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.
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Camo Coll Men’s Soft Shell Hooded Tactical Jacket
We are starting things off with Camo Coll‘s soft shell tactical jacket, which is made of 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex for the outer shell, lined with 100% Polyester fleece on the inside. This jacket comes with an attached hood that is adjustable with drawstrings, and a high collar, which is lined with fleece for added warmth.
It is windproof and water-resistant, while also being moderately breathable. As is typical with tactical jackets, there are numerous pockets on this design, too. The side pockets are quite oversized and there are three sleeve pockets as well.
The main zipper is two-way and uncovered, with chin guard on the collar to prevent it from chaffing the neck and chin. The sleeve cuffs are adjustable with Velcro fasteners and there is Velcro on the hood, too, for rolling it down and keeping it in place.
There are many colors to choose from: Army, Black, Dark grey, Light army, Army green, Forest, Earth, Tree.
MAGCOMSEN Men’s Tactical Army Camouflage Jacket
The second design is the Army Outdoor Coat by MAGCOMSEN. This softshell jacket is highly water-resistant and has a Shark Skin shell, lined with fleece on the inside for warmth. It is windproof and quite breathable, suitable for agile activities such as hunting.
To further help with breathability there are pit zips that can be zipped down. The hood is attached but can be stowed away and concealed and has adjusting drawstrings, as does the waist. There are two high chest pockets, two sleeve pockets on the left sleeve, one on the right, and two back pockets as well.
Its sleeve cuffs are adjustable and the main zipper is a two-way concealed zipper. The color selection includes: Black, Gray, Khaki, Sand, Acu camouflage, Army green and Cp Meisai.
Condor Men’s Alpha Tactical Fleece Jacket
Next we have a hoodless fleece jacket by Condor. It is made of 100% Polyester and its shoulders and forearms are reinforced with Nylon in order to withstand abrasion and wear for a longer time. There are two side pockets, one chest pocket on the left side and a pocket on the left sleeve, all of which with zipper closures.
The sleeve cuffs are extended with wrist gaiters, which have thumbholes in them for a better fit. There is drawstring in the waist for adjustment and the main zipper is two-way. On the left sleeve there is also a 4 x 4 inches square patch made of Velcro, where you can attach the patch of your choice.
This design comes in the colors: Black, Coyote tan, Olive drab and Green.
ReFire Gear Men’s Military Fleece Hoodie Jacket
Another fleece jacket comes by ReFire Gear. This is a hoodie-like design, with an attached hood and high collar. It is an autumn and early winter jacket, as the fleece is quite thick and warm. Because it is designed for both sports and military wear, it comes with 7 pockets and loose sleeves, in order to make movement more comfortable.
There are two side pockets, two back pockets and three sleeve pockets. On the sleeve cuffs there are thumbholes and on both arms there are Velcro panels for patches. It is available in the colors: Army green, Black, Gray and Khaki.
Gadsden and Culpeper Condor Tac-Jacket
The last fleece jacket for this selection is by Gadsden and Culpeper, the Condor Tac-Jacket design. It is made of fleece, with Nylon-reinforced shoulders, collar and forearms. The double zipper in front is concealed and the sleeve cuffs are extendable and come with thumbholes in them.
There are two side pockets, one on the left side of the chest and one on the left sleeve. On both sleeves there are also Velcro loops for patches. This is a water-resistant and wind-resistant jacket, which comes with a high and hoodless collar.
There are three colors to choose from: Black, Coyote Tan and Olive drab.
5.11 Tactical Men’s Packable Operator Jacket
By 5.11 we have picked the Operator packable jacket, which is made of 100% Polyester. This is a durable rain jacket, which folds into a very small size and is perfect to take with you while travelling or hiking outdoors.
It comes with an attached and adjustable hood. The sleeve cuffs are elasticized to keep the jacket closed off from the elements and its main zipper is concealed. There are two side pockets, one chest pocket and pass-through pockets as well.
It is available in the colors: Black, Dark navy and Sheriff green.
WenVen Men’s Canvas Cotton Military Lapel Jacket
Last but not least, it’s a casual design, which is by WenVen and it’s called the Military Lapel jacket. This is a cotton canvas jacket made of 100% Cotton, lined with 100% Polyester. There is no hood on this design and it comes with a split collar.
The main zipper is covered by a snap-button placket and there are four pockets on the outside, two on the sides and two on the chest with flap closures. There is also an interior pocket for safely storing your belongings.
The cut is quite stylish, which makes this jacket suitable to wear for casual wear and on the motorcycle as it is wind-resistant and quite warm. At the same time, because it is very light, it can be worn in summer as well as spring and autumn.
This design comes in the colors: Black, Khaki, Army green and Grey.