We've rounded up the best lightweight jackets on the market to conquer the seasonal switch; everything from utilitarian overshirts, to staple chore jackets, GORE-TEX layers for when the going gets wet, and more. We've got you covered.
A real favourite style at GH HQ. Minimalist utilitarian silhouette, boxy fits, dope colours. What's not to love? Initially designed as an extra layer to M-65 field jackets for warmth and insulation, perhaps the coolest military outerwear you can own this season isn't outwear at all...
Comprising all the makings of an iconic Junya Watanabe piece, the Mix Liner features a stitched-on Fair Isle Knit across the body and sleeves of a diamond quilted military-inspired liner. Finished with webbed edges, armpit vents and oversized buttons, this is master craftsmanship at its finest.
This Universal Works jacket is inspired by the insulating layer that lines military gear. It’s crafted from a durable wool blend that’s patterned with large grey checks and detailed with angular, piped side pockets.
You can wear this Nanamica cardigan two ways, depending on your look. Inspired by military jacket liners, it’s made from navy cotton twill on one side and quilted, satiny polyester ripstop on the other, with Kodenshi® down sandwiched in-between for supreme insulation.
Warm, cosy, comfortable and reliable. Function meets style with our range of fleece jackets. Endure fluctuating weather conditions with ease with the ultimate insulating layer. Suitable as a stand alone outwear piece, a one-of-many inner layer, or wear with a hoodie underneath.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing marries the retro and the contemporary with this jacket. It has a classic, boxy silhouette with thick ribbed trims, and it’s made from plush fleece that’s covered in bold leopard spots.
Universal Works puts its signature utilitarian twist on this grey checked cardigan. It’s knitted from a thick wool blend with a V-neck, five-button closure and four patched pockets, recalling the setup of vintage chore jackets.
This casual zip fleece style from Folk is made from an acrylic/polyester blend, making it an ideal breathable yet insulated layer. Featuring a stand collar and zip fastening, the fleece is finished with two slash pockets, and a hunter pocket at the back with press stud fastening.
A real Goodhood favourite; effortless style and seasonally appropriate for all year round. This season’s zip through jackets will buddy up and be your stand-out autumnal addition, that spring-time outer layer, the extra under-the-big-jacket layer for winter and a great night time add on for those cool summer evenings.
This classic zip front Jacket from Noma t.d. comes in a beautiful 70’s leaning brown and beige ombre plaid and comes finished with an elasticated bottom and two front slant pockets. Relaxed fit.
This striking Awake NY jacket is crafted from contrasting panels of twill, one, in a vivid shade of teal, and the other in pegasus-print burgundy. It is cut in a classic coach jacket shape; subtle and sleek, allowing the fabrics to speak.
This orange jacket is Aries’ take on Lee’s classic zipped 191 style. It’s cut from old school floral denim in a rust coloured hue and finished with a co-branded patch.
Occupying the space between a regular shirt and a lightweight summer jacket, layer the overshirt over a hoodie or under a heavier jacket. This hybrid option creates the optimal lightweight throw on. The options (and pockets) are endless.
Universal Works takes cues from traditional lumberjack styles for this shirt. It’s crafted from a durable, heavy wool mix with a blue plaid pattern and two buttoned utility pockets at the chest.
This WTAPS shirt follows a classic military aesthetic, cut from tough black cotton twill with a zip closure. It has a utility pocket at the sleeve and two patch pockets at the chest.
This overshirt combines two Wacko Maria loves -- a utility-inspired army cut and bold leopard print. It’s made from durable cotton fabric and kitted out with large patch pockets at the chest.
Technical and trustworthy is everything you need in a lightweight waterproof layer. Endure ever-changing weather conditions with high-function outerwear that acts as a semi-permeable membrane which allows sweat to escape whilst remaining completely watertight.
This WTAPS jacket is cut from military-style nylon taffeta with a light lustre. It’s oversized, with shirred panels at the back to create a more defined silhouette, and it’s finished with printed coordinates at the chest.
Norse Projects’ Rokkvi jacket is in its fifth generation now, and this one is crafted with a waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane and coated on the outside for extra durability. It has five pockets, inside and out, and adjustable drawcords on the hood and waist so you can alter the fit to spec.
Nanamica combines innovative outerwear technologies to create this coat, ensuring it protects you from winter weather. Its shell is made from waterproof GORE-TEX® fabric and padded with Kodenshi® down fill, so it keeps you both warm and dry. Pockets both inside and out give you plenty of space for carrying gloves, a hat and other daily essentials with you.
The chore jacket; the first jacket ever designed specifically for everyday work, and therefore, a stand-out when it comes to durability. Typically crafted from a thick canvas, or denim, these staple jackets will be a partner for life that can effortlessly upgrade your look whilst being practical at the same time.
This striking utility jacket by Folk is crafted from olive coloured nylon with an ultra lightweight, crushed paper texture. It has intricate fading throughout, with large contrasting patch pockets at the chest, and two concealed side pockets, too.
Universal Works’ Bakers jacket is one of its most iconic designs, taking inspiration from old-school chore styles. This one is spun from wool with a navy checked pattern and features vintage-style details, like contrasting brown buttons and an angled button hole.
This chore coat forms part of Norse Projects’ collaborative collection with Geoff McFetridge. The pairing is perfect: the brand and the artist share a simple, utility-inspired aesthetic, which translates perfectly into pieces like this pared back khaki jacket.