I managed to compose a checklist for my jacket search:
- Zipper Pockets
- Inside/Hidden Pockets
- Waterproof/Water Resistant
My first search online brought me to various travel jackets, all ticking off a majority of the items on my checklist. Quite a few North Face and Columbia coats came up, along with their $50+ price tags.
THRIFT STORES! He mentioned that he had remembered always seeing racks and racks of coats and jacket at our local thrift shops and that it might be worth checking them out before making a hasty purchase. And I'm extremely thankful that I did.
I snagged 3 different jackets for only $28!