If you’re counting down the days until you can store your winter puffer until next year, we feel you. Soon, we’ll all be embracing lighter fare—think bomber jackets, blouson jackets, and dress coats that keep you warm, but not too warm in tricky in-between temperatures.
There’s an abundance of casual spring jacket styles for every event you’ve got pencilled in your calendar, so we’ve done you the courtesy of narrowing down a sea of options to a mere 20. Take a look at sporty styles for hanging on the weekends to more dressed-up jackets for nights out. All are lightweight, so you can shop them now and layer accordingly as we head into a new season.
Getting your clothing right as temperatures change can be challenging, but finding the right lightweight men's jacket doesn’t have to be. Here are the 20 best spring jackets for men to buy now.
Carhartt Men's Gilliam Jacket
This casual spring jacket could be your on-the-way-to-work go-to, but it also holds up for outdoor activities. It’s deceptively warm and seriously lightweight.
Barbour Woban Quilted Jacket
A standard lightweight jacket takes on a cool point-of-view with a subtle diamond quilting pattern. This “Sand” color is neutral enough to go with everything, but a fresh departure from classic black.
Rhone Tech Twill Anorak
Don’t sweat April showers with this water-repellent pullover. It has a large center front pocket to stash all of your gear and boasts a very on-trend '80s-esque athleisure vibe.
Bonobos The Lightweight Field Jacket
This stylish, casual spring jacket is vintage-inspired, but looks thoroughly modern with jeans or chinos. Sleek enough to wear on date night.
Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat
Maybe you throw on this boiled Merino wool sweater-jacket hybrid to drink some coffee and dip into a great novel, or maybe you just throw it on to run to the bodega because you’re out of toilet paper. Either way, this chic lightweight coat elevates the most basic outfit.
Eddie Bauer Chopper 2.0 Jacket
Fashion meets function in this popular men’s jacket style. This Eddie Bauer score is built for durability, utilizing tough, waterproof fabrics in a relaxed fit.
Arc'teryx Kyanite LT Jacket Men's
Made for layering, wear this comfortable, lightweight fleece jacket under your bulky winter coats to battle winter, then shed your outer layer and stick to this style as your de facto casual spring jacket.
Aether Structure Jacket
We promise you don’t have another jacket like this in your closet. It’s ideal for transitioning between seasons and has one of the coolest patterns you’ll find in a bomber jacket. A dark color keeps it from being loud.
Nobis Alpha PSG Men's Bomber Jacket
This is how we like a bomber jacket—slightly utilitarian, with a little bit of a Top Gun vibe, yet still erring on the right side of chill. The faux-fur collar is removable, depending on your mood.
COS Moleskin Bomber Jacket
A simple, sleek blouson jacket is an essential addition to every man’s closet. Buy this black version from COS now and wear it for the next couple of decades.
Todd Snyder Sutton Wool Donegal Sport Coat
A well-tailored dress coat is an excellent investment piece. You can wear it with coordinating trousers for an important work meeting or dress it down with jeans for more casual events.
Only NY Trail Pullover Fleece
For casual weekend activities—think hanging at the bar with the boys or even just running errands—a throwback Dad-style fleece is cool and ultra-comfortable.
Lululemon City Excursion Jacket
The smart details in this casual spring jacket will keep you looking pulled together and stylish, even if you just rolled out of bed. And it doesn’t just look good, it’s also water-repellent and wind-resistant.
Saturdays NYC Kurlick Denim Jacket
You’d have a hard time convincing us that there’s anything better than denim. Clearly, we’re not alone, because a jean jacket is still one of the most popular men’s jackets you can find. This one is available in classic blue denim, but we like this red street style version, too.
Everlane The ReNew Storm Jacket
This casual shell is doing more work than you’d think, thanks to a three-layer technical fabric that stays breathable and repels moisture. An army green color plays nicely with all of your denim and trousers.
Wulful Men’s Wool Trench Coat
$65.99 (40% off)
This wool dress coat is warm enough to wear in colder temps if you layer it. The sharp style looks great worn over a suit.
J.Crew Ludlow Slim-Fit Unstructured Suit Jacket
A light, patterned wool-blend fabric makes the perfect dress coat for spring. We like this unstuffy, more comfortable take on a slim-fit suit jacket, which is a lot more modern than that heavy suit hanging in the back of your closet.
Nike Sportswear NSW Bomber Jacket
Streetwear provides plenty of opportunity to mix up all of your wardrobe basics. Rock this cool print from Nike with sweats and a beanie for brunch or jeans and your favorite kicks for a date.
AllSaints Phoenix Leather Aviator Jacket
Would a casual spring jacket round-up be complete without a nod to leather? This AllSaints version is crafted in classic leather without any excess bulk.
Richard James Suede Trench Coat
Put this at the top of your wardrobe wish list and snap it up when you’ve scored that promotion. You’ll keep coming back to this timeless trench coat, which is simultaneously elegant and masculine.