Spring 2017 is still a bit uncertain about the direction it is supposed to go. One day it is hot and sunny and the next it’s pouring.
We are referring to the weather, for a very good reason. Unstable weather requires versatile jackets, which are able to adapt easily despite the temperatures or conditions. And there is nothing that does the job better than “3 in 1” jackets.
A 3-in-1 jacket means exactly that, 3 different jackets in one design. They are layered, which can be easily detached from each other and be worn accordingly.
We have selected eight jackets from some of the best outdoor gear brands in the market. If you are a regular follower of our articles, you will recognize some of them. Let’s get down to it!
* Note: The availability of the clothes (including colors and sizes) might change at any time. Also please check the clothes’ materials and features on the various shops before buying. We do our best to assure the accuracy of our articles, but sometimes they might contain errors.
Men’s 3 in 1 Jackets
The North Face Evolve II Triclimate Jacket
For the men’s selection, we are starting with The North Face’s Evolve II Triclimate jacket. The material is 100% Nylon on the shell and 100% Polyester for the inner jacket, with HyVent technology on the shell jacket.
Starting from the inside, it is a fleece jacket, which comes with a medium-height collar, two outer pockets and two inner pockets. The shell is fully waterproof, windproof and also breathable. It is also resistant to wear and tear, because of the HyVent membrane. To further guarantee weather protection, the seams are fully sealed.
There are two outer pockets and the hood can be stowed away under the high collar. The main zipper is covered by a placket and it closes all the way up to the collar. These layers zip together for cold winter days and can be worn separately in the warmer months.
Evolve II Triclimate comes in different colors, some of which are: Asphalt, Blue, Snorkel blue, TNF black, Cosmic blue, Red and Grey.
Jack Wolfskin Iceland 3-in-1 Hardshell Jacket
Just like the previous jacket, Iceland by Jack Wolfskin is also a previously featured jacket. The material differs between the layers.
The outer shell is made of 100% Nylon and comes with TexaPore technology, which is highly breathable due to the minuscule pores all over it, yet, at the same time it is completely waterproof and windproof. The inner jacket is made of 100% Polyester Nanuk-200 fleece. The fabric is soft and fully insulates the jacket.
On the outside, you will find two side pockets, an attached hood and a high, stand-up collar. The zipper is covered by a storm placket and is waterproof. To help insulate the jacket further, the cuffs are Velcro-adjustable. The inner jacket has two outer pockets and a short stand-up collar.
This jacket is available in three colors: Black, Olive brown and Moroccan blue.
A video presentation of the Texapore weather protection technology by Jack Wolfskin:
Columbia Eager Air Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket for Men
Columbia’s Eager Air Interchange jacket is made of 100% Nylon on the outer shell and 100% Polyester microfleece. It has Thermal reflective Omni-Heat particles, which are able to maintain warmth inside the jacket continuously. This makes the jacket suitable for year-round wear, even in the freezing winter temperatures.
The outer shell is completely waterproof, windproof and breathable, preventing moisture build-up. There are two side pockets on the outside, Velcro fasteners on the cuffs, a high collar with a detachable storm hood and a placket-covered main zipper.
The inner jacket is thick and soft, with a medium-height collar and two outer pockets. You can find this jacket in the colors: Collegiate navy, Graphite, Dark backcountry, Ever blue and Rocket.
Karrimor Men’s “3 in 1” Jacket
The last jacket for men in this selection is by Karrimor and it is made of 100% Nylon on the outside and 100% Polyester fleece on the inside. The outer shell is water-resistant, with a water column of 5000mm and with fully taped seams.
It is a highly resistant shell against the elements and also durable in challenging conditions. There are three outer pockets and an attached hood which can be tucked underneath the collar. The main zipper is covered by a storm placket and is also highly water-resistant.
On the inside there is mesh lining, which allows air flow and prevents overheating. The inner jacket comes with elastic cuffs, two outer pockets and a high collar. It comes in the color Black.
Women’s 3 in 1 Jackets
Mountain Warehouse Storm 3 in 1 Waterproof Rain Jacket
First up for the women’s selection is Storm by Mountain Warehouse. This is a jacket suitable for very unstable weather and cold temperatures. The outer shell is made of 100% Nylon and comes with two zipper pockets. The cuffs have Velcro fasteners and the storm placket also closes with Velcro.
The collar is high and stand-up and comes with an attached hood, which is adjustable. As for the inner jacket, it is made of 100% Polyester fleece. This is a soft layer, with a high collar and two hand-warmer pockets on the sides. This is a highly breathable jacket, suitable for sport wear as well.
As for weather-resistance, it is windproof and fully waterproof, with welded seams. It is available in the color: Turquoise, Blue-green, Grey, Fuchsia.
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Regatta Women’s Outdoor Classics Cirro 3-in-1 Jacket
Next we have Cirro by Regatta. This is a jacket designed for outdoor activities, so if you are looking for a versatile option to take while hiking or camping out in the woods, look no further.
The shell is made of Isotex 10.000, which is a fully waterproof jacket. In combination with Isotex 10.000, all the seams are sealed, to completely protect against rain and snow. There are two zip pockets on the sides, lined to quickly warm-up the hands. The main zipper is covered and waterproof, too.
It has a high collar with a thin, but durable, hood that stows away under it. The bottom hem is adjustable, as are the cuffs.
As for the inner jacket, it is 100% Polyester, with a high stand-up collar and two side pockets. There are five colors to choose from: Black, Deep teal, Rhubarb, Lollipop and Gold cumin.
Columbia Bugaboo Interchange 3 in 1 Ski Jacket
Bugaboo by Columbia is another sport-suitable jacket, with Omni-Heat thermal reflective liner and Omni-Heat Tech on the outer shell, which makes the jacket waterproof and windproof. The shell has a high collar, with a removable storm hood, Velcro-adjustable cuffs and two side pockets.
The inner jacket is fleece, which is designed to provide full insulation, while being breathable at the same time. The outer shell is also high breathable.
This jacket is best suited for wear throughout Autumn and Winter, as it is designed for colder weather. The color options include: Blue macaw, Red camellia, Bluebell, Bright plum, Chalk, Night shade and Purple dahlia.
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Craghoppers 364 Retro Inspired 3-in-1 Jacket
Bringing us to the end of this selection, it’s a retro-inspired parka-style coat by Craghoppers called 364. Unlike the previous options, this is a long jacket, in a very chic design.
It is a weatherproof jacket, which has eight pockets, with plenty of space for storage. So if you are feeling up for a walk around the block, don’t worry about bringing your bag.
The bottom hem is in a low-high design for both layers. The outer shell is long and elegant, with a storm hood and a high collar. The main zipper is covered by a wooden-button placket, that goes perfectly with the look of this jacket.
The inner jacket is also suitable for rainy weather, as it is quilted and comes with a hood, too. You can choose from two color options: Soft navy and Camel.