THE BEST MEN’S FIELD JACKETS
Fashionable Military Field Jackets
Orvis Rover Field Jacket
The Orvis Rover Field Jacket ($250) is one of my favorite fashionable men’s field jackets. The jacket checks off a number of the technical elements of a military spec field jacket, but it also comes in a nicely tailored package. Some excellent features include a two-way center front zip with a snap storm flap, classic four front pockets with button flap closures, snap cuffs, and an adjustable waist drawstring with leather trim details. A great everyday jacket, it’s just not made for a torrential downpour or really cold weather.
Timberland DryVent 3-in-1 Waterproof Field Jacket
The Timberland DryVent 3-in-1 Waterproof Field Jacket ($300) is made up of a separate waterproof outer and an inner fleece jacket, that can be worn separately or combined for a complete cold weather solution. The seams of the outer shell are sealed for complete waterproof protection. It also features four front zip pockets and one internal zip pocket. The honeycomb quilted inner jacket is 100% polyester and features a removable hood with a built-in brim for added protection.
J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket
Of course, J. Crew has their very own version of the iconic military field jacket and they call it the J. Crew Field Mechanic Jacket ($198). Their version is actually based on the vintage military mechanic’s jacket. It is garment-dyed and built to handle those chilly morning commutes. Additional features include a foldable zip hood, standing collar, zip closure with snap storm flap, four front button flap pockets, waist drawstrings and adjustable flaps at the cuffs.
L.L. Bean Original Field Coat
Rather than a military field jacket, the L.L. Bean Original Field Coat ($119) is more along the lines of a hunting jacket. It features a heavy-duty Nor’easter cotton canvas which has been treated to provide excellent protection against, wind rain and snow. The lining is sewn in and is made of a cotton body with nylon sleeves. Additional features include underarm gussets, bi-swing shoulders, five pockets for all of your everyday carry essentials. Not made for extreme cold weather conditions, but great for any moderate conditions.