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Our Favorite Jackets for Warding Off the Seattle Freeze

The chilly, Pacific Northwest weather thing, not our awkward politeness and social shortcomings.

By Jenni Moore

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

Yes, the Seattle Freeze is still an actual thing. So too is the arrival of rain, sleet, cloud cover, and some overall layer of damp chilliness. We can't help with would-be friends flaking out on you, but we can help with the second thing. These jackets from local brands and retailers not only keep in the warmth and ward off the wet, they also look pretty cool too. (Prefer a lighter layer? Try our list of trench coats.)

Free People Adventure Awaits Fleece Jacket, Nordstrom


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Keep it extra cozy in this Free People jacket with fleece contrast. Bonus: It comes with a removable hood.

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Columbia Carson Pass Interchange 3-in-1 Jacket, REI


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There's nothing better than a do-it-all jacket. This one by Columbia has a zip-in three-point interchange system that lets you easily transform the coat from insulated to rain shell. It's also got an adjustable, fleece-lined hood.

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CirrusLite Down Jacket, Eddie Bauer 


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Light and easy-to-pack, this jacket from Eddie Bauer also has a high neck, down insulation for extra warmth, and a nylon water-repellant shell.

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Vero Moda Quilted Bridget Jacket, Foundation


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This modern take on the quilted jacket is also made from 100 percent recycled polyester. Queen Anne

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Elipse Jacket, Velouria


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Mid-weight and structured, this jacket is just right for the season. SoDo

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Stutterheim Stockhold Jacket, Pipe and Row


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Designed in Sweden and handmade in Poland, Stutterheim's unisex jacket comes in a straight fit and is ideal for everything from ferry excursions to city trekking. Fremont

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Mia Quilted Jacket, Fleurt Collective


This lightweight quilted jacket lets you slide into the season with its relaxed fit and cozy jersey fabric. Alaska Junction

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Gron Kulle Lu Jacket, Prism


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Don't save this one just for fall. The unique Lu Jacket can easily be dressed up or down, making it a great staple year-round. Ballard

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Women's Coldfront Down Jacket, Outdoor Research


Warm up ASAP with a 700-fill down insulated Outdoor Research jacket. The ripstop material and portability (you can stuff it into its own pocket) make it a must for the great outdoors. SoDo

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Women's Ultralight Hooded Jacket, Filson


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Designed to keep you warm when wet, this hooded jacket for women has Filson's highest warmth-to-weight ratio, so you can stay insulated without the puffiness. The highly compressible jacket is ideal for anything from drizzly hikes to field work to pretty much any outdoor activity this season.

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