Look good in a hood: 10 best waterproof jackets

There’s more rain on the way so make sure you style out the showers (and torrential downpours) in one of these practical coats

Rain, rain and more rain’s been forecast. This winter it feels like there has never been a more pressing need to own a decent raincoat. Whether it’s one to pack up small in your bag and have handy if you’re caught short in a shower, or something more heavy-duty for spending long periods in downpours, we’ve scoped out the most practical out there.

We’ve found and tested failsafe options for adults and kids. From Boden’s jacket for girls, which is new for this season and a great all-rounder for cold or wet weather, through to The North Face Vanadium Jacket, a favourite among outdoorsy types looking for a hard-wearing and stylish bit of kit.

Verdict:

Superdry’s Harijiki Jacket is just the job for women who want to stay dry in showers and still look cool, whilst Helly Hansen’s W Odin Traverse Jacket is the best option who won’t let the elements stop them getting out and about. Meanwhile for men, the Regatta Packaway II is ideal to shove in your bag in case the heavens open unexpectedly, whereas the Berghaus Civetta is the daddy if you plan to spend lots of time in the wet.

Click here to buy now

 

Buy now

1. White Stuff Paula Pac a Mac, £29.95

2. Helly Hansen W Odin Traverse Jacket, £208

3. Superdry Harijiki Jacket, £84.99

4. The North Face Vanadium Jacket, £240

5. Boden Ski Jacket, £55

6. Mum 2 Mum Rain Jacket, £29

7. Berghaus Men’s Civetta, £280

8. Jack Wolfskin Onyx Jacket, £140

9. Regatta Packaway II, £25

10. FatFace Lindal Technical Jacket, £85

Extras
FOOD & DRINK
Extras
BEAUTY
Extras
FOOD & DRINK
Extras
GADGETS & TECH
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there