Like it or not, the next season shift is only weeks away. Therefore, it's time to start acclimatizing, both mentally and wardrobe-wise, to the new norm. That might lead you to think that it’s almost time to start packing away the linens and silks, but we’re always here for fine materials, even when the rain arrives. Don’t stop wearing your best pieces, just make sure you’ve got appropriate outerwear to layer up with.

The perfect transitional jacket is lightweight, waterproof, and packable into your chosen bag so that you’re never caught out. From A.P.C. to The North Face, we've scoured the web to serve up a range of the best throw-on rain jackets on the market to make your jump into fall that little bit easier.

Shop the best lightweight rain jackets below.

Under Armour Forefront Rain Jacket

Forefront Rain Jacket

Forefront Rain Jacket

$60

Under Armour

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Under Armour's Forefront Rain Jacket is a sleek entry to the world of lightweight rain protection. The light grey color palette offers a highlight to your bad-weather fits.

The North Face Zipped Rain Jacket

Zipped Rain Jacket

Zipped Rain Jacket

$79

The North Face

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If you’re looking for functionality in droves, The North Face is a one-stop-shop. The undisputed favorite of explorers, climbers, skiers, and the like, this The North Face shell jacket is sure to fulfill any mountain trail- or city street-treading needs.

Filson Packable Swiftwater Rain Jacket

Packable Swiftwater Rain Jacket

Packable Swiftwater Rain Jacket

$265

Filson

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Filson proves that the best things really do come in small packages with the Packable Swiftwater Rain Jacket. Outfitted in a military-style khaki, this piece is ideal for all autumn missions.

and Wander 2.5 Layer Rain Jacket

2.5 Layer Rain Jacket

2.5 Layer Rain Jacket

$505

and Wander

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Few labels have the outdoor acumen that and Wander has. This beige rain jacket features multiple detachable layers so you can adjust to the weather accordingly. Not only is it highly effective, the 2.5 Layer Rain Jacket looks amazing, too.

A.P.C. Victor Rain Coat

Victor Rain Coat

$505

A.P.C.

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A.P.C. updates its iconic mac with a waterproofed structure to ensure that the timeless style is applicable all year round. Ending towards the top of the thigh, the Victor Mac trees the fine line between formal and casual with notable finesse.

RAINS Mover Jacket

Mover Jacket

Mover Jacket

$69

RAINS

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What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to Rains, quite a lot actually. This brand has found its popularity in creating some of the most waterproof jackets around — taped seams, taped zips, and breathable fabrics offer no-frills waterproofing.

Norse Projects Elias Light Rain Jacket

Elias Light Rain Jacket

Elias Light Rain Jacket

$145

Norse Projects

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As the label’s tagline says, each Norse Projects item is ‘made in the cold, cold north’, meaning that everything with the Norse Projects tag has earned it after rigorous testing in some seriously adverse conditions. This long, lightweight rain jacket is extremely effective.

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