Move Through the Seasons in Style With These Lightweight Wears

Best Lightweight Jackets for Winter and Spring

Move Through the Seasons in Style & Comfort With These Lightweight Wears

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Yep, it’s still cold. The winter winds keep coming even with spring right around the corner. And spring doesn’t mean the weather will immediately warm up either. This is where lightweight jackets come in to save the day.

A lightweight jacket is not a one-jacket-fits-all item. A jacket can be lightweight and breathable but also provide the warmth you need for winter winds. Or you may want a truly light jacket to quickly throw on for a 60 degree day. With the rapidly changing weather during this transitional period, it may be warm one day and freezing the next.

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Below is a list of jackets made for this transitional time frame. If you’re looking for a lighter jacket for warm-ish days, go with an option from the Lighter Jackets group. The Midweight selection is made for outerwear that provides more warmth for cool days or when temperatures fluctuate more widely. And the Heavier line-up is clearly meant for colder days; however, the heavier jackets are still lightweight, meaning you can easily put them on, feel warm and not sweat through your clothes. Happy jacket hunting.


Lighter Lightweight Jackets


Hayward Flannel Olive Bomber Jacket by Indochino

Hayward Flannel Olive Bomber Jacket by IndochinoIndochino

Every man must have a bomber jacket in his closet. This streetwear essential style features a blend of merino wool and spandex that’s as warm as it is soft. It’s perfect to throw on top of a sweater for colder weather or just a tee if it’s warmer.

$159 at Indochino.com

Elements Jacket by Myles Apparel

Elements Jacket by Myles ApparelMyles Apparel

The Elements Jacket from Myles can withstand any weather. It’s made with Polartec® NeoShell®, the world’s most breathable waterproof fabric. It has a three-layer sub-micron technology, so it protects against rain and wind while allowing excess body heat and moisture to escape for optimal temperature and moisture regulation. It’s a perfect outer layer for walks in the rain or climbing up a mountain.

$244 at MylesApparel.com

Tanzania Men’s Safari Jacket by Anatomie

Tanzania Men's Safari Jacket by AnatomieAnatomie

Performance wear meets all-day comfort with this safari jacket from Anatomie. It has four-way stretch and is wrinkle resistant and quick-drying, so it’s perfect for traveling or running around the city. With its high-collar and safari-style patch pockets, it feels elevated without being stuffy.

$398 at Anatomie.com

Worthington Shirt Jacket by Robert Barakett

Worthington Shirt Jacket by Robert BarakettRobert Barakett

Shirt jackets, or “shackets” as some call them, have become extremely popular for their casual but chic designs. This one from Robert Barakett is exactly that with an ultra soft corduroy fabric and front snap pockets. It’s an easy addition to elevate a t-shirt and jeans look.

$135 at RobertBarakett.com

City Excursion Jacket by Lululemon

City Excursion Jacket by LululemonLululemon

Lululemon’s clothes are made for being on the move. It’s a denim jacket reimagined with abrasion-resistant fabric that easily stretches for all movement. It’s a great addition for any athleisure outfit or even a dressier, casual one. It’s perfect for running errands or meeting friends for lunch.

$148 at LuluLemon.com

Waterproof Trench Coat by Perry Ellis

Waterproof Trench Coat by Perry EllisPerry Ellis

Need a beautiful rain coat? Perry Ellis’ trench is waterproof so it holds its own from light showers to downpours. It will keep you dry while also keeping you from overheating with its breathability. It also has a hidden hood for when you have to protect your hair. It’s the perfect raincoat.

$295 at PerryEllis.com

Ultra Light Down Jacket by Uniqlo

Ultra Light Down Jacket by UniqloUniqlo

Uniqlo’s signature ultra light down jacket is a bestseller due to it’s incredible warmth in a small package. It’s thin, light and packable, so you can truly take it with you. Easily throw it in your carry-on so you’re ready for a blast of cold air wherever you go.

$70 at Uniqlo.com


Mid-Lightweight Jackets


While these jackets are still lightweight, they do have some more insulation. They’re a bit heavier than the items above, but they are all great at offering breathability while also keeping you warm.

Water-Repellent Utility Jacket by Untuckit

Water-Repellent Utility Jacket by UntuckitUntuckit

When it’s cold out but a heavy coat is too much, this mid-weight layer is perfect for staying warm without sweating. The water-repellent fabric keeps you dry and comfortable in unpredictable weather, and cool utility pockets offer plenty of storage and a laid-back look.

