* Gear up for the rainy season with all-weather jackets for him and her
* Options from lightweight and packable, to heavy-duty
* Ideas for staying dry with style from $9 to $195
While the best option for a rainy day is to stay inside for a binge-watching session, that’s not always a convenient reality. So get yourself the next best thing: Some seriously weatherproof rain gear to keep you snug and dry.
Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 best raincoats for him and her, good-looking enough you might actually look forward to the next downpour.
1. ShedRain Hooded Rain Poncho
Easy to slip on and off thanks to its roomy cut, this ultra simple poncho can fit over any other type of clothing you’ve got on underneath. A bonus when the temperature teeters on the edge of freezing and you need your down jacket and a layer of rain protection. Packs up in a flash too.
2. Mudder Portable Drawstring Rain Jacket
This ultra-lightweight jacket packs down to portable dimensions ideal for travel or commuting, while the drawstring hood stays put during blustery winds. Its translucent white color is also a boon for those looking to inject some high-fashion style to their inclement weather look – it’s not too far removed from the vinyl coats Raf Simons sent down the Calvin Klein runway for fall… only this “look” will only set you back 9 bucks.
3. Baleaf Packable Rain Jacket
This sporty, pullover anorak has the minimal slickness of high-end athleisure, and could be worn as such, too. The sleek black nylon and zippered funnel neck make this an ideal topper for casual joggers or jeans, rain or shine.
4. Columbia Women’s Switchback II Jacket
One of the brand’s best selling jackets, the Switchback II comes in a dizzying array of colors. Water-resistant with breathable side vents, it also comes with a stowaway hood to make layering easy.
5. Helly Hansen Workwear Mandal Rain Jacket
PVC coating makes this jacket truly waterproof, not just water-resistant, while a snap placket and bungee corded hood assure you’ll be sealed off from even the craziest downpour. It’s also been treated for mildew resistance, which is a good news since its rain-repelling superpowers won’t be anything you’ll want to part with anytime soon.
6. H&M Raincoat
Strike out from the crowd with a rain jacket in an unusual dove-grey color. Classic raincoat styling like a straight cut and slash pockets give it a timeless appeal that’ll last beyond a single storm season.
7. Columbia Women’s Shine Struck II Jacket
Longer and more souped-up than the Switchback (above), the Shine Struck is ideal if you’re looking for more coverage and a slightly weightier nylon. It comes unlined, making it ideal on its own for spring and summer rainstorms and as a layering piece over a lightweight down or fleece during colder months.
8. Joules Coast Print Jacket
Nautical stripes give this jacket a cheerful, graphic punch, a great mood lifter for dreary wet days. Also available in floral prints.
9. Petit Bateau Limas Raincoat
Petit Bateau’s cherry red jacket has all the best details of an old-school raincoat: A cheery bright color, patch pockets with snap closures, and a hood with contrast drawstring.
10. Stutterheim Ekeby Raincoat
The Cadillac of raincoats, Stutterheim outerwear has been handmade to last. With roots in Sweden, these jackets draw from the design and function of Scandinavian fishermen, modified for modern city life.
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