Wet weather: there’s no avoiding it here in Blighty! Whether we’re chatting about it, reading about it or tackling it head on, the somewhat never ending cycle of sun and showers never fails to take its toll on our wardrobes. There’s no need to take a rain check on your plans when the heavens open – in fact it’s now easier than ever to be wet weather ready. With a simple change of a shoe, jacket or a few choice accessories, you can easily transform any outfit into one that is prepared to take on the stormy weather with ease.
Best waterproof jackets for under £50
If your waterproof is only going to get some occasional use, then it’s understandable that you don’t want to shell out for an expensive technical jacket. These Joules waterproofs benefit from taped seams to ensure complete waterproofing and grown hoods so you are always prepared for a sudden shower. Both of these Joules jackets come in at under £50, and are fantastic quality too.
Best bright waterproof jackets
Just because the sky is grey, it doesn’t mean your wet weather attire has to be too! You can pick up lots of various colourways and styles, but we love the unique, peachy shade of this women’s Jack Murphy jacket, which is breathable and windproof as well as 100% waterproof. From the Barbour Weather Comfort range, this men’s Barbour waterproof is lightweight and breathable, as well as offering handwarmer pockets for colder days!
Best fashionable waterproof jackets
For more formal occasions, the commute, or just if you want a sleeker look to complement your existing wardrobe that you can wear in adverse weather, then these two premium waterproof jackets are ideal. A fashionable waterproof can be hard to come by, but classic cuts like this women’s Barbour Trench Coat and men’s Baracuta Overcoat are fantastic, timeless styles for looking sophisticated in a storm.
Best technical waterproof jackets
We could probably talk for hours about the many features you will find on these highly technical jackets, but all you need to know is that you will always be dry, cool, and comfortable, with plenty of space to store your essentials and room to move about freely, making both of these jackets ideal for outdoor work and sports such as riding. Adjustable hoods, cuffs and waists along with high neck designs offers the best in waterproofing from these world-renowned technical brands.
Best packable waterproof jackets
The British weather is nothing if not unpredictable, so a handy, 100% waterproof packaway jacket is ideal for those on the go! Packaways like this Aigle Firstrain Jacket is are great for family days or the commute, when you don’t want to be weighed down with excess luggage, while the Schoffel Ketton is the ideal technical jacket for outdoor activities.