Among the outerwear styles that should be in your rotation as we move (ever so slowly) from winter into early spring, the waxed jacket reigns supreme. A good waxed jacket offers seasonal style and functionality that fits right in during other seasons, too. Think late winter and fall. And that’s because upgrading your traditional cotton jacket with a wax finish gives it weather-ready qualities, which is part of the reason why this style of jacket has long been favored by all manner of explorers and adventurers in the field.
If your adventures keep you closer to home, our picks for the best waxed jackets will work just fine for cruising around the city.
Best Waxed Jackets to Wear in 2019
When shopping for a waxed jacket, you should start your search with an iconic original, right? A Barbour waxed jacket is, after all, probably what you think of when you think of a waxed cotton jacket. This number is field-ready and timeless.
Made with tough waxed cotton canvas, this Orvis jacket is perfect for the rainy, blustery weather that often ushers in early spring. From the slash handwarmer pockets (perfect for your everyday carry essentials) to the classic corduroy collar, this is a tough, heritage-quality jacket that you should be proud to wear this spring.
The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is a bestseller no matter the season, particularly when it’s introduced in a rich tobacco-colored waxed canvas. Wear it with a slub waffle henley to take on early spring and late winter.
When you think about a great men’s waxed jacket, perhaps your mind is inclined to wander toward more functionally minded styles, like the Waxed Ridge Parka from Flint and Tinder. Geared to wear as winter ends and spring starts (and then as fall rolls back around), we love the waxed shelter cloth exterior and Melton wool interior.
Still looking for the right wax jacket for that upcoming seasonal transition? Search no further than Filson and the brand’s new Cover Cloth Mile Marker Coat, a tremendous take on the style that’s made with lightweight-yet-tough waxed canvas for spring rains.
Not every waxed jacket has to come in a silhouette that calls to mind classic field coats. In fact, Baracuta is making a tough waxed jacket in its iconic G9 silhouette. Not bad at all.
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