My Experience with the Vessi Westerly Coach Jacket

Last Updated on April 13, 2024 by travelingwithsunscreen

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Vessi brand. With not one, not two, but three pairs of Vessi sneakers in my collection, I’m officially at the point where I have too many waterproof shoes to fit in my carry-on. But when I saw that Vessi was releasing a new waterproof jacket, I knew I had to try it out! I’ve been really impressed with the quality of Vessi shoes, which remain 100% waterproof for years. Would the Vessi Westerly Coach Jacket live up to my (very high) expectations?

Westerly Coach Jacket Sizing

I went for the women’s Westerly Coach Jacket in Sea, a classic, versatile dark blue. I ordered my usual size, and I found the fit to be just right – snug yet comfortable, with enough room for a sweater underneath. That said, if you prefer a slightly looser fit, or are planning on bulking up on the layers underneath, I might recommend ordering a size up. Luckily, Vessi has very easy returns and exchanges, just in case the fit isn’t exactly right on your first try.

Women's Vessi Westerly Coach Jacket in Sea
My Westerly Coach Jacket is a perfect fit!

Putting the Waterproof Features to the Test

From the moment I slipped it on, the Westerly Coach Jacket felt like a second skin. It was immediately comfortable, with no stiff new-clothing awkwardness. The real test, however, came with the weather. Living up to its promises, the Westerly Coach Jacket faced down several rainy days without a hitch. Rain simply beaded and rolled off, leaving me dry and cozy underneath. All this, without sacrificing breathability – unlike many waterproof jackets that trap heat, this one kept me feeling fresh.

The Unexpected Travel Perks

The extra features on the Westerly Coach Jacket are perfect for travel. The interior pocket, for instance, is not just a detail; it’s a travel necessity. It’s a perfect spot to store cash or valuables when traveling to places where pickpocketing is a concern. The jacket also has two exterior pockets, perfect for stashing less-valuable items.

Inner pocket on Vessi Westerly Coach Jacket
I love the hidden inner pocket!

Equally impressive is the jacket’s compactness. It folds down to about the size of a pair of jeans, making it an absolute dream for packing light. For someone who prioritizes space in their suitcase or backpack (a.k.a., me), the ability to bring along a jacket that takes up minimal room but offers maximum protection is a game-changer.

Moreover, the jacket’s versatility means you don’t have to pack multiple jackets for different occasions. It’s rugged enough to handle outdoor adventures, yet stylish enough to wear in the city. This flexibility not only saves on valuable suitcase real-estate, but also simplifies outfit planning. One less thing to think about!

Style Meets Practicality

Yes, I know, there are other rain jackets out there. I would say that the real thing that makes the Westerly Coach Jacket stand out is its aesthetic appeal. Previously, I’ve brought along a blah rain jacket when traveling in the rainy season. It did the job, but it honestly looked terrible. Meanwhile, I get compliments on the Westerly Coach Jacket practically every time I wear it out!

The Westerly Coach Jacket sports a stylish cut without sacrificing comfort or movement, making it a rare find in the realm of travel and outdoor apparel. Its modern collar design not only adds a touch of sophistication but also provides extra protection against the elements. The snap-buttons are fantastic, too. They snap open and closed easily, but feel secure, and they look sleek!

The snap closures look great, and work well!

Final Thoughts

The Vessi Westerly Coach Jacket is not just another piece of travel gear—it’s an investment in seamless, worry-free adventures. Its blend of security, packability, and versatility makes it a perfect jacket for any trip. As I look forward to my upcoming travels, I’m confident this jacket will enhance my experiences, proving itself to be an indispensable part of my travel ensemble (alongside all of my Vessi sneakers!) For fellow travelers seeking to minimize their load while maximizing their preparedness for any weather, I definitely recommend the Westerly Coach Jacket. Check it out!

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