Lightweight, weather-resistant jackets are a necessity for spring’s transitional weather. They offer protection from the elements without increasing bulk or warmth. Numerous brands are utilizing technical fabrics, including Gore-Tex Paclite, Polartec Neoshell and Schoeller C-Change, among others. While premium performance certainly comes at a cost, the seven jackets below will have you covered in many shoulder seasons to come.
Taylor Stitch Hawkins Jacket
Riffing on the silhouette of a classic 60/40 jacket, the Hawkins Jacket is cut from Polartec Neoshell fabric and features full seam taped interor construction and a waterproof zip-front. The design has three patch flap pockets, a brimmed hood and adjustable snap cuffs.
Canada Goose Wainwright Coat
Made in Canada, the Wainwright Coat is a sleek trench with reinforced elbow patches and two exterior welt pockets. It’s cut from windproof and water-resistant Dura-Force nylon.
Arc’Teryx Veilance Isogon Jacket
This jacket from Arc’Teryx Veilance has a great handfeel and is made from water-resistant brushed cotton and nylon. It has taped seams and a StormHood with adjustable interior cords.
Mr P. Hooded Field Jacket
Mr Porter’s in-house brand makes a tasteful field-jacket in a weather-resistant peached shell. The design features a buttoned throat latch, four front flap pockets and a drawstring hood.
Herno Laminar Paclite Jacket
Made from Gore-Tex Paclite, this jacket from Herno Laminar has internal stretch cuffs, front flap pockets and three internal pockets. It features a two-way zipper and button closure.
Belstaff Trialmaster Evo
The classic Trialmaster jacket is updated for 2018 with technical fabrics, including waterproof and breathable stretch nylon. It also features heat-sealed seams, weatherproof zippers, back vents and, of course, four front pockets.
The Lost Explorer Aardvark C-Charge Jacket
This lightweight jacket features breathable, water and wind repellent Schoeller C-Change technology which is inspired by fir cones, which react to temperatures by opening and closing. The Aardvark jacket is seam sealed and has a zip closure.