I've been caught in an NYC storm without a proper raincoat or an umbrella too many times, and I'll never be making that mistake again. As much as I wish I could stay home every time there's a rainy day, my schedule says otherwise. I've learned my lesson. Whether it's a slight drizzle in the spring or a cold, rainy night in the winter, it's important to have a reliable raincoat in your closet. I've finally completed my search for the right raincoat, and I'm sharing the recommendations with you.
Although it's an essential item, I found that there weren't a ton of stylish options available for a quick search. After doing a deep dive, I rounded up 10 of the best to shop in different categories and price points. You'll find the perfect lightweight trenchcoat to wear to work or the heavy-duty jacket to pack on that outdoor weekend trip. Keep scrolling to find your pick of my favorite raincoats on the market.
"I love this jacket. I’d give it a 10/10. Fit, length, and weight are great. I wore it in the Swiss Alps and took a dive over a bike going downhill at 20 mph. My pants ripped and I destroyed my knee, but this jacket doesn't even have a snag on it! It saved my elbows and the high-quality jacket lives to see more adventures. Couldn't recommend more!" — Lululemon reviewer
"I bought this on an impulse and am so happy I did! The color (Navy) is beautiful, the lining is soft, perfect to wear over a light sweater or top. There are a ton of pockets which I love. The side pockets button which I also prefer. And the cinch at the waist is a beautiful detail. I'm a curvy petite and the cinch helps define my figure. It is a tad long but I'm 5'0" so it hits just below my knees which I love. If you're on the fence buy it!" — Nordstrom reviewer
"This short trench coat is a winner. The jacket is slightly oversized, a quality piece, and I love the navy lining with blue/white piping trim inside and on the inside chest pocket. I would also purchase this jacket in black or navy… just saying. Thanks, J. Crew!" — J.Crew reviewer
"I was looking for a transitional/autumn piece and this jacket was the perfect addition to my wardrobe! I'm 5'4", 115lbs, and range from XS-S in jackets. I have longer arms and was worried the sleeves wouldn't look how they do on the model but I ended up getting an XS and it fits perfectly oversized with the sleeves hitting right at the base of my fingers! I love the dual-pocket feature and how the hood is big enough to protect me from the rain. I personally didn't have trouble with the zipper when worn (just have to listen for the click to know both zippers are aligned to zip up) but I will say that it hangs in my closet unzipped because I can't get it to click when not worn. That's my only con but it's not at all a deal breaker. Absolutely adore this jacket!" — Everlane reviewer
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