If you are like us, you’re already counting down the days until winter’s welcome return. Daylight has started to dwindle, high-elevation peaks have seen their first snow, and colder temperatures are slowly pushing the last bit of summer’s warmth from our memory. Lightweight jacket season is officially just around the bend. This week in Collected, we decided to pay tribute to the welcome return of colder air by featuring eight of our favorite lighter jacket offerings. From warm autumn days spent sneaking in one last camping trip or up on the mountain, to the many colder nights ahead, it’s important to have a solid lightweight jacket that will keep you comfortable and looking sharp in any situation. Continue below to check out our favorites before you open up your wallet, and as always, make sure to check back next Tuesday for another collection of our favorite products.
Dakine Mason Jacket
Workwear inspired style that you can count on. The Mason from Dakine is constructed out of a water-repellent stretch canvas that makes for a comfortable and functioning blend of both style and function. Have peace of mind on your next adventure with a classic rugged jacket that is fit for everything from the lumberyard to the pool hall and back.
The North Face Fanorak
The Fanorak from The North Face has reinvented the classic anorak wind jacket. Outfitted with bold colors and a modern approach to the popular color blocking style, this wind- and water-resistant jacket will soon be your trusty companion on all of your adventures into variable weather. When the wind and rain clear, simply pack the jacket into its own kangaroo pocket–being prepared has never been so easy.
adidas Blackbird Packable Wind Jacket
Where fashion meets function.The Blackbird Packable Wind Jacket from adidas is not only stylish, but lightweight, and exceptionally easy to pack away when space is scarce. From crisp fall days, to warmer springtime sessions, the Blackbird from adidas has you covered.
Volcom Larkin Jacket
The Larkin from Volcom sits comfortably at the crossroads of vintage styling and modern design. Combining its classic canvas styling with a quilted liner for enhanced warmth and extra deep pockets to ensure you don’t lose your valuables, the Larkin will soon be your everyday coat on days where the sun drops a little early but the cold of winter has yet to fully hit.
686 GLCR Fusion Softshell Tech Fleece
Technical outerwear that you can count on. The GLCR collection from 686 has continued to raise the bar with stylish pieces that perform since the collection’s introduction three years ago. The Fusion Softshell Tech Fleece is no different. With a 10k/10k breathable upper construction that is paired with soft sweater-knit fleece sleeves and lower body, this light jacket will soon be a favorite layer on days the mercury refuses to climb.
Burton Mallett Bomber Jacket
Everyone loves a good bomber. The Mallet from Burton features a classic quilted patterning with a rib-knit collar for all of the true style officiandaodos of the world. Pair this time-tested look with a water-repellent outer-layer and silky smooth liner for comfort that stands up even in the harshest of conditions. We won’t blame you if this piece quickly becomes your favorite both on hill and off.
Quiksilver Cruiser Insulated Jacket
Stay protected from the coming season’s elements with this military-styled water-resistant insulator. Wear it under your other layers when the cold of winter hits, or sport it on its own while we wait for the first snow to fall, the Cruiser from Quiksilver will keep you warm and styling regardless of the adventure you find yourself on.
DC Command Jacket
Outwear or underlayer, your call. The Command Jacket from DC boasts 150 grams of insulation to ensure that you are comfortable when the seasons start to change. Not to mention this jacket’s extremely packable design make this modern military-styled piece perfect for trips when space is scarce but warmth is a necessity.