You don't always need the heaviest coat around to head outside for a good time. When you need a lightweight jacket, we can provide you with plenty of options to choose from.
Windbreakers, hoodies, rain jackets, and more
Lightweight jackets aren't a one-size-fits-all option. We've created different styles, cuts, and functions to make each jacket unique. Try a water-resistant raincoat from our selection of rain gear. Hike, camp, and climb without fear: if the weather turns, you'll already be prepared. Along with water-repellent options, many of our light jackets are wind resistant. Nothing's better in an open, windy area than a windbreaker jacket to take the bite out of a blustery day. Look for a hooded rain jacket to keep yourself even warmer and drier.
A variety of zippered pockets and adjustable hems make each lightweight jacket a heavy-hitter when it comes to function. We even have jackets made specifically for runners, like our men's lightweight jacket, the Flight Futurelight Jacket. It makes the perfect track jacket for the avid jogger.
Versatile shell jackets make great layers
With a favorite waterproof lightweight jacket to act as outerwear, it's easy to adjust your layering to fit the day. While a shirt-jacket combo may be fine for a lightly chilly day, nights around a campfire might leave you needing more baselayers than a t-shirt. Bring along a fleece jacket to fight off a growing chill. Our softshell jackets leave plenty of room for a pullover or hoodie sweatshirt.
Packable jacket: a constant companion
Whether you're hitting the trail or the road, you have limited space to keep all your must-haves with you. After all, a backpacking pack only has so much room. Our warm lightweight jackets are made to be packable and easily stowed in your luggage or bag. The thin, light construction makes them easy to fold into a small bundle. Some, like our Cyclone Jacket, even fold into a special pocket to make stowing your spare coat even easier.
Style and comfort in lightweight outerwear
Our men's and women's lightweight jackets aren't just made to be functional. They're also stylish and comfortable to wear. While the typical windbreaker or raincoat might feel stifling, with The North Face, you don't have to trade comfort for utility. We design our light jackets to be breathable, so a day on the trail won't leave you sweaty and annoyed. Adjustable hoods, drawstring hems, and relaxed fits leave plenty of room to customize your fit. Plus size options are available to make sure all outdoor enthusiasts have access to the kind of lightweight jacket they need.
Style isn't left in the dust either. Many of our shells and jackets come in a variety of colors. Whether you want to blend in or stand out, you have options. Choose sleek black or grey for an understated wardrobe basic or try bright blues, reds, and more for a zip jacket that has as much personality as you do. There are even camo options for the hiker or hunter who wants to remain unseen.
Temperatures are dropping, which means you may need something a bit sturdier than a lightweight jacket. Our winter jacket deals in men’s and women’s styles offer you a chance to get a new, heavier jacket without feeling guilty at the checkout! Meanwhile, our hoodie sale gives you an opportunity to layer with your new lightweight jacket while deals on winter boots mean you can complete your outfit at a price that will have you smiling. A lightweight jacket is a perfect way to wear boys’ and girls’ summer clothes into autumn and unbox them early in spring. Layer over a blue shirt and your hiking pants. When school rolls around, pack a light jacket in your child’s middle school backpack to prepare them for cold breezes. Don't forget to check out our granola girl backpacks!