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Last Updated August 4, 2019

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Best 25 Quilted Jackets for Men

When the temperature starts plunging and it’s time to wrap up, it can be hard to get the look just right. A puffer jacket will keep you warm but can leave you looking as if you’ve been forcibly inserted into a marshmallow. A traditional quilted jacket isn’t much better, more suited to a spot of fishing and hunting than striding down the sidewalk. So it is a straight choice between comfort and style?

Thankfully not.

If you want to stay toasty without sacrificing your street cred, help is at hand. We’ve collected together the best 25 quilted jackets in the cosmos which will leave you feeling warm while looking cool. Slip into one of these little beauties below, maybe add a pair of gloves for those really cold days and boom! You’ll never have to worry about looking like a walking sleeping-bag ever again.

Top Picks

Budget Choice

RefrigiWear Lightweight Quilted Jacket

We love the look of this racer-style quilted jacket and with the clever design features from this cold weather expert manufacturer, the bargain price is almost too good to believe.

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Premium Choice

Polo Ralph Lauren Diamond Quilted Jacket

Beautiful design and exquisite tailoring paired with intelligent features make this smart diamond quilted jacket a stand-out choice for men looking for something stylish and special.

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Adidas Originals Quilted Jacket For Men

We admit, we love a retro vibe and Adidas do it well. The timeless styling of this sporty quilted jacket is going to look great whatever you pair it with and you’ll be ultra-warm too.

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BEST QUILTED JACKETS

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Vince Camuto Plaited Yoke Quilted Jacket

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If you’re looking for a jacket that’s more of a conservative style, this one from Vince Camuto could be a hit. Similar to a Barbour, the plaid yoke adds a contemporary twist that makes the design a bit more edgy. The cord elbow patches are a bit of a divisive issue; funky retro or fusty college professor? You decide.

What we can say is the jacket is lightweight yet surprisingly warm and the pockets are deep enough to easily hold a cell phone. Smart enough to wear over a suit without looking like you’ve pinched a jacket off a teen, this falls into the mid-range price bracket and is worth every cent.

Specs

  • Material 100% nylon
  • Design Diamond quilt
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Barbour Heritage Liddesdale Jacket

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If you’ve ever wanted to rock the look of the English gentry, now’s your chance. This Barbour men’s quilted jacket adds instant aristocracy with a smart but practical look. A diamond quilted jacket, you’ll be able to spot the little touches of quality such as the flaps with snapper closures in the rear vents and the soft collar made from corduroy.

The brand is subtly but noticeably displayed in contrast gold stitching on the pocket which isn’t ideal if you’re not a fan of visible logos. Despite being one of the most expensive men’s quilted jackets on our list, it’s also a pick that’s hard to ignore with its beautiful cut and sleek tailoring. Whether you’re staying warm on the way to the office or taking a walk in the park, with this Barbour design you’ll look great.

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  • Material Polyamide
  • Design Diamond quilt
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Calvin Klein Bomber Jacket

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Calvin Klein are the masters of simple but striking design and they’ve scored another winner with this quilted bomber jacket. The slimline design is reminiscent of a men’s leather jacket but with extra warmth for those cold winter days.

Ribbed cuffs and collar provide a stretchy fit that’s comfortable to wear and soft against the skin. A Varsity patch plus asymmetrical zips on the chest and arm add interest without dominating the style. If you’re worried about a huge CK emblem you’re in luck as there’s only a discreet logo on the back below the collar. Incredibly well-priced for a designer men’s quilted jacket, this is a top pick.

Specs

  • Material 100% polyester shell and lining
  • Design Quilted bomber
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Dickies Diamond Quilted Water Resistant Nylon Quilted Jacket

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Dickie’s are known for their workwear so it’s perhaps not unexpected that this diamond quilted jacket is as functional as it is smart. A jersey knit lining keeps you feeling snug while the exterior is water-resistant.

The overall style is somewhere between a flight jacket and a bomber jacket and the large diamonds on the quilting give it a modern look. Soft cuffs and collar prevent irritation to the skin. Hand-warmer pockets with a discreet Dickies logo are the only exterior trimming, leaving the jacket streamlined and unfussy. As an added bonus, this men’s jacket is machine-washable for practical convenience.

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  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Diamond quilt
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Tommy Hilfiger Foldable Down Jacket

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More jacket than puff, Tommy Hilfiger has created a style that looks good when worn but conveniently packs away into its diminutive carry bag. An easy way to make sure you’re prepared for any weather without lugging a big coat around, there’s a practicality to this quilted puffer jacket which is also pretty darn sexy.

