Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or automobile, the process is inherently uncomfortable. Luckily, there’s a new breed of jacket on the market designed specifically for travel, blending the classic look of a blazer with a few key technical details that make going from here to there a little comfier. Wear one of these travel blazers and you’ll be comfortable and look good even on your longest travel days.
Bluffworks Gramercy Blazer ($235)
Bluffworks goes all in on the technical aspects of this blazer, constructing it from 100 percent polyester, which dries quickly, breathes well, and has plenty of stretch but still manages to feel lightweight. Ten pockets give you loads of storage for notebooks, phone, plane tickets, or snacks. Best of all, it’s legitimately wrinkle-resistant, so you can pull it out of your bag, give it a shake, and wear it with confidence.
Duluth Trading Company DuluthFlex Fire Hose Presentation Jacket ($160)
This is the heaviest jacket on this list, making it perfect for winter trips when you want to look good right off the plane. It’s constructed from thick cotton with 2 percent spandex for an incredible amount of stretch. The bi-swing back adds mobility, and armpit gussets give it extra breathability. We love that this jacket has 11 pockets, some of which are zippered to keep items secure.
Nau Men’s Utility Kush Blazer ($150)
The construction of this jacket is split almost evenly between cotton denim and hemp. It’s unlined and lightweight, making it perfect for spring. A zippered chest pocket is big enough for your phone.
Taylor Stitch Everyday Blazer ($350)
You can never go wrong with wool, which is naturally wrinkle-resistant and antimicrobial. The Everyday blazer is made from nine ounces of wool for a lightweight layer that’s versatile enough to wear to the coffee shop or a summer wedding. A bit of stretch helps make this classic blue blazer one of the most comfortable garments in your closet.
Eddie Bauer Departure Packable Blazer ($150)
Eddie Bauer offers a few different travel blazers that we love, but the Departure is the most travel-ready. The mix of polyester and spandex with a DWR finish turns this blazer into a water-resistant layer. We liked the interior zippered pocket, which has an earbud port, but we were really won over by how this blazer packs into its own pocket for easy storage. If it gets wrinkled, just hang it in the bathroom while you take a hot shower and the creases will steam out.