Obermeyer Avery Flannel

If your closet or coat rack doesn’t contain a “shacket,” then you’re missing out on one of the most versatile outerwear pieces you can own. With the protection of a jacket and the style and comfort of a shirt, the shacket can be the hero in your wardrobe for many seasons.

Obermeyer’s Avery Flannel (men’s and women’s) nails it. The Avery uses deceptively simple construction: cotton flannel plaid outer, quilted nylon liner, and 40g synthetic insulation. Two chest pockets fit daily stash-ables, and two tricot-lined handwarmer pockets keep your digits warm and dry.

Our editor has tested a few flannels in his day, and he’s always eager to try more. It’s a simple piece, but like, say, a great trucker hat, you just know when it’s the right one.

He’s 6’3″ and a buffet away from 200 pounds — the Obermeyer Avery Flannel fits like a dream. More than just the right sleeve length with enough shoulder room, this flannel wears great over a shirt alone for cool fall or spring days. But it’s also a champ on especially nasty evenings over a full puffy. He has even found himself stuck in a rainy walk home after a long day at the office, and while not waterproof, the Avery Flannel shrugs off chilly drizzle or sleet.

Best of all, like any true flannel, it’s a snap-up!