Four Key Jackets for your Wardrobe

When you live in Ireland with extremely unpredictable weather from one hour to the next (never mind between months), a selection of jackets is a must to see you through the seasons.

Light-weight or padded, hooded or sleeveless, the options are endless. One to wear to training, one to wear on formal occasions. A light coloured one, a dark coloured one. A ‘good’ one and an old one to throw on to walk the dog.

While some teenagers seem oblivious to the cold, the rest of us couldn’t cope without a warm and cosy coat to keep out the chill (as well as the wind and rain!) How could we live without them, they’ve been around for long enough!

At O’Neills, we believe there are 4 types of key jackets you should have in your wardrobe to see you through the seasons.

  1. Puffer Jacket or Padded Coat

Layer up and block out the cold and wintery weather with a padded coat or puffer jacket from O’Neills.

The Maddox or Finn Men’s Padded Hooded Jacket features a quilted body with binded cuffs and hem, designed to trap heat to keep you warm. The padded body offers a touch of style, with a versatile look. Great for everyday wear to team with a tracksuit, or pair with a pair or jeans or trousers for a more suited and booted look. Outerwear designed to optimise your overall appearance.

Defeat the chill of the wind and the wrath of the rain with the Galaxy Sub Coat for men and kids- the ultimate weather-defeater. Padded, long-line, showerproof, wind-resistant and the option of a hooded version! This padded coat is ideal for standing on the sidelines of a game or where the wind is at full force because it feels like being wrapped up in a giant duvet. A longline duvet coat – what dreams are made of!

  1. Fleece Lined Jacket

There’s nothing nicer on a cold day than putting on a cosy fleece-lined jacket and O’Neills has a number of possibilities in-store and online at great prices (and some incredible special offers!!).

The Sloan Fleeced Lined Jackets are ideal for girls and boys to wear on the walk to school and playing outside at break and lunchtime, available in a selection of colours to match their school uniform. As well as the cosy fleece lining on the inside, these jackets are water-resistant on the outside, a necessity for our changeable weather! Best of all, Dads and Grandads can match their ‘mini-me’ as the Sloan and Tara ranges are also available for men.

  1. Padded Gilet

When it comes to that in-between weather period when it’s cold but not cold enough for a puffer jacket, layering is key to dressing comfortably. A gilet is ideal for this type of weather! Pull on a sleeveless jacket with a half zip top or sweatshirt under for the perfect balance.

The Andy Padded Gilet is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Available in men’s and kids’ sizes, this padded gilet features a hight neck and quilted body with light padding to keep you warm without a heavy layer.

  1. Raincoat

Let’s face it, a raincoat will always be a wardrobe essential no matter what time of the year it is! The O’Neills Typhoon Rain Jacket is a must-have, offering essential protection from light rain, complete with a concealed hood which packs away into the collar.

Don’t let the rain hold you back and head off on an adventure with a Columbia Rain Jacket. Whether you plan to hike to the top of a summit or embrace the outdoors with a countryside walk, a raincoat is a must! Designed to protect you from the elements, these waterproof jackets are available in both men’s and women’s styles.

Up the pace and run without distractions in a lightweight, waterproof running jacket. Stay dry without overheating and find a jacket with reflective details to aid visibility in low light conditions. We offer a range of running jackets for men and women from top brands including ASICS, Puma, Under Armour and Ronhill.

From light layers, to heavy-duty down filled jackets, O’Neills has you covered whatever the weather. Remember, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing!