Best Men's Field Jackets

The 25 Best Field Jackets

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Although there are many jackets that could work as a fall and winter go-to for stylish guys out there, one of the best men’s field jackets might just suffice. We think our list below is a great starting point, featuring picks from classic brands filled with heritage — as well as modern interpretations of the timeless style.

With its roots in the military — like so much of menswear — the field jacket is a utilitarian, functional and beastly style in terms of outerwear. With front patch button pockets and a strong silhouette, it’s a highly useful jacket for the guy on the go in the fall and winter. It’s easy to layer, and even better … it’s easy to look great wearing one.

You can go with a historic military color, like Army green, or something a bit more sleek or minimal (cool black or navy). Any of the below picks should team nicely with your favorite style staples, from slim black denim to a sharp henley. Don’t delay another second — pick up one of our picks of the best field jackets now.

Orvis Hawker Jacket

Orvis Hawker Jacket

Orvis has long made exceptionally tough, durable gear built for the field — and the Hawker Jacket is no different. It’s a stunning piece, packed with all kinds of functionality and on sale right now for under $200. That’s a steal, if you ask us, for a jacket that features a tough cotton shell, an authentic corduroy collar and four button front pockets for all your handy everyday carry gear. It’s complete with quilted insulation for warmth against the fall chill, and it doesn’t look half-bad over your favorite crewneck sweatshirt. – Buy It

Theory Kondo Field Jacket

Theory Kondo Field Jacket

The field jacket takes a modern turn with Theory and the brand’s Kondo Field Jacket. It’s all about sleek, sharp style and a trim fit, plus the typical functionality you might expect from a crisp, classic field jacket. It features zip pockets for a clean design and a sleek fit, plus a cool army green color. For nearly $600, it’s the type of investment piece that should work with plenty of your favorites, from black denim and tough black combat boots to faded blue jeans and a classic pocket tee. – Buy It

Alpha Industries M-65 Field Coat

Alpha Industries M-65 Field Coat

Leave it to the best to make a terrific field coat for the fall and winter season. The brand got its start supplying outerwear to the military, including the lauded M-65 Jacket — the brand even received every M-65 contract from the government for the next 25 years. So, do we think $180 is an agreeable price to get a classically rugged, stylish and tough field jacket? We sure do. It’s wind and water-resistant in the original mil-spec fit, crafted from a durable nylon-cotton fabric blend. Wear it as an outer layer to work, wear it on a weekend trip or wear it to your next concert. – Buy It

Orvis Modified Army Jacket

Orvis Modified Army Jacket

Orvis is offering up yet another stellar field jacket, this one with even more classic durability, tough style and stellar heritage. This lightly quilted jacket matches easy layering potential with the type of cool design details that you count on when heading out to the country on a hike or a hunt — take the quilted polyester fill and useful pockets, for instance. The orange lining offers another nice bit of functionality from a brand that gets what consumers need when exploring — or just navigating a busy city. The Modified Army Jacket can certainly do both. – Buy It

Schott Wool Blend Field Jacket

Schott Wool Blend Field Jacket

Don’t make the mistake of thinking Schott only makes leather jackets — the brand’s Wool Blend Field Jacket dispels that notion quite easily and stylishly. It’s made with the type of tough, sturdy construction that you’d expect from a brand that knows a thing or two about making heritage-quality leather jackets. With front patch pockets and a standing collar, it’s an easy-to-layer staple that should take you from fall to winter with ease. Fit for layering with a merino cardigan or teaming with a stylish henley, Schott definitely belongs on this list of the best men’s field jackets. – Buy It

Barbour Sapper Jacket

Barbour Sapper Jacket

In addition to hawking its own standout wares, Orvis also sells plenty more of the goods you need to get out and explore with — like the Barbour Sapper Jacket. The brand says that “warmth and practical versatility” set this jacket apart from the pack, and we’d be hard-pressed to argue with them, from the pure cotton shell to the authentic corduroy detailing. Front button chest and hip pockets provide space for your everyday carry essentials, while the polyester insulation adds functional warmth. Heck, Barbour has even built this jacket with a stowaway hood. – Buy It

Filson Tin Cloth Field Jacket

Filson Tin Cloth Field Jacket

Filson is perhaps one of the first places you should turn the next time you need rugged, dependable outdoor gear — take the brand’s Tin Cloth Field Jacket, for one. With beastly construction and water-repellent functionality, it’s more than ready for your next cold-weather excursion. It’s able to be equipped with the brand’s zip-in liners, plus it features a virgin wool collar for added warmth. Right down to the details — like the solid brass zipper, custom-cut for Filson — this jacket lives up to that timeless Filson heritage. – Buy It

