These Raincoats Are So Effortlessly Cool, You'll Even Wear Them on Sunny Days
Most of the time, our umbrellas are no match for the wind and rain. Despite our best efforts, we end up getting soaked from point A to point B, which is alright if this happens on your way home, but is less practical if you're headed to a serious meeting. While we can't ditch our umbrellas, what we can do is wrap ourselves in protective gear — we're talking raincoats!
We've been researching options and found some versatile options we couldn't wait to share. Considering they are investments that will work season after season, any money put in them will be sure to pay off. The waterproof styles make the perfect finish to any work outfit, and they can look polished for any outing. Finding a quality raincoat can be hard, so consider the list below an easy guide to buying some of the best out there
— Additional reporting by Marina Liao
An Everyday Style: Athleta RainOut Forecast Shell II
This lightweight Athleta RainOut Forecast Shell II ($169) will repel any water drop as you commute to work or run your weekend errands. The waterproof fabric looks sporty and cool, plus it contains secure zip pockets so you can carry all your essentials.
For Sporty Vibes: Old Navy Oversized Water-Resistant Hooded Coat for Women
This Old Navy Oversized Water-Resistant Hooded Coat for Women ($55, plus extra 30 percent off at checkout) makes a great companion for misty morning walks. It features a built-in snorkel hood, adjustable drawstring and a breathable mesh hood lining for optimal performance.
For High Performance and Practicality: Uniqlo Hybrid Down Short Coat
This Uniqlo Hybrid Down Short Coat ($80, originally $130) combines warmth and comfort into a practical, sunny-hued finishing layer. The fabric has a matte finish that gives it a casual edge for everyday wear.
A Durable Jacket: The North Face Arctic Waterproof 550-Fill-Power Down Parka
This The North Face Arctic Waterproof 550-Fill-Power Down Parka ($299) features faux fur trims lining the hood for a snug fit. It's designed for cold rainy days, and comes with fully sealed seams for maximum comfort.
If You Like to Have a Hood: Nordstrom Cinch Waist Hooded Raincoat
This Nordstrom Cinch Waist Hooded Raincoat ($54, originally $139) includes a roomy hood and an expanded collar to keep the raindrops away. The detailed waist gives it some structure and allows for your perfect fit.
A Fashionable Coat: Gallery Full Length Two-Tone Silk Look Raincoat
This Gallery Full Length Two-Tone Silk Look Raincoat ($150, originally $270) makes a fashionable finish to any outfit, whether you wear a dress with rainboots, or go for a jeans and tee combo. We like the sleeve details, button lining, and double collar.
For a Blend of Tech and Style: Adidas MyShelter Rain.RDY Parka
This trench-coat inspired Adidas MyShelter Rain.RDY Parka ($196, originally $280) is lightweight, waterproof, and yet still breathable. It's designed with modern outdoor tech that will keep you dry as you run around the city, while the oversize cut will allow you to layer it over even the bulkiest of outfits.
For an A-Line Silhouette: The North Face City Breeze Rain Parka II
This The North Face City Breeze Rain Parka II ($135, originally $179) feels update with practical pockets and a waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric. It's a failsafe choice for rainy commutes.