08 Sep Our favourite jackets for autumn from the current season
It may be a statement tinged with melancholy but the unavoidable truth is that it’s time to slowly say good bye to the summer. But it also means we’re moving towards a new season, one that has always secretly been my favourite: autumn.
Perfect for camping trips, biking and hiking tours, autumn can often still offer summer temperatures during the day, despite the shorter days and noticeably cooler nights. It is also the perfect season for a good jacket to protect you against the unpredictability of the weather.
So I want to take this opportunity to introduce our favourites from the current season. Whether you’re looking for a light windbreaker or the warmth of a fleece jacket, there’s bound to be something here for everyone.
With its angular lines and modern construction, the Velocity Jacket offers the casual comfort of a sweatshirt with the elevated style of a city jacket.
Its lightweight 3-layer shell fabric gives the piece a defined structure, while its fleece backer offers casual comfort. The angular asymmetric piecing of the Velocity is achieved largely through a construction process called sonic welding. Unlike typical sewn seams, ultrasonic sound waves are used to fuse the pieces of fabric together.
The Light Rain Jacket from the Japanese brand And Wander is with 180g extreme lightweight using a 15 denier nylon fabric. It comes in a bright colour range with mostly pastel colors. The jacket is characterized by a simple and clean design. But hurry–they are almost sold out!
Battenwear designed the wind- and water- resistant Scout Anorak for the outdoorsman who would never let a bit of weather stop him from hiking, fishing, hunting, or campground rabble rousing. The kangaroo pocket on the front has an outer flap for keeping gear handy and a side entry, fleece lined compartment for keeping your hands warm. The game pocket on the back will easily store small game, fish, or maps. Wearing the Scout Anorak, a guy can’t help but start planning his next adventure. Made in USA.
Warmth comes in many fuzzy forms and one of them is the Hearth Fleece Anorak (right). Throwback anorak styling meets heathered Dryride Thermex Polar Fleece in a moisture-wicking pullover layer. Cold morning laps or stormy pow days, the textured face just feels a degree warmer than the alternative. The media pocket safely stows electronics while the kangaroo pocket stocks on-hill supplies in retro-functional style without the dreaded side-to-side belly bounce.
A lightweight fleece is an essential layering tool in a world of bulky, bristly alternatives. The Ember Full-Zip Fleece (left) fits the profile with a measured, layering-focused supply of synthetic Polar Fleece also by Dryride Thermex. An ideal weight for extra warmth, it’s an easy decision when both you and the weather are all over the place.
The Alpha-Lite Shirt Jacket (left) is constructed of Japanese made DWR ripstop nylon and Polartec Alpha insulation, which was developed for use by the US special forces. It’s extremely lightweight, and it adapts to your activity level, meaning that it become more breathable when you are warmer, and more insulating when you are at rest.
The MA-1 Jacket (right) is made with Japanese made DWR flight cloth, and alpha insulation. Details include custom knit shawl collar, custom snaps, polished graphite zippers, and an internal media pocket with headphone cord hole.
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Don’t let moody weather keep you from exploring. The water repellant and wind resistant Anorak Jacket will keep you warm and dry in almost any situation. The hood and waist feature drawstrings to help keep the elements out and stows away easily should the weather clear up.
This is an updated version of the classic Scandinavian anorak, the Fjorgyn Jacket. Klättermusen stripped its features down to a minimum without removing any necessary functionality in order to make it as light and easily packable as possible.
Fjorgyn is a 2.5-layer fully taped, waterproof and breathable companion that will keep you dry and shielded on the trail or on your bike. The lightweight fabric in this anorak is bluesign approved and fluorocarbon-free. It has a smooth carbon print on the inside, which makes it comfortable to the skin, so you can wear it without anything under in warm weather.
The Oakdale Jacket (left) has a circular quilt-through construction, with thermal wadding for lightweight insulation without bulk. Featuring a durable matt finish Nylon shell with a contrasting Nylon lining, the Oakdale has a loose bomber-jacket shape, complemented by the rib knit collar. The bound elasticated cuffs, Nylon ripstop chest pocket and reflective cord zip pulls give a technical finish on this traditional style.
The Chillmark Jacket (right) features a clean-cut scooped neck edge; with shaped side seams for a more tailored feel. The Nylon shell is durable yet remains lightweight and breathable. The premium down insulation works with the Chillmark’s slim fit and narrow paneling for an ideal layering piece that can be just as easily be worn with a t-shirt on warmer days. A handy drawstring bag allows you to easily pack the jacket away.
The Flexible Insulated Half Zip Jacket (right) with high neckline and good heat-retention and light-blocking properties, is suitable for any kind of outdoor activities like hiking or cycling.
The light and soft lined Flexible Insulated Hoodie (left), uses Polartec Alpha, a highly breathable and quick-drying fabric. It can be worn as outerwear in autumn or early spring, or used as an intermediate layer in cold weather. Its stretchiness makes it extremely comfortable to wear.
Snap it up, dress it down, Topo Design’s new Breaker Shirt Jacket is the perfect middle layer you thought you never needed. A roomy cut in a midweight nylon offers an extra layer of protection during hard-to-predict spring and fall weather. Made in USA.