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20 Best Bomber Jackets for Men and Women for 2024

Bomber jackets never go out of style. A bomber jacket is outerwear inspired by military flight jackets and bomber planes. But the fashion industry caught wind of bomber jackets’ potential and has been embracing the style for decades.

The best bomber jacket allows you to create different looks and transition between the seasons. It provides just the right amount of warmth and can be easily layered, making it an ideal piece of outerwear for fluctuating temperatures. When chilly temperatures start creeping, there are also winter bomber jackets. 

Like any jacket, there are countless variations of the bomber, so there’s sure to be one that fits your  style. Perhaps you're debating between a leather bomber jacket, a quilted bomber jacket and a suede bomber. You may have gone down the rabbit hole of searching for “flight jacket vs. bomber jacket.” Maybe you've even got your eye on a graphic embroidered piece that will allow you to create a cool streetwear look. 

Whether you’re dressing it up or down, the bomber jacket can be an all-occasion powerhouse. From classic cuts and sleek lines to casual, high-performance designs with lightweight materials, here are the best bomber jackets to choose from. 

The best bomber jackets for men: 

  1. Frank And Oak Skyline Reversible Bomber
  2. Canada Goose’s Paradigm Chilliwack Bomber
  3. Simon’s Ponte Bomber Jacket
  4. Moose Knucle’s Courville Bomber
  5. Lululemon’s Switch Over Bomber Jacket
  6. Nobis’ Dylan Hooded Bomber Jacket
  7. Calvin Klein’s Matte Bomber Jacket
  8. Zara’s Patch Bomber Jacket
  9. Super Dry’s Sukajan Embroidered Bomber Jacket
  10. H&M’s Bomber Jacket

The best bomber jackets for women: 

  1. Frank And Oak Skyline Reversible Maxi Bomber
  2. Aritzia’s Britannia Merino Wool Bomber
  3. Athleta’s Endless Bomber Jacket
  4. Lululemon’s Lightweight Hem-Cinch Bomber Jacket
  5. Zara’s Hooded Bomber Jacket
  6. Moose Knuckle’s Toussaint Bomber
  7. H&M’s Oversized Bomber Jacket
  8. Canada Goose’s Everleigh Bomber Performance Satin
  9. Simon’s Lightweight Denim Bomber Jacket
  10. Nike’s Oversized Bomber Jacket

Best bomber jackets for men 

Whether you're seeking timeless classics or contemporary designs, these men's bomber jackets will seamlessly complement your existing wardrobe. 

1. Frank And Oak Skyline Reversible Bomber

Double your outfit possibilities with Frank And Oak's Skyline Reversible Bomber. Made with sustainable materials, this jacket offers two distinct aesthetics: a smooth shell with seam pockets and a quilted side with a large chest pocket. 

Thanks to a wind-resistant construction and a water-repellent coating, you can wear it year-round. It’s designed to withstand temperatures ranging from -10ºC to 5ºC when worn as a standalone piece, but can easily be layered with a topcoat if you want to be extra toasty. 

2. Canada Goose Paradigm Chilliwack Bomber

Looking for a men's bomber jacket for winter? The Canada Goose Paradigm Chilliwack Bomber is engineered for extreme conditions without sacrificing an ounce of style. 

It features water-resistant fabric and down insulation to keep you warm. The mixed-media design complements functional details like an adjustable down-filled hood, a two-way front zipper and a suede tricot chin guard, plus several interior and exterior pockets. It does come with a hefty price tag considering you can only wear it in sub-zero temperatures. 

3. Simon’s Ponte Bomber Jacket

Simon’s Ponte Bomber Jacket blends comfort and understated elegance. Made from a stretchy yet structured ponte fabric, it transitions well from day to night and looks as good with dress pants as a pair of jeans. 

Subtle details like a ribbed collar and cuffs and full-length snap buttons enhance the minimalist design. Keep in mind that while the fabric looks good, it doesn't have the same weather-resistant properties as other options on this list. 

4. Moose Knuckles Courville Bomber

The Moose Knuckles Courville Bomber stands out with its subtle monogram print, knit collar and luxurious design.

This transitional wardrobe workhorse features premium down filling and a water-resistant shell. The ribbed cuffs and hem provide a snug fit — and a classic bomber silhouette — while the hip length offers an option to those who don’t like short outerwear. It needs to be dry-cleaned, so it’s a little higher-maintenance to maintain. 

