As easy as it is to lose all sensibility in the excitement of the summer transition, it's important to keep your wits about you. Yes, the weather is improving and there are long, warm days outside on the horizon, but you'd do well to remember that summer isn't a guarantee of perfect weather. That means that rain jackets aren't completely off the menu, so picking the right lightweight rain jacket should be top of your priorities.
Good rain jackets are lightweight, waterproof, and packable into your chosen bag so that you’re never caught out. From Arc'teryx to Y/Project, we've scoured the web to serve up a range of the best throw-on and throw-off rain jackets on the market to ensure your season transition is showerproof but still drippin'.
Shop the best lightweight rain jackets below.
RAINS Hooded Coat
RAINS is a go-to for highly effective, no-nonsense rain jackets. The Danish label takes after fisherman's jackets that shielded the wearer from ferocious storms so you'll be equipped for light summer showers.
Y/Project x Canada Goose Nanaimo Rain Jacket
Canada Goose needs no introduction. The brand has been making perfect jackets for all scenarios for the best part of 70 years. Y/Project's classic unorthodoxy comes as a contemporary update for the Nanaimo Rain Jacket.
Kassl Editions Rubber Trench Coat
Kassle Editions could be credited with making the cleanest rain jackets out there right now. Cut from rubberized cotton, this earth-tone trench is fully waterproof and extremely versatile, too.
Arc'teryx Veilance Demlo SL Shirt Jacket
If Arc'teryx's technical builds weren't futuristic enough for you, Veilance should do the trick. The style-forward arm of the company creates immaculate outerwear that doesn't skimp on performance.
Norse Projects Fyn GORE-TEX Hooded Jacket
Scandinavia has many great assets, but one of its shining skills is its outerwear. Norse Projects bridges design shaped by the cold North with minimal style that works in every wardrobe.
Stone Island Raso Hooded Jacket
You thought we'd do a rain jackets roundup without including Stone Island? Don't be silly. With designs like this bold turquoise Raso Jacket, how could we?
Patagonia Torrentshell Hooded Jacket
In the world of light outerwear — and outerwear as a whole, actually — Patagonia is one of the verified leaders. The classic Torrentshell Jacket is a one-size-fits-all solution to summer jackets.
UNIQLO Pocketable Half Coat
UNIQLO should always be a consideration when you're looking for new wardrobe staples. This beige trench coat fits the bill for formal fits as well as off-duty moments and it'll only set you back 40 bucks.
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