Here in Southern Oregon, the wildfires have subsided, we’re getting a bit of rain, and we’re finally digging out those fall layers and light jackets. Enter the Toad&Co Forester Pass Raglan Jacket, which is the perfect weight and look for early fall in the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully, wherever you are, you’re feeling some autumn goodness, too.
The Forester Pass Raglan Jacket calls itself a classic rain shell, but it’s actually so much more. Softer and more flexible than traditional rain shells, the Forester Pass has a nice give to it, making it easy to layer of light sweaters, long-sleeved tees and button-down shirts, and even sweatshirts. While it’s loose-fitting, it still manages to have a fitted look, with lots of character and definition. It’s not lined, so it’s lightweight, but has DWR coating to repel moisture. It’s quick-dry, too.
You get hand-warmer pockets, a secure zipper stash pocket, and a center-front zipper with snap front zipper guard, all of which help keep you cozy…along with the bound seams and adjustable cuffs. The length is 23 inches, which, on my 5’4″ frame, means it falls shorter than most of my shirts, giving me a layered look. Like many of Toad&Co’s offerings, it’s made of 100 percent recycled fabric (nylon).
This jacket is perfect for packing in a weekend tote or backpack for a fall weekend away, road trips and camps well, and can be easily stashed in a roller bag for a longer trip, if and when it’s safe to travel further abroad. Pick it up in three fun, vibrant colors, including pike (a light mustard yellow), picante (cinnamon tone), and fir (dark brown). The $125 price tag is a great value for a jacket that will serve you well throughout the shoulder months, both fall and spring.