Ready for the Shoulder Seasons
The Best Windbreakers Offer Stowability, Performance and Protection
Back in the day, a windbreaker’s sole purpose was to block the wind. And maybe the rain, but that was more often reserved for rain jackets. With today’s breed of windbreakers, however, that’s changed. Most resist the wind and the rain; they’re also designed to optimize performance, whether that’s running along the East River, hiking in the Pacific Northwest or picking pumpkins with the nephew. Windbreakers that are less performance-based can accent more urban attire — without making you overheat. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a windbreaker that can accommodate you. Ten of our favorites are below.