11 Best Raincoats & Rain Jackets for Women To Buy In 2022 | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

2022-03-22 08:09:46 By : Ms. Anna Lan

We’ve found the water-resistant, weatherproof coats and jackets so chic you’ll want to wear them rain, hail or shine.

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Whatever the forecast, it’s always a good idea to have a few waterproof jackets on hand in all seasons to tackle whatever the sky throws at you.

Every wardrobe needs a super lightweight, scrunchable rain jacket that’s roomy enough to throw on top of whatever else you’re wearing – because when it’s truly bucketing down an umbrella alone won’t cut it.

Then it’s worth having a few tougher outdoorsy styles for hikes and other outdoor adventures and why not also add a few pure fashion pieces into the mix?

HERE ARE THE BEST WEATHER-REPELLING RAINCOATS AND JACKETS

Kate Kasin windcheater Rain Jacket, Amazon Australia, $75.41

With hundreds of five-star reviews, this waterproof Kate Kasin rain jacket comes with a firm stamp of approval. Featuring 12 colourways to suit all tastes, an oversized fit, a zipper fastening front, long sleeves and a flattering drawstring waist, you’ll look stylish no matter how dreary the weather. One happy customer reported: “I get random compliments on this jacket, it’s stylish.” Aside from an abundance of flattering compliments, you’ll score free international shipping with this purchase, too.

French Connection Lola Longline Raincoat, Myer, $99.95

Break away from the sea of beige and black raincoats with this rose pink option. With a relaxed, longline fit and hood, this stylish jacket can be worn during a downpour or during perfect sunshine. Not into pink? It also comes in versatile French navy (shop it here) and camel (shop it here), plus, you’ll score free delivery.

Rains Trekker Jacket – Unisex, The Iconic, $280

Not only is this rain jacket weatherproof, it’ll keep you incredibly warm, too. Featuring DuPont Sorona plant-based insulation, plus a windproof and waterproof shell, this will be on high rotation during the chillier months. The quilted texture and olive hue make it a jacket you’ll be happy to wear rain, hail or shine. You’ll qualify for free delivery and free returns with this jacket.

Gorman All Content, No Form Rain Jacket, $79.20 (down from $99)

Diehard Gorman fans would buy a bent paperclip from this cult brand if that’s what they released, but if you’re a dip-in, dip-out type with Gorman, this is one of the pieces to dip into for sure. The painterly pattern is bright and colourful without being childish, and would look great elevating basic neutrals like jeans and sneakers (or – obviously – rain boots).

Curve Active Recycled Mother Puffer Jacket in Sepia, Cotton On, $69.99

This soft, cloudlike puffer is giving me extreme Kardashian vibes in the best possible way. It begs to be thrown over some sleek tonal activewear: I’m thinking fawn coloured leggings and a coordinating tank or bra top with a chunky sneaker. The plush filling will make it feel like you’re wrapped in your favourite doona, and frankly that’s the vibe we’re all chasing round the clock right now.

Rains 1201 rain jacket in Grey Rock, ASOS, $134.30 (down from $158)

I am personally obsessed with Rains. I bought this hooded style years ago and it has never failed me. It’s light as a raindrop so you can easily roll it up an keep it in the bottom of your bag if the weather looks iffy, and it’s also sleek enough that it looks super pretty hanging just inside your door on a coat rack or hook. You could go a poppy red or yellow for a splashy Paddington Bear vibe but I’ve found this basic grey to be completely versatile.

Arc’teryx Zeta SL Jacket in Black, The Iconic, $500

Canadian brand Arc’teryx is one of those names that you’ll see on real, proper outdoorsy types, like Arctic tour leaders and bushwalking guides. And there’s a good reason: they use the most cutting-edge fabrics and technologies to keep the elements at arm’s length so you can really enjoy being out of the house on even the most miserable days. It’s definitely a splurge but this one will work hard in your wardrobe forever.

Man Down Reversible Jacket in Persimmon, P.E. Nation, $239

Yeah, pink! Orange! Black! Block colours! Splashes! And … drum roll … turn it inside out and get a second jacket for the price of one. That’s right, this banging bold number from Sydney brand P.E Nation lets you work it, pull the thing down, flip it and reverse it. It has the brand’s bold logo down the arm with each side and its signature chunky zip (I have other P.E Nation pieces with this zip and can confirm it’s as sturdy and unbreakable as it is good looking). Sometimes bright and bold goes mysteriously with everything and this is one of those cases: you could make it the focus with all-black activewear or run with the colourway and team it with more pinks and oranges.

This pale olive rain jacket is probably the most elegant and elevated of the picks on the page: it actually brings polish to an outfit rather than simply acting as a practical rain shield. I’m in love with the roomy hood, the soft swoop of the curved hem and the wide waist band detail that adds a little shape without being restrictive. Oh and it’s made from recycled water bottles so it’s planet friendly, even if the planet is throwing unfriendly weather at you.

Miss Selfridge Lightweight Quilted Liner Jacket in Sage Green, ASOS, $52 (down from $80)

I’m a sucker for quilting. It’s a little bit British monarchy, and a little bit cottagecore – especially in this soft sage green. English brand Miss Selfridge calls this a ‘liner jacket’ because the UK is so cold that those poor loves sometimes need to layer jacket upon jacket to keep out the chill. But in Australia this would work perfectly well on its own. That said I’m also seeing it underneath a tweedy houndstooth blazer for more of those Kate and Will vibes.

Adidas AO windcheater in Black, $120 (down from $160)

Is there a greater titan of the windbreaker/parka genre than the classic Adidas black and white? It’s sporty, it’s pared-back, it never looks forced or fussy, and you know it will be made to last. I like the subtle stand-up collar when it’s zipped up, and I like the well-cut drape when it’s unzipped, but most of all I like to know that this brand will give you accumulative style points that will last you for years.

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A RAINCOAT?

Gone are the days where gaudy neon yellow raincoats are your only waterproof option. Now, you can shop from a range of rain coats and jackets that not only protect you from the most savage of downpours but are a stylish addition to your wardrobe, too. When buying a raincoat, check that the fabric is waterproof but also look for items that are windproof. A hood is a great addition to any rain coat or jacket, too, as it’ll further protect you from the elements. While a longline rain coat or rain jacket is fashion forward, it’s also a great option for providing you with the most protection from the elements.

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Alexandra Carlton is a lifestyle writer who’s worked at some of Australia’s biggest fashion magazines including Marie Claire, Grazia and Madison.

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