$178 at Untuckit.com

Lined Watts Jacket by Taylor Stitch

Lined Watts Jacket by Taylor StitchTaylor Stitch

Everything Taylor Stitch makes is stylish and high quality. The Lined Watts Jacket is no exception. It has a dry waxed organic cotton shell with a cozy blend liner, and it’s equipped with a protective storm flap along the front to lock out wind and rain. The two-way zipper and antique brass eyelets at the armpits allow for easy air circulation, so the Watts can hold its own even when skies are clear.

$298 at TaylorStitch.com

The ReWool Varsity Bomber

The ReWool Varsity BomberEverlane

Everlane’s new Rewool Varsity Bomber is a fun change from the regular bomber jacket we’ve seen a million times. It’s made from premium recycled wool that’s exceptionally soft and durable. The contrasting colors add some visual interest while the wool adds some beautiful texture. It’s a jacket that goes with just about anything.

$198 at Everlane.com

Classic Zipper Blouson by Bellemere

Classic Zipper Blouson by BellemereBellemere

This double-breasted Bellemere coat is a lightweight piece to add timeless elegance to your wardrobe. The merino fibers keep moisture away from your skin and block odors, and it also leaves you feeling comfortable at broad ranges of temperatures. If you want a coat you’ll wear forever, go for this Bellemere Blouson.

$480 at BellemereNewYork.com

Elevation Wool-Blend Fleece Blazer by Overland

Elevation Wool-Blend Fleece Blazer by OverlandOverland

Yes, you can wear blazers as outerwear. This Overland blazer is impeccably made and instantly elevates any outfit. It’s a 90% wool/10% nylon blend to keep you warm while still feeling soft. Wear it with a t-shirt for video meetings or a button-up or sweater when you’re out on the town.

$175 at Overland.com

Wool Overshirt by Flint and Tinder

 Wool Overshirt by Flint and TinderFlint and Tinder

Overshirts have been replacing overcoats for their ease of wearing and storing, plus they just look great. This overshirt is made from a textured wool blend that’s warm and thick without being too heavy. The two flap pockets on the front offer a more rugged look that still feels classic. It’s a great, small upgrade for any winter, spring or fall outfit.

$168 at Huckberry.com


Heavier Lightweight Jackets


Winter isn’t over yet, and spring doesn’t necessarily mean the weather is going to get much warmer. The jackets below are the heaviest on the list, but they’re still light enough for the transitional weather, meaning you won’t be dripping in sweat when you get to your destination.

Hayes Quilted Spanish Shearling Sheepskin Car Coat

Hayes Quilted Spanish Shearling Sheepskin Car CoatHayes

You may think this coat seems too heavy, but think again. It’s pretty lightweight and warm, but also incredibly breathable. Sheepskin is renowned for its breathability and moisture-wicking properties, so while you’ll stay warm in cold temperatures, you won’t overheat. It’s also a bestseller, so you know it’s good.

$995 at Overland.com

Tasman Jacket M by Jack Wolfskin

Tasman Jacket M by Jack WolfskinJack Wolfskin

Lightweight and easily portable, the Tasman Jacket M is great for outdoor sports or brisk walks around the neighborhood. It’s reinforced with windproof Stormlock fabric to shield you from the headwind and has a down fill for extra warmth. The sleeves and back are made from soft and stretchy fabric that allows the skin to breathe and dry quickly, so you won’t feel cold after you’ve worked up a sweat. It’s a versatile jacket for cycling, biking, running and everything in between.

$180 at JackWolfskin.com

Forrest Down Jacket by Obermeyer

Forrest Down Jacket by ObermeyerObermeyer

This Obermeyer jacket is lightweight and incredibly warm. It’s a gorgeous addition to your wardrobe, whether you want to wear it walking in the snow or on the trail. It’s also made from responsibly sourced and traceable Allied Feather and Down, so you can stay comfortable through the season’s coolest days.

$189 at Obermeyer.com

M Down Puffer Jacket LE by Mifland

M Down Puffer Jacket LE by MiflandMifland

Looking for something you won’t find anywhere else? This M Down Puffer from Mifland is electrically eclectic. It’s a bold punch of color, instantly telling others you have a fun personality. It’s lightweight and warm and features a stand-up collar to protect your neck from the elements. It’s made for people who definitely want to stand out and look good while doing it.

$265 at Mifland.com

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