More Details The Men’s Apex Canyonwall Jacket is a water-repellent, wind-resistant shell jacket that delivers superior warmth, comfort and performance on the trail.
More Details Wind-resistant and water-repellent, the light, packable Women's Windy Peak Anorak is an exploration essential. Made with recycled materials and able to stow into its own pocket when not in use, it should be one of the first things you pack whenever adventure calls.
More Details Designed to keep you moving regardless of the conditions, the Women's Allproof Stretch Jacket is waterproof, windproof and features a face fabric with mechanical stretch for exceptional range-of-motion.
More Details The Men’s Apex Bionic Jacket is water-repellent, windproof, breathable, stretchable and ready for adventure. For windy, cold-weather activities, this versatile shell, with a 100% recycled body fabric, is an easy choice.
More Details Blurring the line between lifestyle and performance, the Allproof Stretch Jacket is crafted from waterproof and windproof DryVent™ 2.5L fabric that has mechanical stretch for exceptional range-of-motion.
More Details The wind-resistant Women's Aconcagua Jacket pairs natural and recycled synthetic insulations to maintain body heat, provide a great warmth-to-weight ratio and ensure a flattering fit.
More Details The Boys' McMurdo Parka, our longest boys' coat, includes a long list of must-have features. It's wind-resistant, waterproof, breathable and insulated with 550-fill Down. It also has undeniable cold-weather style.
More Details The Men’s Apex Canyonwall Vest is a water-repellent, wind-resistant layer for adventures. It delivers warmth, comfort and mobility as an inner or outer layer.
More Details Lined with an impossibly soft fleece, the Women's Shelbe Raschel Parka Length With Hood is a knee-length jacket that will have you welcoming the cold weather. Highly wind-resistant and water-repellent, you'll stand tall (and comfortable) in any storm.
More Details The Women's Resolve 2 Jacket is a versatile, waterproof shell that features a stowable hood and has more than enough style to make the transition from trail to town.
More Details Built with waterproof, breathable and fully seam-sealed DryVent™ 2L, the stowable Resolve 2 Jacket is also 100% windproof, so you can stay dry and comfy in conditions that are anything but.
More Details The wind-resistant Women's Aconcagua Vest pairs natural and recycled synthetic insulations for a great warmth-to-weight ratio and a flattering fit.
 $100.00  $70.00
More Details Worth its weight in warmth, the wind-resistant Parnassas Vest features lightweight, low-profile Heatseeker™ Eco insulation, a water-repellent finish and on-seam hand pockets.
More Details Named after the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, the wind-resistant Aconcagua 2 Vest combines natural and recycled synthetic insulations to maintain body heat in any conditions.
More Details Wind-resistant and ultra-soft the Shelbe Raschel Hooded Vest is a versatile layering-piece with extra coverage where you need it.
More Details With updated design and a new form-flattering A-line silhouette, the waterproof, windproof and breathable City Breeze Rain Parka II is the stylish answer to all of your commuting needs.
More Details Named after the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, the wind-resistant Aconcagua 2 Jacket combines natural and recycled synthetic insulations to maintain body heat in all conditions.
More Details The updated Apex Bionic 2 Jacket will keep you warm and windchill-free beneath a 100%-windproof fabric with a toasty-warm fleece backer.
More Details The water-repellent and wind-resistant Men’s Apex Bionic Vest has extra stretch for highly mobile exploration. It can also be a great insulating layer when temperatures unexpectedly dip.
More Details The wind-resistant and water-repellent Shelbe Raschel Hoodie features a stretch, high-pile fleece so you can stay protected, comfy and confident on cold-weather adventures.
When it comes to wind-resistant outerwear, we've got you covered with plenty of options for taking on your next hike or morning run. Whether you're tucking a coat alongside your sleeping bag's stuff sack and battering down the tent's storm flaps or just looking for something to wear on chilly city streets, find the perfect lightweight jacket here.

Wind-resistant jackets for light weather protection

Taking on low wind chills on a camping trip or just looking for a running jacket to protect against gusts on your next trail running excursion, we've got plenty of wind-resistant best sellers to offer you protection. In the city, a trench coat is great to throw on over casual or professional wear. Take along a pullover sweater to layer under your winter coat for extra-chilly weather. And look for a wind- and water-resistant jacket that you can wear under your ski clothes for taking on a black diamond trail. If you need something extra durable, try something made with ripstop that you can stow with your backpacking gear for a rugged trip in the backcountry.

Windbreaker jackets for men and women

Try out men's and women's wind jackets in a variety of styles, from full-zip hooded jackets to pullover anorak jacket styles. Layer a vest over a sherpa fleece jacket to add extra warmth to a fashionable fall look. With plenty of chest pockets and hand pockets available, you can stow everything from your wallet and phone to trail snacks and a spare pair of gloves. Look for a drawstring on our hooded jackets, to keep your head protection from flying off. With plus size options available, everyone can dress their best for the day ahead.

What's the best windbreaker?

The North Face offers many jackets with wind resistance built in, from our lightest hoodies to heavyweight insulated jackets and parkas. If you're taking on heavy winds, opt for one of our fully windproof coats. Looking for something that can handle a little light rain? Many of our raincoats and waterproof jackets are also windbreakers. If you're looking to take on the cold weather, grab anything from a quilted puffer jacket to a long-sleeve fleece jacket for layering.

What are the advantages of a wind-resistant jacket?

Wind-resistant jackets often offer more breathability than fully windproof outerwear and are better for those who sweat a lot or are looking to hike long trails or exercise. Many also come with a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish to offer some protection as a rain jacket, and they're often a lighter option than full windproofing, making them the perfect packable jacket for backpacking.

What is the difference between a windbreaker and a wind-resistant jacket?

A windbreaker is any jacket that offers some measure of wind protection and includes everything from windproof jackets to wind-resistant softshell jackets. You can choose your level of wind protection based on what you need from your coat.

On a blustery day, try wind-resistant outerwear to keep out the chill from mountainside to seashore. Shop for a wind-resistant jacket to block out the breeze.