With solid specs and a no-nonsense design, the Patagonia Wanaka Jacket ($350) is ready to help you through the harshest of winters. It starts with a two-layer, waterproof recycled-polyester shell, goose down insulation, and easy-glide polyester lining, and is finished off by dual chest pockets, a removable insulated hood, a zip-through collar, two-way front zipper with a snap closure storm flap, and two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets to keep your digits from freezing like a politician's heart.
If you remember a time before the combination of "leather jacket" and "motorcycle" was synonymous with "Harley-Davidson" then you'll definitely appreciate this Barbour Vintage International Leather Jacket ($1,200). Looking like something more fitting of Young Indiana Jones than Easy Rider, this lengthy jacket features a worn, broken-in vintage look to its brown leather exterior, a zip front with button storm flap, various pockets, tartan wool interior lining with a quilted drip strip at the bottom, and a waist belt for an added bit of authenticity.
No, not soft core as in Cinemax — soft core as in it's not lined with chain mesh. The Outlier Soft Core Wool Vest ($120) is designed to keep you warm and looking great whether it's your outermost layer or hidden behind a thicker coat. It features a soft core — get it now? — of fine New Zealand merino wool, 120 gram, military-grade Primaloft Infinity insulation stuffed in the middle like Oreo filling, two handwarmer front pockets, a reach-around pocket on the rear, a two-way metal zipper, and an outer layer of virgin wool flannel that gives it just a touch of ruggedness without becoming harsh on your skin.
Filson is well known for its rugged outdoor gear, so when we heard they were teaming up with Levi's, we had to check it out. The result is the Levi's Filson Oil Finish Trucker Jacket ($190), a new piece of outerwear that's as tough as it is stylish. Made from water-repellent Tin Cloth, the Trucker features metal rivets on its front and chest pocket closures, Moleskin lining on the button cuffs and collar, two hand warmer pockets, and a vintage tan color that will go with damn near any ensemble. [Thanks, Joshua]