In an ideal world, a good reversible jacket should be a great value. You’re getting two jackets in one, right? Technically, yes. But the math doesn’t always check out. That’s because reversible jackets can be a bit, uh, stylistically lopsided: most tend to have one good side and one not-quite-so-good side. (The interior should feel like a BOGO; in reality, it usually feels more like a GWP.) In some cases, the secondary color leaves a lot to be desired. In others, a contrasting trim screws up the whole proposition. Recently, though, brands have cottoned on to a few ways to solve the tricky style equation—and not a moment too soon. Some are opting to keep both sides the same color and punch up the contrast by way of texture (say, fleece on the exterior and nylon on the interior); some are simply reversing the colorways for a similar vibe on either side; and some lean hard into to AP-level arithmetic, keeping one side chill and freaking the other entirely. All that’s to say: reversible jackets are finally living up to their potential, and if you’re looking to wring the most value out of your outerwear rotation right now, it’d behoove you to take notice. Start with these.
Fluffy purple fleece? Sporty, ‘90s-inflected satin? Ever-so-cropped length? A generic tech-bro fleece vest this ain’t.
Sometimes, you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. Other times, you feel like sharing the warmth.
Vests pack more layering power than almost any other garment on the planet. Wear this one over a graphic tee or a western shirt, under a cardigan or a hoodie—whatever you do, take complete advantage of its dual versatility in every way you can imagine.
Kapital’s Do-Gi boa fleece jackets became something of a menswear cult classic in recent years. The printed deep-pile fleece and slick nylon shell—along with references ranging from traditional Japanese sashiko stitching to retro outdoors-y flourishes—make it easy to see why.
Go from exotic animal to British roadman with a flip and a zip.
We’re not saying that this gorp-y two-in-one jacket is the reason they call it “the great outdoors”, but it definitely plays a big part. Go full trail bro with a pair of cargo pants and Merrell boots, or keep it metropolitan with jeans and clogs.
Whether you’re traversing your local trails or your local bar scene, Manastash’s retro-doused, outdoors-y hoodie will bring the heat.
Toss it over a turtleneck or a flannel, with some khakis or pleated slacks—this lightweight, insulated jacket offers the perfect amount of heat to get you through fall and beyond.
That jacket from Drive may have a scorpion on it, but is it reversible?
Carter Young’s reversible jacket takes inspiration from garage jackets of the midcentury, but it zips straight into futuristic territory thanks to the head-turning silvery threads woven throughout the hardy denim.
When you like flowers, but you’re trying to keep in-line with the drab fall colors.
We always knew that a good rain jacket beats an umbrella 100% of the time. This reversible trench bumps that up to 200% of the time.
All you need now is your favorite beanie, some thrashed vintage jeans, and a pair of kick-ass boots. But don’t worry, you won’t need to get two different versions of them all to match both sides of this guy.
Surprise! Your long winter coat will be a major flex, but it won’t have a collar. Pair it with your favorite hoodie and some tasty corduroy pants.
Puffer jackets, we’re glad to report, have evolved far beyond the usual North Face joints you’re accustomed to. Either side would’ve qualified Noma T.D.’s coat as the most badass in anyone’s closet. Thankfully, it comes with both.