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A jacket is a lightweight, waist-length coat that may be worn by adults or children.  Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.

A jacket is a garment for the upper body.  Jackets & coats have differences.  A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side.

A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear.

Jackets can be made from a wide variety of materials.  Down jackets, leather jackets, sport coats, and windbreakers are popular types.

Learn more about the differences between jackets & coats.

Types of jackets


Flak jacket


Leather jacket

Life jacket

Reefing jacket (or reefer)

Sports jacket


Windbreaker (or windcheater)

The word jacket comes from the French word jaquette.


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The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/jacket).  1/6/06  Modified by Apparel Search.
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