Fall travel means layering, and layering means packing more stuff in carry-on and checked luggage. Bringing a jacket or two is unavoidable when visiting cold-weather destinations, so pick outerwear that will go with multiple outfits and can versatile for your travels. This week, I’m reviewing two new light jacket layering options from Aventura Clothing.
This mid-weight zip-up jacket feels casual but looks elegant. You get a fold-over cowl neck with a double snap closure, which means you can dress it up by laying the collar flat for a nice flourish, or zip it all the way up for full protection of your neck and chin in chilly air. Raglan style sleeves give the Torrin a finished look, as do two on-seam hip pockets and sporty thumbholes in the cuffs. The Torrin is a rayon/cotton/spandex blend that has a nice stretch to it, and I think the thumbholes are a nice touch.
It works well for that extra layer on the airplane, and folds down nicely in any tote or backpack. This zip-up will definitely be my mid-layer on my next long haul flight. Pick it up from Aventura in one of three colors: black, nine iron (dark blue) or chocolate truffle (a deep red, not a brown) for $92.
The Harlow pullover fleece is the softest light jacket I’ve touched in a long time. It’s still a mid-weight, so you won’t be sweating in it, but it has a nice drape that looks equally good at dinner in a upscale restaurant, paired with slacks, as it does paired with cargo pants on a hike.
It’s made of a rayon and polyester sweater knit with a fleece inner (this is the super soft part). You get a mock neck and a stylish off-center zipper detail, plus two zipper hip pockets and a feminine tulip hemline. The inner lining really does feel like velvet, allowing you to wear the Harlow with just a base layer or against the skin. Pick it up for $109 in white (which is more like a heather or oatmeal), nine iron, or chocolate truffle.