Depending upon where you live, coats and jackets may be a part of your everyday functionality and fashion for nearly 5-6 months out of the year. If you live in an area like I do, that is certainly the case.
Charles River Apparel makes several high-quality vests, jackets and winter parkas for those individuals who live in colder climates.
Below is a summary of vests, jackets, and parkas for MEN made by Charles River Apparel. For your convenience, a short description has been included along with a link to each apparel item so you can learn more about them or purchase one as a gift for yourself or a friend or family member.
Charles River Vests for Men
There are several vests for men made by Charles River Apparel. However, there are two main vests that are categorized as “Heavyweight” vests for colder weather. They are:
1- Men’s Classic Soft Shell Vest (9819)
2- Men’s Radius Quilted Vest (9535)
The Classic Soft Shell Vest (9819) is made of 90% Polyester and 10% Spandex Shell fabric which is bonded to a 100% Polyester microfleece layer making it lightweight and flexible. This vest pairs well with a long sleeve semi-casual shirt making it great for those nights out with the guys or on a date with your special someone.
Unlike other vests, this vest is constructed with Hi-Tech 3-layer poly/spandex and microfleece bonded material making it breathable and water-resistance. The standup collar/wind flap chin guard provides a little extra protection as well.
If you want to match well with your wife or girlfriend, the vest coordinates with the Women’s Soft Shell Vest (5819).
If you need a little more warmth protection from the cold weather, consider getting the Men’s Radius Quilted Vest (9535). The jacket’s shell is made of 100% Polyester Dobby Shell fabric which is made from certified and guaranteed recycled PET bottles. The inter insulated material is made of 100% Polyester Primaloft sport premium insulation for superior warmth.
Not only is the Men’s Radius Quilted Vest easily compressible and light weight, but it is also wind and water-resistant for those cold wet days.
One of the major selling points for this vest, and why so many people love purchasing this article of clothing, is because it can be paired with the Men’s Lithium Quilted Jacket (9540), essentially making it a coat for added warmth for colder temperatures.
If you want to match well with your wife or girlfriend, the men’s vest coordinates with the Women’s Radius Quilted Vest (5535).
Charles River Jackets for Men
Just like the vests, there are several different styles and types of jackets for men made by Charles River Apparel. However, only a handful make the cut to be classified as “Heavyweight” jackets for colder weather. They are:
1- Men’s Back Bay Soft Shell Jacket (9923)
2- Men’s Lithium Quilted Jacket (9540)
3- Men’s Soft Shell jacket (9718)
4- Adult Signal HI-VIS Jacket (9732)
5- Adult Navigator Jacket (9934)
The Men’s Back Bay Soft Shell Jacket (9923) is available in three different colors; Black, Steel Melange and Navy Melange. Not only is this jacket wind and water-resistance but it is also made of a bonded poly/spandex tricot which allows for a better mechanical stretch for ease of movement. The in-seam zippered pockets prevent your phones and other items from falling out while you are on the go!
If you want to match well with your wife or girlfriend, the Back Bay Soft Shell Jacket coordinates with the Women’s Back Bay Soft Shell Jacket (5923).
I love this jacket! It is my go-to jacket during the late summer nights or during the cooler fall days. During the winter, I use this jacket under my coat for added warmth. Not only is this jacket stylish and warm but it also rated for an active weather range of 3 degrees F. Additionally, the jacket is wind and water-resistant.
As mentioned before, the jacket creates a 2-in-1 coat when paired with the Radius Vest 9535 that zips into the jacket for added warmth. This is something I am looking forward to doing this winter!
If you want to match well with your wife or girlfriend, the Women’s Lithium Quilted Jacket (5640) coordinates well with this jacket.
One of the most popular standard jackets sold by Charles River Apparel is the Men’s Soft Shell Jacket (9718). Not only is this jacket breathable and water-resistant but it is also lightweight, flexible and comfortable in any occasion. The Hi-Tech 3-layer poly/spandex (90% polyester and 10% spandex) keeps the user warm and dry in colder temperatures.
The zippered pockets on the side and right forearm are a convenient storage for valuables while you’re on the go. This jacket is available in Black, Midnight blue/black and navy colors.
The Men’s Soft Shell jacket (9718) coordinates with the Women’s Soft Shell jacket (5718).
Designed for the working individual, the Adult Signal HI-VIS Jacket (9732) is not only warm, durable and waterproof, but is also approved ANSI 107-2010 Class III (Lime Green and Lime Green/Black) Note: Royal Color jacket is not ANSI Approved.
The jacket is made of 100% Oxford Polyester fabric with taped seams and double needle stitching for added durable construction. The jacket is designed with the Embroidery Stow-away pocket if you’re looking to have your company logo or name embroidered on the left chest area.
The Adult Navigator Jacket (9934) is a wind and water-resistant jacket that is rated to 16 degrees F during moderate activity. Made of 100% Nylon River Bank Taslan with anti-pill summit fleece lining and a heavy-duty needle-punch insulated liner for added warmth.
This jacket is considered a multi-season jacket due to its versatility. While there is not a women’s jacket that coordinates with this jacket, there is a youth version (8934) that can be paired for a father/son matching look.
Charles River Parka for Men
There is only one “winter” coat made by Charles River Apparel for men and women – a parka.
The Men’s Journey Parka is made of 100% Polyester and 100% Nylon Lining quilted with 3M Thinsulate insulation for ultra-warmth (-9 degrees rating).
The zip-off fleece lined hood allows for easy on/off application. This winter coat is great for extreme cold weather and is available in 2 different colors (Black and Grey Melange). The ESA (Embroidery Stow-Away System allows for logos and names to be embroidered onto the left chest side without messing up the insulation of the coat.
If you’re looking for a nice warm vest, jacket or coat I would suggest any one of these listed above. Charles River Apparel is well known for its durability and fashionable style. We are proud to carry Charles River Apparel clothing items. Check out our store for all of the other items we carry.