Windbreakers are lightweight, breathable, and versatile outerwear designed to provide protection against wind, while also offering some level of water resistance. At The North Face, you'll find styles from full-zip jackets to half-zip and pullover anoraks to wear in the city or on the trail.
Difference Between Windbreaker and Rain Jacket
While windbreakers and rain jackets serve similar purposes of providing protection against the elements, there are some key differences. Windbreakers are primarily designed to minimize the impact of wind while raincoats are focused on keeping you dry. Windbreakers tend to use lightweight fabrics that may be water-repellent, but are typically not waterproof.
Windbreakers are excellent for layering. Wear one over your favorite hoodie for the best protection you can get against chilly, breezy days.
Breeze Through Tough Trails
Women's windbreakers are suitable for a variety of activities and weather conditions.
- Spring and Fall: Windbreakers are excellent for transitional seasons when there's a chill in the air. They provide a light layer of protection against wind and cool temperatures.
- Hiking and Trekking: They are great for hiking and trekking in moderate weather. They offer wind protection during ascents and descents while allowing heat and moisture to escape during physical activity.
- Running and Cycling: Windbreakers provide the right balance of wind resistance and breathability for activities like trail running and cycling, where maintaining body temperature and moisture management are crucial.
- Casual Wear and Travel: Windbreakers are also suitable for everyday wear in breezy or mildly cool conditions. Many of our styles are packable making them an excellent choice for travel, particularly to destinations by the sea.
With a variety of sizes including plus sizes up to XXL and 3XL, you can find the perfect windbreaker jacket for you.