The Best Jackets for Construction Workers


As a construction worker, you must be prepared for everything, including virtually every type of weather condition you can imagine.

To ensure you’re warm, comfortable and, in turn, productive, whether you’re completing a project on a chilly spring or fall day, or striving to complete one in sub-zero temperatures, a great jacket is often key to making sure you’re working at your highest ability.

The following list should give you quite a bit to think about. We’ve got several great options from all the top brands of work wear.

Carhartt Loose Fit Firm Duck Insulated Flannel-lined Active Jacket

Available in 14 different sizes—from Regular (S-5XL) to Tall (M-4XL)—this jacket has been developed with water-repellent and wind-resistant rugged cotton duck, so you’ll not only stay dry in wet or snowy conditions, but protected from strong gusts too. To guarantee you remain warm, regardless of how cold it is outside, the jacket’s entire body and hood have been lined with quilted flannel, leading to very high warmth in even the coldest conditions. In addition, to help ensure your head, neck and face remain as warm as possible, the quilted, flannel-lined hood also has a draw-cord closure. And, for even further warmth, the jacket’s sleeves are comprised of quilted nylon lining.

Price: $99.99 Amazon

Caterpillar Men’s Triton Waterproof Insulated Jacket

Offered in two colors (black and navy) and seven sizes (from small to 4XL), this jacket features Storm Blocker Plus technology, which helps ensure you remain warm and dry, no matter how much rain or snow is falling. After all, due to the technology, the jacket is waterproof and windproof, resulting in full protection from virtually every element. Featuring full front, waterproof, 2-way zippers, along with a magnetic placket storm flap and a beard guard, the insulated jacket also has a fully quilted body. Providing a lined collar with a removable hood as well, the jacket has adjustable cuffs and cord locks at its bottom sides too, enabling you to have an optimum fit.

Price: $109.99 - $137.36 Amazon

Dickies Men's Pro Cordura Bomber Jacket

Comprised of military grade fibers, leading to extremely high abrasion resistance, this classic bomber jacket has also been triple stitched, resulting in high durability too. To ensure you are comfortable and able to move freely without any restrictions, despite its triple stitching, the jacket also features the manufacturer’s renowned Flex fibers. Additionally, it has an insulated, adjustable hood, a water repellent and a storm flap that’s detachable, so that you’ll be consistently protected from rain, snow and wind. Developed with 8.8-ounce ripstop and comprised of 74% cotton, 24% Cordura nylon and 2% spandex, the jacket has 11 multi-functional pockets too, which can be used for storage and warmth as you work in the cold.

Price: $85.83 Amazon

The North Face Men’s Gotham Jacket III

Insulated with 550-fill down insulation, this weatherproof jacket will ensure you remain warm all winter long, as it also features an adjustable hood with a drawcord, along with a storm flap and a ribbed trim so that your entire upper body is well protected from the cold air. Also offering two chest patch pockets that have hook-and-loop secure closure flaps, the jacket has a faux-fur trim too, which can be removed if you become too hot. Furthermore, it features waterproof, breathable technology, known as DryVent, that utilizes a polyurethane coating, leading to high durability and moisture permeability. Comprised of 100% nylon, the jacket is also available in eight colors, including arrowwood yellow, taupe green and urban navy.

Price: $300 Amazon

Timberland PRO Baluster Hooded Insulated Canvas Work Jacket

Currently offered in one color (dark wheat), this jacket is available in five different sizes, ranging from small to XXL. Also known by its style number, A1HVE701, the jacket, which features a durable water-repellent finish, along with lightweight synthetic insulation, is comprised of an ultra-rugged, 100% cotton canvas, as well as a hood. Featuring a quilted 100% nylon lining, the jacket also has 100-gram polyester insulation in its chest and back, as well as 80-gram insulation in its sleeves, thereby ensuring you’ll be warm as temperatures continue to drop. Providing a zip chest pocket, two lower front pockets and an inside chest pocket, the jacket has ribbed storm cuffs too, which will protect you from high winds.

Price: $88.00 on Amazon


Other Options to Consider

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