Tactical jackets have been around for quite a while and, while originally they were designed for those who were in law enforcement or military, nowadays they are part of many outdoor adventurers’ wardrobes.
The fact that they come in numerous designs, ranging from very military-like ones to some that can pass as casual jackets, has certainly helped make these jackets a favorite among many, especially men.
Tactical jackets can be worn in a variety of outdoor activities, such as hunting, hiking, fishing, camping, etc., no matter how challenging or laid back that activity is.
In today’s selection we will be looking at 7 affordable tactical jackets for men, all of which are less than $100. While you might be a bit skeptical about how such affordable jackets perform, rest assured that these designs provide the comfort, functionality and protection that you would expect of a tactical jacket.
Those of you who live in cold countries, where snow and below-zero temperatures make up the typical winter, know very well the importance of a down jacket.
Down jackets are the warmest jackets available, provided they are well-made, of course. And they are not cheap, either, which makes the matter of properly caring for one all the more important.
In some of our previous guides on how to wash specific jackets from a particular brand, such as The North Face or Columbia, we have included some quick tips on washing down jackets, as part of these brands’ designs, but because we have written several guides for other specific types of jackets, we thought that it would only be fair (and necessary) to go through the steps of washing a down jacket.
Now, don’t be discouraged thinking that you are going to get yourself in trouble by taking matters into your own hands, because that’s not the case at all. We will guide you through all the process of cleaning, washing, drying and storing your down jacket so that it will last you for many seasons to come.
Let’s get started!
In today’s selection we will be taking a look at 7 affordable 3-in-1 jackets for both men and women.
In some of our past selections and reviews we have looked at several 3-in-1 jackets, but today’s picks are in general cheaper than any other 3-in-1 design we have included in the previous pieces.
For those who are unfamiliar with what a 3-in-1 jacket is, it usually consists of a waterproof or highly water-resistant outer shell and a fleece inner jacket.
Both of these, according to what type of weather you will be dealing with, can be worn separately, as jackets on their own, or put together as the “third” jacket for when it’s really cold out.
With that out of the way, let’s get started with the jackets we have selected.
Back with another single review, today’s choice is a men’s parka by Swedish Brands.
This parka is a first timer on our site, which comes with high online ratings and reviews that speak of satisfied customers.
As such, we are quite interested to see what the deal is and if this coat really lives up to its claims.
Single reviews on women’s jackets have not been that frequent on our site, and as we said in the review of Arcadia, we are certainly going to make up for that.
As such, today we will be taking an in-depth look at Columbia’s Mighty Lite III jacket for women.
Columbia, as we have said in some of our other selections and reviews, is a brand that has been featured extensively in several selections of ours, as well as single reviews and brand reviews.
We find their jackets very interesting, not solely in performance and quality, but also in design and color selection, as it provides numerous options, which is the case with Mighty Lite III as well, as you will see below.
The reason we picked this particular design is because it’s quite versatile in wear and can pass for a casual and a sports jacket. Typical sports jackets can be spotted right away as they have quite distinctive features and, while you may certainly wear them casually as part of a daily outfit, odds are it will stand out and look out of place.
Mighty Lite III, on the other hand, is a more refined design that can pass for a normal winter jacket, as you will see in the following section.
In today’s single review we will be looking at a beautiful down jacket by Orolay, the Thickened Down jacket.
The brand has only been featured once in a previous selection and it was this very same jacket that we included there.
This is something common with our single reviews, where we take a more detailed look at jackets that have been previously featured in our multiple jacket or brand selections.
There isn’t much information on the web about the brand, but as far as we found, Orolay is a Chinese brand established around 2006.
Today’s jacket is their most sold and most famous design, so let’s take a look at it together to see what’s the real deal with it.
It’s been quite a while since our latest selection of European sportswear brands and today we are back with a new selection of 8 Italian brands, which design and manufacture sportswear, ranging from light outdoor tops, to specialized clothing and footwear.
Italy is arguably the world’s main fashion center, as some of the most renowned brands worldwide that we all know and love are from this country: Gucci, Versace, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and many others.
Since we went through several Scandinavian brands and covered some of the largest countries of Northern Europe, we thought to change things up a bit and move a little south, hence why we chose Italy as today’s country.
The clothing brands chosen today are once again with a focus on sports, as we mentioned previously, and we are certain that you may have come across some of them.