We really like Relwen jackets. We like brands with the kind of story, mission and style they offer – classic clothes rooted in American working heritage, that are designed to last and look just as good decades from now as they do today. And so we’d really like to get a chance to check out some of these Relwen jackets. Everything they make is made to the highest standards of quality and attention-to-detail, so we think they’re worth checking out.
The Quilted Patrol Jacket is a quilted take on the classic field jacket, and one of Relwen’s most popular offerings. The shell has been reimagined as a quilted water resistant nylon/cotton blend, and the they’ve added even more pockets than the traditional field jackets already numerous offerings. It has Black oxidized metal zipper with snap hardware on the front, so you can close it up nice and tight, and the inside has a box-quilted bright olive ripstop liner for a nice contrasting, comfy liner. Part-classic, part-modern, what’s not to love about this jacket? It’s versatile for all-year round, and even comes in an insulated version for really chilly weather.
The Tweed Snap CPO is an updated take on the traditional Chief Petty Officer Jacket from the US Navy, outfitted in what appears to be wool tweed but is actually a soft, finely woven polyester pile, with a printed herringbone pattern face. As a result, it’s soft, stretchy and pretty dang warm for a jacket of its thickness. They’ve also updated it with several features – a phone pocket in the chest, a snap closure in the center placket that is hidden from outside view, and forward-seamed hand pockets. Comfy, classic and casual – almost shirt-jacket like.
We’d also like to try out the Covert Trench. This jacket is pricey, costing nearly $700, but packs quite the package for that price. On the outside is a traditional trench coat, but of course modernized, with a lightweight shell fabric and all the pockets you could ask – large and roomy, and lined with fleece. There’s a double-layer concealable hood for keeping the rain and cold out.
On the inside, is a removable military quilted liner jacket, providing insulation and warmth to the shell. It’s got a French terry fleece lining around the neck, which provides all the warmth and softness you need. The liner shell is nylon/poly ripstop, and they’ve made the wool rib cuffs longer and given them thumbholes for even more warmth.
It’s a serious jacket and looks worth it’s price tag.
All three of these jackets will look fantastic with any outfit – casual, dressy, chinos or jeans. The perfect combination of old-fashioned style and rugged design.