Exploring the outdoors with an ultra-lightweight packaway jacket is a must, especially when the weather in the UK is, as we know, unpredictable. You want a layer of clothing that you can wear on the go, whether you’re picking the kids up from school or standing out on the deck against the wind and the rain on a ferry. You want to feel that you are ready to take it all on whilst dressed appropriately for the everchanging weather conditions. Most importantly, you want to stay dry and comfortable at all times. Whatever the activity, wherever you plan to discover – the less you have packed in your rucksack or bagpack, the more you can do… right? It doesn’t hinder you in any way and you are able to enjoy yourself more. Packaway jacket – it’s in the name. Pack (with ease) and away you go!
How to choose the best packaway jacket for you?
Finding the perfect packaway jacket for your next adventure means understanding the latest technologies and then making a choice that works for you. You should think of the following:
Packaway jackets are great for when you need a waterproof unexpectedly on trail walks or day trips away. The climate you will be in will determine whether you will be better off with a synthetic or down packaway jacket. Natural down jackets can be packed away with ease due to their high compressibility. However, they are unlikely to be waterproof and are better for hiking trips where over the course of the hike, temperatures can change dramatically and an extra layer of clothing is needed for warmth and comfort.
Teeley Packaway Padded Gilet
The Teeley women’s packaway padded gilet is the best packaway jacket for warmer summer months. Without sleeves, the padded gilet has coldheat technology with an inner storm flap, binding at the collar and packs easily into the accompanied Trespass branded stuff bag. Stylish and versatile, the Teeley could be paired with a long sleeve top and jeans for a casual aesthetic or could be layered on top of a lighter fleece or waterproof jacket for extra warmth with your walking trousers. Available in a sleek matte black, it would ultimately work well with other pieces within your wardrobe.
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Whitman Down Packaway Jacket
The Whitman men’s puffer packaway jacket is expertly woven with a padded shell and features an attached hood. Ultra-lightweight, the Whitman is packed with ease into a stuff pack which is located within the pocket of the jacket. Equipped with its very own carrier bag, pretty cool right? With smart fabric technology and available in a variety of colours with contrasting inners, this waterproof packaway jacket would be the one for everyone, whatever their style.
Retract Hi-Vis Waterproof Packaway Jacket
Stay on the scene in the Retract men’s best packaway jacket. This active coat is bold, breathable and windproof, with taped seams for additional waterproof protection and a hi-vis yellow design that’ll be seen by the men on the moon. Suitable for running, cycling or whatever activity you please – sports or otherwise. Retract packs away into a pouch, making it super easy to take on the go with you.
Beaming Hi-Vis Waterproof Packaway Jacket
Be like no other in this Beaming waterproof jacket. The best lightweight waterproof with hi-vis fabric properties in a bright pink colourway. Windproof, breathable and waterproof – make a statement on the streets with Beaming, which folds away with ease into a pouch. The perfect addition to the contents of your handbag.
Packup Unisex Packaway Jacket
A great waterproof outer layer they can pop on without a fuss. The Packup kids’ packaway jacket is ideal for hiking, camping and even commuting to and from school. With our Tres-tex performance fabric, this jacket will act as a tough weatherproof outer so that you’ll not have to worry about them falling victim to the weather.
Bound with taped seams, this jacket has an adjustable concealed hood and is effective against moisture up to 3,000mm. Elasticated cuffs along with a windproof finish keep drafts at bay and the breathable structure of the fabric means that they won’t feel stuffy with it on over longer periods.
Fitted with 2 welt pockets, for safe and secure storage, this jacket has been designed with reflective strips to aid visibility when they are out in low light conditions. With the ability to pack into its own pockets for easy storage, this kids’ packaway jacket comes in a variety of bright and neutral colours to suit all.
Kimmi Large Quilted Reversible Packaway Dog Coat
Now that the hoomans are well equipped, we can’t forget about the muckiest of all! The four-legged pooches. The reversible colour feature we love – whether you’re going for a daily walk or a hike up the mountains, we would recommend using the navy for casual walks and the red side for visibility purposes when out for day treks. With Velcro straps, putting the jacket on and taking it off is a lot quicker than you think. Perfect for when you’re trying to organise yourself and the kids’ as well as your pup.
“These are the best coats they have had for warmth and fitting.”
“Coat fits great. Very soft & light, does not rub on dogs shoulders, and it’s very smart. I previously ordered 1 and loved it so much, I purchased 2 more for the future.”