Take one look in my closet and you’ll see a different jacket for every fathomable occasion or season. But even with all of the variety I have, the best jackets I own are usually packable.
Packable jackets are great simply because of how versatile they are for bringing on trips where packing light is important. You can toss them into your backpack for daily commutes, outdoor adventures, or anywhere else you might run into temperature and weather changes.
You never know when you might need an extra layer of warmth but don’t want to commit to wearing or carrying a bulky jacket all day, so to help you choose a packable jacket that works for you, I’ve rounded up several of my favorites. From lightweight puffers and windbreakers to surprisingly compact winter jackets, you’ll find exactly what you need here.