L.L. Bean Original Field Coat

L.L. Bean Original Field Coat

L.L. Bean is yet another brand that makes sense when it comes to shopping for the best men’s field jackets — the brand has plenty of rugged, functional Northeast heritage, after all. The brand’s Original Field Coat features two-ply cotton canvas and a PrimaLoft liner for plenty of warmth. A corduroy collar and cuffs add a dash of authenticity and classic field design — and this jacket’s five pockets give you all the room you need to head out on some serious adventures. What’s more, L.L. Bean is offering up this jacket for under $200 — a fantastic value. – Buy It

Arc'Teryx Veilance Field Jacket

Arc’Teryx Veilance Field Jacket

To bring the field jacket into the modern age, Arc’Teryx Veilance looked to sleek functionality and styling potential — with investment-level fabrication and construction, to boot. The brand’s Field Jacket is a winner if you want a piece that’s going to last an exceptionally long time — and that’s no understatement. The technical weave fabric updates the type of nylon or nylon-cotton blends seen on typical field jackets, and six front pockets provide the same type of carrying potential as other classic outerwear pieces. It’ll set you back nearly a grand, but it’s an investment worth making. – Buy It

Ventile Field Jacket

Ventile Field Jacket

With a more streamlined look than other Orvis jackets, the Ventile Field Jacket is worthy of consideration if you want a durable, rugged piece of outerwear that’s a bit more mobile. Two front hip button-flap pockets provide ease of access when it comes to your essential gear, and the rest of the jacket is just as up to par when it comes to functionality. The weatherproof Ventile fabric takes its cues from World War II-era fabrication, meaning that this jacket is beastly and adventure-ready — and that’s really saying something. – Buy It

AG Jameson Field Jacket

AG Jameson Field Jacket

The AG brand knows a thing or two — or heck, three — about making slim-fitting, well-crafted denim for the modern man. Add to that expertise the Jameson Field Jacket, a piece that could be your new favorite fall jacket. The khaki twill fabrication is tough and lends an air of rugged edge to a piece that should team well with a denim shirt, a white henley, black denim, navy corduroys — just about anything. The cotton construction means you should layer up as often as you can in the weeks and months ahead. – Buy It

Barbour Swainby Jacket

Barbour Swainby Jacket

Designed as a hunting jacket and made with the field in mind, the Barbour Swainby Jacket is one heck of a piece of outerwear the next time you need something tough and timeless. It manages to be waterproof and breathable at the same time, lined with fleece and done up in a cool, distinctive color. Articulated sleeves give you full range of motion, while handwarmer pockets add comfort and warmth — no matter how long your day in the field lasts. And if your pursuits are a little more city-centric? This durable, stylish jacket can keep up — rest assured. – Buy It

Polo Ralph Lauren Iconic M-65 Field Jacket

Polo Ralph Lauren Iconic M-65 Field Jacket

Ralph Lauren rightly calls its M-65 Field Jacket iconic, and it’s not for nothing. The brand painstakingly reinterpreted the original design, right down to authentic patches and detailing — even down to the “R. Lauren” name patch. The modern fit and cool Soldier Olive color will team quite well with slim light wash denim and tan leather boots, and the combo would also work as a fitting blazer replacement atop a slim Oxford. Just add a wool tie for business casual style, and you’re all set when it comes to a modern take on a classic. – Buy It

Alpha Industries Revival Field Coat

Alpha Industries Revival Field Coat

When a storied brand like Alpha Industries dips into its substantial archive for inspiration, you can be sure that the results are going to be great — and worthy of shopping, to say the least. The Revival Field Coat is both contemporary and lightweight, according to the brand, and at first glance, it’s quite stylish. Front flap pockets and a drawstring waist provide both functionality and an excellent fit. With a straightforward and clean design like this, you can team it with a blue Oxford and grey corduroys as readily as a rugged henley. – Buy It

Topo Designs Field Jacket

Topo Designs Field Jacket

As we always say with Topo Designs, the brand checks all the right boxes in terms of offering up stylish and functional gear — that goes for its accessories and apparel pieces like the Field Jacket seen here. The brand merges military and mountain influences for a cool, functional and hard-wearing jacket — with a dash of affordability thrown in. The tailored fit offers contemporary cool, while the cotton ripstop fabric offers extra durability. Available in Olive or Black, either one is a sleek fall style move. – Buy It

The North Face Kassler DryVent Field Jacket

The North Face Kassler DryVent Field Jacket

Already have a parka or a thick winter coat in your closet from The North Face? Consider making another wardrobe addition with the Kassler DryVent Field Jacket, as reliable a piece of outerwear as any from the brand. Available for a downright steal at just $249, you’ll be shocked at the mixture of quality, style and performance — at least, we think so. The textured nylon-poly weave and front zip pockets balance both reliability and sleek style; this is one jacket you can take from the trail to the street with ease. – $60

