There are few garments more ubiquitous than a pair of jeans. Built to handle rigorous workplaces, rock shows and everything in-between, a solid pair of denim five-pocket dungarees can withstand most everything while being, especially once broken in, pretty damn comfortable. Maybe that’s why people still wear jeans almost 150 years after they were invented. (Hint: It is.) As pervasive as the pants are, however, you’d find it difficult to spot a pair in the dead of winter.
The fabric is far too breathable. But, there's hope. Ever heard of flannel-lined jeans? They're just what the name implies: jeans lined with soft, warm flannel. Find a few of our favorites versions of the invention below.
These high-heat jeans are more than the sum of its parts (which are pretty good parts to begin with). The brushed cotton flannel is baby-soft on the skin and is as warm as your favorite flannel shirt. It's not a coincidence that Mr. Bean's flannel shirts also made our best-of list here. Marry that with a dense 14-ounce cotton denim and you've got the quintessential winter jean.
OK. Shhhhh. Don't freak out. These aren't flannel-lined. They do, however, boast a liner made from organic cotton. It's equally as soft, a bit lighter overall and plenty stylish. Plus, if you roll your jeans but don't want contrasting flannel at your foot, these look like your usual blue jeans.
Lee's flat $50 dollar Fleece Lined Jeans come in four washes, each with their own contrasting liner. It isn't patterned flannel, but it's still plenty plush.
Carhartt combines an all-cotton face with a nice flannel, pushing the total fabric weight to nearly 19 ounces, which is plenty of beef to keep you warm through the worst of winter.
You can always count on Dickies to deliver well-built staples. That includes jeans for winter. These jeans are made with 100 percent cotton denim that's lined with an all-cotton flannel fabric.
Eddie Bauer's entry into the winter wonderland of warm jeans is these flannel-lined beauties. The denim has just the right amount of stretch and is available in an all-new black wash.
Duluth's Ballroom Jeans are basic, albeit fairly nice, faded jeans. They come with the classic red buffalo check flannel on the inside and four-way stretch throughout — even in the flannel.