I’ll be the first to say that I’ve been rotating through the same three pairs of sweatpants for months on end now during this year in quarantine. But, with the temperatures dropping to levels that threadbare joggers won’t protect me from on my evening walks and Sunday-morning grocery runs, ’tis the season to switch to heavier pants: jeans. And this year, I’ve had the pleasure of learning that the warmest jeans for winter actually have a cozy, warm extra layer.
The idea that the warmest jeans for winter are insulated really should come as no surprise, given that we already know boots can come stuffed with shearling, and leggings lined with fleece. Just as you add on other common layers like hats and gloves and scarves, do the same with your pants. Check out our six picks below for the the pairs to add to your seasonal capsule wardrobe.
On the hunt for the warmest jeans for winter? Check ’em out below.
This boyfriend-style classic is made of stretchy denim and is insulated with thick flannel that’s perfect for withstanding the winter chill. The best part about flannel-lined jeans is that they are warmer than your summer pair, but without adding any bulk. The material adds an extra layer of protection against the wind without, you know, making you feel like you’re wearing a snow suit.
Shop now: Eddie Bauer Boyfriend Flannel-Lined Jeans, $90
The cult-beloved brand for winter wares has done it yet again with a timeless, dependable must-have. Perfect for the colder months, this stretchy pair of jeans will hug legs while answering your “What do I wear on my weekend winter hike?” prayers. The fleece lining is thick enough to retain your body’s natural heat, but also durable enough to keep their shape and not get baggy or misshapen after a few wears and washes.
Shop now: L.L. Bean Fleece-Lined True Shape Jeans, $79
I mean, who doesn’t love a jean that arrives with two-day shipping? This Amazon find doubles down on its insulation factor, given that the pair is both fleece-lined and a skinny style, which allows all the coziness to stay tucked in tightly.
Shop now: Camii Mia Winter Thermal Skinny Jean, $33
Looking for a great budget option? The Old Navy Rockstar Jeans are so stretchy they feel like leggings and are brushed on the inside for some serious warmth. The site says they have “no chill” and I am going to have to agree, because the durable fabric holds its shape even after a few washes.
Calzedonia is known for its leggings and tights, but these warm jeans for winter are nothing to sleep on. With their thermal insulation and tight-but-stretchy fit, they feel like leggings on the skin while still being versatile enough to wear out and about.
Shop now: Calzedonia Thermal Jeans, $45
Finally, timeless class Lee offers this straight-leg, fleeced-lined number features a funky plaid print on the inside of the cozy lining. It has me seriously rethinking my “I never cuff my jeans” mantra.
Shop now: Lee Relaxed Fit Fleece Lined Jean, $40
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