Have you ever been caught in the rain? It’s always worse than you think it is. Your clothes get damp and heavy, it takes hours to dry, and you are pretty much destined to be uncomfortable until you find the opportunity to change. Whether you are facing freezing rain in London or a summer thunderstorm in Miami, having a good rain jacket to keep out the droplets is a must.
But, not all rain jackets are created equal. Some are stylish, some are travel-friendly, and are sporty. Below are four categories of raincoats: Stylish rain jackets for men, stylish rain jackets for women, packable rain jackets for women, and packable rain jackets for men.
Stylish Rain Jackets For Men
This barely even looks like a raincoat, but the water-resistant material and strategically hidden venting panels make it a great choice for a light drizzle or moderate rain. It won’t keep your head or neck dry in a downpour, but if your morning commute is looking a little damp, this is a fantastic jacket to reach for.
QOR Neoshell Trench
This trench-style jacket is no joke. It features breathable material, sealed seams, waterproof zippers, snap-able cuff closures, and a zip-off hood. This will keep you dry from rain and sweat, while still looking clean-cut and put together. The grey is neutral, yet classic, which means it will work over a suit or active wear. This is a great option for anyone looking to stay seriously dry without sacrificing their style.
This jacket is a 3-in-1 with a waterproof outer layer and a removable fleece inner layer should you want to use it in the warmer months. Your body and your belongings will stay dry, you’ll be stylish, and the unique color ensures that you stand out in a crowd.
Stylish Rain Jackets For Women
Obviously, we had to start with a trench coat! This iconic silhouette will never go out of style. This one is clean and polished, without many embellishments, which means it will look good in your wardrobe for decades to come. The water-resistant material will keep you dry in a drizzle, but the lack of hood means it wouldn’t be great in a downpour. That being said, if you are looking for a classic coat, you can’t go wrong here.
This figure-hugging cut means that you can maintain style and femininity even in the midst of a storm. It is just water resistant, not waterproof, which means it isn’t great for hurricanes, but it is great for keeping you out of the gentler elements and will keep you warm.
This raincoat is for the more eclectic among us, but that doesn’t mean it is any less stylish! This jacket comes in ten different patterns, each of which is bold, colorful, and fabulous. It is totally waterproof and comes with a hood, which means you will be looking good and staying completely dry. If you are looking to bring some sunshine to an otherwise rainy day, then this is the jacket for you!
Packable Rain Jackets For Women
This jacket folds up into a small little pouch that you will hardly notice at the bottom of your suitcase. It also comes in nine fun colors and patterns. It is waterproof, comes with a hood, and has elastic cuffed wrists and a drawstring waist, which will really help keep the water out. If you plan on traveling somewhere with a chance of showers, this is a good jacket to bring with you.
You asked for packable, and these are just about the most packable rain jackets you can ask for. One Amazon order comes with six disposable ponchos that you can pull out in an unexpected rainstorm. Each poncho comes in a compact little keychain that you can secure to the outside of your luggage so that you don’t even need to waste the luggage space.
Lululemon’s Translu Anorak
This jacket is lightweight and easy to pack, while still being water-repellent and stylish. There is no hood, but the cuffed wrists and high collar will keep most of you dry in the event of showers. The best part? It collapses into its own back hem and becomes a small backpack!
Packable Rain Jackets for Men
This jacket folds all the way down into a little pouch that is roughly the size of a soda can, which gives it ultimate portability. It is lightweight, windproof, and waterproof, and comes with a hood. You have three color options, and it comes in standard sizes. If you are looking for a basic travel raincoat, then this is it.
This lightweight rain jacket comes with some fantastic features, including waterproof fabric, zippered pockets, and an adjustable hood. While it isn’t the smallest jacket on this list, it will still pack nicely and is a good option for more rugged trips. It comes in 19 different color block options.
This entire jacket collapses into its right pocket, and doubles as a travel pillow! Not only that, but it is lightweight, completely waterproof, and has a mesh lining for enhanced breathability. It is made by Eddie Bauer, which means it has been extensively tested in adventure environments. If you are looking to go hiking, camping, or backpacking in a place where there is a possibility of rain, you are going to want to have this with you.
So whether you want a different coat for every occasion or one trusty jacket that is always at the bottom of your bag, one of the options listed above is bound to be the right choice for you. Stay dry, folks!