How to choose a men's jacket for spring? 4 things you should take into account
During winter, because of the low temperatures, we need to dress warm and not necessarily comfortable or stylish clothes. Fortunately, we can stop worrying about it for a long time. Spring is here! The first warm days have already motivated us to change our clothes. You can finally drop your winter jackets and put on something... what, exactly? We will give you some tips on how to choose a men's jacket for spring.
How to choose a men's spring jacket?
This is the first factor that comes to mind when buying a jacket - at least when it comes to outerwear for the spring season. In spring, waterproofing is extremely important. The higher this parameter, the better the jacket will protect us from the rain. And this time of year, it can be quite rainy.
How waterproof should a good men's spring jacket be? If you need it mainly for everyday use, for example to get around the city, a 5,000 mm waterproof membrane should be enough. However, if you are looking for something perfect for mountain hiking and outdoor activities, consider a 10,000 mm waterproof jacket.
When it comes to waterproofness, take a closer look at the Anorak Carhartt WIP Anker Pullover or the Anorak Carhartt WIP Nimbus. The material of which they are made does not absorb water, effectively blocking it from percolating from the outside. This way it will keep you comfortable even during heavy rain.
2. Thermal comfort
In spring, as the days get much warmer, you can finally wear something lighter. In such conditions, however, we tend to forget that evenings are still cold and that there are sudden drops in temperature quite often. That's why a good men's spring jacket should also have a warming lining material or another layer to provide you with thermal comfort.
Some brands concentrate on this parameter and offer fleece jackets. Although they will turn out to be ineffective when faced with heavy rain, they will work perfectly well when going out in the evening or during cold mornings. So when you see that it's going to rain and the temperatures are still too low, choose Han Kjobenhavn’s jackets. They will guarantee you a pleasant warmth and, what's more, you'll look stylish.
3. Breathable, windproof material
Simply put, Gore-Tex. It is a frequently applied membrane, which perfectly combines wind- and waterproofing with superior ventilation systems. Such material is a perfect choice not only for everyday use, but also for challenging physical activity and travel conditions. So if you're looking for a men's jacket that is primarily intended to be as functional as possible, jackets with a Gore-Tex membrane will be the best choice for you.
For example, a jacket by the Danish Norse Projects brand, Bergen Shell, is equipped with a popular membrane. Gore-Tex is not its only advantage. It is also worth paying attention to the fully waterproof seam finishing, water column pressure of 28,000 mm (!), lightweight recycled outer fabric and high collar. This is undoubtedly a proposal for the most demanding users. It is worth buying it if you spend a lot of time actively outside - for example, you wander the mountains or camp quite often. If our needs are less demanding, it is better to consider one of the other spring jackets presented in this entry.
Finally, let us to state something quite obvious - a jacket must not only provide you with protection against cold and rain, it should also be stylish. Everyone has their own preferences, but the general rules are always the same. First of all, choose a men's jacket, which will be suitable for any occasion. Bright jackets with unusual cuts are not a good choice. These will be perfect just for going out for a party but you'll certainly need a jacket that you can wear on a daily basis and that will suit all your outfits. That's why classic cuts and universal colours such as black, grey, beige or dark green are much better.
Among clothing brands, another Danish label, Wood Wood, offers very visually attractive products. For example, Wood Wood's William Parka Coat or Kjetil Jacket have a really interesting design. This high-quality outerwear provides maximum comfort in rapidly changing weather conditions, but also looks very attractive with its simple aesthetics.
What type of men's jacket to wear in the spring?
When considering to buy a new spring jacket, you should follow the four criteria listed above. This way you can be sure that your outerwear will protect you from rain and cold, ensure proper air circulation, and besides it will simply look good. It is worth taking a closer look at the Danish brands, such as Norse Projects, Wood Wood and Han Kjobenhavn. After all, when it comes to spring jackets you can fully trust a nation that has to endure changing weather conditions all year round.