Choosing an all-purpose adventure jacket can be challenging. Do you want a performance layer? What about down? Do you want it to be easy to pack, for those times you might need it but you’re not sure?
The new Cotopaxi x Teva collaboration Teca Cálido Women’s Hooded Jacket picks that line between a down jacket and a traditional Teca layer in Cotopaxi’s collection.
The lightweight jacket is made from 100 percent repurposed fabric (combining recycled polyester insulation and repurposed taffeta) and is insulated with 100 percent recycled polyester. Its color-blocked exterior is something for which Cotopaxi is known, illustrating how leftover, repurposed fabric gets a second chance instead of being dumped in a landfill. The interior lining features a bright mountain print, and you can change which side you choose to show everyone by just reversing the jacket.
This jacket is excellent for keeping your core warm as you travel, and when you’re not wearing it, you can easily pack it away into its own chest pocket. The main side of the jacket has two secure zippered hand pockets, and the reverse side has two-way drop-in patch and hand pockets. The elastic binding on the hem, cuffs, and hood help keep you warm in chillier months.
But even though it’s awesome in cold temperatures, it’s not only for winter. Think of this jacket as a great adventure piece that you can take nearly anywhere for adventures that range from exploring a new city to hitting the trail.
The Teca Cálido is manufactured at a factory in northeastern China that’s working to meet the highest standards of sustainability and efficiency, and it’s where worker wellbeing is a top priority.
The Teca Cálido Women’s Hooded Jacket lists for $150 on the Cotopaxi site.