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These Flannel Jackets Are the Right Weight for Winter

Flannel shirts are warm, but flannel jackets are even warmer.

collage of three flannel jackets

Cemented in the wardrobes of most men, destined to make their annual debut whenever the leaves start turning, are flannel shirts; they feel great, look good, and come with plenty of Americana, outdoorsman lore. We'd all be lost without them. They're perfect for days when it's cold but a jacket would be too damn much. Slide one on over a T-shirt, thermal or lightweight knit and you're set. But that's about as far as they'll take you.

Flannel Shirt vs. Flannel Jacket

When real winter weather arrives, plain flannels prove futile against the cold on their own. They have to be sandwiched between other layers, tasked with providing additional warmth but not shouldering the entire load. But, I'll be honest, what's the fun in hiding your boldly patterned shirt under a puffer, parka or peacoat? The textured, checkered patterns deserve better — their own time in the spotlight.

Seek out a flannel jacket instead of a flimsy shirt made from chamois. Sure, not all of these could keep you warm in extreme climates, but they provide ample warmth to endure the weather of late autumn and early winter. Simply put, these are more substantial than your standard flannel.

Some of these listed below have fleece liners or a heftier construction; down inside to trap your body heat; and pockets to keep your hands warm. Others aren't made from flannel at all but rather recall patterns found on flannel shirts — i.e. plaid.

The Best Flannel Jackets for Men

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