January 18, 2021
There Are Tons of Shirt Jackets Out There, But This One Might Be the Best
In Northern California, my closet is 90% flannels and shirt jackets, sometimes called “shackets.” You know, a button shirt down that’s thicker, roomier, and has pockets, so it can double as, well, guess. They work with pants and shorts, on the town and on the trail. If they have insulation, all the better.
Ever since I received it, the Maloja Badin has been the only one I’ve worn. I wear it hiking all the time, but also mountain biking on cold days, or just riding a bike around town. It has some stretch, plenty of warmth, and it looks great.
Even better, it’s insulated with Primaloft’s Bio, a 100% recycled synthetic fiber that nevertheless reaches almost total biodegradation only a couple years after it enters a landfill, or you bury it in the backyard. Maloja is named after a small Swiss mountain town with an ancient rope tow to access some uncrowded powder stashes. Your little secret. That’s kinda how this jacket feels.
BUY • $189
– Justin Housman