Needless to say, when the temperatures begin to improve, you no longer need to rely on your heavily insulated jacket to keep you warm when you step outside the front door in the morning. With spring and summer’s arrival, temperatures are on the up so now is the time to invest in a top-quality lightweight jacket to celebrate this very fact.
Regardless of your style persuasion or budget, you’ll find something that fits the bill in our list of 10 of the best men’s lightweight jackets for spring and summer below:
Relwen Quilted Tanker | $209
Relwen’s Quilted Tanker is an updated take on the cold-weather tanker, and this version boasts a durable woven shell to a ripstop interior with a layer of recycled polyester in between. Keeping warm—no matter the situation—never looked better. So if the temperatures aren’t quite up to scratch in spring, this is the outerwear for the job.
Chisos Jacket – Howler Bros x Huckberry | $101
Howler sets the bar pretty lofty with designs that update iconic aesthetics for the contemporary man, and they outdid themselves with the Chisos Jacket. Named after the west Texas mountain range, this excellent lightweight outerwear is built to keep you protected and comfortable from sea level to summit with enough style to head into town for some beers to boot.
Billy Reid Baffle Shirt Jacket | $298
The Baffle Shirt Jacket occupies the intersection between keen functionality, a luxurious everyday feel, and sleek contemporary aesthetic. More than what meets the eye, the elevated details are paired with unparalleled versatility for all-weather living.
Marine Layer Freeman Windbreaker | $165
The Stretch Twill Windbreaker from Marine Layer is a lightweight piece of apparel that’s ready to block the wind on gusty spring days, with a robust water repellent finish to fend off any unexpected showers that you may encounter during outdoor adventures or days at the beer garden.
Taylor Stitch The Ojai Jacket | $218
While the silhouette remains the same, each year Taylor Stitch builds the Ojai Jacket out of a new material, which allows it to take on a new lease of life each time they release a new version. This one is crafted from selvedge denim woven on old-school shuttle looms, the ideal recipe for a jacket that will age like fine bourbon.
Flint & Tinder Wool Overshirt | $118
Flint & Tinder have pulled out all the stops with this awesome Wool Overshirt. They searched high and low for the right fabric: a textured wool blend that’s toasty, thick, and soft to the touch. This is a shirt jacket of the highest order—pull this from your closet when that first autumn breeze hits, and it won’t get hung up again until the heat comes back to stay.
Howler Brothers Depot Jacket | $88
Intended to be worn while taking in the changing season the right way—outdoors and under the sky—Howler Brothers’ gear is crafted with technical initiative and their signature western charm. Their HB Depot Jacket is a refined take on a workwear jacket that’s got just enough stretch to never get in the way of the task at hand.
Patagonia Lightweight Better Sweater Shelled jacket | $179
This ace looking piece of outerwear is new to Patagonia’s lineup of excellent apparel and the Lightweight Better Sweater Shelled Jacket is an everyday layer that links a versatile design with contemporary technology. Light like a windbreaker and cozy like a fleece jacket, it’s a year-round piece you can always turn to when there’s a nip in the air.
Mother Karen’s The Original Powdershirt | $103
This cult-favourite pullover from Mother Karen’s is officially back and better than ever. If you’re ready to channel all the retro style both on and off the mountain, it’s for you. Best yet, Mother Karen’s upgraded the Powdershirt with more eco-friendly materials and an enhanced water-resistant build even better than the original. Talk about a strong comeback.
Filson Ultralight Hooded Jacket | $245
Crafted from a 1.5-oz. Cordura® ripstop nylon shell and insulated with 60g PrimaLoft® Gold, the Filson Ultra-Light Hooded Jacket is highly packable and warm. Designed to be worn solo or as an insulating mid-layer in colder temperatures. Because PrimaLoft® Gold retains 98% of its warmth when wet, it boasts unmatched versatility in any weather. The full-length zipper has a zipper garage, so it’s comfortable when zipped all the way to the chin.