Women's Windbreaker Jackets

Windbreaker Jackets for Women

Windbreaker Jackets for Women

Women’s windbreakers are among some of the most popular women’s jackets here at Lands’ End. These jackets are thin but protect against wind and mild rains. These lightweight jackets are designed for adventure. Many hikers utilize them because they are easy to throw in a backpack. Windbreakers are versatile and perfect for transitioning weather.  

What is a Windbreaker Jacket?

Windbreakers are created with thin fabric that can easily reflect the wind and mild rains. They are typically made with synthetic materials. Another attribute that windbreaker jackets for women have is an elasticated waistband and armbands. This will seal the jacket close to your body, so no rain and wind can get in. 

Some brands utilize windbreakers as an outer layer for their 3-in-1 jackets. This allows you to break the jacket apart and use only the layers that are needed. So, if it is a mild day outside you may want to ditch the fleece layer to make your jacket match the weather. Women’s winter coats that contain multiple layers can be very handy, as you are getting more than one jacket when buying them. 

Most windbreakers will come with a hood attached. Some may allow you to remove the hood as you wish. These are all things you should keep in mind when shopping for a women’s windbreaker jacket. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Women’s Windbreaker Jackets

Are windbreakers supposed to be warm?

Windbreakers are known as lightweight jackets. Since they do not have a lot of insulation, they will not be suitable for extreme cold or heavy rains. Windbreakers are best worn during spring and fall when the weather is mild. 

What is the difference between a windbreaker and a waterproof jacket?

By nature, the material used to construct windbreaker jackets is waterproof to a degree. However, it will only cover you in mild rain. Rain jackets are wind resistant but are most known for keeping you warm and dry in heavy rainfall. These jackets will have multiple layers whereas windbreakers are single-layer jackets. 

Should a windbreaker be tight or lose?

Windbreakers can be used as a top layer, so there is no harm in sizing up to allow for warm layers underneath. If you do not think that you are going to layer under your windbreaker, then you are better off getting the right size. 

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