The Best Raincoats For This Wet Yet Warm Weather

Storms have taken over the skies this summer, pushing away the warmer weather with showers, cold spells and grey clouds. And while it might feel a tad excessive to pull out your wellies right now, a waterproof coat is proving to be an absolute must this month.

Happily, sensible outerwear has reached more fashionable heights since the days of pac-a-macs and flimsy brollies. Nowadays, for instance, waterproof hats come in a range of bucket hat and fisherman styles and look good even when it isn’t raining.

Whether you want to take on the puddles in a PVC trench or face the elements in a hike-ready jacket, the internet is chock-full of trendy raincoats right now. We’ve compiled a selection of the most stylish designs, from long raincoats to clear and classic options. To take a look at our pick of chic but sensible waterproof coats, click through the slideshow ahead.

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Joules Brampton Waterproof Trench Coat, £149 £89.95

Stepping away from the classic anorak, this chic trench coat can be worn anywhere, come rain or shine. A far cry from your everyday pac-a-mac, it’s a year-round, sturdy staple. The detachable hood will keep you dry through any drizzle.

Joules Brampton Waterproof Trench Coat, $, available at JoulesPhoto Courtesy of Joules

New Look Mid Pink Hooded Rain Anorak, £34.99

If you’re after a bargain buy, high street staple New Look has you covered. Pretty in pink, this anorak slots perfectly into summer style. Granted, it’s not the most planet-friendly pick so be sure to look after it as carefully as possible to maximise its lifespan.

New Look Mid Pink Hooded Rain Anorak, $, available at New LookPhoto Courtesy of New Look

Rains Longer Jacket, £105

Rains is one of the coolest wet weather brands to know and this coat proves exactly why. The classic rain mac cut covers the whole body for full protection, no matter how hard it’s pelting down. Lightweight, waterproof and windproof, it comes with built-in ventilation to stop you getting sweaty.

Rains Longer Jacket, $, available at RainsPhoto Courtesy of Rains

Calvin Klein Oversized Hooded Parka Coat, £270 £216

This oversized parka is just the right amount of laid-back. It’s classic yet cool and because it’s black it will work with your whole wardrobe. Crafted from nylon and recycled polyester, it will protect you against a sudden shower while keeping you cosy on cooler days, too.

Calvin Klein Oversized Hooded Parka Coat, $, available at Calvin KleinPhoto Courtesy of Calvin Klein

ASOS DESIGN Tall Rubberised Rain Parka Coat, £42

Trust ASOS to create a chic yet affordable alternative to some of the options from our favourite, pricier brands. The classic cut and longer length combined with elasticated wrists and drawstring hood will prevent even a single drop of rain from trickling down your back. Opt for the stone colourway for timeless style points.

ASOS DESIGN Tall Rubberised Rain Parka Coat, $, available at ASOSPhoto Courtesy of ASOS

Barbour International Rein Showerproof Jacket, £179 £129

Barbour is famous for its outdoor wear so if you like the security of a tried-and-tested brand, you’ve come to the right place. Cut in a relaxed, oversized parka style, you can slip this jacket over practically any outfit. A drawstring waist adds shape when you want it.

Barbour International Rein Showerproof Jacket, $, available at FlannelsPhoto Courtesy of Barbour

The North Face Women’s Jazzi Gore-Tex Jacket, £400

These days it’s a streetwear staple but The North Face’s roots lie in outdoor adventuring. If hiking, walking or kayaking is on your summer to-do list, then you may want to take a look at the activewear brand.

The North Face Women’s Jazzi Gore-Tex Jacket, $, available at The North FacePhoto Courtesy of The North Face

Joules Padstow Raincoat, £89.95

We’ve finally figured out why yellow is such a popular colour for outdoor wear: bright and bold, it stands out against the stormiest of skies. The A-line cut and elasticated waist of this raincoat encourage the water to run right off you, while popper-fastening pockets will keep your valuables dry.

Joules Padstow Raincoat, $, available at JoulesPhoto Courtesy of Joules

Rains Curve W Jacket, £105

Rains’ Curve W jacket is one of the brand’s more fashion-forward options. The thick belt evokes a classic trench coat while a variety of chic colourways, from candy pink to grown-up pistachio to oil-slick blue, keeps things modern.

Rains Curve W Jacket, $, available at RainsPhoto Courtesy of Rains

iets frans Tessa Waterproof Shell Jacket, £59

This shell jacket does away with all the bells and whistles and simply gets the job done. Made from a lightweight nylon, you can pack it away in your bag, to be whipped out when the skies inevitably open.

iets frans Tessa Waterproof Shell Jacket, $, available at Urban OutfittersPhoto Courtesy of iets frans

Noisy May Droplets Longline Transparent Showerproof Raincoat, £95

If you can’t bear to cover up an expertly styled look, a clear raincoat is the answer. This one isn’t completely transparent but it will let your outfit shine (even when the sun doesn’t).

Noisy May Droplets Longline Transparent Showerproof Raincoat, $, available at ASOSPhoto Courtesy of Noisy May

Karl Lagerfeld Karl Logo Rain Poncho, £149 £75

If it’s the classic pac-a-mac you’re after, take a look at this waterproof poncho. Generously sized to sit over any outfit and with a front pocket to store all your essentials, this is definitely a more practical pick. Which isn’t to say it’s uncool — quite the opposite, in fact.

Karl Lagerfeld Karl Logo Rain Poncho, $, available at Karl LagerfeldPhoto Courtesy of Karl Largerfeld

Stutterheim Mosebacke Raincoat, £220 £154

When it’s dark, dull and miserable outside, dopamine dressing is a surefire way to lift your spirits. Available in a host of cheerful colours from pillar-box red to rainbow stripes, this A-line style raincoat has something for everyone. The brand claims it’s impossible for any moisture to seep through so not only will you look good but you’ll be bone-dry, too.

Stutterheim Mosebacke Raincoat, $, available at StutterheimPhoto Courtesy of Stutterheim

Nike Running Essential Plus Jacket, £74.95

If you’re a really dedicated runner, it’ll take more than a bit of rain to keep you from pounding the pavement but it’s a good idea to be prepared nonetheless. Incredibly lightweight with a water-resistant finish, you can focus on your stride without worrying about getting caught in a downpour.

Nike Running Essential Plus Jacket, $, available at ASOSPhoto Courtesy of Nike

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