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As spring approaches and the weather becomes a little kinder, it can be a relief to toss your winter puffers into the depths of your closet. Shopping for the best men’s jackets can feel like a chore, especially if you want one that combines a comfy fit with current trends — which can be a challenge in the ever-changing fashion world.
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You’ll want to consider something insulated but not too heavy; waterproof, but not paper thin. Do you opt for denim as a good layering piece? Are you a bomber or a varsity type of guy? Or is a James Bond-ready leather jacket more your vibe?
Whichever drip you prefer, we’ve rounded up some of the best men’s jackets for every style and budget. Whether you’re updating your seasonal wardrobe or shopping for a fashionable Father’s Day gift, see our top picks from Nike, Carhartt, Brixton, Everlane and more, including water-friendly options.
1. Carhartt Rain Defender Insulated Jacket
Carhartt is a very popular pick for winter jackets, but its signature Rain Defender Insulated Jacket is equally cool for spring. The Michigan-based company balances warmth and lightness with aplomb and makes its products available in a series of cool colors, too. The waterproof jacket’s mock neck protects the skin and the slim fit makes it easy to layer over shirts and hoodies alike.
Carhartt Men’s Rain Defender Jacket
2. Dickies Lined Eisenhower Jacket
For a classic workwear look, opt for Dickies’ iconic Eisenhower jacket. The water-resistant style is made of twill and recycled polyester, and the quilted lining makes it a versatile piece of outerwear from spring to fall.
Dickies Lined Eisenhower Jacket
3. Everlane Bomber Jacket
Inspired by the MA-1 flight jacket, Everlane’s bomber is made of a recycled, water-resistant polyester blend with a PFC-free finish that’s safe for your health and the environment. Other colors available.
Everlane Bomber Jacket
4. Levi’s Rancher Trucker Jacket
Whether you’re a fan of Yellowstone-inspired fashion or you’ve already got a classic Levi’s denim trucker, this Rancher jacket in brown canvas is a great addition to spring wardrobes. It boasts a loose fit for layering, oversized vintage flap pockets and extra-large welt hand pockets.
Levi’s Rancher Trucker Jacket
5. North Face Class V Pullover
North Face makes some of the best waterproof jackets. A good pullover such as the brand’s Class V jacket is a versatile essential, regardless of the season. It can be worn with joggers, pants or even shorts and performs admirably in the face of the elements, thanks to the adjustable hood, waterproof front pocket and elastic cuffs to keep the cold out. A relaxed fit also makes it a viable option for layering.
North Face Class V Pullover
6. Patagonia Men’s Classic Retro-X Jacket
Patagonia has long been vocal about the sustainability of both its products and manufacturing processes. The brand’s Classic Retro-X fleece jacket is the poster child of that eco pledge. Made out of 85 percent recycled polyester, this fair trade-certified fleece piece boasts zippered handwarmer pockets and Y-jointed sleeves for comfy movement from the shoulders to the arms.
Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket
7. Percival x Seinfeld The Kavorka Houndstooth Wool Blazer
Hollywood-loved U.K. label Percival (seen on stars like Dwayne Johnson, Kit Harington and Paul Mescal) recently teamed with Seinfeld on a cool collection of show-inspired pieces, like this houndstooth wool blazer that pays homage to Kramer’s “kavorka” style. It boasts a ’90s-style slightly oversized fit and pairs well with black trousers (or go bold and wear it with the matching pants).
Percival x Seinfeld Wool Blazer
8. Bonobos Sweater Blazer
For when you need to be a bit more buttoned up, Bonobos’ sweater blazer strikes the perfect balance between casual and cocktail. It’s made of soft cotton and wool to keep you toasty, and the classic blazer silhouette features front pockets and a button front closure.
Bonobos Sweater Blazer
9. Indochino Sailsbury Linen Cream Bomber Jacket
Indochino’s 100 percent linen bomber jacket brings varsity vibes with a streetwear twist. The luxe, lightweight fabric is ideal for wearing during summer, and the lining can be customized.
Indochino Sailsbury Linen Cream Bomber Jacket
10. Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket
Whether you’re pairing a basic tee with jeans or trousers with a button-up shirt, Buck Mason’s unlined button blazer adds a vintage-inspired finish to casual spring ‘fits. (The brand has been worn by Ryan Gosling and Tom Brady.
Buck Mason Carry-On Jacket
11. Brixton Men’s Cass Poplin Jacket
Brixton’s Cass poplin jacket will be your transitional closet go-to: the light lining makes it great for layering on chilly spring and summer days, and the sturdy corduroy collar adds a buttoned-up touch. Other colors available.
Brixton Dillinger Cotton Corduroy Bomber Jacket
12. Nike NOCTA Track Jacket
Leave it to Nike to elevate the classic track jacket with a streetwear-cool silhouette. The brand’s latest NOCTA apparel collection with Drake features design touches inspired by Nigeria’s lifestyle, and this water-repellent jacket boasts utilitarian features like multiple zippered pockets, detachable sleeves, a stowaway hood with an adjustable bungee, underarm venting and more.
Nike NOCTA Track Jacket
13. Nobis Speck Men’s Reversible Mid Layer Jacket
If you prioritize utilitarian style, look to this reversible jacket from Nobis, the Canadian brand that counts Simu Liu among its celebrity ambassadors. This windproof, water-repellent quilted jacket is made of four-way stretch fabric and recycled materials, and it’s filled with water-resistant Primaloft Gold Insulation Active+ fill to keep you warm during below-zero temperatures.
Nobis Speck Men’s Reversible Mid Layer Jacket
14. Kenzo Printed Denim Jacket
You could go with classic blue denim (and there’s nothing wrong with that), or you can make a spring statement with Kenzo’s bold floral print jacket. It’s got a casual, wide silhouette and a cut-away Italian collar.
Kenzo Printed Denim Jacket (reg. $980)
15. Aether Laslo Motorcycle Jacket
If you’ve got a bit of money to throw around, a leather jacket is always a great investment. Aether’s abrasion-resistant, breathable Laslo motorcycle jacket has a slim fit that blends in with everyday use while keeping you protected on the road. It’s made of 100 percent leather, shock-absorbing D30 inner padding (which can also be removed) and cotton lining, while the sturdy zippers, grommets and sleeve cuffs offer breathability and a custom fit.
Aether Laslo Motorcycle Jacket