A jacket is a type of sleeved hip- or waist-length garment for the upper body. For clothing older than the mid-nineteenth century, a distinction is often maintained with a coat, but in many instances the terms are now interchangeable. A jacket is generally shorter, ending just below the waist, and often lighter. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.

The term is also used to refer to the choli or ravika, an upper-body garment worn with the sari by women on the Indian subcontinent.

List of jackets

  • Arctic jacket, or anorak (in the United Kingdom) or parka (in the United States), a hooded jacket for very cold climates
  • Ball jacket, often specified as a baseball jacket or football jacket, a casual jacket with knitted cuffs, collar, and waistband and a zippered front
  • Blazer
  • Chef's jacket
  • Donkey jacket
  • Doublet
  • Down jacket, a quilted jacket filled with down feathers
  • Eton jacket, similar to a tailcoat but cut off just below the waist, worn as the school uniform of boys under 5'4" at Eton College until 1976 and at many other English schools, particularly choir schools
  • Flak jacket
  • Fleece jacket, a casual jacket made of synthetic wool such as Polar Fleece
  • Flight jacket, also known as a bomber jacket
  • Jeans jacket, a casual jacket made of denim
  • Jerkin
  • Kilt jacket, one of several styles of traditional Scottish jacket worn with the kilt, including the Argyll jacket, the Prince Charlie jacket, and a type of tweed jacket
  • Leather jacket
  • Mary jacket, a women's leather motorcycle jacket
  • Nehru jacket
  • Pea jacket, also known as a pea coat
  • Rain jacket, a short rain coat
  • Pajama jacket, also called a pajama top
  • Reefing jacket or reefer, a type of pea coat
  • Riding jacket, part of a riding habit
  • rocker jacket, also known as a motorcycle jacket
  • Satin jacket, a type of ball jacket made of satin and popular in the 1950s
  • Smoking jacket
  • Snorkel jacket, also known as a snorkel parka
  • Spencer jacket, a high-waisted jacket dating to the Regency period
  • Sports jacket, also known as a sports coat
  • Straitjacket
  • Suit jacket
  • Track jacket, also known as a speed jacket
  • Varsity jacket, also known as a letter jacket or letterman jacket
  • Windbreaker (US, Japan) or windcheater (UK)
  • Dust jacket
  • Life jacket
  • Water jacket
  • Bolero, a very short jacket for women, originally worn by matadors
  • Car coat, a hooded hip-length casual jacket inspired by the parka, popular in the 1960s
  • Down coat, a warm coat insulated with goose down
  • Eisenhower jacket, a waist-length, fitted, military-inspired jacket with a waistband based on the World War II British Army's Battle Dress jacket introduced by General Dwight Eisenhower
  • Field Jacket, a jacket that is worn by soldiers on the battlefield or doing duties in cold weather. The field jacket came about during World War 2 with the US Army introducing the M-1941 and the M-1943 field jacket and issued the jacket to their troops. The most well-known and the most popular type of military field jacket that is on the market today is the M-1965 or M-65 field jacket which came into US military service in 1965.
  • Jeans jacket or denim jacket, a jacket falling slightly below the waist, usually of denim, with buttoned band cuffs like a shirt and a waistband that can be adjusted by means of buttons. Also called Levi's jacket (see Levi's)
  • Lab coat, a knee-length simple coat, almost always white, worn by scientists, students and researchers in laboratories
  • Manteau, a loose cloak or mantle, often used to refer to the long overcoats worn by women in Iran
  • Medical coat, similar to lab coat, worn by physicians (also termed white coat)
  • Mess jacket, a nearly waist-length fitted formal coat worn as full-dress military uniform evening wear, especially in the British Army. Often brightly coloured and trimmed.
  • Motorcycle jacket, a leather jacket, usually black, worn by motorcycle riders; originally to mid-thigh, now usually to a fitted waist.
  • Pea coat or P coat, a heavy wool double-breasted hip-length jacket worn by sailors, or a coat styled like this
  • Raincoat, a water-resistant or water proof coat, often belted
  • Sportcoat (US) or Sports jacket (UK), a tailored jacket, similar in cut to a suit coat but more utilitarian, originally casual wear for hunting, riding, and other outdoor sports; specific types include a shooting jacket and hacking jacket
  • Walking coat, a women's tailored coat of about knee-length, generally to be worn over trousers
  • 7/8 coat, a women's dress coat several inches shorter than the currently fashionable skirt length


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