Now here’s a truly viable option for the season. American Trench’s latest is an ethically sourced 750 power down-filled jacket that avoids the bulk in favor of potential layering as a mid layer when the temps really drop. Modeled after a vintage Eddie Bauer design from the 70’s, the military-spec rip-stop nylon jacket offers minimal, classic down-jacket vibes, differentiating the wearer from the avalanche of contemporary and forward-leaning “nano-puffer” look-alikes that fill the sidewalks today. This one looks more Marty McFly than average tech guy.
Weather and wind-resistant, the jacket features spring-loaded snaps to prevent tearing, a stand collar to protect against the cold, deep pockets, and can be packed down into a neat roll.
Available $395 from American Trench.