For today’s single review we have once again picked a jacket that was previously featured in one of our selections. As you saw in the title, it is the Military Tactical jacket by TACVASEN.
We chose this jacket because it has considerably good ratings on Amazon and because the design really caught our eye last year. Another added plus for this design is its very affordable price. And it is a softshell jacket, nonetheless!
From what we could gather, TACVASEN manufactures its products in China, hence the very affordable price.
Now, what we are interested in is to see how this price translates to the quality of this jacket and its performance, so let’s get started right away.
Jackets for kids are not a topic that we look at often and because of that, we will try to remedy it as best as we can. For this reason, today we will be looking at a selection of 7 cheap kids’ jackets by The North Face.
By cheap we are referring to the price being accessible, so that you won’t have to break the bank this winter, to keep your little ones warm and protected.
While the brand itself is not usually on the affordable price range, these jackets for kids that we found are quite affordable, considering the quality and performance.
Options for both girls and boys are included, as well as unisex ones, as you will see.
In the previous week we took a look at two of the most frequently used fabrics in jackets, which are polyester and polyamide, or nylon as it is more commonly known.
We looked at each separately and also how they compared to each other, while considering the factors that would make each of them the better choice for certain jackets.
Today, the same thing will be done, however with two different materials: leather and polyurethane, or more precisely real leather and polyurethane leather.
These fabrics are most commonly used in shoes, but also in other garments, such as jackets, pants, leggings, bags and accessories like belts or bracelets.
The reason for looking at these two types of materials is because they are alternatives to each other. What we mean by that is that either can be used on the same exact product and the difference will be very difficult to tell.
The reason for this is Polyurethane (PU), which is a material that acts and feels like leather. So much so that there are numerous guides all over the web on how to tell the difference between the two, as sometimes it can be incredibly hard to tell them apart, especially with high quality PU leather.
Now it’s time to take a look ourselves at the differences and similarities between the two, as well as on how they are used for jackets.
In some of our previous reviews and selections you will find a considerable number of jackets by The North Face and even in some of our most recent pieces on fabric technologies, The North Face’s very own DryVent is included.
For those unfamiliar with DryVent, it is a breathable and weatherproof fabric technology, which is also quite durable and wears very well.
It is made as a multi-layer membrane, which allows air and moisture permeability, while preventing the elements from getting inside the jacket.
Jackets that are made of DryVent work great for those living in areas where the weather is unpredictable, as they protect against rain or snow, while also remaining breathable so that you won’t overheat should the temperatures rise unexpectedly.
For this selection, we have picked 8 jackets that utilize DryVent to keep them shielded from the weather, however not all 8 are from The North Face, as you will see.
There are two options from Timberland, a well-known brand, which has collaborated with The North Face into launching a jacket collection, two of designs of which will be included here, so let’s take a look.
Winter jackets are not the focus of most people during this time of year, mostly for those up here in the northern hemisphere, where temperatures are quite high. But it has never stopped us from writing about jackets and looking into the trends and most popular items to show to you.
A type of jacket that we have not really looked into, aside from a couple of selections and mentions here and there, is the 3-in-1 jacket. This type of jacket is considered to be quite versatile due to it being able to adapt to different weather conditions.
How does a 3-in-1 jacket do this? And, what is a 3-in-1 jacket?
Well, to put it shortly, a 3-in-1 jacket is made up of two separate jackets, which can be either worn alone or put together to form a single jacket.
It looks like a great design idea, which will completely eliminate the need of having to buy several jackets, when this one does it all. However, there is something to consider in regards to that, as we will see further down below.
A couple more things that we will be looking into is certain types of 3-in-1 jackets and how they work, as well as answer the question of whether this type of jacket is necessary and also when it should be worn.
When it’s time to buy a new jacket, online shopping has now become the most common way to go about it. With so many options available, information that is accessible in just a few seconds, the reasons for online shopping becoming so popular are quite self-explanatory.
So the time has come for you, too, and now you are looking for a jacket that will not only keep you warm, but that it will keep you dry as well. After all, an all-purpose jacket, which can be worn in rain and shine, would undoubtedly be the best option.
The search for “waterproof jacket” will yield hundreds, if not thousands, of results. Numerous jackets to pick from, each made of different fabrics and some mentioning water column and even special membranes.
We understand very well that it tends to get a little bit confusing, especially if you have no prior experience with buying waterproof jackets.
We will explain all of that simply, before we get into today’s selection and guide.
In some of our recent comparisons we have focused on the different types of fabric technologies that are most commonly used in making jackets. We have looked at Gore-Tex, DryVent, OutDry and similar others.
As you know, most jackets are made mainly of two particular materials, which are Polyamide and Polyester.
Today we will focus on these two fabrics and take an in-depth look at their composition, their performance and how (and why!) they are used in different jackets.
Let’s first start with each separately, Polyamide being the first.