Outsiders Top 5: Jackets
Dipping mercury and the grim, cold months of January, February and let’s be honest probably March and April lie ahead.
So, you’ll be wanting to re-evaluate your outerwear situation. We’ve collated this round-up of some Outsiders favourites for the season – solid, sophisticated coats and jackets to keep you warm and the weather at bay over those harsh winter months ahead.
Turned out in a fire retardant (hence the FR) ripstop material in a sophisticated brown hue, perfect for not catching alight around camp fires but staying warm. Cannily placed fleece lined hand warmer pockets at the hips as well as three front pockets with neatly finished hidden zips. A highly useful two-way front zip and an oversized adjustable hood completes this rather fine piece of outerwear.
An item that you don't want to take off once you've put it on. Ultra-comfortable and roomy, the Atom series was originally designed as an insulation layer for climbers belaying on mountains but is such a sublime piece of kit, with that Arc'teryx design DNA throughout that it crosses over to all situations. Utilising a chunky fill of Coreloft™ it's the ultimate all-rounder for the colder months.
A significant cultural icon to some, a beautiful orange coat to others, the Deer Hunter Coat was worn by a snarling war damaged Robert De Niro in Michael Cimino's disquieting masterpiece The Deer Hunter.
This four-pocket mountain parka is a definitive early outdoor style, spruced up for the modern day. Produced in a high-quality and weatherproof cotton mix with a distinctive lustre, plush luxurious beige lining and chock full of the finest European down.
Battenwear describe this as a workwear interpretation of the traditional mountain parka, the sort of thing typically made from 60/40 but in this iteration is produced in a heavyweight duck canvas. Corduroy details at the collar and cuffs add a touch of refinement. We also sell the compatible field liner to turn this into a coat for the coldest conditions.
Overlaid fabric at the shoulders, hood and hand pockets give added water-repellency and durability whilst also giving it that distinctive Filson appearance. A chunky two-way zip and fitted hood rounding out proceedings, it might just be perfect.