United by Blue Bison Snap JacketGET IT
While the calendar might say May’s around the corner, over here at Men’s Journal‘s HQ it’s fake spring. Sure, the snow’s gone, the bulbs are coming in and the trees are starting to flower, but morning commutes and evening happy hours are still chilly. That’s what makes the Bison Snap Jacket essential.
It has 100 grams of insulation, a mix of bison fiber, a farming byproduct, and recycled polyester, for its body temperature regulating and antimicrobial benefits. In the weeks I’ve been wearing it I’ve found it breathable, meaning you can wear it over a wide swath of temperatures. The look is simple and straightforward: horizontal baffles, a few snap buttons in front along with four pockets and a couple of hidden ones inside. Our only gripe is the chest pocket isn’t quite deep enough to totally swallow an iPhone.
The cut is fitted, so order a size up if you plan to add layers underneath. And you can feel good about wearing it: United by Blue yanks a pound of trash from the ocean for every product sold and they have cleanup efforts around the country, which you can join. — Sal Vaglica, Senior Editor
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