The half-zip (and full-zip) windbreaker is one of the most underrated designs in the world, and it’s one I firmly believe that everyone should own. These unisex windbreakers from Cotopaxi look like they’re straight out of the 1980’s, and I mean that in the best of ways. Checking in at $79.95, both the half-zip and full-zip windbreakers from Cotopaxi look like the perfect Fall/Autumn top for bros in the Southeast tailgating on Saturdays or for distinguished gentlemen hiking The Rockies, and by that I mean it’s a widely versatile top. Let’s take a look at the half-zip first and then we can glance at the full-zip, both items have ‘BUY IT NOW’ buttons beneath each picture and those links will take you directly over to Cotopaxi’s website.
The Teca is a highly packable, weather-resistant layer that’s ideal for windy ridge hikes, breezy bike rides, and minimalist travels. It’s made with panels of DWR-treated repurposed ripstop nylon and features a large front kangaroo pocket, a front flap pocket, and an internal phone pocket that doubles as a stuff sack. Additionally, its form-fitting scuba hood and front zip help you batten down the hatches when the winds kick up.
As you can see above this half-zip comes in three different styles (and it’s unisex), so treat yourself and pick up all three!
For my own personal style I happen to prefer the full zip when I’m out and about on the town, but if I’m hiking or being active I like to go with the half-zip to lock in the warmth more. The Full-Zip Teca Windbreaker features a slew of new colors and styles, all similar to the Half-Zip but still very different.
Here’s what Cotopaxi has to say about their Full Zip:
Based off our Aguateca windbreaker, the new Teca features a full-length front zipper, panels of repurposed 20D ripstop nylon, and an interior chest pocket that doubles as a storage pouch. The DWR-finished fabric and packable design make it great for hiking, camping, and throwing in your travel bag as that ultralight, just-in-case layer.
If you’re ready to embrace ‘that life’ and jump into the deep end of windbreakers you simply won’t find a better option than these, so follow that link below and pick up your new windbreaker today!
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