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Get the Trend Minus the Spend

Old Navy Men’s Hooded Twill Jackets

Old Navy isn't a brand we frequently promote -- since based on our experience, you often get what you pay for. In some cases though, the brand's ridiculously low prices are just too good to pass up. Case in point, this

Your Sweater Alternative

Scotch and Soda Knitted Shirt

Not quite a jacket, and a little more than a shirt, this Knitted Shirt ($188) from Scotch and Soda is a unique winter wardrobe addition that's bound to attract attention. Details we especially like are the double breasted pockets and

Agile Warmth

Mammut Brisk

For every job, there's the right tool. When it comes to outerwear, there's always an ideal jacket to suit your conditions. As the name would suggest, the Mammut Brisk ($179) is designed to keep you active while and warm.

Hiking? Doubt it. Style? Absolutely

Gant Rugger Hiker Jacket

Good jackets are generally one of two breeds: down-filled marshmallow parkas or lightweight cover-ups for a beach barbecue. Rarely does a man cross paths with a perfect autumn jacket that strikes a balance between the two. The Hiker Jacket from

Enough With the Fake Fleece

Icebreaker RealFleece Aspiring Zip

Sometime in the 1980s, clothing companies discovered that plastic fibers could be spun to look like wool fleece. This polyester fleece had many of the same properties as wool but lacked the itchiness of wool. The rest is history and we’ve

Fit For All

Sunice Olie Power Stretch Pullover

There's something very special about fall golf. Perhaps it's witnessing nature's annual change and getting out of the summer heat. Maybe it's because we know our time on the course is limited. Either way, being prepared to play in

Bolstered Blazer

Hlaska Surly Navigator Blazer

A perpetual conundrum facing stylish men is the ability to look good without seeming dressed-up. While there are many techniques to walking this fine line, owning fashionable and purposeful outerwear that looks great without appearing like you just came from the

English Heritage Gets the Japanese Treatment

Barbour Tokihito Jackets

We realize it's hard to think about jackets right now, but in the spirit of keeping you prepped for Fall 2010, we had to share these Barbour Tokihito Yoshida Jackets brought to our attention by the fashion focused minds at Swipelife.

Listen Up Guys: Alley Collection is a New Brand to Watch

Alley Collection James Jacket

To better balance the slew of clothing options we've featured lately that are tailored to slimmer guys, we've recently been on the hunt for good looking attire made with more athletic men in mind. Alley Collection fits that bill perfectly. Created

Get Drenched in Style

Supreme Outdoor Parka

Non New Yorkers may not be familiar with the Supreme brand, but thanks to e-commerce, that doesn't mean you can't integrate their clothes to your wardrobe from afar. The Outdoor Parka is a choice piece from their current offerings, and

Perfect for Your Transition to Heat

Polo Ralph Lauren Bedoine Quilted Jacket


After dealing with a heavy winters and snowocalypses, the concept of a spring jacket may cause many of you to scratch your heads in confusion. Not quite warm enough to really withstand any kind of put-hair-on-your-chest weather, but less constricting

Look Good, Stay Dry

OBEY Storm Front Jacket


Don't let bad weather dampen your look. Made from 100% cotton, OBEY's unique treatment makes this jacket highly water-resistant while still keeping costs down, which is good news in these tough times. Differentiated by a bold, structured collar, detachable hood,

Roan If You Want To, Roan Around The World

GoLite Roan Plateau Hoodie

golite-roan-plateau-hoodieWhen it comes to staying warm in the winter, nothing beats goose down - end of discussion. So, with the weather in New England starting to resemble Hoth, we decided it was time to put a down jacket through

Keep Heat In and the Elements Out

Patagonia Das Parka


By Guest Writer and Outdoor Enthusiast Sandy Bandu Patagonia is certainly renowned for their bombproof, outdoor performance gear, but their DAS Parka is nothing short of well-rounded perfection. If you are in the market for a lightweight, synthetic coat (truly a superior

Before Gore-Tex, There Was (and is) Waxed Cotton

Barbour Beaufort Jacket


As our man Jon Gaffney explained in his previous coverage of Barbour, this well known English brand has been making the ultimate waterproof outwear since time immemorial. Well, almost. Made from Barbour's legendary waterproof, wax-treated cotton (100%), the Beaufort epitomizes

Style Or Functionality? Both.

Nau Modus Trench


It's no secret that we at Gear Patrol have a fondness for Nau gear. Several of our crewmen have purchased their garments in the past, and it's about time we share with you one of our favored go-tos, the Nau

It Was A Dark and Stormy Jacket...