5. Lululemon Switch Over Bomber Jacket

Athletic performance meets sleek urban style with Lululemon’s Switch Over Bomber Jacket. Crafted from a lightweight, water-resistant cotton blend, it keeps you dry and comfortable as you go from gym to brunch with friends. 

Plus, it’s reversible. One side is matte and minimalist, the other is sportier and lightly quilted. Thoughtful touches like a hidden phone sleeve amp up the functionality of the design. 

6. Nobis’ Dylan Hooded Bomber Jacket

Brave the elements with Nobis’ Dylan Hooded Bomber Jacket. Its weatherproof shell and 100% Premium Canadian Origin White Duck Down insulation provide superior warmth and protection during the cooler months. 

The removable hood and removable fur trim add versatility, while the fitted silhouette keeps the look contemporary. This is a winter-only bomber jacket, so it’s not as versatile as other options

7. Calvin Klein Matte Bomber Jacket

Calvin Klein’s Matte Bomber Jacket is the epitome of refined minimalism. It offers a classic fitted bomber design with banded cuffs, a front zip closure and slip pockets — but the sleek, matte finish gives it an edge. Lightweight and versatile, it lends itself well to layering. 

8. Zara Patch Bomber Jacket

If you’re looking for an iconic statement jacket, Zara’s Patch Bomber Jacket delivers. Thanks to high-quality faux leather and a vintage varsity aesthetic, this piece achieves a luxe look without the high price tag. 

The relaxed, comfortable fit is complemented by contrasting sleeves and patch appliqués, and is finished with details like the rib trim and front snap button closure. It has timeless appeal, but it’s not a neutral staple that you can throw on with anything, which might be a downside to some. 

9. Superdry Sukajan Embroidered Bomber Jacket

Crafted with lightweight fabric that provides a natural sheen, this statement satin bomber jacket is inspired by traditional Japanese Sukajan — or souvenir — jackets. Souvenir jackets were first created after World War II as literal souvenirs for troops stationed in occupied Japan.

Later the tradition continued among soldiers who served in Vietnam or Korea. The baseball-style design and intricate embroidery of the Superdry Sukajan Embroidered Bomber Jacket pay homage to that history. 

10. H&M Bomber Jacket

If you’re in the market for a bomber jacket that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank, look no further than H&M’s Bomber Jacket. Its construction may not be as durable as some of the pricier options on this list, but it’s great value for the price. 

Constructed with lightweight woven fabric, this simple bomber jacket features a ribbed stand-up collar, a front zipper, and wide ribbing at the cuffs and hem. Stow your essentials in the side pockets and the hidden inner pocket.  

Best bomber jackets for women 

From chic, minimalist designs to bold statement pieces, the best bomber jackets for women blend style and function while adapting to multiple occasions. 

1. Frank And Oak Skyline Reversible Maxi Bomber

Sleek lines, check. Sustainable materials, check. Versatility, check. Frank And Oak’s Skyline Reversible Maxi Bomber delivers both style and sustainability with its reversible design. 

One side features the brand’s signature diamond-shaped quilting, the other offers a smooth shell and seam pockets. However, this jacket really stands out in the women’s bomber jacket collection because of its length — it’s a classic bomber silhouette, but longer.  

2. Aritzia Britannia Merino Wool Bomber

Aritzia’s Britannia Merino Wool Bomber is what plush fabric dreams are made of. It’s constructed of boiled merino wool for exceptional warmth and a softness unlike many wool garments. 

It reinvents the bomber silhouette with a larger collar and the absence of ribbed trims. It’s just as easy to wear though — the slightly relaxed fit pairs well with a variety of outfits. Keep in mind that if it rains a lot where you live, there are better fabric options to keep you dry. 

3. Athleta Endless Bomber Jacket

The Athleta Endless Bomber Jacket is a casual bomber designed for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, combining performance with style. Made from lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric, it’s polished enough to take you from the yoga studio to the office. It’s quite cropped, so if you’re looking for a longer silhouette, this may not be the style for you. 

4. Lululemon Lightweight Hem-Cinch Bomber Jacket

Lululemon’s Lightweight Hem-Cinch Bomber Jacket is athleisure at its best. The jacket’s adjustable hem allows for a uniquely customizable fit. 

