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The Best Men’s Skater Jackets

The weather isn’t always ideal for skateboarding in just a T-shirt, so finding a good jacket that is ultra-comfortable to cruise around and do tricks in is key. A good one should allow you to move freely without feeling constricting and withstand the wear and tear that comes with falling, which is pretty much inevitable. To help you find a style that is warm but also breathes and will look great as you do your thing, FN did some research and rounded up a few of the best skater jackets on the market for men. We selected our top picks from popular, well-respected brands like Adidas, Dickies and more.

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1. Adidas Essentials Wind Jacket

This lightweight Adidas 3-Stripes windbreaker features a blend of moisture-wicking polyester and nylon.

Pros: Front-zip pockets securely hold smaller items. An elastic hem and cuffs help to lock in warmth while a mesh lining offers breathability. It has an adjustable hood for added coverage and comes in a variety of colors to choose from.

Cons: It may run slightly small.

adidas Men's Essentials Wind Jacket
CREDIT: Amazon

2. Dickies Snap-Front Nylon Jacket

This Dickies front-snap jacket has a nylon shell with a polyurethane coating and DWR finish for water resistance.

Pros: A drawstring bottom and elastic cuffs prevent cold air from getting inside. Hand-warmer pockets offer enhanced comfort. A polyester lining draws any moisture away from the skin if you start to sweat. An inside pocket provides extra storage. It’s offered in a wide range of sizes.

Cons: This one has a larger fit.

dickies mens snap front nylon jacket
CREDIT: Amazon

3. Carhartt Full Swing Armstrong Jacket

A 100% ring-spun washed cotton duck exterior and stitched seams make this Carhartt jacket extremely durable yet soft.

Pros: A fleece lining, internal rib-knit storm cuffs, and an adjustable hem will help keep you warm. Stretch panels across the shoulders let you move comfortably. A corduroy-trimmed collar adds style. It has four secure pockets.

Cons: Some may find it a little heavy.

Carhartt Men's Full Swing Armstrong Jacket
CREDIT: Amazon
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