This soft, cozy jacket from Sierra Designs is a traveler’s best friend. Sure, there are lots of options out there, but this reverse coil zipper Frequency jacket from Sierra Designs is relaxing to the touch and just as comfortable on the body. Plus its color choices come in rugged, Earth-toned hues with an accent color along and under the arms to add character. I especially liked the high collar that adds a distinctive look that makes it a bit more formal giving it a dual use for both casual and high-travel occasions.
The fair price tag of $55 is convenient for those looking for an easy-to-pack and wrinkle-free travel jacket.
It is made from a 100% polyester microfiber giving it a duality that works well for a variety of climates. The microfleece fabric is quick-drying making it perfect for all-weather situations whether it be winter sports or rainy destinations like London or Paris.
This jacket is great for business travelers on long trips where something warm is required, but a sense of comfort is needed (especially on a cold airplane). The fabric resists the retention of smells like smoke or musty damp rain on the surface that can plague many pieces of outerwear. Plus, it is easy to fold up and store in a carry-on bag if needed taking up little space, but still packing a lot of warmth when worn. There is no worry of it wrinkling either if folded up into a bowl and squeezed into that last bit of remaining carryon bag space.
It is a great, lightweight option to sneak into a travel bag when late evening or early morning transit may include brisk temperatures.
While it cannot be worn into a top-dog business presentation, it keeps the modern traveler warm up to the boardroom door. Most jackets seem baggy in size and fit, but this jacket is a bit closer fitting. It is not necessarily as design-centric as European cuts, but it is a rugged and outdoorsy fit that works in multiple situations. It is available for sale at Sierra Designs’ website or at Altrec.com and Amazon.com. There’s also a women’s version, which you can get here from Altrec.