It’s been a wild week for bad weather between Hurricanes Hanna and Isaias, with storms, torrential downpours, and high winds. Hope everyone is safe out there! If you realized that you’re in need of a new raincoat or jacket a little too late, we rounded up a bunch that’ll repel water, will keep you and your phone dry, and have drawstring details and secure closures for extra protection from the elements.
But just because it’s a functional piece in your wardrobe doesn’t mean it can’t have some pizazz to it. There are also PVC and see-through styles, long and cropped silhouettes, and lots of other design options so you can pick what speaks to you, and know that you’ll have a durable barrier between you and the next rainy day. Here, 15 cute and useful raincoats and jackets to wear throughout the rest of summer—and even into fall and winter.
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Best packable raincoat
Zeta SL Rain Jacket
Weather can be fickle, so if it’s pouring one minute and completely sunny the next, you want a lightweight jacket that easily stows away in your bag. This packable two-toned one will do just that; plus, you’ll stay so dry thanks to the hood, adjustable cuffs, and waterproof GORE-TEX fabric.
best sporty raincoat
Women’s Running Jacket
A waterproof jacket you can wear while working out or just while your out and about will get double the use. This Nike style has an adjustable hood and sleeves to keep water out, but it’s lightweight enough so you don’t break a sweat.
Best classic raincoat
If you’re like me and have always wanted a bright yellow style, opt for one from Rains. It has a casual silhouette with handy pockets and a high neck in case it’s really coming down hard.
Best black raincoat
Stutterheim is known for its sleek rain gear, like this long black raincoat with silver hardware; plus, the pockets are double-welded so nothing will get your valuables wet.
best see-through raincoat
Translucent Hooded Rain Coat
We stan a translucent coat! You can show off your shirt underneath with a see-through coat like this one from Avec Les Filles.
best long raincoat
White A-Lantic Packable Coat
A white extra long coat with tons of pockets and snaps is super functional, and it definitely stands out in a sea of black rain jackets.
best cropped raincoat
Canopy Parachute Jacket Short
Not digging a long silhouette? Opt for a cropped one like this forest-green Athleta one that has an impressive 4.5-star rating out of 5.
best PVC raincoat
Crushed PVC Jacket
Not everything has to specifically be labeled a “raincoat” for you to wear it in the rain. A PVC jacket like this is waterproof yet fashionable with its ruched sleeves and bow closure.
best classic trench
90s Classic Taffeta Trench Coat
Sometimes a rainy day just calls for a khaki trench. You can’t go wrong with one! Leave it open for an effortless look or button it all the way to make it more structured.
Best vinyl raincoat
Women’s Original Waterproof Vinyl Smock
Here’s another bright yellow style with a transparent twist and contrasting zippers. The vinyl material is completely waterproof and it’s also roomy enough to wear thicker layers underneath when the temps drop.
best sleek raincoat
Glyde Along Softshell
A modern silhouette like this one will go with any look; plus, it has a convenient phone pocket for more organization.
best designer raincoat
Two-Tone Oversized Trench Parka
Okay, I know this is pricey, but how could I not include?! The gorgeous two-tone colors and slightly roomy fit definitely makes this a “wow” piece for a dreary day when you still want to look fab.
best belted raincoat
Funnel Neck Lightweight Coat in navy
Add some color to your rainy-day ‘fit with this pretty blue belted number. It also has a protective funnel neck you can zip up all the way if the weather gets really bad.
best cinched raincoat
Packable Waterproof Rain Jacket
Some styles can be a bit shapeless, but one with a drawstring waist will keep it snug against you. This printed Joules style has more than 50 reviews and an almost perfect 5-star rating.
Best puffer raincoat
Elliot Puffer Coat
The glossy fabric of this puffer is ideal for stormy weather, and the thicker coat works better for fall and winter layering.
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