J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket

J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket

The brand that makes your favorite chambray shirt and classic chinos can make a heck of a tremendous field jacket, too. With style that’s as American as any brand out there, J.Crew draws on a mix of the contemporary (a slim fit) and the throwback (classic front button pockets and a durable hood). Available for under $200, the Field Mechanic Jacket is an easily wearable piece of outerwear when taken in conjunction with your current wardrobe — that is to say, you can layer it with nearly any of your favorite J. Crew pieces, from sweaters to shirting and broken-in denim. – $395

ColdSmoke Waterproof M65 Field Jacket

ColdSmoke Waterproof M65 Field Jacket

ColdSmoke has hit the perfect balance between standout functionality, sleek style and modern technology with its M-65 FIeld Jacket. It’s a tough happy medium to find, but it delivers the goods. The M-65 Field Jacket is waterproof, seam-sealed and moisture-permeable. In essence, that means it can go a heck of a lot of places quickly and easily, including heavy rainstorms and chilly morning hikes. The sharp black color keeps the focus squarely on the functionality of this jacket — and the brand’s eVent waterproof breathable material ensures excellent performance. – $165

Aspesi Cotton Hooded Field Jacket

Aspesi Cotton Hooded Field Jacket

For a more premium and high-minded take on the classic field jacket, turn to Aspesi. The water-repellent cotton exterior and surprisingly versatile brown color more than readily check all the right boxes in terms of classic military style. And other design elements on this jacket, from the sleek fit to the drawstring hood, reliably blend old-school rugged appeal and modern fashion. It’s a pricey yet quality take on the field jacket, complete with the ability to be styled with black denim and white sneakers or your favorite pair of trusty leather boots. – $139

Carhartt Canyon Coat

Carhartt Canyon Coat

If you normally turn to Carhartt for durable work gear when you need to get the job done, rest assured the that Carhartt Canyon Coat is absolutely just as reliable as standard Carhartt outerwear. Complete with an optional hood and the brand’s reinforced Carstrong cuffs, it features the front chest and hip pockets you’re accustomed to seeing on classic field jackets — yet this one features even better durability. Triple-stitched main seams ensure excellent quality, while a tough exterior provides weather-ready capability in the toughest of fall and winter conditions. – $98

Duluth Trading Fire Hose Field Coat

Duluth Trading Fire Hose Field Coat

To put it in simple terms, Duluth Trading doesn’t mess around or skimp on quality when it comes to tough, hard-wearing gear. That’s true of its work pants, and the same can certainly be said of the brand’s Fire Hose Field Coat. Taking cues from field jackets worn by American soldiers in World War II, Duluth Trading lives up to that tall task with a cotton-canvas coat that’s packed with functionality. The brand’s FendOff finish adds an extra level of toughness to this coat, too. – $189

Abercrombie & Fitch Military Field Jacket

Abercrombie & Fitch Military Field Jacket

It’s more than fitting that Abercombie & Fitch does such a stylish and functional take on the classic military field jacket. The brand’s roots in outfitting men for the field date back well over a century, and the military field jacket shown here harnesses some of that spirit. The brand draws inspiration from British military jackets, and has designed this piece with all the bells and whistles you could ask for. From the quilted interior to the bevy of front button pockets and a helpful hood, this jacket checks plenty of boxes — and it does for just $180. – $125

Theory Canvas Field Jacket

Theory Canvas Field Jacket

Sleek, refined and ready for anything — that’s the Theory Canvas Field Jacket, packed with all the modern style and classic functionality you need. It’ll set you back nearly $600, but the price tag is certainly worth it. The brand takes attention to detail to the next level, even with something as modern as a sharp, streamlined jacket. The water-repellent cotton-canvas blend pairs nicely with the Mantis color — and the whole combo should work well whether you wear it with a white chambray shirt and dark denim or black jeans and a navy henley. – $255

Levi's Unlined Field Jacket

Levi’s Unlined Field Jacket

To go along with your favorite jeans, Levi’s has made a heck of an unlined field jacket for versatile, rugged fall style. Available in two colors for under $100, this sharp field jacket nods to the past while offering up modern styling potential. Made from cotton twill and featuring helpful patch pockets at the chest and hip, this field jacket would be a perfect complement to whatever Levi’s jeans you happen to own — add stylish suede chukka boots or leather moc toe boots, and consider your next fall outing all set. – $138

Best Made Panama Cloth Field Jacket

Best Made Co. Panama Cloth Field Jacket

Best Made Co.’s products are just that — some of the best you’ll find out there. Made with panama cloth for summer-into-fall wearability, this reasonably priced ($228) field jacket acts like a shirt and a jacket at once. That unique quality means you can — and should — wear it with a chambray shirt or a henley any day of the week, while also layering it under a heavy winter parka if things really turn south this winter. With contrast stitching and other design touches like bi-swing shoulders for mobility, don’t wait until it’s too late to buy this jacket — pick it up now. – $695

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