Spring is the season of change and in most of the world, it is necessarily the little time phase where the snow starts to melt and flower starts to blossom with quick shifts in weather. However, this is not all that spring has to offer, there is also a dramatic side to it.

A spring week might bring you a lot of elements than you expect to get in a single day. It might start with a rainy morning with sunny afternoons and sudden blizzards to wrap up the day. So, finding the right vest to compliment your spring wardrobe is no joke. Here is the guide to help you out find the right piece for your colourful spring couture.  

Outer Fabric

Also known as the face fabric, it is the material that covers the outside of the vest. The face fabric is the outer cover that faces the elements, like wind, rain, snow, etc. It also protects your body against the wet and cold. Understanding the importance of face fabric is essential in picking up the right jacket.

There are a variety of options available for outer materials like cotton, wool, and leather. The most common of them is cotton that comes as no surprise. Cotton is the most versatile of them all but there is also a downside to it. The moisture-wicking capability of cotton is sub-par and loses its insulating properties when they get wet.

When it comes to wool, the particular kind, merino wool has natural moisture-wicking fabric and is also lighter than cotton. In springtime, a thin wool vest or overcoat can help you tread the dynamics of weather changes without looking too packed up.

Factor of Insulation

The function of insulation is self-explanatory and is the most effective way to provide warmth to the body. The process involves trapping air next to the skin and warming it through the heat of the body. Most traditional fabric involves down or fleece which is nothing but different ways to suspend air as close to the body as possible. However, a spring jacket might not include a sewn-in layer of insulation. In case the temperature drops, layer the vest with a light sweater underneath to feel stylish and comfortable in the unpredictable environment.

You will find various materials that are used for insulation in vests and jackets like non-down quilting, down, cotton-poly fleece, polyester microfleece, synthetic loft, and high-pile fleece. All these fabrics give different types of benefits to the wearer with qualities like breathability, light weight, and insulation.

Factor of Weatherproofing

There is only one name that pops up in mind when it comes to weatherproofing jackets and vets. It is Gore-Tex, which is more than just expensive but a ground-breaking fabric, that is micro porous, breathable, and of course, waterproof. Most of the Gore-Tex fabrics make up for outer layer jackets during the cold winter months. The most innovative part of this fabric is its, polytetrafluoroethylene membrane. But, since the name is hard to remember, so it is commonly known as PTFE membranes.

Other Factors to Consider

Few other major factors to take care of when choosing your spring vest are fit and functionality like pockets and packability. While the fit is important as you want your vest to cover you snugly, pockets are useful to store things while running for quick errands. And lastly, there is packability that ensures you can carry it anywhere you like.