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Spring/Summer Essentials: Jacket/Parka/Raincoat

March 23, 2010

Unpredictability can best describe the next couple months, and when it comes to the issue of jackets, parkas or the like, I couldn’t be more indecisive.  This is definitely one of my favorite articles of clothing, and although they’re typically dusted off during the spring and fall months, I’ve managed to embed a jacket into my kit for the entire year.  Personally, it’s always been a Barbour Beaufort, with durable waxed cotton, the toughest zippers known to man, and a pile liner for the winter, this timeless piece of English excellence has served well.

Although I’ve limited my investments on the jacket front, there are still many solid pieces up for contention.  Nigel Cabourn’s products continue to blow my mind, with timeless appeal, amazing quality, and his continual dedication to produce things locally in his native United Kingdom.  Grundens (Sweden) and Guy Cotten (U.S.A.) could quite possibly produce some of the best foul weather gear on the market, and not only do they each offer a classic appeal, they’re modestly priced.

Nigel Cabourn New Cameraman

Fjallraven Skur Jacket

Grundens Professional-Grade Heavy-Duty Rain Jacket and Overalls

Pretty Green Wash Camo Print Long Parka

Penfield Wax Cloth Cropped Parka

Tried and True – Barbour Beaufort

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2011 08:44

    Have you seen the Guy Cotten coat in person? I am thinking about picking one up and its impossible to find good pictures of the jackets on line. Nice post!

  2. Jeremy Kreider permalink
    March 20, 2015 09:54

    How do i purchase the orange rain jacket and bibbs the grundenprofessionals

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