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On Sale Now: Two Military-Inspired Jackets

Ventile is a fabric that was originally created for British fighter pilots but makes a practical weather layer in American Trench’s jackets, which are now 25 percent off.


We tend to avoid cotton when looking for a piece of outerwear; “cotton is rotten,” the old hiker’s mantra goes. The primary reason is that cotton garments absorb moisture easily, and once they’re wet, their warmth benefits are zapped — not Ventile though. Ventile is made from 100-percent extra-long-staple cotton that’s woven in such a tight weave that it’s water-repellant.

American Trench’s Ventile jackets — a field coat and a bomber — are also treated with DWR as an extra barrier against the elements. Both are military-inspired styles, which makes sense because Ventile’s first application was in the immersion suits worn by British fighter pilots during WWII — and the British Royal Air Force still uses it today. Beyond that, Sir Edmund Hillary wore a Ventile jacket during the first-ever ascent of Mount Everest.

Right now both of these jackets are available for 25-percent off; use the code LAYERUP for the discount.

Ripstop Ventile Field Jacket: $575 $431Bomber Jacket in Navy Ripstop Ventile: $449 $337

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