Jackets Guide: Find the right jacket

People who spend a lot of time outdoors in nature always have one thing along: an outdoor jacket that protects them against wind and weather. But what properties does a good outdoor jacket have and which one is right for me? Our jacket consultant will help you choose your jacket: Be it a jacket for women, a jacket for men or a kids jacket, you will find the right garment for your favorite outdoor activity here. Get jacket advice here:

Your guide through the outdoor jacket jungle

Many factors determine which jacket best fits your needs. First, it is important to know whether you want an outdoor jacket for men or women, or a kids jacket.

Next, you need to think about the season in which you want to wear the jacket. Are you looking for a warm winter jacket for skiing, ski tours or everyday use? Despite its warm lining, a windproof, waterproof and breathable jacket ensures a warm lining for a pleasant body climate – even on ambitious ski tours. Jackets for the transition seasons – fall and spring – have linings that are less warm, but still provide excellent protection against rain, mud and wind. These jackets also need the breathability of outdoor jackets to ensure that your body is well-ventilated even during strenuous adventures. Lightweight lining can keep you warmer when the weather is variable or a brisk wind is blowing on the mountain peak when you arrive. In the summer, a lightweight jacket is usually adequate. It should protect you against rain on a hike or keep you warmer in cooler mountain temperatures. Four-seasons jackets are excellent companions in every season. At VAUDE, you’ll find the right model for women, men and children.

Hardshell, softshell or fleece – what kind of jacket do I need for hiking?

The season plays a role and the type of sport you will be wearing the jacket for is also important. Our jacket consultant will tell you which jacket you need for hiking, for example. The jackets that are suitable for cycling are different from the ones for trekking or backpacking. Their cuts, materials and functionality can be similar or very different. If you’d like to wear your outdoor jacket every day as well, on the way to work or in the city, you probably have special wishes for its design. Our VAUDE jacket consultant will point the way through the jacket jungle.

Sustainable outdoor jackets from VAUDE

Outdoor jackets from VAUDE are environmentally friendly and sustainable. Our jacket models for men, women and children are manufactured under fair conditions and conserve resources to ensure that we protect what we love: nature! The rigorous VAUDE Green Shape sustainability seal guarantees sustainable and functional outdoor jackets. We use some recycled materials, environmentally friendly membranes and our Eco Finish, which does not contain harmful fluorocarbons. Find out more about recycling materials.

We have gathered tips for you here on how to care for and wash your jacket.