The winter to spring shift is a time for rebirth, especially this year. When it comes to the wardrobe, it’s all about having the right tools in place to adapt to changing weather and conditions. Our Spring Style Toolkit is here to help.
When spring moves in, the main change we have to make is our outerwear. We love a massive winter coat as much as the next mag, but it just won't fly over the coming months. The temperature begins to rise, of course, but spring is known as the most unpredictable season. Surprise showers are enough to ruin your day if you don't have the right gear, but the warmer temps make carrying a heavy coat pointless. Enter, the packable jacket.
While most of the options out there are for the more minimal-minded — courtesy of packables from labels like UNIQLO and Arc'teryx — there are some more standout pieces too. Look to our selections from ASICS and Oakley for flashes of color you can't miss.
Unfold our favorite packable jackets.
UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Parka
UNIQLO's Ultra Light Down is one of the retailer's biggest attractions. Standing as some of the most affordable down jackets on the market, iterations like this understated layer pack away into a convenient sack when not in use.
Oakley Definition Patch Packable Jacket
If you're looking for heavyweight waterproofing then you're in the wrong place, but performance layers like the Definition Patch Jacket from Oakley do the same job at a fraction of the weight.
Bottega Veneta Packable Nylon Jacket
Cut from lightweight nylon, this neutral jacket from Bottega Veneta is perfect for quick layering changes throughout the day.
Patta x Awake Packable Jacket
Amsterdam's streetwear icon Patta teams up with Awake for this understated packable jacket. The black build features both labels' branding embroidered to the chest as the only detailing.
Teatora Packable Mac
You thought you had to sacrifice style for convenience? No. Teatora's Packable Mac is as sharp as they come, and you can pack it into a bag that won't even dominate your tote bag.
Arc'teryx Atom LT Packable Jacket
Which brand in the world is most likely to have perfected the packable jacket? Arc'teryx, right? Of course the master of technical outdoor clothing offers up one of the sleekest packers on the market.
Nike ACG Packable Insulated Jacket
It's unusual to find a packable jacket that provides insulation as well as water-repellency, but everything that Nike ACG does is pretty unexpected. Primaloft fill is protected by a water-repellent ripstop shell for a hardy finish.
ASICS Fujitrail Jacket
The beauty of a packable jacket is that you can afford to go all-out on something because you might not even be wearing it all day. If you only get an hour to wear this ASICS Fujitrail Jacket in a day, at least you know its bright orange shell has made the most of the time.
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