Move Through the Seasons in Style & Comfort 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


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

Elements Jacket by Myles Apparel

Myles 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

Tanzania Men’s Safari Jacket by Anatomie


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

Worthington Shirt Jacket by Robert Barakett

Robert 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

City Excursion Jacket by Lululemon


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

Waterproof Trench Coat by Perry Ellis

Perry 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

Ultra Light Down Jacket by Uniqlo


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

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


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

Lined Watts Jacket by Taylor Stitch

Taylor 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

The ReWool Varsity Bomber


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

Classic Zipper Blouson by Bellemere


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

Elevation Wool-Blend Fleece Blazer by Overland


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

Wool Overshirt by Flint and Tinder

Flint 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

Heavier Lightweight Jackets

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