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As the temperature drops and the winter chill starts to set in, finding the perfect outerwear becomes a top priority to prepare for the frigid days ahead. While gloves and knitted scarves might seem the obvious choice to keep you warm, there’s another practical (and stylish) alternative that you might want to consider – a leather jacket.

Surprisingly versatile and effective in cold weather, in this blog post, we will explore the many reasons why leather jackets are a great choice for battling the chill.


Why Are Leather Jackets Good for Cold Weather? 

While leather is a great material for winter jackets in general, not all leather winter jackets are created equal. One of the main considerations you should look for jackets made from thicker, high-quality leather. Full-grain leather jackets like the ones we produce at Aero are your best bet, as they provide better insulation and wind resistance compared to thinner alternatives.

And one of the best ways to make a leather jacket even more suitable for cold winter days is by opting for a fur lined leather jacket. A few of our winter styles have these as standard, but most styles from Aero can be upgraded include a sheepskin lining.

Some properties that make leather jackets (and in particular the full grain leather jackets we produce at Aero) are:

Natural Insulation

One of the most significant benefits of leather jackets is their natural insulation. Leather is an excellent insulator (particularly the full grain leathers Aero use) that can help you stay warm in colder temperatures. The thick and dense material traps heat and creates a barrier against the cold, making it an ideal choice for battling chilly weather.

Wind Resistance

Leather jackets are also known for their exceptional wind resistance. The dense and sturdy leather material (particularly full grain leather) effectively blocks cold winds, keeping you protected from the wind chill factor. This feature makes leather jackets an excellent choice for those blustery, cold days when staying warm is a priority.


Leather jackets are not only fashionable but also durable. When properly cared for, a high-quality leather jacket (like the jackets we produce at Aero Leathers) will last for decades. This longevity ensures that your investment in a leather jacket is one that pays off over time, making it a practical choice for your winter wardrobe.

Layering Potential

Leather jackets are incredibly versatile and can be layered with other clothing items to enhance warmth. You can wear a leather jacket over sweaters, hoodies, or even a down vest for added insulation. This layering flexibility allows you to adapt to various cold weather conditions without sacrificing style.

Timeless Style

Leather jackets are timeless fashion pieces that never go out of style. Whether you prefer the classic biker look, a sleek moto jacket, or a more tailored design, leather jackets are available in a wide range of styles and colors. This means that you can stay warm while looking effortlessly stylish throughout the winter season.


Leather jackets are versatile and can be dressed up or down to suit various occasions. Whether you're heading to the office, going out for a casual day, or attending a more formal event, a leather jacket can be paired with different outfits to create a look that suits the occasion.

Water-Resistant Properties

Leather jackets often have some level of water resistance, thanks to the natural oils in the leather and in Aero’s range in particular there’s not better example than our Chromexcel leathers. While they may not be suitable for torrential rain, they can handle light drizzles and snowfall, ensuring you stay dry in less severe weather conditions.


Leather Jackets for Winter

Leather jackets have been a symbol of style for decades. While they are typically associated with autumn and spring, leather jackets can also be a suitable jacket for winter.

Here at Aero Leathers, we craft premium quality leather jackets in a wide range of styles and designs. Here are a few of our most popular leather jackets that are perfectly suited for winter:


This leather jacket is perfect for winter! Featuring a sheepskin shawl collar and thick Lochcarron lining as standard for additional warmth, this leather jacket is guaranteed to keep you cozy when jack frost comes a-calling.

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Half Belt Deluxe (Fur Collar)

The Half Belt Deluxe with Fur Collar is a stylish winter jacket, the design of which is based on the classic Aero staple Half Belt Deluxe, but with an added fur collar and Alpaca Wool blend lining to make it more suitable for use in the winter months. Cut in the classic 1950s style, you’re sure to impress (and stay nice and warm) this winter with this leather jacket.

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An expertly crafted faithful recreation of the RAF jacket from mid-WW2, this jacket was originally designed to keep pilots warm and comfortable at high altitudes, and will have no issues keeping you warm this winter.

RAF: Battle of Britain winter leather jacket

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These are just a few of the many winter jackets available from Aero Leathers – if you’d like to browse the full collection of available jackets, head on over to our website using the link below. We also offer a range of additional accessories that can help keep you warm this winter, including thick Shetland wool socks and deerskin gloves.

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If you have any questions about caring for your leather jacket in adverse weather conditions, are unsure as to which of our winter leather jackets is right for you, or anything else for that matter, feel free to reach out and contact the team here at Aero Leathers today! One of our team members will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and get you paired with the perfect leather jacket for you.

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