Buying Guide

Embrace the Cold Weather with a Sheepskin Coat

Rugged comfort meets classic style in the season's best coats

Man and Woman in Sheepskin Coats

Outfitting homesteaders, heroic air force crews, and Hollywood legends alike, sheepskin coats have become synonymous with individuality and iconic style.


Overland's sheepskin bomber jackets, shearling coats, and sheepskin vests combine unparalleled warmth and rugged durability with iconic style, making them a must-have from autumn to spring.

Woman in Sheepskin Coat

It’s no coincidence that sheepskin coats are everywhere right now. These classic and durable coats are at home in any setting and can easily be dressed up or down. Their water resistance and moisture-wicking properties mean you can enjoy stylish comfort in moderate or frigid temperatures, making them the smart choice compared to trendy puffer coats that can have you sweating in fall and spring.

While bulky down coats can be unflattering, fashion and function go hand in hand with sheepskin. The flattering lines and striking accents of Overland’s coats, such as tailored seams, belted waists, and fur trim will keep you looking good through years of wear. Add sheepskin boots and sheepskin gloves to complete the look.

The best sheepskin coats are an investment and can last for decades with proper care. When you first wrap yourself in the embrace of a plush shearling coat, you can’t help but notice the incredible warmth and softness or the exquisite style and craftsmanship that go into creating the garment.


Selecting the right coat depends in large part on its style and function, and these will factor into price.

Sheepskin is soft no matter which coat one chooses, but generally speaking the more expensive the coat, the denser and thus softer the wool. The incredibly compact and fine wool of Merino sheepskins, for instance, is renowned for feeling more like a plush, exotic fur.

As the wool increases in density, the warmth of the wool increases, meaning that the sheep’s hide (the leather side of sheepskin) does not need to be as thick to maintain warmth. Therefore as wool softness increases, leather weight correspondingly decreases, making more expensive sheepskin coats both lighter and easier to tailor into figure-flattering designs.

Some coat styles benefit from thicker, more substantial leather, with a more rugged appearance. This is especially true of sheepskin bomber jackets, originally designed in WWII to keep bomber crews warm in unpressurized cabins at 30,000 feet.

The design of the coat itself plays a role. Many higher-priced coats have fashion-oriented styling that requires longer design time or more uniquely shaped sheepskin pieces, plus the addition of premium accents such as leather or fur trims.

Whether you choose one of Overland’s bomber jackets, full-length coats, or merino shearling jackets, you can be sure you are buying one of the highest-quality and most durable sheepskin coats available.

Bomber Jackets

This shearling sheepskin bomber jacket earned its wings protecting the brave airmen of WWII. It was essential to retain body heat in the brutal, below freezing temperatures of unpressurized cabins. Even today's high-tech synthetic fibers strive to provide the same incredible warmth and soft-as-butter comfort that natural sheepskin jackets offer.


Woman in Hooded Sheepskin Coat
Sheepskin Care Guide

Your sheepskin coat takes good care of you, keeping you warm and looking good in all kinds of weather. Return the favor and give your sheepskin some regular TLC so this durable, stylish coat can last a lifetime. See our sheepskin care guide for pointers on how to care for your coat.

Sheepskin Care Guide


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