Aether Stormy Jacket


Layering is one of the single greatest fashion opportunities found in the cooler seasons, and a great shell should fit as well over a single oxford as it should a sweater, serving its function as protection from the elements. Last year,

Taking Warmth and Comfort to a Higher Plane

Outdoor Research Transcendent Sweater

outdoor-research-vest For those of you living on the half of our planet situated above the equator, fall is here; about this there can be no doubt. Some of us revel in the cool, damp mornings and crisp evenings that autumn brings. Whether

Your New Fall Standby

Vince Fall/Winter 09 Line Up


With Fall just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about about cool weather looks. Vince, a high end manufacturer of sweaters and jackets, has always produced quality fall/winter wear with style in mind. This year's lineup is no exception,

Timeless Cool

Baracuta G9 Slimfit


The G9 Harrington jacket has been around forever. The reason? It's got versatility in spades. The G9 Harrington looks as good on you going out on a date as it does on your grandfather puttering around the golf course, as it

Every Man Needs A Rain Jacket. Else, Be Wet.

Marmot Essence Jacket

The Marmot Essence Jacket is just that - the essence of what you need in a rain jacket and nothing more. It keeps you dry, is light and breathable, and you'll find it eminently packable. The Essence gets a sound GP recommendation in the rain jacket department.

Microlight Feels Like An Understatement

Rab Microlight


It's not often I find myself very surprised by a product. Well before my review of any product is published on Gear Patrol, I have researched it extensively, read other people's comments and reviews on it, and tested it myself.

Old School Gore-Tex

Barbour International A7 Jacket

barbour-international-jacket Spring is coming up fast, especially here in East Tennessee. If you're looking for the right jacket that won't have you sweating bullets as the temp kicks up a notch, but still offers rain protection through the requisite storms, give

Versatile Enough For Your Workweek To Weekend

J.Crew Utility Jacket

jcrew-utility-jacketA coat that will take you from workweek to weekend is essential for any guy to own, especially when you're looking to stretch a dollar. J.Crew's newest outerwear addition is as versatile as it is well-priced. The laid-back look is structured enough

Cloth Logic

Diversify Your Winter Wardrobe


Men, here's a quick fashion tip that blows by many. When the weather turns cold, your outerwear is the most visible and memorable part of your attire. So everyday you walk into the office wearing the exact same coat,

Merrell Gatherer Jacket

Just Add... Anything

Merrel-Gatherer-Jacket.jpgWith Fall now quickly approaching, temperatures can start to vary wildly as the day progresses. On your next outdoor expedition (or hike) be prepared for anything with the Merrel Gatherer Jacket. Designed with the hikers and climbers in mind, the jacket

Salomon Fast and Lite II Jacket

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If you're outdoors or involved with sports at all then you know that there isn't always a need for bulky, heavy outerwear and gear. The Salomon Fast and Lite

Diesel Pea Coat

diesel.pea.coat.jpgThe mark of a good coat is the ability for it to work with a bunch of your getups rather than being single purpose outerwear. We cover a good number of men's fashion items here on Gear Patrol and we understand clothing

Kenneth Cole Breaking Trends

kc_breakingtrends.jpgKenneth Cole is one of those brands that manages to churn out good clothing and accessories without costs that break the bank. We wish they were a little lighter on the blacks, but sometimes there are just items that don't go in any

ArcTeryx Sidewinder AR Jacket

arcteryx_sidewinder.jpgSnow riders everywhere will appreciate the technically advanced Arc'terxy Sidewinder AR jacket&emdash;it's made for the most demanding conditions.

  • Sidewinder hits below the hips for protection and warmth and is built for extreme weather and rugged conditions
  • Gore-Tex® 3L Pro Shell fabric is tough, extremely breathable

RLX Challenger Running Jacket

Ralph Lauren Challenger Running Jacket An ultra-lightweight jacket made of streamlined water and wind repellant stretch fabric. This one will serve you for more than just running though, it has an iPod pocket and an interior

Polizei 144 Patrol Jacket

Polizei 144 Flourescent Orange JacketAll-weather jacket with reflective stripes and removable lining, as worn on the Gumball and Bullrun events. About Polizei 144: Polizei 144, founded by extreme rallysport champion Alexander Roy, features eye-catching and stylish leather

Armani Exchange Garment Dye Cotton Jacket

Armani Exchange Garment Dye Cotton JacketStop thinking Armani Exchange is beyond the reach of your wallet. You're far better off walking into A|X and weighing your options rather than going into Banana Republic (nothing against BR though, they've got some