Our post will provide you all the essential information that you need to know about buying your next jacket. You’ll learn how to measure your body sizes for better comparison to the size charts. Moreover, we also introduce all the common jacket types that most people would want. In additions, we also include some of the most useful tips for you. Let’s dive in.
Measure your body sizes
Here is how to choose jacket sizes. Start by preparing a measuring tape to check your body sizes. It’s an important step to help you find a jacket that fits perfectly. You’ll be measuring your shoulders, chest, waist, torso, and arms. Make sure you note down the information after finish each measure.
Shoulders – measure from the back of your shoulders. Start at the beginning of the left shoulder to the end of the right shoulder.
Chest – stand up straight with your back in the right posture. Measure the circumference of the widest area on your chest.
Waist – start right on top of your navel and measure the circumference of your waist.
Torso – measure your spine starting from the end of the neck to the end of the belt line.
Arms – let your arms fall naturally and measure the whole length starting from the shoulder to the thumb.
Now you have a good understanding of your body measurements, you’ll have no problem finding a jacket that fits perfectly.
What kind of jacket do you want?
There are many different classifications depending on your criteria. In this article, we’ll be looking at different jacket types depending on their purposes.
Hiking – for hiking and mountain climbing jacket, you should first consider the place that you’re planning to go first. If it’s a tropical area, then you’ll need a relatively thin jacket with good
waterproof features. But if it is a snow mountain, then a warm jacket with multiple layers is required. It must also have windproof and good insulation to protect you from the cold.
Running – your running jacket should be relatively lightweight and come with good breathability. You don’t want to wear a heavy and thick jacket even during the winter. Since your body temperature will rise up relatively quick, a jacket with good breathability is required to readjust it to normal. In additions, jackets with colorful designs are also recommended to enhance your visibility.
Cycling – a cycling jacket should have most features of a running jacket since both activities are quite similar. However, if you’re planning in the rain, a jacket with good waterproof is always a wise choice.
Walking – For walking you don’t need a jacket that is too light since it’s not a demanding activity. Instead, depending on the weather, you can wear different types of jacket.
Outdoor – most outdoor jackets are used for dealing with the cold winter weathers. Make sure yours come with multiple layers to keep yourself warm.
Useful tips when choosing a jacket
Once you’ve decided what are the jacket types and sizes that you want, it’s time to look for a suitable jacket.
Avoid buying online without checking the product – you should look for products that are available at your local stores first and test them on first. After you’ve decided that the jacket is suitable, you can decide whether you should purchase it online or offline.
Bring a friend with good eyes – the reason why most women go shopping with their friends. Apart from the socializing funs, you’ll have someone to give you useful advice when buying your jacket.
Always choose a jacket that comes with a hood – it would be quite convenient to have a hood to protect your head from the wind and rain. Not to mention that most jackets come with a removable hood so if you don’t like wearing it, you can always take it off.
Decide what is the most important feature – always have in mind the most important feature for your jacket and base on it to choose the suitable jacket.
Hidden pockets – I’ve always found this feature extremely helpful. By having a small hidden pocket at your chest, you can keep all your important stuff protected.
And that’s how you should choose your next jacket. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you in our future posts.