Womens Jackets For Outdoor Camping and Activities

When comparing to purchase a Women's Outdoor Jacket, there are three main points to consider:

  1. Warmth
  2. Waterproof
  3. Included Features (Hood, Pockets etc.)

With keeping you warm and dry being the main purpose of a coat, it is also important to consider whether the one you choose will include all the features you require for your trip.

Women's Outdoor Jacket Feature list:

  • Pockets
  • Insulation and material (Inner and outer)
  • Zips/Buttons
  • Hood
  • Ventilation

Purchasing a jacket may seem very simple, but they are not one-style-suits-all! There are many aspects which can affect the type of jacket you require, for example, the length of your trip, where you are going and the activities you will be doing.

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Comparing and Checking Women's Outdoor Jackets

Some features to look for when choosing a Women's Outdoor Jacket, are whether the jacket has ventilation to keep you cool but also dry if your destination is warm or humid and prone to rain. Another thing to keep an eye out for, is the pockets on a jacket and how big they are, if you will be carrying equipment or electronic devices, you want to ensure the pockets are big enough and secure enough for you to do so - this could be the difference between buttoned or zipped pockets, and perhaps internal pockets. You may also want to consider how flexible the jacket is depending on your activities planned. We would suggest looking at the packing size and weight of the jacket, as some will pack away very small, light and convenient, whereas others may be larger and heavier.

You will also want to consider whether the colour of your jacket is suitable. You may require a bright colour with reflective aspects, so that you are visible whilst wearing it, or you may want to blend in with your surroundings and so therefore choose a jacket darker in colour.

Fitting of Women's Outdoor Jackets

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 one that will be too tight, loose or uncomfortable!

To ensure that the fit of your jacket is correct, ensure that you can raise and lower your arms comfortably without pulling the fabric too much. You should cross your arms in-front of your chest and make sure your movement isn’t constricted in any way. You should also put your arms out straight to check the sleeves don’t rise massively up your arm. If you are going on an exhibition or hiking trip, this will be crucial to check.

Ensure that the zip goes all the way up comfortably, the zip should not catch against your other clothing, if it does, 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.

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