We’ve had a blast in big-coat season. Pulling on layers of down insulation and zipping them up to protect ourselves from the elements is the most satisfying time of the year for outerwear. But, with the freezing climes set to dissipate soon, we’ve already got our eyes on the season transition. Transitional coats are an art in themselves, and with big-coat season on its way out, an art that’s worth perfecting.

Moving from winter to spring is arguably the biggest seasonal change of the year, so it’s tricky to navigate. There’s a mountain of things to consider when copping transitional coats, but it boils down to two main points: you want your companion to be lightweight, and above all else, waterproof.

Lightweight waterproof jackets that look good are surprisingly hard to come by. Trust us, we’ve spent hours on the case. That’s why we linked up with MR PORTER to give a platform to 10 of the best transitional coats for 2022.

Shop 10 of the best transitional coats to see you into spring.

Brunello Cucinelli Shell Jacket

Shell Jacket

Shell Jacket

$2295

Brunello Cucinelli

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Brunello Cucinelli usually deals in luxury cashmere and the like, but this weather-resistant shell jacket takes a more technical tack without losing the understated confidence that defines the brand.

Remi Relief Camouflage Ripstop Jacket

Camouflage Ripstop Jacket

Camouflage Ripstop Jacket

$480

Remi Relief

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Remi Relief looks to a subtle camouflage pattern to give this padded jacket a visual pop. A ripstop shell provides light protection from the rain, perfect for the transition.

Aspesi Shell Jacket

Shell Jacket

Shell Jacket

$535

Aspesi

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Aspesi is another heritage Italian label, like Cucinelli, which is better known for its classic pieces than its transitional layers. This simple shell proves that the Italian powerhouse can move with the times, though.

Dunhill Padded Shell Blouson Jacket

Padded Shell Blouson Jacket

Padded Shell Blouson Jacket

$1495

Dunhill

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Dunhill offers up pure versatility with this all-black blouson. A small tonal logo to the left chest is the only detailing around.

UNDERCOVER x Eastpak Blouson Jacket

Eastpak Blouson Jacket

Eastpak Blouson Jacket

$945

UNDERCOVER

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UNDERCOVER teams up with Eastpak for a hybrid jacket-bag this season. Complete with Eastpak's signature zips and pocket to the reverse, there's no boundary between luggage and apparel here.

Outerknown Apex Jacket

Apex Jacket

Apex Jacket

$300

Outerknown

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Outerknown might not be as well known as the leading names in techwear but that doesn't reflect on its quality. The Apex Jacket is ideal for layering as well as offering waterproofing and lightweight breathability.

Moncler Genius 1 Moncler JW Anderson Jacket

1 Moncler JW Anderson Jacket

1 Moncler JW Anderson Jacket

$1715

Moncler Genius

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Moncler, however, is one of the leading names in outerwear. That's what makes it such a safe bet when it comes to transitional coats, too.

Stone Island Logo-Appliquéd Jacket

Logo-Appliquéd Jacket

Logo-Appliquéd Jacket

$805

Stone Island

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You thought we'd do a transitional coats roundup and not include Stone Island? Think again. This dusty pink jacket is a highlight.

C.P. Company Metropolis Jacket

Metropolis Jacket

Metropolis Jacket

$520

C.P. Company

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In the arena of transitional goods, the overshirt holds some weight, too. This Metropolis Jacket by C.P. Company combines a waterproof shell with the brand's classic overshirt silhouette for between-season perfection.

Barbour x Engineered Garments Jacket

Engineered Garments Jacket

Engineered Garments Jacket

$500

Barbour

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Barbour's ongoing partnership with Nepenthes label Engineered Garments should be getting more airtime than it does. This cropped waxed jacket is an example of the masterpieces on offer.

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