Hybrid Jackets: Optimum protection; uphill and down
Thanks to the latest methods in the production of sports jackets, it's become possible not only to produce jackets from a wide range of functional materials, but also to place them exactly where they’re needed. Hybrid jackets can be tailored specifically to a wide variety of sports and the best properties of all materials can be combined. One sport that’s becoming increasingly popular is ski touring. Ski touring hybrid jackets offer good ventilation for strenuous ascents and windproof materials on the front of the jacket to protect against cooling on descents.
Sports are a lot of fun, but they can be less so if you're not comfortable. While you may find that you have the right jacket one moment, depending on the sport, this could change as the weather does. With that in mind, the hybrid jacket was born.
Here at Addnature, we have a range of different hybrid jackets on offer, all of which suit different functions and come from a wide range of brands. Discover some of the best hybrid jackets available.
What is a hybrid jacket?
So, what exactly is a hybrid jacket? These are jackets built for activity and that combine a variety of different materials. In this way, there's a reduced need for you to continually switch between layers as your temperature or activity level changes. This makes the hybrid coat one of the most versatile sporting items out there.
In more detail, these types of jackets are usually created with a mid-layer that's a softshell style covering the core jacket. There are usually thinner or more stretchy fabrics in place on the arms or sides. This is to allow a wide range of movement, while still keeping you warm and comfortable.
Jackets for all
Another thing that's great about these jackets is that they are available in styles for all athletes. There are men's hybrid jackets as well as options for women and children too. All it takes is a quick search to find the perfect colour, style and size.
When selecting the best jacket you can consider the colour and how it will match with your training shirts or casual tops. Hybrid jackets come in a range of stylish colours including various blues, blacks and greys. But, you can also go bright and vibrant too.
While these jackets are specifically designed to work in a variety of conditions, some jackets are better in some weather conditions than others. For instance, if you know you're going to be in a colder environment, then down jackets (both synthetic or natural) or ones with wool interiors will be better suited to your needs.
These jackets offer excellent insulation properties thanks to the way the down or fleece traps air within the jacket. On top of that, down doesn't weigh as much as synthetic materials, an excellent factor to consider when working out.
Some hybrid jackets offer better protection against rain or storms. With that in mind, choose a jacket that offers greater waterproofing. Most hybrid jackets offer protection against light showers, so if you know you're going to get wet, it can be a good idea to look for a waterproof shell too.
These jackets also come with or without hoods, so keep that in mind when planning which one to go for. You don't want to be caught out without protection for your head!