Womens Parkas (7336 Products)

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Product image: Regatta Womens Remina Waterproof Parka Jacket - 20
£39.95 Sho
£100.00
Regatta Womens Remina Waterproof Parka Jacket - 20
Waterproof, breathable, insulated and luxury faux fur trims Featuring our Isotex 5000 fabric, this women's jacket will see off rainfall whils ...
£0.00
Product image: Jack Wolfskin North Ice Parka-1112221 Women's
£277.62 Sho
Jack Wolfskin North Ice Parka-1112221 Women's
Parka down Very waterproof, windproof Highly breathable 100% Polyester Brand: Jack Wolfskin.
£0.00
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Product image: Regatta Womens Serleena II Waterproof Insulated
£37.00 Sho
£100.00
Regatta Womens Serleena II Waterproof Insulated
Waterproof Hydrafort 100% polyester peached fabric Grown on hood with adjuster and removable faux fur trim Thermo-Guard insulation Durable water ...
£0.00
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Product image: Regatta Women Professional Womens Darby III
£38.08 Sho
£70.00
Regatta Women Professional Womens Darby III
Waterproof Hydra fort 5000 peached polyester fabric with taped seams Thermos-guard 160gsm body insulation Concealed hood and lower pockets with H ...
£2.59
Product image: Didriksons Emilia Womens Parka
£183.95 Sho
Didriksons Emilia Womens Parka
STORMsystem - Waterproof to 10,000mm; Breathable 5,000g; 180g persqm main padding Adjustable hood, cuffs and waist; Detachable Hood Front pockets ...
£0.00
Product image: Makadamia® Womens Hooded Parka with Pockets
£17.99 Sho
Makadamia® Womens Hooded Parka with Pockets
Womens Hooded Parka With Pockets Jacket Blazer Cardigan Sizes 8-14 FA480 A must-have for every woman! Very useful, versatile and comfortable park ...
£2.95
Product image: Didriksons Emilia Womens Parka
£183.95 Sho
Didriksons Emilia Womens Parka
Storm System Waterproof and windproof fabric 100% PFC-free Water Repellent (WR) finish Removable adjustable hood Multiple pockets Elastic sleeve ...
£0.00
Product image: IZAS Genova Waterproof Parka, Women, womens,
£66.10 Sho
IZAS Genova Waterproof Parka, Women, womens,
Windproof Parka Waterproof Transferable.
£0.00
Product image: Adidas W Xploric Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
£82.75 Sho
Adidas W Xploric Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
adidas Sportswear Parka Outdoor Women W Xploric Parka (Dz1497)
£0.00
Product image: Regatta Womens Waterproof Heated Technology
£72.73 Sho
Regatta Womens Waterproof Heated Technology
Waterproof and breathable Isotex 5000 100% polyester peached fabric Breathability rating 5,000g/m2/24hrs Taped seams Durable water repellent fini ...
£0.00
Product image: Regatta Womens Waterproof Heated Technology
£59.95 Sho
Regatta Womens Waterproof Heated Technology
Waterproof and breathable Isotex 5000 100% polyester peached fabric Breathability rating 5,000g/m2/24hrs Taped seams Durable water repellent fini ...
£0.00
Product image: Helly Hansen W Adore Puffy Parka Womens Utility Gre
£218.60 Sho
Helly Hansen W Adore Puffy Parka Womens Utility Gre
YKK ZIPPER Synthetic blow-able insulation PFC-free Water repellent treatment HH printed logo Items delivered: 1x Helly Hansen Womens W Adore Puff ...
£0.00
Product image: Regatta Womens Andell II Insulated Quilted Parka
£43.16 Sho
Regatta Womens Andell II Insulated Quilted Parka
Durable water repellent finish Ultra warm and super soft Atomlight insulation Grown on hood with adjusters 2 zipped lower pockets 100% Polyamide
£0.00
Product image: Regatta Womens Lexis Waterproof Fur Trimmed Parka
£43.25 Sho
Regatta Womens Lexis Waterproof Fur Trimmed Parka
Waterproof and breathable Isotex 5000 Thermo-Guard insulation & Polyester taffeta lining Grown on hood with adjuster and removable faux fur trim ...
£0.00
Product image: Haglöfs L.i.m Proof Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
£113.71 Sho
Haglöfs L.i.m Proof Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
2-layer PROOF fabric Snap-on snug-fit hood Two-way adjustable front zip Reflective details for increased visibility
£0.00
Product image: Regatta Womens Sefarina Waterproof Fur Trimmed
£51.00 Sho
