Hitting the road and facing the elements requires the right jacket. And we’re talking something that functions as good as it looks, fusing stellar design with durability and warmth. Here are 3 new jackets to put on your shortlist – and if staying warm is your first mandate, check out these 10 best heated jackets at The Gear Hunt.
North Sails Eric Jacket
For a company with an original focus on making nautical gear — specifically sails — North Sails makes a heck of a jacket for early transitional style (or late winter weather).
The Eric Jacket is coated with teflon for toughness and durability, and the waterproof polyamide fabric manages to stay breathable and ready to fight the rain this spring. The ergonomic fit and polar fleece lining are handy touches that also help this jacket fit like a glove while feeling warm and cozy in the rain. Just like the brand’s nautically focused equipment, it’s sure to perform well — and look great — in all types of inclement weather.
The three-quarter length collar can be flipped up to protect you from the elements, or you can simply toss on this jacket to go grab a quick coffee on plenty of blustery spring weekends. Whether you wear it with slim chinos or tough work pants, you’ll certainly be pleased with the quality. [via] $135 US
Barbour Quilted Tinford Jacket
There are plenty of knock-offs and imitations out there, but don’t let anyone bullshit you—there’s nothing like an original Quilted Jacket made by the one and only J. Barbour and Sons. The jackets come in all different colors and styles, but the original features a corduroy collar and diamond-quilted water-resistant polyamide shell, cotton trim, and heat-retaining polyester filling. Long story short, they’re timelessly attractive, and superbly functional and durable. [via] $179 US
Taylor Stitch Rover Jacket
If you’re going to start anywhere in your search for a great waxed canvas jacket, you might as well start with Taylor Stitch. From the brand’s indigo shirts to chinos and even moto boots, they get it right — that’s especially true with the Rover Jacket. It’s built with classic style in mind, from the midweight 6.25oz. Waxed cotton canvas to the moleskin-lined collar. It takes a classic normally found in the British countryside, and brings it into the modern age. That means you can wear it with anything you’ve got in your wardrobe — especially when it’s snowy. [via] $298 US