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Some say there is no poor weather, just poor preparation. Well, when it does pour, make sure that you are ready for it. Stay dry with some of our favorite rain jackets.


Best Overall: Stretch Rainshadow Jacket
Patagonia
$199.00

This jacket is 100 percent waterproof and made from things like fishing nets. The helmet compatible hood also rolls down and stores easily.

Best Budget Pick: Rainfoil Jacket
Eddie Bauer
$99.00
$74.25 (25% off)

The Rainfoil is waterproof, seam sealed, and packs into its own pocket. Its mesh lining keeps it light and breathable.

Best for Running: Norvan SL Hoody
Arc'teryx
$299.00
$237.30 (21% off)

This waterproof and windproof jacket is designed for running. Weighing only 4.4 oz. this jacket is made from GORE-TEX so it'll keep you cool and dry while you're on the trail.

Best for Traveling: Roam 2.5L Jacket
Helly Hansen
$150.00

This one from Helly Hansen is ready for bad weather because it's fully windproof and waterproof. The fabric breathes and the cut is ready for urban exploring—or rainy spring hikes.

Best for the City: Tech Trench 3L
TOPO Designs
$229.00

The Tech Trench's long cut will make rain run off of you, and taped seams and waterproofing keep you dry.

Best Style: Storm Field Jacket
Lululemon
$298.00

is waterproof and breathable with smart street styling that looks more like a fitted bomber than a tech jacket. Its hood stows into the collar neatly and reflectivity cuffs provide safety during your commute.

Puez Aqua 3 PTX Jacket
Salewa
$119.95

This jacket is lightweight and waterproof for activities in the mountains. Zippered outer pockets and internal windproof flap behind zipper means no unwanted cold air. With seams and elastic cuffs, this jacket also keeps rain from sneaking in.

Downpour Jacket
RAB
$99.95

This creation from RAB is waterproof with zippered pockets so your gear is waterproofed as well. It packs into its own left pocket, and armpit vent zippers means no needless sweat. It's a great jacket to leave at your office for surprise storms on the way home.

Trail Model Rain Coat
L.L. Bean
$119.00

With 100 percent recycled nylon and waterproof design, this jacket from L.L. Bean is machine washable and falls to mid-thigh so more of you stays dry.

Terrex Jacket
Adidas
$159.00

The Terrex is built to withstand rain and snow. It packs into is own pocket and the nylon ripstop is tough so branches won't tear your coat open.

Rained Out Poncho
Kavu
$74.93

A fun alternative to the standard raincoat: an insulated water-resistant poncho that converts into a packable blanket. Not fully waterproof, and maybe not your go-to coat, but a great and cozy piece of outerwear to keep you warm and dry in a light rain, dewy morning, or late fall drizzle.

Evapouration Rain Jacket
Columbia
$100.00
$80.90 (19% off)

Columbia's Omni-tech fabric promises to be waterproof and breathable, and it'll even wick sweat off you so you don't get that clammy feeling. That's all helped by the underarm zippers for venting. Along with a great hood and adjustable cuffs, this jacket even packs into its own pocket.

Eclipse Jacket
Marmot
$250.00

Part of the Marmot EVODry collection is made from recycled nylon. This jacket will repel heavy rain for hours at a time, and the waterproofing won't wash out or wear out. It's also breathable with underarm vents and convenient pockets that you can reach even while wearing a backpack.