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Fashion April, 3 2013

Buyer’s Guide: Seven Transitional Jackets To Keep You Dry In April

Weather can be quite a bitch sometimes. It’s been almost two weeks since the first day of Spring and temperatures are still stuck around freezing here in Berlin which means I have to spend even more of my hard earned money on heating bills instead of hanging out in the park and drinking beer while catching this year’s first precious sunbeams.

However, as April traditionally marks the transition between Winter and Spring, weather is usually rather unpredictable resulting more often than you’d like in situations that call for water resistant outerwear. Therefore we have compiled seven lighweight hooded jackets to keep you warm and dry across April. Have a closer look after the jump.

 

Universal Works – Keswick Jacket

From Universal Works comes this lightweight Spring jacket made from durable and water repellent British Millerain waxed cotton featuring zip closure, contrast color buttons, three button flap bellow pokets, and a drawstring hood. Get it now at Goodhood.

 

Norse Projects – Elka Classic

The Danes over at Norse Projects took the classic ELKA rain coat and added their very own subtle design twist. Boasting a snap and zipped front closure, four front snap pockets, a drawcord hood, adjustable cuffs, and a breathable lining, the Elka Classic is the perfect staple to shield off even the heaviest downpour. Get it at Norse Store.

 

Garbstore – Welded Holborn Rain Coat

Garbstore’s latest offerings include this functional three-quarter length rain coat constructed from a durable and waterproof seam-taped ripstop fabric. Besides that, the jacket features an adjustable and packable drawstring hood, five front pockets, leather drawstring toggles, and Garbstore branding on the buttons. Get it at Bodega.

 

Engineered Garments – Ripstop Windbreaker

For those of you into bright colors have a look at this blazing red, yet no-frills windbreaker from Engineered Garments. It’s crafted from durable cotton ripstop and features three front pockets with white contrast zip closure, two back pockets, and elastic band cuffs. Get it now at Odin New York.

 

Battenwear – Travel Shell Parka

Sturdy enough for a quick getaway to the great outdoors, this fine jacket from Brooklyn’s Battenwear features everything a part-time adventurer needs: two-way zip fastening with press stud stormflap, a peaked drawstring hood, an internal drawstring waist, three inside pockets, and a slanted map pocket. Get it now at Kafka.

 

Barbour – Darnley Jacket

Barbour‘s Darnley Jacket is a super-lightweight alternative to the brand’s traditional outerwear line. It doesn’t have the usual tartan-wax-cord-combo we love about Barbour, however, the brass button and olive tone subtly hint at the brand’s rich heritage. Cop one now over at OiPolloi.

 

adidas Originals – Oddity Trail Jacket

Spring is (almost) here. Time to give your grey and dreary winter wardrobe a serious color infusion. adidas Originals offers this rather bold take on the classic mountain parka. Constructed from multicolored panels, it features reinforced elbows, a peaked drawstring hood with stitched detail, and is topped off with a subtle logo patch on the left pocket. Get it now at Endclothing.

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