The technical blazer is exactly what it sounds like. It offers the perks of rain jacket with the style of a blazer; it can protect you from the elements but looks good enough for an impromptu night out.
To fight rain and wind, a handful of brands are using a range of technical innovations from the outdoors industry, including AlphaDry from Nanamica and Ecorepel from Schoeller. The combination of high-end fabrics and detailed designs often results in mile-high price tags. But for people obsessed with packing light, a technical blazer is a worthy investment. Here are the season’s best from Arc’Teryx Veilance, the Lost Explorer, Nanamica and more.
Nanamica Alphadry Jacket
Cut from stretch polyester fabric that utilizes AlphaDry technology, this jacket uses the body’s heat to evaporate moisture, keeping you dry and comfortable at all times. The design features two front button, concealed zip pockets and a notched lapel.
The Lost Explorer Yucca Jacket
This jacket is made from Japanese organic slub cotton treated with Ecorepel technology, a innovation from Schoeller inspired by the feathers of ducks that is both water and wind resistant. Ecorepel is biodegradable and fluorocarbon-free. The design features three buttons and three front pockets.
Arc’Teryx Veilance LT Blazer
Resistant to wind and water, this blazer is cut from woven stretch-nylon. It features taped seams, two internal zipper pocket and two hidden hand pockets.
Canali Water-Repellent Blazer
Made in Italy, this blazer is made from a water-resistant nylon-polyurethane blend. The refined design includes notch lapels, two front flap zipped-pockets, three internal pockets and a polyester lining.
Ermenegildo Zegna Shell Jacket
Made from a water-resistant polyester shell, this jacket is lined with silk and features buffalo horn buttons. The design is lightly padded for insulation and includes a knitted stand collar, two front flap pockets and a snap-fastening double vent.