Featuring perpendicular lines on the yoke, the collar is tall so it’s guaranteed to keep out any breezes but it’s made from the nylon outer rather than cozy knit. The cuffs also lack a ribbed edge, instead just being finished with elastic. No doubt this packs down well but some guys might find it a bit irritating against the skin. However, that’s the only real drawback and for a bargain price this jacket could be the first pick from the coatrack for many men.

Specs

  • Material Nylon
  • Design Channel quilted
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Polo Ralph Lauren Diamond Quilted Jacket

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For a smart jacket that provides superior protection against the cold, check out this men’s quilted jacket by Polo Ralph Lauren. Priced at the higher end of the bracket, the attention to detailing shows with a design that’s clearly been meticulously thought out.

Worried about those icy winds? Fear not. This jacket has both a zip and a button fastening to make doubly sure you’ll stay warm. The buttons hide the zipper underneath, creating a look which bears more than a passing resemblance to a suit jacket. The corduroy trim and metallic cuff buttons are classy and there’s snap closure on the back vents for style and practicality.

Specs

  • Material Shell and sleeve 100% nylon, lining 100% cotton
  • Design Diamond quilt
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Quiksilver Men’s Quilted Jacket

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Known for their trendy urban sportswear, it won’t come as any surprise to discover this design from Quiksilver is more than a little offbeat. While most of the other jackets come in sombre dark tones, this quilted jacket is green. You might be wondering what shade of green; could it be khaki? Forest green? Olive green? No…Quiksilver has called the color of this jacket “beetle” O-K then…

Moving swiftly on, if you can get past the entomology vibe, it’s a simple but stylish jacket. It’s quite a snug fit without any vents at the back and a snapper closer down the front. There are fewer pockets than jackets such as the Polo Ralph Lauren but there’s a funky vertical zipped pocket on the left chest. There’s no soft knit on either the collar or the cuffs, but there’s no irritating elastic either. A sporty and functional design, it’s a classic Quiksilver look.

Specs

  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Diamond quilt
8

Portland Plaid Co Biker-Style Men’s Quilted Jacket

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For a quilted jacket that’s more street than smart, this biker-style design from Portland Plaid Co should tick all the boxes. A lightweight design that’s still warm enough for winter weather, the sleek racer-style of this jacket looks like it belongs on the back of a Ducati.

At the neck there’s a banded collar with snap fastening coupled with a zipper at the front and matched by snappers at the cuff. No soft knit finishes but what else do you expect for a biker look? An asymmetric chest pocket and hand pockets with a snap fastening finishes the look. Inside a deep blue plaid lining offers hidden coziness but sshhhh…you don’t want to ruin your tough guy image, right?

Specs

  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Diamond quilt biker style
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Superdry Down Radar Men’s Quilted Jacket

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Superdry are the first ones on our list to feature a quilted men’s jacket with a hood attached. Convenient if you get caught in a downpour, this stylish number will keep you dry with a swagger. The down padding will keep you incredibly warm despite not being too bulky. It’s also certified by the Responsible Down Standard so you can wear this jacket with a completely clear conscience.

The overall look is pared down and understated with just two zipper pockets on the front and an orange and black rubber logo on the sleeve. Although it’s a quilted jacket, you won’t find the traditional diamond pattern. Instead, Superdry have opted for a much more modern line bar alternative, bringing this style bang up to date effortlessly.

Specs

  • Material Body and lining 100% polyester, padding 90% down, 10% feathers
  • Design Quilted jacket
10

North Face Thermoball Quilted Jacket

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If anyone knows how to make outerwear that’s guaranteed to protect against the worst of the weather, it’s North Face. This quilted jacket is tough enough to wear while hiking the mountains yet stylish enough for everyday wear too.

North Face have opted for rectangles to provide the insulation, using their special Thermoball padding which is designed to compress easily but stay warm even when wet. Breathable and lightweight, the jacket is slimline with a cinch-cord at the hem to ensure a snug fit. The body-hugging design may not suit everyone but if you want to stay dry, warm and cozy with an affordable price, this is a winner. 

Specs

  • Material 100% nylon
  • Design Geometric puffer jacket
11

Adidas Quilted Bomber Jacket

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It’s hard to beat a retro bomber jacket and that’s exactly what Adidas have produced with this irresistible little number. A lightly quilted bomber jacket that’s silky on the outside with a contrast lining, it’s a style that we all know and love.

Available in green (not Beetle!) as well as black, Adidas have chosen the traditional diamond quilting with ribbed collar and cuffs for comfort. At the hem there’s a drawcord so you can adjust the fit, a handy addition if you’re on the smaller side. Snap-fastenings on the pockets finish up this quilted puffer jacket which is straightforward, uncomplicated but still very wearable.