Regatta Womens Sefarina Waterproof Fur Trimmed
Waterproof and breathable Isotex 10000 Synthetic Warmloft down-touch water repellent insulation 2 lower patch pockets with handwarmer pockets beh ...
£0.00
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Product image: Didriksons Erika Womens Parka 2
£168.52 Sho
£250.00
Didriksons Erika Womens Parka 2
Waterproof and breathable with taped seams Insulated Adjustable hood with detachable synthetic fur 2 way front zip Adjustable sleeve ends and wai ...
£0.00
Product image: Didriksons Tanja 4 Womens Parka
£125.00 Sho
Didriksons Tanja 4 Womens Parka
Didriksons Tanja 4 Womens Parka
£0.00
Product image: Didriksons Noor Womens Waterproof Parka
£94.95 Sho
Didriksons Noor Womens Waterproof Parka
STORMsystem - 100% waterproof and windproof, Waterproof to 10,000mm and Breathable to 5,000 g/m2/24h; Taped seams 3/4 length body cover; Taffeta ...
£0.00
Product image: FJALLRAVEN Kiruna Liner Parka W, Women, womens,
£189.60 Sho
FJALLRAVEN Kiruna Liner Parka W, Women, womens,
00% Polyester Heats even in wet conditions. Two hand pockets and one inner pocket, all with zippers Practical, windproof and water resistant oute ...
£0.00
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Product image: Craghoppers Womens Elison Waterproof Insulated
£79.99 Sho
£200.00
Craghoppers Womens Elison Waterproof Insulated
Thermo Air+ high-loft insulation Waterproof and breathable AquaDry membrane Waterproof 10,000mm H/H RFID pocket Zipped pockets for secure storage ...
£0.00
Product image: Cmp Parka With Hood Eco Fur, womens, Jacket,
£106.14 Sho
Cmp Parka With Hood Eco Fur, womens, Jacket,
Waterproof wp 5,000 and breathable mvp 3,000 Climate protection technology, a special thermal laminate applied between the fabrics to protect fro ...
£0.00
Product image: Cmp Parka With Hood Eco Fur, womens, Jacket,
£78.95 Sho
Cmp Parka With Hood Eco Fur, womens, Jacket,
Waterproof wp 5,000 and breathable mvp 3,000 Climate protection technology, a special thermal laminate applied between the fabrics to protect fro ...
£0.00
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Product image: G.I.G.A. DX Women's Bacarya Casual Functional
£35.41 Sho
£50.49
G.I.G.A. DX Women's Bacarya Casual Functional
Jacket in down look: the quilted coat is pleasantly light wearing comfort and is ideal for the transitional period. Zip-off hood and stand-up col ...
£0.00
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Product image: Didriksons Bea 4 Womens Parka Waterproof
£129.17 Sho
£160.00
Didriksons Bea 4 Womens Parka Waterproof
DRY-10, all seams taped. Waterproof 10,000mm; Breathable 8000 g/m?/24 h; Taffeta lining; Windproof ? Length body cover; 2 way adjustable hood; 2 ...
£0.00
Product image: FJÄLLRÄVEN women's parka W. down jackets,
£389.78 Sho
FJÄLLRÄVEN women's parka W. down jackets,
Material:65 % polyester, 35 % cotton. Colour: black. Size:- Brand: Fjällräven
£0.00
Product image: Jack Wolfskin Women's Kimberly Parka
£78.96 Sho
Jack Wolfskin Women's Kimberly Parka
Breathable Weather protection parka Many pockets Waterproof, windproof Brand: Jack Wolfskin
£0.00
Product image: Helly Hansen W Vidda Parka Women's Parka,
£223.85 Sho
Helly Hansen W Vidda Parka Women's Parka,
Helly Hansen sportswear Parka leisure and sportswear for women W Vidda Parka (53302)
£0.00
Product image: Helly Hansen W Longyear Ii Parka Women's
£184.65 Sho
Helly Hansen W Longyear Ii Parka Women's
Helly Hansen sportswear Parka leisure and sportswear for women W Longyear Ii Parka (53300)
£0.00
Product image: Helly Hansen W Vidda Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
£263.53 Sho
Helly Hansen W Vidda Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
Helly Hansen sportswear Parka leisure and sportswear for women W Vidda Parka (53302)
£0.00
Product image: Jack Wolfskin Women's Narita Parka Women's
£199.35 Sho
Jack Wolfskin Women's Narita Parka Women's
Winter parka Waterproof, windproof Breathable Warm lining Removable hood
£0.00
Product image: Helly Hansen W Mayen Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
£189.29 Sho
Helly Hansen W Mayen Parka, Women, womens, Parka,
Helly Hansen sportswear W Mayen Parka (53303) International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products ...
