In the Isle Of Man TT, crappy weather is par for the course and this waxed cotton storm coat from Freeman’s Sporting Club would provide a decent defense: water-resistant 8.5oz cotton, Milspec melton wool lining, and heavy duty hardware.
It’s a jacket with a removable vest & that makes it a 3-in-1. Wear either piece alone or both at once depending on the weather. The vest features 60 grams of Primaloft insulation for warmth while the jacket is made of 3-layer woven Schoeller shell for waterproof comfort when the precip starts.
98% of cyclists prefer to wear the approved get-up: a skintight leotard emblazoned with logos in zany colors that scream out to all within eyeshot: “I’m serious!” Riders looking for garments that are functional but a bit subtler will appreciate the efforts of Lunis Reflective, their new hi-vis windbreaker looks low-key in the daytime but at night its reflective pattern pops.
Even if you’re only fishing for compliments, you’ll probably snag at least a few in this fishing-inspired stormproof jacket. A colloboration between Filson & Levi’s, it features sealed seams, adjustable hood, and leather zipper pulls. If you actually are an angler, you can toss your catch into the game pocket on the bag and keep your flies in the zippered chest pockets.
It can be tough to find a jacket made of high-performance outwear material without looking like Joe Granola hiker bro or a Trustafarian snowboard clown. Vancouver’s Mission Workshop brand is on it, though. Their waterproof Eiger Field Jacket is constructed of Swiss-made Schoeller C-Change fabric (think upgraded Gore-Tex) and it’s cut for life on the cold streets not just the black diamonds.
Amazingly, the Schott Perfecto leather jacket is one product from the golden age of motorcycling that isn’t endorsed by Steve McQueen. But this slim-cut leather classic from New York’s Schott Leather is a jacket we know he’d love. Zip-front, snap collar closure, distressed top-grain cowhide. Motorcycle optional, aviator shades not included.
Denim works. It cuts the chill and whatever muck it collects washes right out. It’s simple and tough. Filson’s Cruiser was designed back in 1914. Named for the timber cruisers of the time whose job it was to take long walks through the forest estimating the amount of standing timber for logging. Even if your cruising is of a slightly different type, this button front, 4-pocket work coat will serve you well on all your little jaunts.
For days out in the elements, layering is the key to comfort. Since it weighs nothing and packs down to the size of a grapefruit, you can jam this slim-fit 800-fill down shirt into your bag or knapsack for whatever weather the day may hold. It’s the perfect insulating layer for winter or a cozy shell on its own when the sun shines.
One of life’s mundane and distracting quandaries, “Do I need a jacket?” There’s rarely an obvious answer, so we operate on the principle of maybe. If the jacket happens to be a simple but refined grey, button-front fleece, it would be the right choice 99% of the time. You could just walk out the door and go.
It’s a shirt, it’s a jacket … no, it’s a shirt-jacket. What does that mean? Well … it means you can wear it twice as often. This crinkled cotton hoodie from Amsterdam clothiers, Scotch & Soda, is a cozy, comfy, slim fit garment made for everyday action or slacktion.