There’s nothing better than the change of seasons from summer to fall. No more unyielding heat beating down on you from the sun or sweaty backs from just walking a few blocks to CVS. Sure, summer’s great and all with the longer days and romping on the beach, but fall is everything. Not too hot, not too cold, and there’s always an itching for an updated wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for new boots, outerwear, backpack, or an entire overhaul of your closet, the options for fall fashion are bountiful. The perfect jacket might not exist, but the Merlin Jacket from Howler Brothers comes close. Made for the outdoors, but definitely classic enough to fit in your everyday life and a great option for a business casual office, the Merlin is as magical as its name.
Howler Brothers was founded by two friends who share a love of surfing, fishing, paddling, and all the amazing wonders of the outdoors. The name was inspired by the sound of the Howler Monkey, the loudest animal in North America. The friends have both heard the call on surf trips to Costa Rica. Howler Brothers became a constant reminder of being in a good place doing something you love. Their clothing honors the soul, passion, and timeless style of water sports with modern design elements inspired by waves, water, geography, fashion, and art.
Warm to the core
The Merlin Jacket is perfect for the early, brisk fall to the deepest depths of winter. This cold-weather layer utilizes the lightweight and thermally efficient PrimaLoft One insulation to keep your core nice and toasty. PrimaLoft is a leader in insulation and fabric technologies in the outdoor industry. It was originally developed as an alternative to goose down for the U.S. Army. Many top outerwear and clothing brands use PrimaLoft in their products for warmth without the bulk, packability, water resistance, and breathability. The Merlin works well as a standalone jacket or as a lightweight midlayer for those chillier days.
Quality design and construction
A water-resistant micro ripstop shell resists tears and abrasion, so you’re ready to rough it on any adventure. Heavy-duty cotton and nylon shoulder panels reinforce the jacket with the Howler Brothers logo patch placed on the left. Double needle quilted sleeves and knitted and ribbed cuffs will keep your body heat in and the cold out. The jacket also features a 3” stand up collar to protect your neck from the wind. The Merlin features tried-and-true YKK zippers and contrasting woven zipper pulls. The zippered hand warmer pockets are perfect to warm up cold hands and the interior chest pocket will keep all your valuables secure. Store your keys, wallet, phone, and other things you don’t want falling out when you’re up 8000 ft.
It’s the perfect jacket for outdoor adventures not only because of its lightweight, water-resistant fabric and insulation, but also for its portability. The Merlin packs down into a built-in pocket stuff sack, so you can easily throw it in your day bag and use when the temperatures drop. The Merlin is available in Ranger Green/Black, Pewter/Black, Deepwater Blue, and Oxblood/Navy. Buy Here