While it’s more than easy to drop $100+ on a good jacket, LL Bean won’t have that. The LL Bean Mountain Classic Anorak costs less than $60, while offering great windbreaking and water-resistance in a classic anorak style – without the hefty price tag.
Inspired by the classic Inuit parka, most modern anoraks are designed for cold-weather (such as the Western Rise), LL Bean decided to go with a lighter, more versatile design. There isn’t much insulation – if you need that, keep looking – but it’s made from a wind and water-resistant supplex fabric, with a modern-yet-slimming design that lets you move freely out on the mountain. There’s a kangaroo pocket for stashing gear (and of course, keeping your hands warm), elastic cuffs for rolling up your sleeves, and an adjustable drawcord hem. And since packability is the name of the game here, it packs down right into its own pocket. Cool.
And did we mention, it’s cheap? Like dirt cheap. That just seals the deal. If you’re looking for a lightweight, stylish and totally affordable anorak jacket, this might just be your only option. And since it’s from LL Bean, you know you can count on it to hold up and be there for you for years to come.