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16 Jackets That Had Us Drooling in 2019

From futuristic smart jackets to life-saving moto-ready jackets, these are 16 of the best outerwear pieces of 2019.


This roundup is part of This Year in Gear, a look back at the year’s most notable releases. To stay on top of all the latest product news, subscribe to our daily Dispatch newsletter.

Backcountry x Gore-Tex Winter Pursuit Collection

Price: $300+
From: backcountry.com

Beyond the proven advantages of Gore-Tex, Backcountry’s unique position as a veteran retailer makes the Winter Pursuit Collection stand out in a sea of new products.


Price: $450
From: jcrew.com

Not long after their founding in 1983, J.Crew introduced their Barn Jacket, a jacket designed by a then 25-year-old Sid Mashburn who drew inspiration from dozens of vintage hunting jackets. Over thirty years later, longtime collaborator Barbour has revisited it for the J.Crew Editions project.


Black Diamond Deploy Wind Jacket

Price: $120+
From: backcountry.com

Black Diamond’s new Deploy Wind Shell takes lightweight technical outdoor clothing to a new extreme. The Deploy is really light — 48 grams to be specific (that’s roughly 1.7 ounces; approximately the same weight as a golf ball). Despite the jacket being so thin as to be somewhat transparent, it’s completely windproof.


Canada Goose Nomad Collection

Price: $750+
From: canadagoose.com

With the help of Gore-Tex, Canada Goose is making a serious foray into wet weather wear with their new spring Nomad collection.


Coalatree Whistler Self-Healing Windbreaker

Price: $129+
From: kickstarter.com

It sounds like something you’d see in a cheesy infomercial, but it’s true: Coalatree’s new Whistler Self-Healing Windbreaker lives up to its name. A little something called HiloTech Self-Healing Material means that, in the event of a puncture, you can rub your fingers over it and the friction and heat produced actually enables the fabric to adhere back to itself, repairing the damage.


Dainese Smart Jacket

Price: $700
From: dainese.com

n the latest advancement in motorcycle safety, Dainese is rolling out its new Smart Jacket — a piece of active safety gear that brings the company’s D-air inflatable armor technology found in existing jackets and suits to the road in an adaptable, easy-to-use form.


Everlane Leather Bomber Jackets

Price: $298
From: everlane.com

Built for the skies and ingrained as a fashion staple, the bomber jacket is classic outerwear at its finest. Everlane’s version swipes design elements from vintage A-2 bomber jackets like the square-ish hip pockets, which are kept secure with accompanying snap flaps, as well as rib-knit details at the hems and cuffs which keep whisks of wind out.


Everlane Re:Down Reversible Puffer Jacket

Price: $178
From: everlane.com

Everlane’s new Re:Down puffer jacket is made with recycled down fill. Sourced from down comforters and pillows, the fill delivers the warmth and weight of new down without the cruelty associated with live-plucking practices.


Filson Cover Cloth Aberdeen Work Jacket

Price: $325
From: moosejaw.com

Seattle-based heritage clothing brand Filson just reissued one of its classic work jackets. The understated Aberdeen Work Jacket is made with oil finish Cover Cloth, a lightweight 8-ounce waxed canvas that is resistant to both rain and wind.


Filson C.C.F. Chore Coat

Price: $125
From: filson.com

The latest release from Filson’s rugged C.C.F. workwear line includes a new chore coat that is surprisingly affordable. The quintessential raglan-sleeve style is made in Canada costs just $125. For that price, you’re getting one hell of a coat.


Levi’s Commuter x Google Jacquard Trucker Jacket

Price: $198+
From: levi.com

For the second iteration of its wearable tech jacket, Levi’s produced two styles you’ll actually want to wear this fall. The Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google jacket now comes in both the iconic Trucker and Sherpa Trucker silhouettes; they look just like the Levi’s jackets you love, but they discreetly connect to your phone.


Patagonia Macro Puff Hoody

Price: $399
From: patagonia.com

What the heck is PlumaFill? It’s the innovative, down-mimicking insulation that’s stuffed inside the Macro Puff; it’s super lightweight yet incredibly warm. It’s the same material that’s inside the Micro Puff, our Editor’s Choice for the best synthetic insulating jacket two years running.


Stutterheim A.Stutterheim Trench Coat

Price: $715
From: stutterheim.com

The latest release from Swedish rainwear brand Sutterheim is a nostalgic take on a classic trench coat. Creative director Alexander Stutterheim based the double-breasted knee-length design on a garment his grandfather wore when traveling to the city. The A. Stutterheim Trenchcoat is part of the brand limited-release project called The Private Designs and only 30 are available for purchase.


Uniqlo Hybrid Down Jackets

Price: $130 $100
From: uniqlo.com

Uniqlo released a line of hybrid down jackets that blend performance-focused features and street-friendly silhouettes. The jackets feature a combination of down insulations and heat-generating padding. Cut from durable nylon, the styles are both water-repellent and windproof.


United by Blue The Men’s Bison Ultralight Jacket

Price: $198
From: unitedbyblue.com

What is bison fiber? A pretty awesome untapped resource derived from the shaggy coat of the American bison: hollow, compact resilient hairs that are warm, dry, hypoallergenic, lightweight and flexible. Which is probably why “buffalo” fur coats have been around for centuries. Now United by Blue has stepped in to salvage this material from the ranching industry — which sees it as a waste product — and make BisonShield a key ingredient in some of its products.


Veilance Conduit AR Jacket

Price: $700
From: ssense.com

Designed by the acclaimed Taka Kasuga, the AR Jacket weighs next to nothing and is warm enough to be your default polar vortex jacket thanks its box wall construction which is filled with a calculated concoction of 850 fill European goose down and Coreloft insulation.


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