Spring is downright schizophrenic. One moment the sun is warming your skin, the next the skies open up with a torrent of rain so intense you’re soaked to the bone before walking a full block—to say nothing of temperature shifts that can jump more than 30 degrees in a single day. Which is why this season travel demands the right coat. Here are seven of the best.
1. REI Stormrealm, $249; 2. Baro Demarco, $375; 3. The North Face Apex Flex GTX Disruptor Parka, $230; 4. Arc’teryx A2B Hardshell Blazer, $449; 5. Fjallraven Travellers, $225; 6. Rapha Wool Wind, $320; 7. Helly Hansen Loke SOL, $180.
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Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).