Specs

  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Bomber jacket
12

Cole Haan Quilted Barn Jacket for Men

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This classic American style makes the ideal city slicker as well as being comfortable to wear for more energetic activities. A conservative and traditional look, this Cole Haan men’s quilted jacket is a slim fit. However, it’s also well-structured over the shoulders so it won’t rise up when you’re doing all the manly work on the farm – or rumple under your laptop bag on the subway.

There are lots of little features to help keep out the cold such as the stand-up collar and the combined zip and snapper fastenings down the front. Zip and snappers secure the pockets at the front while the collar is lined with corduroy to give a soft finish against the skin.

Specs

  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Barn jacket
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Levi’s Diamond Quilted Cotton Jacket

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For those days when it’s not warm enough to rock your T-shirt on its own, this camouflage shirt from Levi’s is the ideal accompaniment. Not quite as warm as some of the other jackets on our list, but more padded than an average shirt, this is an excellent in-between point.

The exterior is made from tough and durable stretch cotton but inside there’s a comfy flannel lining. The shirt jacket fastens with both a zip and buttons but it looks just as stylish left open. Two  flap pockets on the chest are joined by two lower welt pockets, and the whole design is diamond quilted for maximum warmth.

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  • Material 100% cotton
  • Design Shirt
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Adidas Originals Quilted Jacket

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The three stripes and trefoil are both so distinctive that you’ll recognize this jacket as Adidas even before you see the name. This quilted bomber jacket is part of their Superstar range and very sporty in appearance. Imagine a padded trackie top, minus the hood, and you’ll get the idea.

If you’re not a logo-lover this probably isn’t the jacket for you as it’s practically a walking advertisement for Adidas. However, if you like their look with the bold retro stripes, this style will be a big hit. Great value for money, this is a shorter bomber-style jacket that features diamond quilting for maximum insulation. Finished with ribbed collar and cuffs, this quilted bomber jacket is vintage styling that’s been remodeled for the current day.

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  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Bomber jacket
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Free Country Diamond Quilted Jacket Men’s

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Breathable and lightweight, this quilted jacket from Free Country is perfect for the fall or spring. The insulation keeps you at exactly the right temperature while the weather fluctuates and also dries out quickly if you’re caught in a shower. It’s not heavily padded enough to keep out the cold in winter but the double fastening with zip and snaps plus the corduroy high collar all do a great job of protecting against the wind.

Free Country have created a stylish little number here, with a nod towards heritage design while also incorporating a more modern feel. Flap chest pockets plus bronze-toned snaps give this diamond quilted jacket a timeless appeal.

Specs

  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Diamond quilt
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US Polo Assn. Diamond Quilted Jacket Men

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If you love the aristocratic, outdoors look this quilted jacket will tick all your boxes. Offered in forest green with a contrast brown corduroy collar and large flap hip pockets, it instantly stands out from the rest in terms of style.

The placket has both a zip and snaps to keep out the cold while the back vents also have a snap fastening. The zip chest pocket is almost invisible, included more for practical use than a design feature, complementing the traditional diamond quilt nicely.

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  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Diamond Quilt
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J. Crew Mercantile Quilted Jacket for Men

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Diamond quilt jackets can look smart as well as being practical in the cold, and this design from J. Crew proves the point perfectly. With a slimline and tailored silhouette, there’s no question that this men’s quilted jacket has been created more for its style than rugged performance.

That’s not to say this jacket isn’t practical too with features such as the soft corduroy collar and snap-fastening cuffs. The zip is silver-toned and together with the two side pockets combine for a design which is simple yet eye-catching. However, the material is mainly cotton, compared to the usual polyester or nylon, so its waterproofing ability definitely come second-best to the immaculate styling.

Specs

  • Material 70% cotton, 30% nylon
  • Design Smart diamond quilt
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Levi’s Tall Quilted Cotton Jacket for Men

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If you’re a bigger guy and can’t find a quilted jacket for your magnificent physique, you’re in luck as Levi’s has recognized the gap in the market. Almost identical to the previous Levi’s shirt jacket we’ve listed at number 13, this is the version for taller or bigger guys. The only difference is that this quilted jacket shirt is available in army green, not camouflage.

With sizes varying from Large Tall right up to 5XL, this diamond quilted jacket is both flattering and comfortable for the larger guy.

