The search for one of the best winter jackets to wear as you fight the cold just got a little quicker and easier, if you ask me. That’s because the Filson Lightweight Down Jac-Shirt has just hit shelves at the revered heritage outfitter, and it’s here just in the nick of time to change up all of your rugged winter layering. It’s one of the best winter jackets for men for a myriad number of reasons, a veritable laundry list of positive attributes that only a brand like Filson — with a century’s worth of high-quality gear production — can bring to the table. It takes both your favorite puffer jacket and your favorite flannel shirt and blends them together in a way that’s performance-minded, up for anything and as reliable as it gets for winter weather.
The Filson Lightweight Down Jac-Shirt is rooted in the past in terms of extreme warmth in extreme conditions, and yet ready for the present day with a relatively streamlined fit and next-level insulation. In fact, to hear Filson tell it themselves, they say that the Filson Lightweight Down Jac-Shirt is “virtually weightless and boasting the warmth of a parka.” How’s that for one of the best men’s winter jackets, right?
And it’s not hyperbole when it comes to the Filson Lightweight Down Jac-Shirt, either. The water-resistant 2oz. nylon (yes, only 2 ounces) is super-lightweight, yet treated to resist water, so rain, sleet and snow don’t stand a chance. Responsibly sourced and traced goose down gives the Filson Lightweight Down Jac-Shirt a ton of warm (yet still lightweight!) insulation, and this rugged shirt jacket should offer up a classic fit that’s easy to layer over one of Filson’s flannel shirts or another extremely warm piece, one of the best henleys for men from Filson. It’s like getting multiple jackets in one, since you can wear it over a flannel shirt and a thermal, or you can ditch the flannel and replace it with a crewneck sweater for even more winter warmth.
The Filson Lightweight Down Jac-Shirt also looks surprisingly cool and stylish, thanks to the contrasting snap-front closure hardware and richly crafted colors like Dark Tan. Think of it like a more casual replacement for your puffer jacket, then feel free to wear it with slim dark blue jeans and rugged leather boots for casual style scenarios. Of course, the Filson Lightweight Down Jac-Shirt can also handle plenty of rough-and-tumble work when the going gets tough. For $250 at Filson, it’s a downright steal and one of the best men’s winter jackets to shop now. Here’s to the season ahead, my friends.