The good news: the worst of winter has passed and snow is on the vamoose.
The bad news: the crap bit of weather ain’t over.
Because here comes the rain. But a spring shower — whether pouring or spitting at you — is the perfect excuse to throw on a water-resistant jacket and flex your sartorial know-how.
To help, we rounded up 11 stylish rain jackets that run the gamut of price and style, from classic trench coats to modern technical wonders.
Filson Neoshell Reliance Jacket
Everyone knows Filson makes quality goods, but did you know they can do more than just Tin Cloth? The Seattle brand just released the Reliance jacket, a highly breathable multi-layered performance jacket with a stowaway hood. If the $400 price tag has your nose turning up, check out the sub-$200 Swiftwater Rainshell Jacket. $395
Mission Workshop Styrman Ultralight
From its lightweight Japanese fabric to its zippered handwarmer pockets, this packable storm-fighting topcoat spares no details. Clean and modern, it’s the perfect everyday companion when the 10-day forecast reads rain, rain and more rain. $695
Stutterheim Stockholm Raincoat
If you’re looking for a traditional rain smock, you can’t go wrong with Stutterheim. The Scandinavian label tailors classic raincoats to actually move with you, and the plethora of colors to choose from doesn’t hurt. Pair it with the brand’s new line of rain boots and you’re good to go. $225
Rains Coach Jacket
Dig Stutterheim’s classic style, but looking for something more wallet-friendly? That’s where Danish brand Rains comes in. But while Rains offers an affordable alternative, we’re digging the simplicity of its waterproof coach jackets. It may not provide the protection in a downpour, but it’ll certainly keep you dry in case of impromptu sprinkles. $95
Penfield Pacjac Packable Jacket
A lightweight windbreaker constructed from 100% waterproof nylon that can be stored inside its own front pouch pocket. Throw it in your carry-on and you’ve got protection wherever you go. $159
Gant Rain Coat
Gant has been doing affordable preppy Americana well for years, and this classic raincoat is no exception. An easy jacket to throw into your daily rotation, the cotton-nylon number features a half-lined construction and a hidden buttoned placket for a clean look. $295
Norse Projects Anker Rain Jacket
If you’re looking to bold, Norse Project’s clear rain jacket fits the bill. The jacket sports a two-way front zip closer and raglan sleeves for flexibility, with a slightly structured fit that will go a long way in helping you pull it off. $219
Hunter Rubberized Rain Coat
Known for its knee-high wellies, Hunter also makes dapper jackets to match. This fully waterproof raincoat has a matte finish with a rubber-touch coating so there’s not mistaking its wind-and-waterproof. Add in a back storm flap and you’ll look just as good walking away. $350
Everlane Elements Jacket
A well-priced rain jacket that comes in a waterproof three-layer fabric that's structured but breathable, with heat-bonded seams to keep the rain out. $129
Patagonia Torrentshell Pullover
Perhaps the best daily rain jacket on the market in large part thanks to its deep hood, we’re also big fans of the pullover version with its 100% recycled nylon shell. Bonus points: the retro color-blocking. $119
Baro Brockton 3L
A classic military-style parka made for the express reason to keep you dry. If the waterproof cotton-nylon shell won’t keep the rain out, the moisture-wicking liner surely will. $232