Now that it’s fall, I’ve been obsessing over curating the perfect collection of cold-weather basics: high-quality denim, cozy flannels, and my latest find: a lightweight nylon jacket, particularly the Old Navy Water-Resistant Hooded Performance Zip Jacket ($60). I personally have a ton of coats suitable for really cold temps but significantly less lightweight ones to wear when the weather’s temperamental. (My cotton Lululemon Define Jacket certainly won’t withstand an autumn rainstorm.) Ahead, I break down everything you need to know about the fall-wardrobe silhouette.
What I Like About This Old Navy Jacket
I ordered the navy-blue option dubbed “In the Navy” in size medium and was really happy with its quality and ultra-functional details. It has it all: a built-in snorkel hood with a standing collar, adjustable draw cord, zipped pockets, and mesh hood lining. There’s a storm-flap vent across the waist in the front and back, which keeps water out of the jacket and simultaneously gives it some character. I styled it over a white ribbed tank and high-waist jeans, which evoked the vibe I wanted: low-key but chic. It’s exactly what I was looking for in that it reminded me of a retro gem I’d find (and steal) from my dad’s closet — and for that reason, I’m obsessed.
What’s Worth Noting
Over 100 shoppers have rated this jacket, and the overwhelming majority gave it five-star reviews. There’s one consistent complaint among those who gave it less than four stars: it runs big — and I agree, though I prefer the oversize fit. If you want the jacket to fit more true to size, you may want to size down by at least one full size.
Who Is This Old Navy Jacket Best For?
This jacket is best for those looking for a lightweight jacket that’s ideal for transitioning from summer to fall. Those who prefer a relaxed, oversize fit will appreciate this style as well as those who are looking for protection from seasonal elements like rain or wind.
- This nylon jacket comes in three colors: Silver Fern (green), In the Navy (navy blue), and Black Jack (black).
- The jacket is made of 100 percent nylon, and the mesh lining is 100 percent polyester.
- To keep this jacket in good shape, the brand recommends machine washing it on cold and tumble-drying it on a low setting.
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