Best Anorak Jackets

10 Best Men’s Anorak Jackets

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Although it feels a tad early for talking about upgrading your Spring outerwear, it’s never too early to get in the right mindset in terms of mixing style and functionality. And when it comes to anorak jackets, that’s the mission we’re trying to accomplish today.

It can be easy to lose sight of the fact that your anorak should fit well and look stylish, in addition to providing you with protection from the rain and wind. In years past, brands and designers focused merely on functionality over looks — but that’s not the case with the jackets we’re examining today. From alpine-inspired iterations to jackets built with sleek city style in mind, an anorak is your secret spring outerwear weapon — and you’ll be glad to have one handy when the rain hits.

The North Face Fuseform Cesium Anorak

The North Face Fuseform Cesium Anorak

When shopping around for your next anorak, you’d do wise to keep The North Face in mind. Known for its approach to creating some of the best outdoor gear on the planet, a piece like the Cesium Anorak is going to be your ticket to functional, effective and versatile transitional style. It’s waterproof and lightweight, yet also provides plenty of wind protection. It’s the brand’s lightest piece of outerwear, and when you have to get somewhere in a hurry without being weighed down, that’s crucial to keep in mind. – Buy It

Patagonia M10 Anorak

Patagonia M10 Anorak

When it comes to finding that tricky balance between a love for the outdoors and a responsibility to protect it, Patagonia knocks it out of the park. That the brand manages to do so while holding onto its roots and heritage tradition of making quality adventure gear is admirable, and that’s where the M10 Anorak comes into play. Ridiculously lightweight despite its 3-layer construction, it’s water-repellent and weatherproof for just the type of functionality you need. Available in eye-catching colors, it’s the one jacket investment you should make this season. And given its top-line functionality, you can layer it over sweaters, shirts or your favorite tee — no questions asked. – $379

Under Armour Sportstyle Anorak

Under Armour Sportstyle Anorak

When a brand builds its ethos around defending its territory — as in, Under Armour’s famous “Protect This House” tagline — it should come as no surprise that they can capably make some great outerwear, too. The Sportstyle Anorak is the type of jacket you’re going to want to throw on to head to and from the gym, and you’ll particularly want to break it out on early morning runs in inclement weather. The brand’s UA Storm technology repels water while staying breathable, and the minimalist Black color is perfect for a dash of sporty style — although it’s so versatile, it’s your call on how to wear it. – $70

Dyer and Jenkins 3L Anorak Jacket

Dyer & Jenkins 3L Anorak Jacket

Some jackets are so simple and well-made so as to defy explanation. That’s the case with the Dyer & Jenkins 3L Anorak Jacket, a smart addition to your spring outerwear wardrobe. Made with 100 percent nylon and featuring a blend of both water-resistance and breathability, this slim-fitting anorak manages to be stylish and technical — it’s a rare combination among transitional outerwear. Available in a sharp Black or an eye-catching Salmon color, you’re getting the style you need and the performance you shouldn’t go without this season. That you can snag it on-sale and wear it all throughout the week is another big positive. – $137

Fisher and Baker Anorak

Fisher and Baker Anorak

For the guy who wants to look great without trying too hard, Fisher and Baker is the brand to see. Founded with the spirit of both functionality and simple style in mind, the brand’s Anorak encapsulates what the modern guy wants — reliable looks, functionality and investment-level quality. Made with a Ventile waterproof cotton shell (the sort of fabrication that’s renowned for its quality), this jacket isn’t merely another flimsy anorak — in fact, it’s lined with PolarTec Polar Wool lining for even more warmth. It’s a welcome added design touch that doesn’t feel forced — and when the weather turns inclement, you’re likely to appreciate the brand’s approach even more. – $498

Ball & Buck Anorak 2.0

Ball and Buck Anorak 2.0

Ball and Buck blends its love for the outdoors with the kind of technical specs you’d expect to find from a field-inspired, field-tested company. Namely, this waxed cotton jacket manages to be breathable and yet water-resistant at the same time, complete with added touches like a large front pouch for moving on the go with all of your daily essentials. Genuine leather cording and antique brass hardware add a bit of rough-and-rugged, heritage appeal to a jacket that’ll definitely keep you and your favorite oxford dry throughout the season. And for fans of the Northeast, it’s made in the company’s Boston home with the utmost care and attention to detail. – $398

Alps & Meters Alpine Anorak Pullover

Alps & Meters Alpine Anorak Pullover

For a brand that focuses in large part on gear made for the mountains, the Alps & Meters Alpine Anorak Pullover would surely fit right in during a crosstown commute. Made with British Millerain waxed canvas — maybe the best around — it’s a jacket that’s got layer upon layer of functionality built in. The front lace closure and faceguard are helpful touches that keep you protected from the elements, and the waxed canvas shoulder pads add another rugged bit of durability. It’s definitely an investment when it comes to your outerwear, but it’s one that’s absolutely worth it in the long run. – $520

JackThreads + Primaloft Sinclair Packable Anorak

JackThreads + Primaloft Sinclair Packable Anorak

It’s remarkable how well JackThreads churns out designs that guys need — and love — to wear, With affordability and functionality in mind, the JackThreads + PrimaLoft Sinclair Packable Anorak is the latest addition to that list. Available for under $100 — and frequently less when the brand runs one of its excellent sales — this 100 percent nylon anorak is slick, sharp and minimal. In short, it’s going to be the perfect complement to slim black denim and a favorite T-shirt as you fight spring rains, and it’s going to be move seamlessly and easily with you during a rainy commute. – $40

Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak Jacket

Fjallraven High Coast Wind Rain Jacket

Fjallraven’s outerwear is the stuff of legend among outdoor adventures and city commuters alike, and that same approach has been translated nicely with the High Coast Wind Anorak. Just as with the brand’s noted accessories, it’s available in a versatile and pleasing range of colors, with an adjustable hood and the ability to be packed up and taken with you wherever you go. It’s the perfect jacket for light showers, complete with a kangaroo pouch for ease of transport on the go. It’s such a popular jacket, it often sells out quickly — and given its remarkable specs and versatility, it’s not hard to see why. – $150

Everlane Lightweight Anorak

Everlane Lightweight Anorak

Everlane has certainly won over legions of fans for its minimal, sharp and crisp approach to menswear (and women’s style, too). That design focus is all over its Lightweight Anorak, the perfect complement to your slim Everlane chinos and cashmere sweater. Featuring a longer cut and a drawcord waist, it’s a jacket that stands apart from its peers for its clean design and water-resistant fabric. It’s made ethically and responsibly from a brand that prides itself on doing so, and it’s the ideal spring jacket to take with you on spring travels or everyday adventures. Plus, who doesn’t love an affordable price and killer looks? – $89

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