From cool spring to chilly fall and frigid winter, protect against the temperature and elements in outerwear
designed to fit your life and style.
Whether you run, jog or hike, active outerwear offers lightweight warmth that’s great for your lifestyle. It’s perfect for outdoor activities, as some styles are wind- and water-resistant.
To shield you from wind and rain, anorak outerwear features an inner or outer adjustable drawcord waistband. The warmth level ranges from lightweight to heavyweight.
A classic look, the denim jacket is a perfect lightweight choice for layering on chilly days.
Fleece makes for a soft, lightweight casual jacket that’s perfect for cooler fall weather.
Leather or faux leather jackets are unique, timeless designs that complement a wide variety of outfits and are easy to maintain.
The peacoat is a dressier silhouette that flatters your shape. It typically features a double-breasted design and usually sits at or just below
Puffer jackets and coats feature a soft “puffy” design that’s filled with down insulation or synthetic fibers, both of which provide a high level of warmth.
Quilted outerwear features stitching in a decorative (e.g., diamond) or straight pattern that gives the jacket a three-dimensional look.
Raincoats and jackets have a hooded, lightweight design constructed of breathable, water-resistant fabric to protect you from the rain.
Ski and snowboard outerwear has a durable, heavily insulated design to protect against extremely cold weather and harsh elements.
Softshell jackets are designed for outdoor use in light weather conditions. They’re great for medium-impact activities like climbing, backpacking, cycling or running, and are water-resistant and highly breathable.
With a dressier silhouette that typically includes a belt, trenches range in length from just above the knee to floor length. They provide lightweight to midweight warmth.
Durable and cozy yet stylish and timeless, a wool or wool-blend jacket or coat is a great midweight to heavyweight pick for cooler temperatures. They typically hit below the waist but can also be floor-length.
The versatile 3-in-1 jacket contains an outer jacket and an inner jacket or vest. Depending on the weather, they can be worn together or separately.
Vests are sleeveless, close-fitting waist-length garments that are perfect as lightweight layers on cool days. Look for them in fleece, puffer, faux fur or denim styles.
A knee-length cold-weather coat, the parka is typically filled with down or very warm synthetic fiber and may include a faux fur-lined hood.
A material designed to pull moisture, like sweat, away from the skin.
A technology that is water and stain repellent.
A technology that allows your jacket to be breathable yet waterproof.
A technology that regulates your temperature with thermal coils that radiate and retain the warmth your body generates.
A material designed to keep moisture out in driving rain.
A coating on a jacket that causes water to bead up and roll off.
A breathable material that can handle light precipitation for a short amount of time.
A material impervious to wind, no matter how hard it blows.
A material strong enough to block a light breeze, but not enough that it stops a strong wind from penetrating it.
How to Build a Snow Fort
Trace the perimeter of the fort in the snow using a shovel, branch or broomstick handle.
Build the bricks
Use moist packing snow to build the blocks.
Construct and sculpt the walls
Stack the snow bricks up to form the walls. Fill in the gaps with well-packed snow.
Ice, ice baby
Dump buckets of cold water over the walls, inside & out, working from the bottom up.
Find the perfect coat for every season with our Outerwear Guide. If you’ve been wondering about the differences between down filling, quilted and thermal coats, we can help you sort your choices. Discover plus size peacoats that she’ll feel comfortable in, or make sure Grandma has a parka that can protect her from winter winds. Outfit the kids for another fall and winter with cute girls’ raincoats and girls’ vests (maybe she’ll actually wear it on the playground instead of flinging it off when she gets hot).
Decide whether fleece jackets or heavier coats will be best for that winter vacation you have planned. Does the family need formal coats for special events? What are the differences between wool and wool blends? Kohl’s can help you get answers and find the right coat for any occasion with our Outerwear Guide. Explore plus size coats to find the perfect fit in denim jackets, trench coats, anoraks and more. See if your picky teen prefers juniors’ puffer coats, fleece jackets or leather jackets.
We can help you understand sizing, materials and sizes so that you can find the right style and fit for everyone in the family. Use Kohl’s Outerwear Guide to keep everyone cozy