Ten bright, versatile raincoats perfect for wet spring weather
If you’re planning to spend a lot more time outdoors this spring—and let’s face it, who isn’t?—you might consider a fresh new raincoat that can withstand some serious precipitation. Here are 10 stylish options.
The high performer
Arc’teryx beta LT jacket, $530
Made with a breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex, this lightweight jacket works just as well in the country or the city. Details like underarm vents and a bike helmet–compatible hood add to its all-around appeal.
This slim-cut raincoat with a fishtail hem and scalloped cuffs comes in seven different colours. Plus, it’s super-stowable: the entire jacket fits into its own hood for travel or storage.
The translucent pick
Available in five colours including this cheerful yellow hue, Hunter’s vinyl raincoat is waterproof, windproof and comes with a two-year warranty.
The green jacket
Made with an environmentally friendly nylon approved by Swiss sustainable manufacturing certifier Bluesign, this comfy jacket features comfortable four-way stretch, an adjustable hood and a water-repellent finish.
Stutterheim Stockholm, $395
Look no further than Stutterheim’s unisex line for a grown-up version of the classic rubber raincoat. This style is available through Gravity Pope in six hues: burgundy, navy, olive, black, beige and, of course, millennial pink.
The packable coat
This extra-long raincoat by Montreal-based label Noize comes with big pockets, a drawstring waist and snap-closure cuffs. Best of all, it can handily be packed into a neck pillowcase, doubling as a head perch when travelling.
The waterproof car coat
Nobis yardley car coat, $695
This water- and windproof mid-thigh length coat from Toronto’s Nobis has a removable hood, magnetic closure and breathable, lightweight lining. It is also machine washable, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
The runner’s choice
This boxy, sporty jacket from Lululemon is seam-sealed and waterproof. It’s designed for runners, with functional features like reflective details and a cinchable hood and back hem.
The easy top layer
Available in a summery yellow, this unlined jacket is made with a water-resistant cotton twill that’s best for light rain.
The stand-out choice
You’ll definitely stand out in this vibrant green Mackage jacket. It even comes with a matching face mask for optimal colour-coordination. (And if you don’t look good in green, it’s also available in basic black.)