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As I mentioned in the previous post, I'm going to be heading out for a year or two, and I'll be doing a fair bit of moving around--more travel than I'm currently doing for sure.

I would like to find a sturdy travel jacket, not terribly heavy, but I would prefer durability to cool mostly.

I've looked online at these:
https://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0033693903562a.shtml
https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/clothes-footwear/mens/sport-coats/24502.aspx?feature=Product_4
https://www.koyono.com/BlackCoat-Classic-Travel-Coat-p/mbcc.htm

But haven't actually felt one.

Any suggestions or comments on the above?
 

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^Having owned the Orvis model and being very disappointed with it (always appeared rumpled and struck me as ill fitting, regardless of efforts to alter the coats dimensions) my recommendation would be to forget about the canvas, rough hewn coats and just get a well constructed, sturdy navy blazer for use as a travel coat.
 

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petro:

You might also consider a sport jacket style. All cotton or a blend with some polyester or microfiber would travel well and also look good for those occasions where you need a sport jacket.

I like to travel with a sport jacket for the pockets, the look and I like one with the ability to roll up and use as a pillow!
 

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I was looking for something similar, but of course it depends somewhat as to what you're going to be using it for. I wanted something practical but reasonably stylish so it could pass as a casual sport coat. I came up with a really nice Bugatti cotton blazer;

https://www.bugattishop.de/php/ms-suche2/suche2.php?param2=%23Kategorie%B0Sakkos%2FBlazer%B0KatNr%3D51%B00%B0AND%B0%B0%23farbe%B0beige%B0PEWNr%3D12%B01%B0AND%B0PEigenschaften%B0ProdNr&pg=/php/ms-suche2/suche2.htmlhttps://www.bugattishop.de/php/ms-suche2/suche2.php

It's heavy enough that it's held up nicely to travel, but only half-lined which I wanted as I needed something that could work in warm weather too. Some very nice quality details overall, such as a satin piece sewn under the collar to prevent shrinkage, and it can be dressed up or down. Looks fantastic with jeans and a white shirt, and reasonably dressy when put with more formal cotton pants. Two good sized buttoned internal pockets kept things secure when going through airports. Only complaint is that the buttons aren't very securly fastened, but of course that can be easily rectified.
 

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Depending on the look you're going for, (if more rustic) I'd go with something like this:





Great quality stuff, and the tin cloth gets a nice patina after a while.

Edit: Actually, Filson has a large number of options, any one of which might be suitable depending on your needs. I'd take a look at their site and see if something grabs you.
 

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petro:
You might also consider a sport jacket style. All cotton or a blend with some polyester or microfiber would travel well and also look good for those occasions where you need a sport jacket.
That would be preferable if I could find one robust enough. Especially if I could get it partially lined.

Let me make things a little more clear--if this contract comes through I'll be bouncing in and out of, and around Iraq for at least a year and would like something that will work as well going through security with TSA as it will hopping out of a helicopter at a FOB.
 
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