The passage out of summer is one full of meteorological obstacles. And, while any old waterproof jacket can keep you dry to a certain extent, when the rain is really pouring and the winds are up, your comfort lies in the hands of the fine details. We’re talking elasticated storm cuffs, taped zips, heat-trapping toggles, and the like.
Whether you're looking ahead to winter too or just on the search for a waterproof layer to see you through the fall transition, we've rounded up the coats for you. Ranging from technical expertise from Stone Island, Descente Allterrain, and more, through to style-first numbers from Frame or Jacquemus, these are the best waterproof jackets for men this season.
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The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket
The North Face’s Nuptse Jacket is a classic and it's earned that accolade the hard way. Through snow, sleet, rain, sub-zero expeditions, and the like, The North Face Nuptse Jacket reigns supreme, so it should be fine to see out a storm on your way to the shops.
Stone Island Real Down Jacket
Stone Island has worked its way to the top of the outerwear ladder by blending high-end style with pure utility. This down jacket features a polyamide shell which is treated with resin for a wind and waterproof finish.
Jacquemus Le Blouson Draio
The Draio Blouson by Jacquemus is a confusing one. On one hand, its ergonomic build and waterproof ripstop fabric are centered around technical efficiency. On the other hand, details like hanging metal loops and the double-buttoned storm collar make for a fashion-forward take on the waterproof jacket.
Moncler Laurain Shell Jacket
Made in the mountains, anything with the Moncler badge is fair game when it comes to fall and winter. This lightweight shell jacket is highly understated, positioning it as a great layering piece throughout our transition into the colder months.
Descente Allterrain Streamline Airy Shell Jacket
Descente Allterrain knows a thing or two when it comes to sleek waterproof jackets. Inspired by skiing styles, the Streamline Airy Shell Jacket boasts one of the boldest hues of the season thus far.
Nike x MMW Convertible Jacket
From the bold to the not so bold. This collaborative piece by Nike x MMW sees the Givenchy head honcho opt for a signature all-black palette and countless engineered features that result in a jacket fit for any purpose.
Arc'teryx Veilance Rhomb Waterproof Jacket
Arc'teryx has set itself up nicely for a year to remember. Especially with side projects like Veilance outputting some of the highest-performing waterproof jackets on offer. The Rhomb Waterproof is quietly confident in its abilities: no bright colors or fancy detailing, just sharp tailoring and top-of-the-range construction.
Arc'teryx System_A Dume Long Jacket
On the other end of the Arc'teryx price range is the System_A collection which flew off shelves on release. SSENSE just got a restock and this Dume Long Jacket is a no-brainer for the remainder of the year.
nanamica Cruiser GORE-TEX Jacket
A fan-favorite, the nanamica Cruiser Jacket is a rarity to find in stock. Maybe that's because of its classic, easily styled build with two bold pockets as the only detailing and no-nonsense GORE-TEX shell.
Frame Padded Shell Overshirt
Sometimes the best waterproof jackets don't look like waterproofs at all. This padded overshirt from Frame falls into that category. You could wear it as naturally to dinner as you could on a trek and that's saying something.
MAIUM 08 Poncho
There are few experiences worse than cycling in the rain. Anyone who has suffered at the hands of unpredictable weather will know it's not worth making the same mistake twice. MAIUM's Poncho is designed to drape over your handlebars to keep everything bone dry. It's made from 77 recycled bottles and its oversized fit cuts a bold silhouette, too.
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