Waterproof breathable jackets
When the weather really turns and the torrential downpours start, you’re going to need a waterproof jacket as the final protective layer to keep the rain off your back. Wet fabrics rob your body of warmth, so opting for a waterproof breathable jacket ensures that you’ll stay warm and dry, as well as comfortable, as they allow moisture to escape through the jacket fabric to the outside where it can evaporate. Read about a few of our favourites below…
Top waterproof breathable jackets for men
1. Camel Active GORE-TEX Field Jacket (£364.95): GORE-TEX fabric is an extremely thin membrane that is durably waterproof, windproof and breathable, allowing moisture to pass through easily to help reduce overheating and perspiration build up whilst preventing any water getting in. This Camel Active Field Jacket uses GORE-TEX as a part of its active respiration technology, keeping you warm dry and comfortable at all times.
2. Musto Mawson Camo Jacket (£294.95): Waterproof, windproof and breathable with PrimaLoft® wadding for superior warmth without the weight. The fabric camouflage print has been developed exclusively by Musto, drawing inspiration from their sailing heritage and ocean engineered palettes and patterns. The fully adjustable peaked hood works with the shaped collar and zip guard to provide numerous lines of defence against the weather – keeping you dry in the harshest of downpours.
Top waterproof breathable jackets for women
1. Musto Apsley Blouson Jacket (£244.95): Stay dry and stay stylish with one of Musto’s best selling coastal sailing jackets. From the BR2 collection, this incredibly lightweight jacket is made from an innovative waterproof 2-layer micro porous coated fabric, which allows moisture to escape through tiny holes too small to let water in. This is then treated to encourage water to bead and run off. Plus the Apsley Blouson boasts PrimaLoft® wadding for extra warmth when the temperatures drop – making this quite simply a wet weather must.
2. Barbour Crieff Waterproof Trench Coat (£269.95): A waterproof and breathable double-breasted trench, the Crieff is adorned with Barbour’s exclusive Winter Tartan – a rework of the iconic Classic Tartan with a richer, luxurious palette of black, mocha, rosewood and pearl. The warm quilted lining makes this a great choice when it’s cold, wet or both. Plus the Crieff is fully machine washable so no need to worry about keeping it fresh and looking its best. Finished perfectly by feature buttons, buckle detailing and shoulder epaulettes.