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12 Cruelty-Free Coats That'll Keep You Warm Without Down And Fur

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12 Cruelty-Free Coats That'll Keep You Warm Without Down And Fur
12 Cruelty-Free Coats That'll Keep You Warm Without Down And Fur

While we’re just starting to see changes in the weather, winter will be here before you know it and you don’t want to be caught off guard. If last years winter coat didn’t cut it or has seen better days, it might be time to replace it.

If you’re looking to make a more conscious choice when it comes to your winter coat you might want to avoid jackets filled with down feathers. The filling is commonly used in coats and comforters, but has come under scrutiny for the harm it can cause to geese. The good news is, along with vegan leather and faux fur, there are a lot of down-alternatives available that that are better for your conscience and your wallet.

That’s why we’ve scoured the internet for cruelty-free coats that are not only warm, but animal friendly. Most of these coats are made using synthetic down or down alternative fillings, and some even use recycled materials for a more sustainable jacket. We’ve even found a coat made of recycled down, for folks who are concerned with reusing and recycling

See below for 12 of our favorite cruelty-free coat picks:

Hunter Original Puffer Jacket
This Hunter jacket is crafted from a lightweight water-resistant shell fabric and padded with Thermolite synthetic insulation. Find it for $250 at Hunter.
The ReNew Long Puffer
This Everlane jacket is made from 100% recycled fabric and is filled with 100% recycled high-performance PrimaLoft insulation. Find it for $175 at Everlane.
Helly Hanson W VEGA PARKA
Helly Hanson
This Helly Hanson jacket is made with a waterproof shell fabric and pile lining with Primaloft® Black insulation. Find it for $400 at Helly Hanson.
Save the Duck Sold 9 Puffer Coat with Detachable Hoodie
This Save The Duck jacket is made from a OEKO-TEX® certified polyknit fabric with a waterproof X-aylon® membrane. It has a PLUMTECH® Insulation to imitate the properties of natural down but better. Find it for $225 at Zappos.
Hoodlamb Long Parka
This Hoodlamb jacket has a Hemp and organic cotton shell that's water and wind resistant, with a recycled plastic bottle insulation. Find it for $349 at Hoodlamb.
Fjallraven Women's Nuuk Parka
The Nuuk parka has synthetic lining that reaches over the rear and thighs, Supreme Micro Loft padding, a fixed hood with soft fleece lining, and detachable synthetic fur for protection.
Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket
This Columbia jacket has Omni-Heat reflectors that trap heat for optimal warmth, synthetic insulation and water-resistant fabric. Find it for $70 on Backcountry.
The North Face Women's Thermoball Hoodie
With PrimaLoft synthetic-fiber clusters, this hoodie traps heat within small air pockets to retain warmth. Find it for $190 on Amazon.
Universal Standard Kanda Puffer
Universal Standard
This Universal Standard jacket is made with 100% nylon that's water resistant and a 100% polyester fill. Find it for $230 at Universal Standard .
Sam Edelman Pillow Collar Belted Puffer Coat
This Sam Edleman jacket is made with 100% polyester and line with 100% polyester fill. Find it for $150 at Nordstrom.
Columbia Sportswear Women's Alpine Action Oh Jacket
The waterproof Alpine Action Jacket is crafted with patented thermal-reflective technology and 100g of synthetic insulation for all-day warmth. Find it for $170 on Amazon .
Patagonia Women's Down With It Parka (made with recycled down)
Note: This jacket is made with recycled down, so it's not vegan or vegetarian-friendly. But, for folks who are more interested in coats made sustainably, this Patagonia jacket has a 100% recycled polyester shell with a water repellent finish. It's insulated with 600-fill-power 100% recycled down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products). Find it for $375 at Patagonia.
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