We’re well and truly on our way into the winter months and it’s already getting bitter. Finding a coat that can protect from windchill, keep you well insulated as the temperature drops and doesn’t look like a giant plastic tent can be next to impossible. Fortunately, we’ve got a range of exquisite sheepskin (often known as shearling) jackets that can’t be beaten for warmth, protection and style. It’s so effective that sheepskin jackets have been actively used since World War 1, where pilots were given a leather flying jacket to protect them from the elements at high altitudes – even keeping them warm at below-freezing temperatures.
Is Sheepskin Warm?
Absolutely! Sheepskin is one of the best insulators you can choose for a jacket or coat. The inner fur lining and tough exterior of shearling jackets work in tandem to keep heat in, all whilst fighting off windchill and the biting cold. All this is achieved without being particularly heavy or cumbersome, keeping designs sleek and attractive as you benefit from the cosy warmth of real wool.
Better yet, they are impossibly durable. If you take proper care of your shearling jacket, you can expect to be paid back in kind for years and years to come as winter rolls on in. The sheepskin itself is tough and hard-wearing, which lends to its durability. Keep in mind that while sheepskin is somewhat water-resistant, as with all leather products, it is not completely waterproof, so be sure to properly treat and care for your jacket if you’re exposed to bouts of rain.
We’re huge fans of sheepskin jackets, which is why our shearling jackets are perfect for use in the colder months and are designed with comfort, style and function in mind. Here are our top five leather sheepskin jackets to keep you warm this winter.
A classic style that is always on-trend, the ‘Amy’ Ladies’ Sheepskin Flying Jacket provides unrivalled warmth and elegance. It can be worn open (as pictured) to create a unique style revealing the luxurious wool inside or zipped up completely for extra protection from the elements.
Available in four different colours, you’re bound to find one that suits your taste. A perfect winter jacket.
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The ultimate in comfort and style, our range of sheepskin pilot jackets are made from 100% sheepskin, which is every bit as comfortable as it looks.
Designed and manufactured as a homage to the classic British flying jacket used during World War 1 and World War 2, this time-tested design is sure to keep you cosy in the most severe of climates. For any of those looking to make a statement, this striking design is guaranteed to get you noticed.
The ‘Ella’ Ladies’ Sheepskin Flying Jacket is similar in design to the ‘Amy’, with a slightly more elegant touch. Longer in length than most traditional flying jackets, and finished with a luxurious sheepskin trim at the end of the sleeves, this jacket is designed to keep the cold out, and the warmth in.
Find out more about the Ella Ladies’ Sheepskin Flying Jacket.
These flying jackets are designed to last a lifetime, building on the warm sheepskin lining of the Pilot Jacket showcased above with additional sheepskin trims on both the sleeves and the hem of the jacket.
This jacket is once again inspired by the traditional British flying jacket design and will provide a noticeable addition to your winter wardrobe.
Find out more about the B4 Men’s Sheepskin Flying Jacket.
What’s the only thing warmer than a jacket with a sheepskin collar? A jacket with a sheepskin hood, of course! Our ‘Holly’ ladies’ sheepskin leather jacket provides such comforting warmth that you won’t want to take it off until summer!
Find out more about the Holly Ladies’ Hooded Sheepskin Jacket.