The stylish topper is lightweight, easy to pack, and doesn’t wrinkle.

By Rebecca Carhart
March 20, 2019
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the north face jacket
Credit: Courtesy of Zappos

Even if you consider yourself a master packer, figuring out the right outerwear to bring on a trip can be difficult. You don’t want to lug around a bulky winter coat if you don’t need to, but you also don’t want to wear multiple layers just to keep from freezing. The perfect travel jacket should keep you warm in chilly temperatures, be lightweight and easy to pack, and still be versatile enough to easily transition from early morning hikes to late-night dinners.

That’s why we’re packing this warm and comfy jacket by The North Face for all of our upcoming travels. The ultra-soft fleece topper is incredibly lightweight, can be folded up easily, and won’t wrinkle in your suitcase. It also features a tailored waist, cozy oversized collar, and stretch hem and cuffs that make for a comfortable and flattering fit.

So it should be no surprise that Zappos customers can’t stop raving about the cozy jacket that has over 4,000 perfect five-star reviews (which is one of the highest ratings across the retailer). One happy shopper said, “This jacket is the best. I originally ordered it for a trip to Norway. Now it has been to Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland and is still great for south Texas winters and falls. It is so warm and blocks the wind. And the fit is absolutely amazing. Very slimming as it curves in all the right places.”

“I wear this jacket every day,” said another. “I also take it when I travel. If I'm not already wearing it, I have it packed and it never wrinkles in my suitcase. I can't say enough good things about it.”

The top-rated fleece topper is machine washable and ranges in size from XS to 2XL. It also comes in 11 colors that are so stylish, customers say it’s hard to choose just one. “Love the Osito jacket! I have four in different colors because I can't get enough. So soft, even after multiple washes,” raved one reviewer.

With spring right around the corner and unpredictable transitional weather along with it, this ultra-warm and lightweight jacket is a must-have travel essential. And the fact that it’s less than $100? Even better.

The North Face Osito 2
Credit: Courtesy of Zappos

To buy:, $99