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8 lightweight jackets to keep you dry and cool this autumn

From Scandinavian simplicity to Japanese efficiency, these are some of our favourite jackets to consider this season

  • Tayler Willson
  • 8 October 2019

With summer a now-distant memory and the wetter, soggy times beginning to set in, it’s time we all start to think about getting our AW19 outerwear in check. Despite summer coming and going, it does remain uncomfortably humid and finding the perfect coat to keep you both dry and sweat-free isn’t easy.

However, thanks to fashion’s obsession with technical outerwear showing no signs of slowing down, a whole bunch of brands are making good-looking coats, that are perfect for our current climate. From Scandinavian simplicity, to Japanese efficiency, here are 8 of the best autumnal coats you should be considering this season.

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Haglöfs Proteus Jacket, £160.00

Haglöfs are a Swedish outerwear brand who specialise in making great mountaineering gear. Their Proteus Jacket has been specifically designed for climbing too, which means it’s lightweight and comfy. It’s made from wind-resistant 15D face fabric and features a cool moisture management system, so if the temperature suddenly did rise, you wouldn’t be wandering in a bag of your own sweat, which is cool.

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Beams Plus Euro Anorak, £432.00

Nothing quite compares to a well-made anorak and this from Japanese brand Beams Plus is certainly up there. It’s waterproof, houses a zippered kangaroo pocket and even has zippered underarm vents. Its boxy, bloody good looking and very Japanese.

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RÆBURN Lightweight Hoodie Olive, £199.00

This lightweight hooded jacket from environmentally focused brand RÆBURN has been made from a rain resistant recycled polyester. It also features the brand’s signature grosgrain tape detailing and a velcro patch attached to the sleeve. Living up to its technical name, the coat neatly packs away into a small pouch making it efficient and perfect for travelling.

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Engineered Garments Madison Parka, £460.00

Engineered Garments are known for making excellent gear and their Madison Parka is no different. Taking inspiration from the M-51 Field Parka, this parka is made from tough cotton twill and features a pared back design and a relaxed fit. It has three external pockets, a snap button fastened placket and large adjustable hood.

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Danton Nylon Taffeta Jacket, £140.00

We're really into Danton at the moment, so much so that this Taffeta jacket is the only one if our list that doesn't have a hood, so we'd either recommend a brolly or just wearing it and looking cool on your sofa. It's perfect as a waterproof outer later, but also works as a boss middle layer for when winter really sets in. It has a drawcord at the hem to make the hip fit adjustable and there are slanted, zippered hand pockets too.

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Armor Lux Fisherman’s Smock, £91.00

Referencing Armor Lux's nautical themes, this fisherman's smock houses a modern upgrade. Featuring a water repellent layer, hood and long sleeves, it's ideal in wet weather. The jacket also features kangaroo pockets and a zipped finish, leaving a simple, yet bloody brilliant style.

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Nike Aeroshield, £181.47

Nike are killing it right now and their AeroShield Jacket is a shining example of that. Made to stand up to rain and wind, as well as to help keep you dry and comfortable, it's a piece made for wet-weather-runners. This doesn't mean it's only OK for runs though, because it looks mint too. It has a ventilated design that allows excess body heat to escape and keeping you cool.

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RAB Kinetic Alpine Jacket, £200.00

RAB are known for proper outdoor wear. Like, proper sports outdoor wear, so when you're looking at their Alpine Jacket, you know it's a jacket made to last. This bright and vibrant orange colourway is the best of the bunch in our opinion, but it comes in a few others if you're going for a more subtle look.

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Tayler Willson is Mixmag's Digital Fashion Editor, follow him on Twitter

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