When looking for the perfect jacket to transition into spring and summer, you want something that's easily packable and versatile for both cool and hot days. Lightweight jackets are great because they allow you to stay warm in the spring without weighing you down. They also come in various styles and colours, allowing you to choose the perfect look for every occasion.
In this article, we have put together a few of our favourite styles for 2022.
The Ariat Spectator Waterproof Jacket is a must-have for any outdoor enthusiast. Though we have only recently started to stock their clothing range, it has yet to disappoint.
It has a lightweight feel and features AriatTek for superior performance in any weather. The stylish design is fully breathable with a seam-sealed construction, ensuring you look good even when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
It 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. It is also always handy to have a hood which can be adjusted, along with the cuffs.
The jacket has a feminine cut and tapers slightly at the waist. With this in mind, we always recommend comparing your measurements to our size chart to ensure you get the right fit.
Overall, a great jacket if you're looking for a quality piece that can be dressed up for being social with friends or if you're working round the stables.
Didriksons has finally released their SS/22 collection, and it was worth the wait. Not only are the designs sleek and stylish, we also adore the colourways. Inside the jacket, Didriksons has added a new floral lining design.
Aside from the jacket's pleasing design, it's breathable and has a waterproof rating of 10,000 mm, ensuring you stay dry if the great British weather does strike.
Following on from the previous collections, the Tilde has an adjustable hood and a premium two-way zip, making it easy to cool down without having to remove the jacket. We're also impressed with the two hidden zip pockets on the inside of the jacket, perfect for your mobile phone or wallet.
Overall, we think Didriksons is a great investment piece that we suspect won't be available for long.
From the Craghoppers outdoor range comes the impressive waterproof Anza Ladies Jacket. Craghoppers are a Manchester-based company who have spent the past 50 years being the perfect travel companion. They are committed to producing sustainable, ethical clothing that will withstand the worst of weather.
The Anza is perfect for the summer, spring, and autumn months as a top layer. The inner mesh lining provides a warm yet breathable feel, whilst the outer fabric is completely waterproof with a rating of 10,000 mm.
We particularly like the modern, sporty design with the striking orange panels down the arms and the matching mesh lined hood. It matches perfectly with the Craghoppers Cabrillo Half Zip Fleece if you want an extra layer.
Overall, an impressive design with high quality technology, which we would class as an essential to accompany you on your next walking adventure.
What better way to welcome yet another new clothing brand to our collection, than a feature in our article. Though we have stocked Mammut walking boots since 2021, we have been excited to get our hands on their hiking clothing range.
The crater waterproof jacket is the perfect introduction, with its timeless design, this jacket is ideal for any outdoor activity. Though its not as lightweight as the others it could be easily packed in your rucksack if the temperature takes a turn.
As well as the attractive design, Mammut have not cut corners with the design spec. The Crater is in the more premium price bracket however it boasts a water column of 28,000mm (one of our highest ratings). The jacket also includes a Gore-Tex Membrane making it an excellent choice if your searching for a long lasting jacket.
The Craghoppers Compresslite is a highly versatile and practical feminine quilt that's sure to come in useful when out walking.
This is the new, updated Mark VI version of the Compresslite jacket, still fully reversible, and presented in two complementary colourways. It's super-light and super-compressible, yet lovely and warm. It can be transitioned into winter quite easily, with enough room to layer underneath.
It is worth noting this jacket is water repellent, so it would be more suited for someone wanting to enjoy short strolls or wanting to walk their fluffy friends down country roads.
Supporting their claim to create sustainable clothing, we were more than impressed to find out this jacket was created from 25 recycled bottles!
Overall, a great modern piece that not only accompanies your nature adventures but gives back to the environment.
We know spring can be an awkward time of year when the large parka coat is too warm, but we're not yet brave enough to go without. Overall, you need a jacket that's going to keep you dry, as we know the British summer can be unpredictable, but also be light enough to pack away in your bag.
We hope we've helped guide you in the right direction, but don't forget, if you have any queries, please give our team a call!