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The 10 Best Shirt Jackets for Spring


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What’s a shirt jacket? Sometimes known as an overshirt or “shacket,” (but never a “jirt”), the shirt jacket inhabits the subtle middle ground between button-up and outer layer. Shirt jackets are often made with a rugged exterior, like canvas, or something lighter and weatherproof, like ripstop nylon. They’re almost always lightly insulated, which makes them the perfect lightweight outer layer for the transitional weather that comes along with spring and fall. But shirt jackets are universal too — they can be worn under a thicker outer layer during the winter months, but they’re also perfect for enjoying freshly-brewed coffee outdoors on a brisk summer morning (or passing around a flask on a cool evening).

WoolCloud Insulated Snapshirt by Duckworth $295
Built with a nylon shell and Duckworth’s warm and breathable fluffy wool insulation.

Fjord Flannel by Patagonia $53+
A heavyweight flannel perfect for brisk temperatures.

Reyes Thermoball Shirt Jacket by The North Face $112
A water-resistant nylon shell stuffed with Thermoball insulation — a lofty blend of down and synthetic

Sherpa Divide Shirt Jacket by 686 $80
A fleece-lined polyester layer with a courderoy collar for additional style.

Lakeside Shirt Jacket by Pendleton $90
This cotton flannel is lightly insulated and lined with ripstop nylon to keep the warmth in.

Blanket-Lined CPO Jacket by Faherty $198
Made with a windproof cotton dobby exterior and a softer brushed cotton interior.

Rugged Flex Rigby Shirt Jacket by Carhartt $70
This shirt’s cotton canvas exterior is blended with Spandex for added stretch and lined with fleece for added warmth.

Breaker Shirt Jacket by Topo Designs $89
A stretchy nylon shirt jacket that’s treated with DWR for added water-resistance.

Sherpa PrimaLoft Shirt Jacket by Basin and Range $90
A casual jacket lined with extra-cozy PrimaLoft pile fleece and shelled with nylon.

Coverall Shirt Jacket by Goldwin $208
A classic Japanese workshirt made with a hearty wool and nylon blend.

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