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Your guide to lightweight jackets | EQVVS

Tom Theakstone on Wed, Aug 29, 18

Get your lightweight jacket right, and the rest will fall into place. Here's your guide to picking the right one for you.

Padded Jackets

Just because a jacket is lightweight, doesn’t mean it can’t be functional. When buying a lightweight jacket, style is usually top of the list of criteria. However, if warmth is what you need, look no further than a padded jacket. They’re a super light option that won’t weigh you down, so they’re perfect for on the go. But the padded structure – usually down feathers or a synthetic equivalent – is specifically engineered to keep the cold out. Our favourites are ones with block colours, because they work great as standalone jackets, but can also be layered underneath heavier outerwear when the temperature starts to drop. Try the Paul and Shark Hooded Down Jacket for maximum warmth and comfort, or the Tommy Hilfiger Reversible Nylon Down Jacket for a two-in-one piece that will suit any outfit.
EA7 Puffa Jacket, £145 | Paul and Shark Hooded Down Jacket, £395 | Tommy Hilfiger Reversible Nylon Down Jacket, £190

Bomber Jackets

Originally a heavy-duty leather jacket to keep pilots warm, the classic bomber has undergone a huge transformation over the years. Extremely stylish and versatile, the best thing about bomber jackets is that they're timeless and guaranteed to never go out of style. Better still, they work with practically anything. A good bomber will look just as well dressed down on top of a white t-shirt and your favourite pair of joggers as it will over knitwear and formal trousers. And as the old saying (kind of) goes, get yourself a jacket that can do both. We’ve got plenty of premium option to choose from. The Paul Smith Bomber Jacket has a 100% nylon shell, making it incredibly light-wearing and comfortable. The Barbour International Baffle Zip Through Jacket offers a modern, caual take on the style. And the Hugo Boss Josiah Leather Bomber, while not strictly lightweight, is simply too stylish to leave off the list. Invest is a good quality bomber jacket and you’ll never have to shop for a lightweight jacket again. Well, until our next sale, of course.
Paul Smith Bomber Jacket, £250 | Barbour International Baffle Zip Through Jacket, £120 | Boss Casualwear Josiah Bomber Jacket, £450

Hooded jackets

All wardrobes should contain at least one hooded jacket. It’s not even open to debate. A lightweight hooded jacket will be put to use all year round – so it needs to be comfortable, functional and, of course, stylish. The Albam Sailing Smock is an easily-wearing option with a refined vintage feel and will become your signature pullover. The Pro-Tek Medium Jacket from C.P. Company is a luxuriously soft, but extremely durable option. Finally, the Boss Athleisure Jeltech Jacket is the hooded zip-up jacket perfect for day-to-day wear.
Albam Sailing Smock, £170 | C.P. Company Pro-Tek Medium Jacket, £435 | Boss Athleisure Jeltech Jacket, £250
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