Cass joins us again for another installment of Hike it Baby Style Picks. This month we are talking lightweight jackets and windbreakers. 

As the days get shorter and the chill starts to creep back into the air, it’s time to think about jackets. For our Australian branches, these windbreakers are great for the spring weather heading your way. Right now you need something lightweight, packable and wind-resistant. I have chosen mostly pull-over styles for this post. They are on trend and still allow you to ventilate with the front zipper. These jackets will take up little room in your pack and provide the perfect level of warmth.

The Budget-Friendly

Coming in under $50 and being stylish is kind of hard to find in a three-season jacket these days. These two choices nailed it though.

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Left: Adidas Originals has a really fun Floral Print Windbreaker for $47. The print would definitely stand out and prevent accidental mixups.

Forever 21’s Hooded Mesh Anorak includes a mesh panel kangaroo pocket and comes in at $28.

The Mid-Range

Hike it Baby Style Picks: The Lightweight Jacket by Cass Estes for Hike it BabyThe Teca Water Resistant Jacket from Cotopaxi is $80. This light-weight jacket only comes in one color combination. However, it does offer the largest size range (going from XS/0 up to an XL/14) in our roundup. The jacket packs away into its own pocket. This will come in handy when you want to stash it in your daypack. There’s also an inner pocket for a cellphone. It’s made from recycled polyester, so you can feel better about your environmental impact as well. Lastly, it’s one of two jackets in this roundup that are water-resistant. A huge plus as this time of year also means showers as well as dipping temperatures.

The Splurge

These jackets definitely have style. If you’re looking to splurge or helping someone else splurge, check out these two options.

Left:  $100. The Stella McCartney Cloud Print Jacket isn’t just stylish, it’s the other jacket in our roundup that offers a bit more protection against the weather. Featuring a graphic cloud print on recycled water-resistant polyester, this lightweight jacket is definitely a fun and functional pick.

Right: $148. The Free People Ellie Windbreaker has a shine to it. It’s a subtle olive. The cuffs zip up and the hood zips off if you’re not a hood kind of person. Beware though: this one is hand wash only.

Which is your favorite? Do you have a lightweight jacket we’ve missed? Share with us below. 


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