£0.00
Product image: Schöffel Down Kiew Women's Parka, womens,
£407.79 Sho
Schöffel Down Kiew Women's Parka, womens,
Great comfort High quality materials Machine washable 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex Brand: Schöffel
£0.00
Product image: O 'Neill Women's AW Relaxed Fit Parka,
£96.11 Sho
O 'Neill Women's AW Relaxed Fit Parka,
Adjustable legs Adjustable waist Elasticated cuffs Wind protection on the inside Chin guard
£0.00
Product image: Rab Womens Valiance Parka Fig 10, Fig
£351.49 Sho
Rab Womens Valiance Parka Fig 10, Fig
0Rab, Fig, Sports, Clothing/Clothing/Sport Specific Clothing/Hiking & Outdoor Recreation Clothing/Women's Outdoor Clothing/Women's Outdoo ...
£3.95
Product image: NIKE W NSW Nsp Syn Fill Parka, Women, womens,
£130.65 Sho
NIKE W NSW Nsp Syn Fill Parka, Women, womens,
Nike sportswear Parka free time and sportwear for women. W Nsw Nsp Syn Fill Parka (Bv3125-681)
£0.00
Product image: CMP Wooltech Long Parka, womens, Jacket, 30M3346,
£115.13 Sho
CMP Wooltech Long Parka, womens, Jacket, 30M3346,
Parka with wool exterior and interior, very warm and comfortable Wooltech technology combines the benefits of wool with high technical performanc ...
£0.00
Product image: VAUDE Women's Skomer Winter Parka II Jacket,
£213.84 Sho
VAUDE Women's Skomer Winter Parka II Jacket,
Waterproof, padded women's winter parka for winter hiking and everyday life, 2-layer material 2 covered front pockets with zip 1 Napoleon poc ...
£0.00
Product image: CMP Women's Parka Velvet Padded Feel Warm
£46.46 Sho
CMP Women's Parka Velvet Padded Feel Warm
Parka with velvet outer lining Synthetic flakes feel warm flock padding ensures warmth, breathability and water resistance Full zip closure and s ...
£0.00
Product image: CMP Women's Winter Parka Jacket, Womens,
£49.63 Sho
CMP Women's Winter Parka Jacket, Womens,
Resists up to 5,000 mm of water; breathability 3,000 g/m2/24 h, Functional padding recycled flock, PFC free and taped seams. Microporous coating ...
£0.00
Product image: VAUDE Women's Manukau Parka II Jacket, womens,
£238.77 Sho
VAUDE Women's Manukau Parka II Jacket, womens,
Timelessly beautiful leisure parka for cold, unstable days. Warm lined women's jacket for everyday use, waterproof and windproof, 2-layer mat ...
£0.00
Product image: CMP Women's Parka Velvet Padded Feel Warm
£76.76 Sho
CMP Women's Parka Velvet Padded Feel Warm
Parka with velvet outer lining Synthetic flakes feel warm flock padding ensures warmth, breathability and water resistance Full zip closure and s ...
£0.00
Product image: FJALLRAVEN Greenland No. 1 Down Parka W
£560.08 Sho
FJALLRAVEN Greenland No. 1 Down Parka W
Well-insulated parka developed for arctic conditions. Robust and reliable details that can be easily managed with thick winter gloves. Deep storm ...
£0.00
Product image: CMP 3.000 Women's Parka Jacket Wind and
£46.71 Sho
CMP 3.000 Women's Parka Jacket Wind and
Ideal for use on a rainy day and the allt Wind- and waterproof (WP 3,000) Fashionable look Front opening with zip and buttons, side pockets with ...
£0.00
Product image: O'Neill Women's Lw Journey Parka Jackets,
£132.16 Sho
O'Neill Women's Lw Journey Parka Jackets,
Parking type with removable faux fur 10,000 mm hydrostatic head and 10,000 g/m²/24 hours. Breathability Waterproof, windproof, climate-regulatin ...
£0.00
Product image: CMP Women's Leisure Parka Coat, Womens, Coat,
£108.53 Sho
CMP Women's Leisure Parka Coat, Womens, Coat,
Amusement parka with faux fur Faux fur separately to detach from the hood Waterproof parka, warm lining, taped seams Fleece in the back - two way ...
£0.00
Product image: Helly Hansen W Glacier Parka, Women, womens,
£226.69 Sho
Helly Hansen W Glacier Parka, Women, womens,
Helly Hansen Sportswear W Glacier Parka (53345) International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local produc ...
£0.00
Product image: FJALLRAVEN Kiruna Lite Parka W, Women, Dark Navy,
£212.12 Sho
FJALLRAVEN Kiruna Lite Parka W, Women, Dark Navy,
Fjallraven sportswear Kiruna Lite Parka W (89795) International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local prod ...
£0.00

