Are you already familiar with the WantDo jackets? If not, you are definitely missing out.
WantDo’s slogan is “If you want to do it, do it now." They design outerwear so that weather should stand between you and your favorite outdoor activity. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
They make jackets for everyone – men, women and children. And they make them in a lot of different styles, so you’ll have plenty of choices.
The coolest thing about WantDo jackets is how affordable they are. Every single jacket in this review costs less than $100!
So, have your credit card handy while you scroll down, just in case. (this could get dangerous :>)
JACKETS IN THIS REVIEW
WantDo uses several types of insulation in their jackets. The ones featured in this review are down insulation, cotton padding and polyester padding.
If warmth and insulation is your primary concern, watch out for “Not insulated “ in the cons sections.
All of these do a pretty good job at keeping you warm, but I’m afraid they still can’t compete with the likes of high-fill down or PrimaLoft insulation. Nevertheless, these insulation types will do just fine for the remainder of the winter.
With rainy always around the corner, it’s never a bad time to start looking for a good rain jacket. Not all their jackets are waterproof, so be on the lookout for “Not waterproof” in the cons sections.
The ones that are waterproof are made from lightweight material that repels water and dries quickly. One bonus is that all the rain jackets are also really packable, so you can carry them everywhere. More on that next...
We all know how big a hassle it is to fit a puffy jacket into your suitcase. It will make it virtually impossible to fit anything else in there, and you’ll probably need a crane to carry that suitcase to the airport. This is where WantDo comes in.
They offer a variety of lightweight, packable, down insulated jackets. If you travel a lot, this is a must-have for you, as most of these jackets even come with a little pouch that can easily fit into your carry-on.
If you are looking for a rain jacket to keep you dry when hiking, cycling, or basically doing anything in the rain, then you should try out this one. This jacket is waterproof and windproof, so it’s perfect for those rainy day runs.
This jacket also has 5 different pockets, so you can carry on you pretty much everything you need. It features breathable mesh lining as well as underarm vents, which make it great for running or jogging. Lack of insulation is also a plus for outdoor exercise, but it also means that the jacket isn’t appropriate for colder weather.
The jacket gets a big plus for practicality, because you can easily pack it into the hood or inner pocket. It’s also really lightweight, which makes perfect for carrying around. No longer will you debate whether or not you should bring a jacket when it gets a bit windy outside. Just throw this in your purse, and you’re good to go.
This women’s WantDo jacket is a great all-in-one type of a jacket. It’s a waterproof and windproof ski jacket, which actually looks pretty stylish. It is insulated with fleece and padded with cotton, so it should be pretty good at retaining body heat.
The outer shell of the jacket is made of 100% polyester, and coated with a water-repellent. It also features a lot of different pockets, which is why it’s great for skiing and other winter sports. You can carry everything you need on you; there’s even a pocket specifically meant for your goggles.
The hood of the jacket is removable, as is the fur collar. This jacket also features elastic cuffs, with a thumbhole and adjustable cuff tabs that will really protect you from the wind. The adjustable powder skirt and drawstring at hem are also there to ensure that the wind doesn’t bother you.
I love this jacket because it’s short and sweet. This hip-length, down-insulated WantDo jacket is made of ultra-light material. It’s also packable; actually, once you take it out of the box, you’ll have to wait a couple hours for it to get puffy. You’ll also get a little pouch with this jacket, so you can easily carry it around.
It is insulated with 90% down and it is padded with ultra light material. Because it is so lightweight and thin, you can wear it as an insulating layer underneath the raincoat, for example. A downside of the Short Down jacket is that it’s not waterproof. It is, however, water-repellent, so it should protect you from some light rain and snow.
This jacket features side zip-pockets and inside deep pockets that will fit your phone, wallet and items of similar size. There is also stretch tap inside the cuffs and at the hem, which should protect you from the wind. This jacket is available in 5 different colors, and Navy is my absolute favorite!
It’s obvious by the looks of this coat that it will keep you warm no matter what. The shell of the coat is made of Taslan fabric, and on the inside it is padded with cotton and polyester, that maximize its warmth-providing capabilities.
The Puffer Coat features a stand collar with chin guard, that are there to protect you from wind, while still keeping you comfortable. The full zipper on the front is another cool, windproof feature. The downsides to this jacket are that it is not waterproof, and it is quite heavy.
This jacket features 2 hand-warmer pockets, 2 chest pockets, as well as an interior pocket, so it gets a big plus for practicality. The color variety is somewhat disappointing, since it’s available only in Black and Dark Grey.
You should consider purchasing this jacket if you’re looking for an affordable ski jacket. It is waterproof and insulated, so you’ll stay both dry and warm. The jacket is also lined with fleece, and padded with some 1200g of cotton, for ultimate heat retention.
This WantDo Men’s jacket also has several windproof features, such as the adjustable cuffs and the stretchable glove with a thumbhole. It also has a windproof snap powder skirt on the inside, and a drawcord at the hem. The hood of the jacket is also windproof, and it is detachable.
What makes this jacket great for skiing and similar winter sports is the amount of “storage space”. There are 5 different pockets on the jacket, so that you can carry everything you need. This jacket gets a plus for variety; it’s currently available in 6 different colors.
