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Best Outdoor Jackets For Living The Van Life

Picking the best outdoor jackets are so important for keeping you warm on your treks through the wilderness. Here at Van Clan, we understand that you want to look fashionable all year round, and not like Bear Grylls in the arctic covered in freshly plucked goose feathers.

Here’s a list of our Best Outdoor Jackets for living the van life and general adventure lovers. All of the styles below are available in Mens and Women’s sizes, so you can hit the hills in matching jackets this festive season!

Here’s our 5 best outdoor jackets for the van life!

1. North Face Resolve 2 Jacket

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I’ve had the same North Face Jacket for about 5 years now and It’s still as good as the day I bought it. If that’s not value for money then I don’t know what is!

Updated with new design details, the classic Resolve 2 Jacket is waterproof, breathable and seam-sealed to help you excel in the worst kinds of weather. Available in Mens and Womens sizes, the Resolve 2 is made from durable DryVent™ fabric, which means that  the jacket repels moisture inside and out for day-long dryness. It’s breathable too, so you’ll never overheat when the temperature or intensity rises. The adjustable, stowable hood and Velcro® storm flap provide added waterproof integrity. Adjust the hem to stay comfortable and warm as you climb higher.

The Resolve is 100% windproof, so if you’re planning on going on some high mountain adventures then you won’t go wrong with the North Face Resolve 2 Jacket.

You can buy one today from Amazon with prices starting at £82!

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2. Rab Valiance Jacket

If you’re all about outdoor jackets that have that classic padded ‘down-filled’ look, then you can’t go wrong with the Rab Valiance Jacket.

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Rab claim that their Valiance Jackets are ‘The ultimate warm and waterproof down jacket’. However wild the weather gets, the Valiance Jacket is welcome sanctuary from the storm.

The Valiance uses so much technology you would think that it was made in a laboratory!  Rab use something called Hydrophobic Down, which has the advantage of absorbing less water, being easier to dry, and also retains its loft. It’s also made with a fusion of technically enhanced face fabrics that Rab refer to as a Pertex Shield. No, you won’t have super powers if you wear it, but you will be incredibly warm.

The Valiance is 100% Nylon (Inner), 100% Polyester (Outer), and has a really comfy hood that keeps your whole head snug.

You can grab your own from Amazon, with prices starting from £245.90, a must for our best outdoor jackets list.

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3. Mammut Stoney GTX Thermo Jacket

If you’re planning on heading into snowy conditions, then you’re going to need to layer up. Luckily for you, the Stoney GTX range of Thermo Jackets have 2 layers. Thank you Mammut, you’re always on the ball!

The 2-layer Stoney GTX Thermo Jacket is made from wind – and waterproof GORE-TEX® material with a warm Ajungilak® OTI™ filling, making it the perfect choice for long days on the slopes.

Warm, robust and fashionable: this ski jacket features a detachable, helmet-compatible hood and a spacious internal pocket for your ski goggles, which also includes a cloth for cleaning your goggles. The 2-way underarm zippers ensure ventilation, while the integrated snow skirt keeps you dry, even on powder runs.

The Stoney GTX comes in 4 different colours, and is available in both Mens and Womens sizes. We really like the contrasting colours between the zips/logo and the jacket itself; not only is it stylish, but it will help you be seen when you’re hitting the slopes.

You can buy your own Mammut Jacket from Amazon, with prices starting at £294!

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4. Regatta Icebound

If you’re looking for something that doesn’t cost the earth, but can hold still hold its own amongst the big players, then Regatta’s range of Icebound jackets could be for you.

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Warming, showerproof and highly compressible, the Icebound Jacket is a versatile layer for hiking in changeable conditions. Chevron quilted nylon with Warmloft fill provides a warming yet lightweight barrier against the cold and damp.

The snug funnel neck with an ‘anti-rub ‘ zip garage on the collar delivers a protective fit that sits comfortably with your layers making it a strong competitor in our best outdoor jackets list. Stretch binding at the collar, cuffs and hem seal out the elements. With a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish and the Regatta print on the chest.

This is a mid weight insulating jacket, so it’s not as bulky or heavy duty as some of the others in this list. It’s great for day trips out if you’re unsure what the weathers going to do, and a must have item for in your cab or if you like to do your digital nomad work outdoors.

You can grab one of these Icebound jackets from Amazon, with prices starting at just £26.29!

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5. Berghaus Tephra Stretch Down Jacket

Last but not least is a jacket that looks as though it would fit nicely in a Daft Punk music video. Say hello to the Berghaus Tephra range of Jackets.

Berghaus Tephra Jackets

The Tephra is a robust yet lightweight winter walking jacket, armed with all the cold comforts you need. It’s kitted out with all you need to make the most of winter, with super insulated Hydrodown® filling, made up of a special down that repels up to 75% of water and dries 50% faster than ordinary down.

It’s been treated with Nikwax®, which keeps the down dry for up to 16 hours, ensuring all day warmth. Plus, the areas of lightweight Pertex® Microlight on the outside of the jacket are windproof and brilliantly easy to move in however strenuous your hike.

What Bergaus are essentially saying is that if you’re an adventurer, then this is the jacket for you. Not only is it the most fresh looking out of the bunch, but it’s sure to keep you nice and toasty if you get lost on your way back to the ski lodge.

You can choose, from Deep Water, Carbon or Red Dahlia, and the Tephra comes in both Mens and Womens sizes.

Grab yours from Amazon now, with prices starting at £117.20!

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Parting Words

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