The Best Jackets to Keep You Dry This Spring

Best men's rain jackets in 2024

The Best Jackets to Keep You Dry This Spring

Outerwear so stylish, it’ll have you hoping for rain

The transitional weather going from winter to spring can be erratic at best—wide temperature swings, bursts of wind and an onslaught of fat drops of rain await us all. It's only a matter of time. So we need some outerwear that can handle it all, which means there's a long list of demands. It's got to be lightweight yet sturdy enough to block the breeze, water-resistant enough to keep us dry and handsome enough to be worn with a wide range of clothing.

Whether you're conquering rugged trails or navigating urban streets, the best lightweight rain jackets offer durability, breathability, and of course, exceptional waterproofing. Choose wisely, and it will end up being one of the most useful pieces in your arsenal. For instance, a great rain jacket makes the perfect travel staple. The key is to find one that suits your style so you look sharp when the skies open up. Whether you want classic looks, ultimate performance or a packable piece that rolls up nicely, we've rounded up over a dozen of the best options to buy in 2024.


The Best Men’s
Rain Jackets in 2024

Rugged Jackets

Reining Champ Water-resistant matte coach's jacket

matte coach's jacket,
$270 by Reining Champ

Line of Trade Portland rain jacket

Portland rain jacket,
$85 by Line of Trade

A modern piece with throwback details, cut from water-resistant ripstop nylon with oversized patch pockets.

Shell Tek jacket,
$365 / $295 by Satta

Folk Padded shell jacket

Padded shell jacket,
$440 by Folk

L.L. Bean Trail Model rain jacket

Trail Model rain jacket,
$99 by L.L. Bean

Patagonia Jackson Glacier rain jacket

Jackson Glacier
rain jacket,
$249 by Patagonia

Rains Norton ultralight nylon jacket

Norton ultralight
nylon jacket,
$225 by Rains

Proof Moonlight quilted jacket

Moonlight quilted jacket,
$198 / $89 by Proof

Arc'teryx Gore-Tex Beta jacket
Arc'teryx Gore-Tex Beta jacket

Gore-Tex Beta jacket,
$400 by Arc'teryx


Refined Jackets

Suitsupply Italian wool rain jacket
Suitsupply Italian wool rain jacket

Italian wool rain jacket,
$449 by Suitsupply

This insulated chore coat is cut from ultralight weather-resistant nylon with PrimaLoft fill. It’s finished with bartack reinforcements for added durability.

Shell cloth explorer jacket,
$248 by Buck Mason

Flint and Tinder Waxed ripstop field jacket

Waxed ripstop field jacket,
$198 by Flint and Tinder

Massimo Dutti Water-repellent trench

A classic trench with streamlined design elements, tonal buttons and a generous collar to flip up for added protection from the elements.

Water-repellent trench,
$229 by Massimo Dutti

Marine Layer Dry wax insulated jacket

Dry wax insulated jacket,
$198 by Marine Layer

Barbour Rokig mac jacket

Rokig mac jacket,
$300 by Barbour

Fjallraven Raven field jacket

Räven field jacket,
$250 by Fjällräven

Nordstrom Preston raincoat

Preston raincoat,
$399 / $216.97 by Nordstrom

UNIQLO Laminated performance jacket
UNIQLO Laminated performance jacket

Laminated performance jacket,
$89.90 by UNIQLO

About Those Beads

Most nylon or polyester jackets are treated with a DWR (durable water-resistant) coating to make water bead and run off the surface. A DWR coating will wear down after years of use, but it lasts a good while and can be revived with this simple (and affordable) at-home treatment wash.

Tx.Direct wash-in treatment,
$14.95 by Nikwax

Rainy Day Bag

Stutterheim, the Swedish brand known for their classic raincoats, makes a briefcase-style tote bag that’s securely water-repellent to protect your gear. Two large exterior front pockets give this bag its unique look inspired by military bags.

Utility brief bag,
$170 / $85 by Stutterheim

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