Men's Jackets for Outdoor Camping and Activities
There are three main features of Men's Jackets that you should consider when choosing the right one for your trip:
- Included features - Such as a hood and pockets
When purchasing a jacket, it's very important to make sure you choose one with all of the elements you will require for your trip. Things such as the length of your trip, where you are going and the activities you will be doing, will all affect the type of jacket you require.
Men's Outdoor Jacket Feature List
The following features will help you to choose the best jacket:
- Insulation and Material (Inner and Outer)
Comparing and Checking Men's Outdoor Jackets
Some features that you should look for when purchasing a jacket are:
- Ventilation - You will want to ensure the jacket is ventitlated as you require - so that it will keep you warm and dry if your destination will be warm, humid, or prone to rain.
- Pocket Size and Location - You should also check the pockets and their size on a jacket, if you will be carrying equipment in your jacket - such as electrical equipment (phone, camera etc.) then you may want to check how the pockets are secured and whether they have buttons or zips. You may also require an internal pocket.
- Packing Size - Check the weight and size of the jacket when it is packed
- Colour - The colour of your jacket may be an important factor for you, you may want a bright jacket that has reflective aspects to attract attention in case of emergency - or you may want to blend in with your surroundings for activities such as hunting, and so this is something to look at.
- Jacket Flexibility - Finally, consider the material that the jacket is made from in the interior and exterior and that you will be able to move comfortably during your planned activities.
Fitting of Men's Outdoor Jackets
Jacket flexibility, as mentioned above, will also be changed depending on the fit of your jacket. Once you have received your chosen jacket, you will want to ensure that it fits correctly before heading on your trip. The last thing you'll need is a jacket that is too tight, loose or uncomfortable!
To ensure the fit of your jacket is correct, ensure that you can raise and lower your arms comfortably without tugging on the fabric. You should cross your arms in-front of your chest to make sure that your movement isn't constricted in any way. You should also put your arms out straight to check that the sleeves don't rise too far up your arm. If you are going on an exhibition or hike - these things will be crucial to check.
Finally, ensure that the zip goes all the way up comfortably, the zip should not catch against your other clothing, if it does, then it is likely you'll need to size up for maximum comfort and movement, especially if you're likely to layer up during your trip with Base Layers.