SCHEELS Outerwear Expert | Brittany Moulton | Moorhead, MN

Spring is here – and that means last-minute spring showers and storms are expected! Be prepared for the weather, but know that rainwear isn’t just for functionality this spring season. New styles are arriving and quickly becoming fashion must-haves, like The North Face Fanorak and Patagonia Bajadas styles – just to name a few. Find fashion inspiration in the way we paired these outerwear styles below and learn what Brittany Moulton, SCHEELS Outerwear Expert, has to say of her favorite spring outerwear styles for women.

Brittany Moulton has been a SCHEELS Expert at the Moorhead SCHEELS for over six years. Her favorite jacket is the Patagonia Bajadas style because it’s light weight, packable and has a great versatile pattern. Which look would you wear? Grab your favorite jacket (and Hunter Rain Boots!) for a fashionable and functional outfit this spring.

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The Fanorak is one of the newest styles to come from The North Face this season. It gets its name from combining the words “anorak”, which is a hip-length jacket with a hood, and “fanny pack”, which is what this jacket can fold into when you don’t need to wear it!

The Fanorak is a wind and water resistant pullover featuring The North Face’s Windwall wind resistant technology. This jacket also features an adjustable hood with a draw cord for those windy days and a deep front pocket to carry everything you may need. The front pocket is what the jacket folds into, to make the jacket into a fanny pack, and features an outer zipped pocket when in “fanny pack mode”. The pack straps are also removable, so those days when you know you won’t need to make that transition you can leave them at home for easier wear.

This jacket is perfect for anything from a day hike, to an afternoon at your kids’ soccer games, to a music festival! There are also quite a few color options of the Fanorak so there really is a color for anyone. In my experience, this jacket fits true to size and I’ve paired it with anything from yoga pants to jeans. I also just love the fact that it folds into a fanny, which is a big trend right now. The versatility of this jacket is really what sold me; it’s a great addition to my closet.  

Pronounced “ba-ha-duhs” this extremely lightweight and packable Bajadas jacket is just one of the awesome styles Patagonia has to offer this season!

This jacket is made from 100% recycled polyester, and offers 50+ UPF sun protection. It has a DWR or “Durable Water Resistant” coating that will help keep you dry on those rainy days, and two large zippered pockets that will allow you to carry everything you need.

The Bajadas also has a fun bold pattern that is sure to make a great addition to your wardrobe – and its lightweight style makes it great for layering. Don’t be afraid to pair another pattern like a skinny stripe under this jacket! The Bajadas style looks great layered with solids and patterns alike.

This jacket runs true to size and has a partially elasticized hem; it’s a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe.

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