Spring Showers Be Damned: The Best Rain Jackets for 2023

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket

Patagonia’s Torrentshell 3L adds half a layer of fabric that its predecessor didn’t have, making it a more durable and waterproof raincoat for inclement weather. Its construction features a DWR (durable water-repellent) finish to boost protection, and the microfleece-lined neck enhances comfort.

Best Overall Rain Jacket

Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket

Arc’teryx has established itself as a premium outerwear brand over the years which makes it easy to recommend the new Beta LT jacket. An improvement over the last year’s lightweight Zeta SL, Beta LT introduces an new air of breathability with it’s 3-layer GORE-TEX waterproof membrane and armpit zippers.

Best Performance Rain Jacket

REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket

It features an in-house Peak 2.5-layer recycled ripstop nylon shell that defends against rain and gusts up to 60mph as well as pit zips that dump body heat during the occasional muggy storm.

Best Budget-Friendly Rain Jacket

lululemon Storm Field Trench Coat

The polyurethane fabric delivers reliable protection from the elements when walking or biking to work, large pockets offer plenty of room to haul essentials and a thigh-length fit ensures no puddle splashage will ruin your day.

Best Commuter Rain Jacket

Merrell Whisper Rain Shell

The waterproof, four-way stretch fabric is softened via a revolutionary knitting technique that reduces noise and improves comfort while remaining just as capable in the midst of rain.

Best Quiet Rain Jacket

Beyond Arx 2.0 L6 Rain Jacket

The Seattle-based label built the L6 with a proprietary three-layer nylon shell that’s both waterproof and durable before adding waterproof zippers and a helmet-compatible hood to boost its capabilities outdoors.

Best Tactical Rain Jacket

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