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  • Material 100% cotton
  • Design Quilted shirt
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Hart Schaffner Marx Middlebury Field Jacket

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This water-repellant design from Hart Schaffner has been created for those times when you want the practicality of a field jacket but the warmth of a traditional diamond quilted jacket. Practicality bundled up with real comfort, this lightweight coat adds extra insulation to the usual field jacket style.

A plaid lining adds a stylish pop together with a number of convenient interior pockets. This joins with a chest pocket and two snap-fastened large flap pockets on the exterior so you’ll never run out of storage space when you’re on the move.

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  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Field jacket
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Kenneth Cole New York Box Quilted Men’s Jacket

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This Kenneth Cole number is a hybrid design, offering the length of a bomber jacket together with the style of a quilted jacket. Filled with synthetic down for a warm and insulating finish, the choice of box quilting rather than diamond gives it a very contemporary look.

Adjustable snap-fastening cuffs pair with a stand collar which also features snaps for the closest fit and protection against the wind. A dual zip and snap front fastening gives extra warmth while two chest pockets provide convenience and practicality.

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  • Material 100% nylon
  • Design Box quilt
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Boulder Creek Big and Tall Quilted Shirt Jacket

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Another one for the taller and larger guys, it appears that the manufacturers like making shirt jackets rather than the traditional style. That’s no bad thing though as the shirt-style is particularly flattering on a bigger frame. This coupled with the relaxed fit of this quilted jacket means you can order your regular size without feeling any uncomfortable stretch.

A button-down collar with snaps, adjustable cuffs, two chest pockets and a snap-fastening down the front combines for a stylish look. This quilted jacket isn’t the warmest around but it’s great for keeping out the chill on cooler evenings.

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  • Material Cotton with flannel lining
  • Design Shirt
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Banana Republic Diamond Quilted Field Jacket

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Although it’s described by Banana Republic as a field jacket, you won’t get as many pockets as what you might expect. Instead, there’s a large open pocket across the bottom with no snaps or zips to secure. What this means is that this quilted jacket is better suited to stylish wear around town than being used for sporty activities.

A soft rib collar adds comfort while a single vertical zip on the chest is the sole design feature alongside an invisible placket. Striking and contemporary, we think this diamond quilt jacket looks pretty special.

Specs

  • Material 80% Polyester, 20% Rayon
  • Design Field Jacket
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Ben Sherman Lightweight Quilted Jacket

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Ben Sherman has been around since the swinging 60s and still embodies the mod-style of its Brighton roots. The box quilted jacket for men is stunningly simple with no fussy accessories to distract from the design.

A stand collar and synthetic padding help to keep out the cold without adding bulk, creating a sleek silhouette. Two zippered pockets offer secure storage, with additional open pockets inside and finished off with a single chunky zip down the front.

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  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Box quilt
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RefrigiWear Lightweight Diamond Quilted Jacket

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RefrigiWear are the experts in cold weather clothing and that’s evident from the smart design of this quilted jacket. It’s not the thickest jacket in their range but offers guaranteed protection down to temperatures of 30°F. Bound seams and a wind-tight shell mean you’ll feel snug even when the breeze is icy-cold.

There are two hand-warmer pockets on the exterior which combine with a stand collar and clear diamond quilting for a jacket that looks almost biker-style. The logo on the sleeve is the only visible feature, giving this quilted jacket a classic look that will endure.

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  • Material Polyester
  • Design Diamond Quilt
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Marc New York by Andrew Marc Essex Quilted Jacket

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For men who prefer a bit more coverage from their jacket, you may well be thinking we’ve left the best until last.  A mid-thigh design, this diamond quilt jacket sits comfortably lower on the leg but has some pretty cool features too. The funnel collar unzips to reveal a hood for rainy days while the snaps and full-length zip offer maximum protection against the cold.

Perpendicular quilting on the shoulders and elbows offers flexible movement and pairs with diamond quilting on the body for deep insulation and warmth. Four large flap pockets secure with snaps while down the front there’s both a zipper and snaps.

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  • Material 100% polyester
  • Design Longline diamond quilt

All zipped up!

Wrapping up warm doesn’t mean compromising your style with one of these smart quilted jackets. Whether you want a multi-pocket design for when you’re out fishing and hiking or a sleeker look for hitting the city, we’re sure one of the above will suit. Picking the right style means whether you prefer sharp suits or distressed jeans and cargo pants, you’ll feel pretty damn hot.

Diamond quilting adds extra warmth by trapping heat pockets, leaving you feeling cozy without the dreaded roly-poly look. Fleece jackets are an excellent pick too but quilted jackets offer an extra layer of water resistance. No men’s wardrobe should be without a quilted jacket so take your pick from these 25 for an on-trend look you can trust.

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