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Our Top 5 Men's Jackets

Here's our selection of the Top 5 Men's Jackets at the moment.
As with most outdoor kit, jackets have more than their fare share of technical phrases and acronyms - one to watch for here is DWR - or Durable Water Repellency - which is a waterproofing treatment sprayed onto the outer layer of the fabric.  As the full name suggests, it's not waterproof in itself, but does reduce the amount of water going through the fabric.
If you'd like any help with what to look for in a jacket, then click here for our guide.
As we get to see new kit, we'll be updating this page, so keep popping back to stay up-to-date with our selection.

Craghoppers Men's Waterproof Atlas Jacket

Designed exclusively for Craghoppers' Duke of Edinburgh's Award-approved range, the Atlas is lightweight and practical, and has impressive weather-beating performance, thanks to AquaDry technology which has a hydrostatic head of 8,000mm.  The DWR coating causes water droplets to bead and roll off for extra protection.

Available in six colours, all with the two-tone styling, the Apex also features three zip secured pockets, including a zipped inner OS Map pocket, giving you plenty of room to carry all the essentials you'll need when venturing out for a walk.  It also used recycled materials in its manufacture.

£85 - Buy Now

Berghaus Men's Arran 3-in-1 Jacket

If you can't decide on whether you'd like a fleece jacket, a lightweight waterproof or a jacket suitable for the harshest of conditions... then why not buy all three?  The Berghaus Arran 3-in-1 is just that - 3 jackets in 1.  There's an outer shell for wet but warm weather, an inner fleece of cold dry days and then put the two together for a perfect wet and cold jacket.

There's everything you'd expect in a jacket here... a peak hood that's fully adjustable, a drawcord adjustable hem, four zipped pockets - one zipped chest pocket, two zipped hand warmer pockets and one zipped internal map pocket - and two hand warmer pockets.  It's all made with Berghaus' usual high standards and the two parts fit together really well with zip making sure everything stays in place.  It's not the lightest of jackets when put together, but it will certainly keep you warm and dry.

£216 - Buy Now

Regatta Men's Salinger II Waterproof Insulated Parka Jacket

A quite tasty technical parka for cold weather comfort and style.  We like Regatta's Salinger II Jacket as it is made of soft-touch waterproof/breathable Isotex 5,000 fabric with taped seams and features an adjustable hood to keep you dry.

It has warming Thermo-Guard insulation and fleece details to the inner. The hood is trimmed with fine-quality faux fur (detachable) and the pockets have side access to warm your warm hands.  The four-pockets are most handy for all the gubbins we ave when out walking.

There's a nice choice of six very tasty colours too.

Was £120 now £35.95 - Buy Now

Keela Men's Saxon Jacket

More interesting gear from Keela.  The Saxon takes everything you need in a jacket, makes it totally waterproof and shaves a lot off the weight... and then puts it at a very attractive price.  Made from Keela's Flylite Aqua fabric means it will stand up to the riggers of the British weather, whilst still being lightweight.  A will be welcomed by the cycling walkers out there, as will the reflective trim.

There's two zipped hip pockets and a zipped back pocket, which should take a range of accessories.  The cuffs adjust with velcro, ensuring water can't get in that way - but at the same time, the Saxion is breathable too.  Walkers who are cyclists too will appreciate the 3-way adjustable hood which fits over helmets, the reflective trim and the scooped back - which offers useful protection when leaning over the handle bars.

£104.95 - Buy Now

OEX Men’s Stratosphere Softshell Jacket

OEX are one of Go Outdoors' exclusive brands; one with a technical outlook - and it shows on this new softshell jacket - The Stratosphere.  It's lightweight and quite stylish, and thanks to a 3-layer bonded softshell fabric with a DWR treatment, it's water resistant and fully windproof.

The articulated elbows and the adjustable hood allow for easy of movement, If you're feeling a bit cool, the inside fleece-lined back helps keep you warm, without toasting you when you're hot - and the underarm vents are a great well of keeping cool when you are on the hill.

The two zipped pockets at the sides are lined - so you can see from the inside what you have in them - and that's a good thing as they are quite cavanous.  All in all a great buy for medium to long distance walking.

£56 - Buy Now

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