The transition from summer to fall is one I welcome with open arms. I find so much joy in decorating my apartment with fall decor, lighting a pumpkin-scented candle, and slipping into my first piece of outerwear of the season. This time around, that was the Old Navy Bomber Jacket ($65), a piece I scooped up a few weeks back when I came across it in Old Navy's new arrivals section. There was so much I loved about it before I even got my hands on it, from its Houndstooth pattern and banded collar to its snap-close front buttons and loose fit. Ahead, I break down what I love about it now that I own it in real life.
What I Love About the Old Navy Bomber Jacket
What I love about this bomber jacket is it's equal parts stylish and cosy. I've worn it numerous times, and without fail, I receive compliments every single time. It's crafted from soft-brushed twill and is thick enough to keep me warm, worn over a long-sleeved shirt or a sweater. My absolute favourite thing about it is its oversized fit, which gives it more of a cosy sweatshirt feel than a traditional jacket. I ordered my usual size medium and discovered that it doesn't feel constricting at all. It's so comfortable that I often find myself wearing it all day at home. (Today is one of those days.)
What's Worth Noting About the Old Navy Bomber Jacket
An important detail to highlight about the Old Navy Bomber Jacket is that the pockets come sewn shut, a common practice during manufacturing for various reasons, often to maintain a sleek appearance up until it arrives on your doorstep. I mention this because a reviewer, who gave the jacket four stars, expressed concern: "NO POCKETS!!! It is sewn shut in the middle of the opening where the pockets would be. It is very confusing because it is only partially sewn, as in it isn't sewn completely, there are 'holes' on both sides of the seam where it feels like if you cut where it is connecting there would be a perfectly good deep pocket there." I personally cut the stitching at the top of the pockets, unveiling decently-sized pockets underneath — and I recommend doing the same if you plan to purchase it.
Who Is the Old Navy Bomber Jacket Best For?
This bomber jacket is a must-have for those who love to elevate their fall style with an extra layer. It's ideal for individuals with a penchant for neutrals because it will complement just about anything in that colour family. It's equally great for those seeking a patterned outerwear design that adds a touch of personality while remaining easy to style.
Additional Details About the Old Navy Shaker-Stitch Collared Cardigan
- To wash this bomber jacket, the brand recommends machine washing it on a cold setting and tumble-drying it on low.
- It's made of 100 percent polyester.
- It comes in sizes XS-4X with extended tall sizing.