Fly Features: The 5 Best Travel Jackets for Globetrotters

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* Adventure-ready jackets that combine style and functionality
* Each lightweight jacket is easily packed and full of travel-specific perks
* Extra storage pockets alleviate carry-on baggage worries

Picking the right jacket for your travels is an important decision. Choose an option that’s too bulky, and half your packing space is gone before you know it. On the other hand, if you take an easily packed option that’s on the light side, unexpected colder conditions may make you regret the decision.

Luckily, fashion designers have recognized this dilemma, and there is a range of jackets specifically designed for travel available. From dealing with inclement weather, saving space in your suitcase and making sure you’ve got a place to put all your travel essentials, these built-for-purpose jackets are not only multifunctional, but they’re also stylish. Scroll through these travel jackets that include the world’s most popular clothing crowdfunding item, a jacket that transforms into a pillow and a jacket that boasts 25 pockets.

1. Eddie Bauer Men’s Voyager 2.0 Travel Blazer

The Eddie Bauer Travel Blazer may look like a jacket you could wear around town and for everyday affairs, but at its core, it’s a jacket designed specifically for dealing with life on the road. It has an outer water-resistant outer shell made from a tough nylon and spandex mix, so it’s also breathable and easy to press down when you need to pack it. For travel convenience, there are several pockets for keeping your essentials on you at all times and a zipped compartment with a built-in media port for enjoying your tunes on the go.

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Eddie Bauer Men's Voyager 2.0 Travel Blazer


2. SCOTTeVEST Chloe Glow

This machine-washable jacket is equipped with 18 different pockets, which means you’ll have no problems finding a place for your wallet, passport, keys, smartphone and more. You’ll even find a loop for attaching your water bottle. The jacket also features a moisture-wicking exterior and a weight management system to prevent excess weight falling on your back or neck. 

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3. Men’s SCOTTeVEST Jacket

With a whopping 25 built-in pockets, the Men’s SCOTTeVEST Jacket has all the storage space you need and then some. Whether it’s drone accessories, extra camera lenses, snacks or just your travel essentials, you’ll never run out of storage space when you’ve got this jacket on. You’ll even find an oversized pocket inside to fit an iPad, Surface Pro or other Android tablets. Best of all? The sleeves on this smart jacket can be zipped off to  into a vest in warmer climates. 

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Men's SCOTTeVEST Jacket


4. Tumi Patrol Packable Travel Puffer Jacket

Imagine that instead of having to store your jacket in the overhead compartment on the plane, you could fold it down and create a travel pillow. That’s exactly what the Tumi Patrol Puffer Jacket can do. This lightweight, water-resistant jacket is truly a 2-in-1 item that keeps you comfortable when you’re out on adventures. Inside this modern-fitting puffer jacket, you’ll find a range of pockets, including an interior slip pocket and double front entry pockets.

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Tumi Patrol Packable Travel Puffer Jacket



5. Tumi Clairmont Packable Travel Puffer Jacket

Tumi hasn’t forgotten the ladies either. Women can also enjoy the comfort and convenience of a travel jacket and a travel pillow in one with the Tumi Clairmont Puffer Jacket. Like its counterpart, this jacket is also lightweight and made from a water-resistant nylon, and it sports a two-way front zip, hidden interior pockets and elastic cuffs that keep you from experiencing unwanted drafts while out on an adventure. It’s a great choice for skiing trips and cold weather vacations.

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Tumi Clairmont Packable Travel Puffer Jacket



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