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3 in 1 Jacket Buying Guide - GO Outdoors


3 in 1 jackets - sometimes known as 'interactive jackets' are jackets that comprise a waterproof outer with a removable midlayer (usually a fleece or softshell). 3 in 1 jackets make for great value year round jackets due to their insulation and waterproof properties.

What is a 3 in 1 Jacket?

A 3 in 1 jacket is constructed from a waterproof outer, and a fleece, softshell or insulated midlayer. The midlayer can be zipped or hooked into the outer layer creating a warm jacket during winter. During warmer weather, these layers can be split and the shell or midlayer can be worn separately, This makes 3 in 1 jackets a great option for year round use. The combined layers also make 3 in 1 jackets a convenient variation on your layering system. 

You can wear your 3 in 1 jacket in any of these 3 ways:

Option 1: waterproof & fleece, softshell or insualted layer zipped in
Option 2: waterproof outer
Option 3: fleece or softshell inner. 

In the 3 in 1 category you'll find jackets of varying types to suit all budgets. Whether you're looking at a 3 in 1 with a GORE-TEX outer at the top end of the scale, through to a great value winter jacket for under £50.

Quick points on 3 in 1 Jackets:

  • Waterproof
  • Warm
  • Versatile
  • Convenient.

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Here are some examples of 3 in 1 jackets: