It’s long been said that the arrival of fall marks the return of “real dressing.” That doesn’t mean dressing well comes easy in the colder months, though. The Highsnobiety Fall Fit Toolkit is here to help you through the transition to (literally) bigger and better clothing.

The weather is temperamental right now. When it comes to outerwear, what you need is something versatile — something that (literally) bends to the needs of changeable elements and stop and start storage requirements. Windbreakers tick those boxes.

Designed to be an impenetrable fortress between your torso and the wind, the best windbreakers will lend a hand in stopping the rain from getting through, too. The winning quality in this category, though, is the lightweight build that windbreakers offer. With spring temperatures unusually warm but showers still an ever-present threat, the windbreaker will be your best friend this season.

Our editors across the globe, and in varying climates, got together via Zoom to discuss some of the season's best and most wild windbreakers. Here's what they thought.

Scroll for our editors' thoughts on this season's best windbreakers.

C.P. Company

Goggle-Lens Shell Explorer Jacket

Goggle-Lens Shell Explorer Jacket

$1055

C.P. Company

Buy at Matchesfashion

Corey: "I love the face shield." Haley: "I didn’t know if it would actually work. But I tried it on, and it does."

Arc'teryx

Sabre LT Jacket

Sabre LT Jacket

$699

Arc'teryx

Buy at Arc'teryx

Noah: "A monochrome with different shades of the same color is something I love so much."

Y/Project

Twisted-Design Cotton Windbreaker

Twisted-Design Cotton Windbreaker

$1319

Y/Project

Buy at Farfetch

Thom: "I loved the last Y/Project show so much. It really made me miss going backstage to feel the clothes up after the show." Noah: "That boot-jean thing was nuts!"

Vollebak

Solar Charged Jacket

$495

Vollebak

Buy at Vollebak

Corey: "Stunning."

Haley: "The fabric is solar-charged, so at night it glows like this."

Browse more editor-approved windbreakers below

Windbreaker Jacket

Windbreaker Jacket

$960

Marcelo Burlon

Buy at ssense
Chile Print Windbreaker

Chile Print Windbreaker

$279

Paul Smith

Buy at ssense
Caziro Shell Jacket

Caziro Shell Jacket

$375

Boss

Buy at Harvey Nichols
Civilian Windbreaker Jacket

Civilian Windbreaker Jacket

$683

Lueder

Buy at Browns
Flipside Hooded Jacket

Flipside Hooded Jacket

$782

Saul Nash

Buy at Browns

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