Women’s Parkas: Shopping Guide & FAQ

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The women's parka is one of the mainstays of style. Although it's usually the wool overcoat that's seen as the ultimate winter style classic, the women's parka comes out with a lot of versatility.

Originally made from caribou or seal skin, the women's parka has been in many shapes since its first ice-cold Arctic outing: cotton-sateen blends to protect the US Army, and more recently custom made from cashmere blends (a ski wear that's almost – almost – too much to wear outdoors).

Parka for women: Everything You Should Know About

Nowadays, the options are endless – choose from unlined lightweight designs that keep the rain at bay while boosting warmth or traditional polka dotted styles that act as a form-fitting furnace. Still stuck on which women's parka to invest in this year? Your search might be over.

What is a parka?

Few clothes have undergone such a thorough transformation as the women's parka. This age-old outerwear staple can be loosely defined as a long, hooded coat designed to keep the rain (and the cold) out, yet it's available in a few key shapes. And, like many of today's most popular garments, the women's parka rose to its prominence in the 21st century through widespread use in the military, particularly in the American armed forces.

While the women's parka has never really fallen out of favour since the Mod era, its enduring appeal, like other classic menswear items, can be attributed to its function rather than its form. It was favoured by the army for its good rain coverage and unrivalled warmth, and by the mods for exactly the same reason. Who doesn't want to stay dry, whether you're fighting through war or city traffic?

What are the types of Parka's?

  • Arctic Parka.   Due to their impenetrable nylon-blend fabrics and insulating down or wool linen, some modern women's parkas are capable of keeping the wearer warm-up to-40 degrees of weather, so remember to take them off by public transport. Due to their chunky silhouettes and weather-beating design, arctic women's parkas are well equipped with similarly sturdy objects, such as rubber boots, heavyweight denim and thick knitwear. It's not going to work so well in formal conditions, but when the temperature drops dramatically, who really cares?
  • Tailored Parka. A perfect stand-in for the classic rain mac, the tailored women's parka is the ideal day-to-day winter coat, especially if lined. They often come in more luxurious fabrics – think of merino wool or cashmere blends. Try wearing your daily women's parka over a suit – a gray wool women's parka over a navy dress is a good combination – or a long-sleeved knitted polo on the weekend.

What are the best brands of parkas?

  • Canada Goose. Canada Goose has been providing cold weather equipment to the Canadian military and police for a number of years and is a reliable source of some of the warmest women's parka around. The fashion foray of the brand has been equally successful, with long-standing collaborations with Drake's October label Very Own solidifying its street-style appeal.
  • Woolrich. Woolrich is the place to go for some of the best technical women's parkas (which are equally stylish). The American brand uses the best fabrics in Italy for its coats – the waterproof Storm System of Loro Piana makes multiple appearances – and the classic designs on offer are hard to beat.

Summary

The women's parka hasn't had the easiest time to break into the world of fashion. Its relatively low status on the scale of stylish outerwear has not been helped by womenswear's focus on refined, tailored pieces over the past decade or so. But now, with the rise of streetwear, the fashion of the nineties and oversized silhouettes, this old faithful is firmly back in the limelight.

It's still a coat style that only works for a select few brands and people, though. Not every single label under the sun is making them – but those who have chosen to feature a women's parka are likely to lead the new direction that womenswear is taking.

Photo by Ann Danilina on Unsplash