The winter to spring shift is a time for rebirth, especially this year. When it comes to the wardrobe, it’s all about having the right tools in place to adapt to changing weather and conditions. Our Spring Style Toolkit is here to help.

Winter is moving slowly into the rear-view and the heavy-duty wools and down feathers are going with it. While the introduction of warmer climes is more than welcome, many of us dread bidding farewell to our beloved outerwear. But just because winter's coming to an end, it doesn't mean you have to pack away the finer jackets and coats. We’re always here for best-of-class outerwear, no matter what the season, and with the spring transition upon us, we're turning to lightweight rain jackets.

Good rain jackets are lightweight, waterproof, and packable into your chosen bag so that you’re never caught out. From Phipps to Nike ACG, 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.

Nike ACG NRG Misery Ridge

NRG Misery Ridge

NRG Misery Ridge

$549

Nike ACG

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Color-blocking is the name of the game when it comes to the Nike ACG NRG Misery Ridge Jacket. Bright blue and yellow panels provide a punch on top of the black foundations. A GORE-TEX construction provides breathable waterproofing while the jacket is crafted from 100% recycled polyester fibers.

Phipps Millet GORE-TEX Rain Jacket

Millet GORE-TEX Rain Jacket

Millet GORE-TEX Rain Jacket

$416

Phipps

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Phipps treads a fine line between high-level performance gear and luxury style, and when it teams up with Millet — a dedicated outdoors brand — the outcome is beautiful. This lightweight waterproof is cut from GORE-TEX for effectiveness, but aspects like striking stripes to each arm give it a visual punch, too.

adidas Terrex GORE-TEX Paclite Rain Jacket

GORE-TEX Paclite Rain Jacket

GORE-TEX Paclite Rain Jacket

$202

adidas Terrex

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With the weather at its most volatile during the transitional months, it’s important to have a jacket that does a little bit of everything — even packing away when you don’t want to wear it. The adidas Terrex GORE-TEX Paclite Rain Jacket is fully waterproof, breathable, and super-lightweight with reflective hits throughout so you’re covered at all temperatures, whatever the weather.

Human Made Military Rain Jacket

Military Rain Jacket

$619

Human Made

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Human Made’s playful persona shines through in the form of a large duck motif to the reverse of this military-style parka. Cut from lightweight nylon, the navy-blue palette makes way for contrasting white graphics to the chest and a text-embellished hood visor.

and Wander 2.5 Layer Rain Jacket

2.5 Layer Rain Jacket

2.5 Layer Rain Jacket

$505

and Wander

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A relative newcomer to the scene, and Wander has wasted no time in rising to the top of the pile when it comes to all things technical style. This lightweight top layer exemplifies the label’s flawless expertise with a Pertex shell which is breathable and completely weatherproof. Grey taped zips offer a second tone to the dreamy palette.

C.P. Company Metropolis Button Quarterzip Soft Shell Jacket

Metropolis Button Quarterzip Soft Shell Jacket

$445

C.P. Company

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Italian innovator C.P. Company never disappoints with materials. The Metropolis Soft Shell Jacket is cut from a stretch nylon with full weather-resistance for a lightweight performance jacket that's informed by life in a city.

Arc'teryx Squamish Hooded Nylon Jacket

Squamish Windshell Jacket

Squamish Windshell Jacket

$155

Arc'teryx

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Arc’teryx’s skeletal logo may as well be a seal of outdoor-ready approval. This lightweight Squamish Hooded jacket is perfect for protecting you from quick downpours when you’re on the move thanks to its no-fuss efficiency.

Carhartt WIP GORE-TEX® Michigan Jacket

GORE-TEX® Michigan Jacket

$500

Carhartt WIP

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Carhartt WIP's famous Michigan Coat gets a contemporary makeover for the transitional period. Heavyweight cotton canvas makes way for trusty GORE-TEX and the traditional layout of four patch pockets to the chest and waist remains but gets a taped-zip update to keep your valuables bone dry.

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