It features water-repellent and windproof fabric. This jacket’s roomy shape allows for easy layering when it’s cold while remaining lightweight enough to keep you dry on a warm yet rainy day. Choose from colour options like a cool taupe or deep navy. 

5. Zara Hooded Bomber Jacket

Zara’s Hooded Bomber Jacket offers an affordable yet modern twist on the bomber jacket. The sleek design, ultra-clean lines and neutral camel colour balance out the big hood. It features a front zip closure and two large front pockets. Wear it relaxed, cinch the waist, or pair it with the matching wide-leg pants. This style isn’t as classic as some others, so it may have a little less staying power. 

6. Moose Knuckles Toussaint Bomber

The Moose Knuckles Toussaint Bomber is a diamond-quilted recycled nylon bomber with a recycled, high-loft fill that adds warmth without bulk. Its timeless silhouette, rib-knit details and slightly relaxed fit make it easy to wear in different settings. That said, it costs as much as a winter coat, so it’s harder to work into a modest fashion budget. 

7. H&M Oversized Bomber Jacket

Oversized, lightly padded, effortlessly cool: Meet H&M’s Oversized Bomber Jacket. The soft cream colour is a refreshing complement to its low collar, dropped shoulders and zippered sleeve pocket. Pair it with casual wear or throw this casual bomber over a little dress for even more contrast. 

8. Canada Goose Everleigh Bomber Performance Satin

Luxury meets performance in this Canada Goose Everleigh Bomber Performance Satin jacket. Crafted from 100% nylon, its durable, midweight fabric is extra-smooth to the touch and has a subtle sheen. The responsibly sourced down fill, adjustable hood. and suede chin guard keep you warm on frigid days. This is more of a winter bomber, which can translate into less versatility for those looking for a year-round piece of outerwear. 

9. Simon’s Lightweight Denim Bomber Jacket

Simon’s Lightweight Denim Bomber Jacket isn't your run-of-the-mill bomber jacket. Made from a soft, lightweight blend of organic cotton, lyocell and modal, it’s both casual and stylish. This jacket features gathered elastic cuffs and a matching hem. While it’s aesthetically pleasing, it won’t keep you as shielded from the elements as bombers made of high-performance fabrics. 

10. Nike Oversized Bomber Jacket

With dropped shoulders, a blade collar and a voluminous look, this mesh-lined Nike Oversized Bomber Jacket lets you embrace your sporty side. Details like ruching in the back of the sleeves make it stand out among other bomber jackets. Plus, the jacket also includes built-in UV protection. 

Features to Consider When Buying a Bomber Jacket 

Choosing the right bomber jacket involves more than just finding a style that catches your eye. Make sure you invest in a piece that complements your wardrobe and meets your practical needs by considering the following features. Here’s what to look out for to select a piece you’ll want to wear again and again. 

Fit

A classic bomber should feel snug (but not uncomfortable) at the cuffs and waistband, and it should end at your waist. That said, there are now several variations of the original design. Do you prefer a slim fit for a sleek, modern look or an oversized fit for a more relaxed, urban aesthetic? 

You may also want to take note of the sleeve length and shoulder seams. With a slimmer silhouette, make sure the sleeves reach your wrists and the shoulder seams hit your natural shoulder lines. A relaxed fit should be a little oversized. 

Material

Material influences both the style and functionality of a bomber jacket. Traditional bombers are often made from lightweight nylon or polyester. But wool, leather, fleece and down-filled options out there can create completely different looks and bomber jacket outfits. It all boils down to personal taste and climate. 

Search for options made from recycled or eco-friendly materials to feel good about your purchase. Frank And Oak is committed to using sustainable materials, but there are several brands out there who are also conscious about their impact on the environment. 

Insulation

Depending on where you live and when you plan on wearing your jacket, insulation may inform your buying decision. For winter wear, look for bombers with down or synthetic insulation to ensure warmth without excessive bulk. 

Lightweight fabrics like nylon or cotton are ideal for transitional seasons like spring and fall since they’re easy to layer. Some jackets also come with removable linings. 

Design Details

Whether you gravitate towards understated, timeless pieces or prefer to make a statement, design details can set a bomber jacket apart. 

Features like ribbed trims maintain the traditional bomber look. Pockets aren’t just practical, they can change the style of a jacket — think zippered, flap, or hidden pockets. Elements like a detachable hood, a reversible design or patches and embroidery can take the jacket’s aesthetic and versatility to the next level. 

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