Custom Jackets & Coats Buyers Guide
There's no better way to spread your brand through corporate apparel than with custom jackets. After all, you can wear the same jacket to work every day. We wouldn't recommend that for polos or sweatshirts... But where do you start when ordering custom jackets for your team? There are dozens of jacket styles out there from hundreds of brands, so it can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we put together this personalized jacket buying guide. In this guide, we’ll go over the top jacket brands, most popular jacket styles, applications for custom jackets, jacket customization options, and more!
We know that brands are important to you. That's why Merchology offers custom apparel and accessories from over 200 of the world's top retail brands, more than anyone in the industry. For jackets that means you can add your logo to your favorite outerwear brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Eddie Bauer, OGIO, Carhartt, and so much more! Click on a logo below to see that brand's jacket offerings.
Jackets come in all shapes and sizes and are designed for a wide range of applications. Some jackets are made to keep you warm and others to keep you dry. Some are designed to blend in with their surroundings and others are designed to stand out. We'll break down our 13 most popular jacket styles right here, right now.
Personalized fleece jackets are the ultimate indoor/ outdoor apparel. These men's and women's fleeces are the perfect weight to wear on a chilly morning commute or in your office when management is apparently trying to save on the heating bill this month.
Popular Custom Fleece Jackets: Eddie Bauer, Patagonia, Columbia, Port Authority
Protection meets comfort in these cozy softshell jackets for men and women. They're specially designed to be as soft and comfortable on the inside as humanly possible. But you can't enjoy that comfort if you've got wind and water penetrating through the jacket, so they're also designed to keep the elements out. It's the best of both worlds!
Popular Custom Softshell Jackets: The North Face, OGIO, Columbia, Eddie Bauer
It's the closest thing to wearing your favorite sleeping bag around town! These custom puffer jackets are packed with down insulation on the inside to keep your body heat sealed in. The exterior of these coats is made from a water and wind resistant shell to keep the elements out. Just add your embroidered corporate logo to spread your brand in any conditions.
Popular Custom Puffer Jackets: Patagonia, The North Face, Spyder, Marmot
These custom work jackets are tough, durable, and provide all the warmth you need to get the job done comfortably. These men's and women's jackets instantly become the perfect cold weather industrial workwear uniforms when you add your custom embroidered company logo. Time to get to work!
Popular Custom Work Jackets: Carhartt, Dickies, OccuNomix, Cornerstone
Leave the umbrella at home and grab your rain jacket with your custom embroidered corporate logo instead! These men's and women's raincoats are perfect for the professional on the move that needs to be prepared for anything. You'll never have to trust the weatherman again.
Popular Custom Rain Jackets: Marmot, OGIO, Carhartt, The North Face
Nothing stings the skin like an icy cold breeze. But you won't have to worry about that when you've got your custom windbreaker. These wind jackets cut through that icy breeze like a hot knife through butter, so you can stay warm and comfortable. Just add your corporate logo for your new favorite everyday jacket.
Popular Custom Windbreakers: Nike, Helly Hansen, Patagonia, Marmot
Most corporate jackets are lighter jackets meant for the Spring or Fall. These jackets break that mold. These winter coats are insulated and sealed for maximum warmth and comfort on the coldest days of the year. Plus, they're perfect for customization because you wear them every day, all winter long. That means maximum exposure for your logo.
Popular Custom Winter Jackets: Carhartt, Patagonia, The North Face, Port Authority
Show your school pride and rep your sports teams with a custom varsity jacket! We'll add your custom embroidered school logo and then you can personalize them with your sport and club patches. Custom letterman jackets are also a fun twist on corporate jackets when you add your company logo!
Track jackets are classic, cool, and timeless. They're one of the only fashion trends from the '90s that has stood the test of time. That's especially true with Adidas and Nike track jackets. Now you can add your embroidered logo right across from two of the most iconic logos of all time, the swoosh and the three stripes.
Popular Custom Track Jackets: Adidas, Nike, Puma, Under Armour
Take your brand to new heights with a custom flight jacket with your embroidered company logo. These personalized men's and women's aviator jackets are the perfect way to get noticed at your next trade show or corporate event. And let's just tell it like it is, these things are pretty sweet.
