevron Down Coat

If you are traveling somewhere that is going to be super cold, you may want a longer coat. This Mid-Length Packable Coat  comes with a pouch, so you can tuck it in there if you don't want to wear it on the plane. Available in 7 colorways, it's both stylish and practical. 

Amazon Review: "I love this coat. It is lightweight and very warm. The fit was perfect. I live in a warmer climate and traveled to New York City for 5 days and I couldn't have asked for anything better."

Price: $109.99

Star Rating: 4

6. Columbia Sportswear Women's Mighty Lite Hybrid Jacket

From cars to jackets, hybrids are in. This Mighty Lite Hybrid Jacket is easy to pack, comes in 3 colorways, and will be perfect for colder and milder days. 

Amazon Review: "A coat you can wear during those snow days, kept the cold out and you warm. In New England the weather is always changing so you have to change with the weather, since buying this jacket, this is the go to jacket for me. I will buy another columbia wear."

Price: $110.00

Star Rating: 4.5

7. Ralph Lauren Polo Men's Pony Logo Down Puffer Vest 

If you prefer to layer, then a vest might be the best way to go. This Down Puffer Vest is packable, and will allow you to layer up if that's your preference. Available in4 colorways. 

Amazon Review: "I am very pleased with this Ralph Lauren Polo vest it's lightweight, comfortable, and very warm. The fit is a relaxed size around the core and collar area or chest."

Price: $102-169.99 depending on size and color

Star Rating: 5

8. Lole Womens Brooklyn Vest

Some puffer vests aren't overly stylish, but the Lole Brooklyn Vest allows you to be slightly more stylish while sporting an essential outerwear item. The extra lining at the neck allows you to bundle up with the wind gets cold, and of course, a vest is always easier to pack than a big old parka. 

Amazon Review: n/a

Price: $153.99-200.00 depending on size and color

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