Whether you’re looking for a mid layer to wear under your shell while exploring on the mountain or you’re looking for a lightweight but warm jacket for cruising around town, these lightly insulated jackets will do the trick. They may be lightweight but they pack enough insulation to keep you warm during a gusty spring day.
Most every outdoor brand will carry their signature styled, lightly insulated jacket so there are heaps to choose from and a variety of styles and looks. There are sometimes similarities between the styles but often each brand will have a unique detail or feature keeping them apart from the others. Generally, you have two choices of insulation, down or synthetic. Both are exceptionally warm and have their benefits but depending on the climate you live in or plan to explore in, you should be aware of the performance properties of each.
The North Face Thermoball™ Jacket
Ready for some spring camping but the temperatures are still quite chilly? No problem! With the Thermoball™ jacket from The North Face, you’re ready to tackle any spring adventure under the sun whether it’s breezy or not. This lightweight and comfortable jacket is suitable for all your favourite outdoor activities and outings. Insulated with synthetic down and hand-warming pockets, The North Face Thermoball™ jacket keeps you warm at all times.
Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Jacket
Lightweight and durable, the Micro Puff Insulated Jacket has the best warmth to weight ratio of any Patagonia model. If you are looking for an adventure companion that is both versatile and functional, the Micro Puff may be the perfect solution! Breathable and water-resistant thanks to its DWR (durable water repellent) finish, this coat gives you the warmth you need for enjoying the outdoors in cool weather.
Norrøna Falketind PrimaLoft60
The Falketind PrimaLoft60 Jacket is a versatile coat that you can comfortably wear all year round. You’ll stay warm, even when the weather is wet or rainy, thanks to its PrimaLoft ™ 60 insulation. Easily compressible in a storage pocket, it’s a lightweight, durable, and comfortable jacket fit to wear as a layering piece or a stand-alone coat. Head out for year-round adventures in the comfort and warmth of the Falketind PrimaLoft60 jacket.
Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody
Designed to perform alone as a softshell outer layer or as a mid layer to be paired with a waterproof shell, the Proton LT Hoody is a lightly insulated jacket worth buying. If you are looking for a jacket that offers supreme warmth while also promoting adequate air flow, the Proton LT Hoody is the jacket for you. Wear it on the hill for insulation, as a warm layer while belaying at the rock wall or a cozy layer for an autumn walk in the park.
Stay Warm This Season
Stay warm while you’re out enjoying the outdoors this season and zip up a lightly insulated jacket. They are perfect for transitioning between seasons, adding extra warmth on the mountain or in the forest and are a great addition to your closet.