The Best Lightweight Spring Jackets - IMBOLDN
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When it comes time to shop for a spring jacket, you’ll want one that is reliable and durable enough to withstand the elements, but also lightweight enough to serve you on days that are a bit warmer. With that in mind, we’ve compiled our top jacket choices that offer the kind of versatility and robustness that’s needed for an unpredictable season like spring. 

Fortunately, we’ve got a variety of great jacket alternatives that are bound to make your life considerably easier over the coming months. And, to make things even better, many of them can be dressed up or down and will mix nicely with your existing wardrobe.

Taylor Stitch The Ojai Jacket

The Taylor Stitch Ojai is an ideal choice for a jacket that will take you from spring into summer. The jacket is the lifestyle brand’s nod to the iconic French workwear jacket. Offered in both 100% organic cotton selvedge denim and Garnet Wool Plaid, the jacket provides unique design elements such as tin tack buttons down the front, a single chest pocket with pen slot, and two lower patch pockets featuring top and side entry.


Billy Reid Baffle Shirt Jacket

Developed with functionality in mind, Billy Reid’s take on the classic shirt jacket is made with a unique, water-resistant nylon-poly blend that will protect you from the elements. With the look of a jacket and the comfort of a sweater, it includes a lightweight and breathable Comfortemp poly fill – an alternative to down. The shirt jacket features brass snap hardware at the front and cuffs, a dropped rear hem for extra coverage, and a front chest pocket to stow EDC.


Bonobos Knit Bomber Jacket

What’s not to love about a classic bomber-style jacket? Bonobos’ Knit Bomber is made of a soft, textured double-faced fabric which lends itself to wearing over a shirt or light sweater. The jacket features a center front zipper with a contrasting color grosgrain pull. The collar, hem, and cuffs are all ribbed and the jacket has convenient side single welt pockets to keep your hands toasty for those cooler spring days.


Mack Weldon Atlas Full-Zip Jacket

Welcome in spring with Mack Weldon’s lightweight Atlas Full-Zip Jacket. Constructed with 71% REPREVE® Recycled Polyester, made from 28 plastic bottles, this soft, naturally moisture-wicking fabric is not only sustainable, but perfect for wearing out on a chilly evening walk or run. Water and wrinkle-resistant, the Atlas Full-Zip Jacket boasts a variety of pockets – inside and out – as well as an athletic-like cut, making this a perfect option for everyday wear.


Flint and Tinder Fatigue Jacket

Part of Flint and Tinder’s Fatigue Collection, the Fatigue Jacket is a nod to items you would find in vintage shops and surplus stores. Available in Fatigue Green and Frog Suit Camo Field Tan, the jacket is 100% cotton and 1% spandex. It has a relaxed fit, mimicking vintage US combat fatigues in soft cotton but with a bit of stretch. Additionally, the jacket features two front chest pockets with hidden buttons, side hand pockets, and old-school Melamine buttons.


Bonobos The Harrington Jacket

An ideal jacket to transition into spring, the Bonobos Harrington Jacket is a staple made for any man’s wardrobe. The style has a rich history in British culture, dating back almost a century – you’ve seen the Harrington worn by rock stars and actors alike over the years. Bonobos has put its own spin on the classic silhouette with a water-resistant 60 percent cotton-40 percent nylon blend, a warm quilted lining, and button hip pockets that are perfect for storing your valuables.


Flint and Tinder Donegal Trucker Jacket

This hard working, warm and durable Trucker Jacket is constructed with a custom Donegal fabric noted for its depth and texture. The tiny knots of fiber lend it a supremely soft texture, while at the same time giving it a rugged vibe. The Donegal Trucker Jacket boasts two button closure chest pockets as well as two side hand pockets. You can even customize the fit with the adjustable waist buttons.


Taylor Stitch Reversible Lombardi Jacket

Easily dress up or down this spring with Taylor Stitch’s Lombardi Jacket. This fully reversible jacket is constructed on one side with the brand’s hemp-based boss duck fabric, while the camo print side is a waxed cotton canvas. Needless to say, this is one tough jacket, sporting Raglan sleeves, which provide for greater range of motion, and is finished nicely with a snap front closure with custom YKK antique brass snaps.


Madewell Garment-Dyed Boxy Jacket

Madewell apparel offers timeless styles you’ll turn to again and again and its Garment-Dyed Boxy Jacket is no exception. Made of 100% cotton with a wide herringbone weave, this jacket has a relaxed fit that will easily pair with jeans or chinos and sneakers. While the weather can be iffy during the spring season, the jacket can be worn over a hoodie or sweater to provide some extra warmth when necessary.