Students in winter coats walking around campus with yellow-leafed trees and snow on the sidewalks

The cold is creeping up on campus! We recently had a question come in on our @MiamiOH_StudentLife Instagram account about the best winter coats and we asked students to submit their favorites. Here are some useful tips to stay warm along with winter coat brand suggestions submitted by your peers!


Get the Right Size

Choosing the right size for your winter coat is extremely important, especially since it will likely get much colder on campus as we approach winter break. A good-sized winter coat is ideally one that lets you layer up underneath comfortably. Besides keeping you warm, layering can also help you reasonably stay cozy even when you need to take off your coat as you enter campus buildings. 

Know Your Taste

There are tons of winter coats out there, with many different colors, materials, and designs. Do some research to figure out which general style YOU prefer. This will also help shopping for one easier.

Set Your Budget

Undoubtedly, you can get an inexpensive winter coat that’s fairly good. Consider whether you’ll be fine with a cheaper coat that may not last as long, or a more expensive coat that’s built to last. Decide how much you’re willing to spend and then stick with it!

— Brands Submitted by Miami Students:

(note: Miami does not endorse and is not sponsored by any of these brands. These are recommendations submitted by Miami students on Instagram.)

In total, 16 students submitted a recommendation for a winter coat. Here are all of them, along with what students said about the coats and how many people recommended them. 

32 Degrees

A student recommends this brand, and says that it “sells the BEST thermal wear.”

Abercrombie & Fitch

Another student says this brand’s “Ultra Long Puffer” is the best for them!


A student says their favorite one of this brand is the “Super Puff.”


Three students recommended the Omni-Heat coat from Columbia. One even says that they “can’t live without” it in the winter!

Goose and Moose Knuckles

Another student says that the “Super Puff” from these brands is a great choice!

Lands End

One student said Lands End is “expensive but worth the investment.”

Old Navy

Another student says that Old Navy is their go-to, and they love it even more because it usually has sales!

TJ Maxx

A student praises this brand because of its fairly good prices and “amazing” options!


One student recommends this brand, especially its “Ultra Light Down Puffer.” They say it is “THE SOFTEST EVER,” so soft that their cat makes biscuits on it!

Thrift Stores

A student says that these are the go-to for higher quality and warmer winter coats. 

Here are some others submitted by students without comments:

LL Bean




Chi Truong | Class of 2026

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