Popular Custom Flight Jackets: Alpha Industries, Charles River, Kuhl
Not everyone needs a parka. Some people are content with staying inside when the weather gets nasty and letting nature run its course. But for those who want to take on mother nature head-on, these things are a life saver. Just add your embroidered logo to these custom parkas for the ultimate cold weather work uniforms or corporate jackets.
Popular Custom Parkas: Carhartt, Eddie Bauer, Alpha Industries, Port Authority
Blend in with your surroundings with a custom camouflage jacket. These men's and women's camo jackets are available in both woodland and tactical styles, so they're ideal for hunting or for just making a fashion statement!
Popular Custom Camo Jackets: Drake Waterfowl, Carhartt, The North Face
On the other hand, sometimes you want to stand out rather than blending in. These custom high visibility safety jackets meet government regulations and will keep your team safe and visible in hazardous working environments. They're perfect for roadway workers and construction workers. Check out our Custom Safety Apparel Buyers Guide for more info on buying the right gear to keep your employees safe on the job.
Popular Custom Hi-Vis Safety Jackets: OccuNomix, Cornerstone, Carhartt, Charles River
Applications for Personalized Jackets
A jacket has tons of benefits on a personal level. They can keep you warm, protect you from the elements, make you stand out or blend in from your surroundings, and so much more. But how can a jacket benefit your company? Well, you don't have to be in the outerwear business to leverage the branding power of custom jackets. Here are just a few business applications that make sense for corporate jackets.
When your team has a job to do you can't let the weather get in the way. That's why you need reliable industrial work jackets. These custom work jackets are available in tough and sturdy canvas duck fabric, flame resistant fabric, hi-vis fabrics, or weather-proof material for those rainy and windy days. Just add your embroidered company logo to a work jacket from top brands like Carhartt, Dickies, or OccuNomix to transform these jackets into the ultimate cold weather work uniforms.
Custom jackets and outerwear make perfect corporate gifts, especially around the holidays. Show your appreciation by gifting your employees a personalized jacket with your embroidered corporate logo right before Christmas and they'll have a new favorite jacket to wear all winter long!
There's no better way to say "welcome aboard" than with some custom swag with your logo. Custom jackets make great new hire onboarding gifts because they're something your newest team member can wear over their outfit to work every day. Fleece jackets and softshell jackets from Patagonia and The North Face are especially popular welcome gifts since they can be worn indoors too!
If you're taking your team on the road for a big corporate event like a trade show, recruiting event, sales conference, or global meet-up then it's always a good idea to come prepared with apparel that will both keep everyone comfortable and spread your brand. For events like these, our customers love to outfit their team in custom fleece jackets, rain jackets, and windbreakers with their added logo!
At Merchology, we've got highly trained experts in just about every customization technique under the sun. That's because certain decoration methods are more appropriate for different products than others. For jackets and outerwear, our go-to decoration method is embroidery, but we also customize jackets with screen printing and heat transfer printing! You can see a comprehensive breakdown of our customization options right here.
Custom embroidery is the most commonly selected customization technique by our customers. Commercial embroidery is especially popular with personalized jackets like fleeces, winter coats, work jackets, windbreakers, and rain jackets. Learn more about the embroidery process here.
Custom silkscreen printing is one of the most versatile decoration methods there is and can be used to add your company logo to any flat surface. When it comes to jackets, screen printing is usually used to personalize track jackets, softshell jackets, and work jackets. Find out how custom screen printing is performed here.
Heat transfer printing is another personalization option that is commonly performed on certain types of jackets. However, it is not as common as custom screen printing or embroidery because it works best on cotton or acrylic fabrics, which are less common in jackets. Learn more about how the heat transfer printing process works here.
Where Can My Corporate Logo be Placed on Jackets?
This is a trickier question for most of our other products, but for jackets, it's pretty straightforward. Because just about all of our jackets have zippers down the middle a front a center logo placement is usually off the table. That leaves the following logo placement options:
- Left chest of the jacket.
- Right chest of the jacket.
- Left sleeve of the jacket.
- Right sleeve of the jacket.
- Back of the jacket.
If you've read this far, then you're probably ready to start shopping for your new custom jackets. Pretty soon you'll have everything you need to spread your brand all year long, regardless of the weather. Be sure to check out the rest of our Product Buyers Guides including shopping guides for ordering sweatshirts, polos, hats, and other corporate gifts! If you need any more help deciding on the perfect custom jackets for your business just contact us and we'll walk you through it!