You wouldn’t believe me the price even if I told you, so be sure to check it out on Amazon.
I love this ski jacket because it can easily pass for a high-street jacket that you can wear around town. It is waterproof, windproof and breathable, and it’s also lined with super soft fleece for your utmost comfort.
The jacket is padded with some 2400g of cotton that will keep you incredibly warm. If you’re not a fan of the fur collar, don’t worry – it’s detachable. The storm hood is also detachable, as well as adjustable. The hem and the cuffs of the jacket are also adjustable, and it features a stretchable sleeve with thumbhole, for ultimate protection from the wind.
In terms of storage space, this jacket takes the crown. It has 7 pockets, which allow you to have handy everything you might possibly need on the slopes. So, if you’re as impressed with this jacket as I am, head on over to Amazon to find a great deal. This WantDo jacket is currently available in 4 different colors, and the Army Green one is my favorites.
Since these guys also has a wide range of children’s jacket, we’ve included a couple jackets for both your girls and boys in the review. Both the boys’ and girls’ jackets are suitable for children who are 4-12 years old, and they come in 4 different sizes.
At first glance, the details on this jacket really stand out. The zipper is the same color as the lining, which really stands out in contrast with the color of the shell. This jacket is currently available in 4 different colors, and I have a feeling that your daughter will adore the Rose Red one (with blue details).
This is a great rain jacket for girls, as it is made of waterproof fabric that will keep your child dry on her way to school. It is suitable for spring, summer and fall; it isn’t really suitable for winter because it is not insulated. The jacket has a peaked cap and elastic cuffs designed to protect her from the wind. Another windproof feature of the jacket is the full front zipper closure.
What makes this jacket great for little girls is that it is extremely lightweight and packable. It weighs just a little over 0.6lbs, so she has no excuse not to carry it with her. And, since it’s packable, you can easily slip it into her backpack, and she won’t even notice!
If you are looking for something to keep your child warm, then this jacket is a great choice. It is insulated with minimum 80% duck down, which should do a pretty good job at retaining heat. It is also windproof, which is always a plus.
This jacket seems like a great option for the upcoming windy spring days. It’s very lightweight and packable, so it’s very convenient for travelling. And, it weighs only 8 ounces, so you could fit it into your daughter’s backpack effortlessly.In terms of variety, the jacket is available in only 3 colors, which is somewhat disappointing. However, I think that the faux fur collar is an adorable detail that makes up for the lack of color variety. All in all, the Hooded Puffer Winter Coat looks like a great option for those early spring days, when you can still feel the remnants of winter in the air.
The Winter Puffer Jacket is a great choice if your primary concern is keeping your child warm. It is lined with fleece and insulated with polyester padding, and the combination of these two does an excellent job at retaining body heat. You can currently get this jacket in 3 different colors.
What I really like about this jacket is versatility. You can remove the hood from the jacket, and once you do, it looks totally different. Without the hood, this jacket can also be worn as a middle layer, for those unbearably cold winter days when you don’t want to leave the house without your blanket.
The jacket is windproof, with elastic hem and cuffs, as well as a full front zipper. It also features two zippered hand pockets that will warm your son up if he forgets to wear his gloves. This WantDo jacket lacks waterproofing, but that’s the only remarkable downside to it.
The pattern with WantDo jackets (for kids) appears to be that the insulated jackets are not waterproof, and the waterproof ones are not insulated. So, naturally, the Raincoat Windbreaker is a great jacket for the rainy days, but it will not do much in terms of providing warmth.
It is windproof and very packable, which kind of makes up for it not being waterproof. But, what really stands out about this jacket is that the zipper and the lining match, similarly to the girl’s Raincoat Windbreaker. It is also available in 4 different colors, and my favorite is the Navy Blue with the black zipper detail.
Other cool additions are the 2-for-1 rectangle pockets; they open both from the sides, and from the top. And, there’s one more chest pocket, so your kid can carry everything he needs on him. I think this raincoat would be a great choice for a rainy day, especially if your son wears a warm hoody underneath it.
All of them! Just kidding, of course. To choose the perfect jacket, you have to take a lot of things into consideration. First, are you trying to prepare for spring and are looking for a waterproof jacket? If so, go for the Windproof Rain Jacket for men, or the Lightweight Raincoat for women. These are especially great for you if you travel a lot, because they are packable and take up virtually no space.
The Women’s Parka Ski Jacket and the Men’s Waterproof Ski Jacket are both excellent choices if you are in the market for an all-in-on type of jacket. Both of them are waterproof, windproof and insulated – what more could you want from a jacket? Oh, you’d probably also want the jacket to be affordable, right? Well, these two are so affordable that you won’t believe their prices when you first see them – I know I didn’t.
I also have to mention the Boy’s/Girl’s Lightweight Rain jackets. They won me over with the zipper details, and they’ll surely win over your little one too. These jackets are a great choice for the upcoming rainy season and they get an A++ for practicality and design. The lack of insulation makes them unsuitable for more serious winter cold, but at the same time, it makes them suitable for every other season.
Head on over to Amazon to get a great deal on these WantDo jackets. And, even if the ones in this review do not particularly impress you, check out the rest of the range.
Seriously, they’re so cheap it’s a shame not to buy one.
Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!