Shackets, also known as shirt jackets, occupy a unique space in the gear world. They’re not quite jackets and they’re not quite shirts. But they are a great layer of warmth that’s perfect for cool nights around a campfire or days in a chilly office building. Simply put, they’re a fall wardrobe essential. Here are our favorite shackets specifically designed for women.
Duluth Trading Company Free Swingin’ Lined Flannel Shirt Jac ($70)
We’ve owned this shacket for a couple seasons now and love all the small details Duluth Trading Company put into it. The flannel outer is backed by 200-gram fleece to trap body heat in chilly environments. The integrated glasses-cleaning cloth on the bottom right seam proves useful time and time again. Plus, the back panel has two optional button cinches so you can choose to wear it more fitted or less.
United By Blue Bison Snap Jacket ($248)
The exclusive use of bison-fiber insulation means this shacket sits on the higher end of the price spectrum. But it’s worth noting that the insulation is designed to keep you über-warm, almost down to freezing temperatures. If you’re looking for a piece that will keep you toasty while maintaining style points, this is the best option out there.
Outdoor Research Kalaloch Reversible Insulated Shirt Jacket ($170)
Part puffy jacket, part flannel, this shacket is reversible, allowing you to flip between the two styles depending on the situation. The flannel side has two chest pockets, while the puffy side has two waist hand pockets. The cuffs have two snap closures so you can roll them or keep them fastened.
Smartwool Anchor Line Shirt Jacket ($180)
There’s nothing better than a thick wool flannel on a chilly fall day. This shacket from Smartwool checks that box for us. Made from 79 percent merino wool and 20 percent nylon, it has four pockets to help you keep essentials close.
REI Co-op Alpine Insulated Jacket ($140)
A redesign from an original REI 1978 piece, this shacket is as functional as it is stylish. The wind-resistant nylon and cotton shell has a durable water-repellent finish to shed light rain and snow, while a thin layer of polyester insulation keeps you warm. The drop-in front pockets with snap button closures make sure your keys stay exactly where you put them.
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