The Best Lightweight Jackets For Women 2023



With new seasons comes new opportunities, and now is the perfect time to find a new lightweight jacket that is both versatile and stylish.

Adding a lightweight option to your wardrobe provides you with a great transitional jacket between the cold climate weather and the warmer weather of spring and summertime. An essential piece of kit for hikers and travellers, a light jacket is also ideal for early evening dog walks and for popping on when nipping to the shops. 

Our collection of lightweight jackets for women is full of fantastic choices, with a range of colours, styles, and designs. To help you decide on which one to go for, we've showcased a few of our very best here.


Didriksons Ilma Womens Parka 7

Didriksons Ilma Womens Parka 7

First up, we have the Didriksons Ilma Parka. A spring jacket that is both waterproof and windproof, offering ideal protection and a layer of warmth for anyone heading out in the changeable weather of the spring and summer seasons.

Available in four gorgeous colours, this jacket is a classic Didriksons long coat design that is perfect for styling with boots and accessories. It has plenty of quality features, such as chest pockets and inner hidden pockets, as well as an adjustable hood and reflective details. The two-way zip also allows for ventilation as required, and, in cold weather, the Ilma can be layered up underneath.

Didriksons has always been a firm favourite with us, as they continue to impress with their seasonal collections. Their fashionable, yet functional, lightweight coats are perfect for everyday wear at the beginning of spring, and are also very useful to have on hand for those unexpected downpours in the middle of July!

A beautiful modern design that boasts weather resistance and celebrates style, it's easy to see why the Didriksons Ilma is one of our top choices for your new lightweight jacket. 


WeatherBeeta Womens Tania Waterproof Jacket

WeatherBeeta Womens Tania Waterproof Jacket

Next, we take a look at one of our more technical jackets. Providing Thermi-Heat lining to prevent heat loss, the Weatherbeeta Tania Jacket is also waterproof, breathable, and windproof; making it a triple threat against unpredictable weather. 

Insulated jackets are great for providing that extra warmth sometimes needed on outdoor adventures, but they can often be bulky. Luckily, the Tania is a rain jacket with a difference.

When the clouds threaten overhead, you'll soon be grateful for the sealed seams, lined inner quilting, and under armhole zip vents that the Tania offers. Then, when it's only just a little brisk and chilly, the Tania is still lightweight enough to be your jacket of choice. And when the sun puts its hat on, this becomes a packable jacket that can be slipped into your rucksack. Not only is it a triple threat against the weather, it's a triple addition to your wardrobe!

We have been growing our Weatherbeeta range recently, and, when they have jackets like the Tania, it's hard for us to stop! Offered in two classic colours, the Tania styles easily with the Rayne Overtrousers for wetter weather days, and also teams just perfectly with casual jeans and country style boots. 


Ariat Womens Coastal Waterproof Jacket

Ariat Womens Coastal Waterproof Jacket

Taking us down a more equestrian route is the Ariat Womens Coastal Jacket. Although we can't get enough of Ariat as a brand for riders, it is the versatility of this jacket which makes it an ideal choice for any outdoor enthusiasts. 

The removable hood and multiple zipped roomy pockets show off typical high quality Ariat designs, and the lightweight material keeps you comfortable and dry. Utilising AriatTEK Cold Series technology to help keep the body core warm, this jacket makes for a great extra layer for those chilly mornings. 

Ariat also want to illustrate how exceptional quality can be matched with sustainability and environmentally friendly material. This jacket features Bluesign fabric that meets strict environmental standards, and the EcoDry™ finish offers earth-friendly protection against the elements. 

Whether you're heading to the stables, out for a hike, or running weekday errands, having a trusted lightweight jacket will put your mind at ease. This casual jacket comes in three different colours and looks fantastic with any boots in the Ariat collection. 


Ariat Spectator Jacket

Ariat Spectator Jacket

Maybe it's a bit cheeky to put a second Ariat item on this list, but we mean it when we say that Ariat knows how to create an outdoor jacket!

The Spectator Jacket has a lightweight feel and features AriatTek for superior performance in any weather. The sleek and stylish design is fully breathable with a seam-sealed construction, ensuring you look good even when what promised to be a beautiful summers' day suddenly takes a turn for the worse.

This jacket comes in a selection of attractive colours, which all feature the Ariat branding. All varieties include a two-way zip, making it easy to cool down without having to remove the jacket. The adjustable hood and cuffs make for a comfy and protected fit, and the external pockets, plus internal zippered pocket, means you can carry around essentials without any hassle.

With a feminine cut that tapers slightly at the waist, this jacket can be dressed up for meeting friends in town, or paired with your yard wear for a day at the stables. 


Deerhunter Lady Sarek Shell Jacket

Deerhunter Lady Sarek Shell Jacket with hood

And of course, here at Hollands we love a classic country style jacket! The stunning Lady Sarek Jacket from Deerhunter highlights the combination of modern features with timeless design, and it is one of the standouts in their outdoor range.

This impressive jacket is made with weather resistant material and a Deer-Tex Performance Shell membrane, making it waterproof, breathable, and windproof. We champion the use of the 4-way stretch material, which allows for freedom of movement, and the little thoughtful features, such as adjustable cuffs - all of which add to your comfort when wearing. 

As a lightweight jacket, it suits all kinds of field sports and country pursuits, and it is also attractive enough for your daily wear. Available in three neutral colours that are complementary to Deerhunter's collection, it is easy to pair with walking trousers, hiking boots, and all your favourite accessories. 

If you are looking for a reliable, functional, and high quality lightweight jacket, you have found the right one for you with the Lady Sarek. 


With all these amazing features and stunning designs, we hope you have been inspired by some of the lightweight jackets we have available. And what better way to kickstart the spring/summer than by treating yourself to one!

Deerhunter, Ariat, Weatherbeeta, and Didriksons are just some of the fabulous choices we have for you, and we are always happy to lend a hand if you are still searching for your new favourite. Get in touch with our team and let's get you sorted for the season. 

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Mike J
Mike J

Great article, very difficult to find good transition clothes between being too warm and too cold

Cheri Kelley
Cheri Kelley

When will you start shipping to America again?

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