Stay Dry this Season with 20 of the Best Raincoats Right Now

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T.S. Eliot may have been onto something when he penned the phrase “April is the cruellest month.” As if celebrating fools on its first day and serving many of us with the realization that we owe far too many back taxes wasn’t enough, it is also a time that’s traditionally known for its showers – irksome spring rains that may later bring flowers, but in the meantime are a really nasty reminder that the recently awakened season still has some growing up to do.

And while we can’t avoid taxes (not to mention death, but that’s another story…) and may have to suffer fools gladly for the next 30 days starting tomorrow, there is at least a way to battle those blasted Fourth Month showers – and to do so in style.

Aside from an umbrella (or just staying inside), raincoats are your best buddies to protect against seasonal soakage. Lucky for us all, designers and brands are currently offering a spectacular assortment of handsome, flattering rainwear in modern, high-tech fabrics that truly repel water. Options range from the always-cool Mac (the pre-computer one!) to packable ponchos.

Here are 20 of my favorite raincoats – spanning a wide range of looks and prices – that will have you covered for at least 40 days and 40 nights of rain – and a whole lot more than that.

CASCADE RAIN JACKET BY AETHER $485

CASCADE RAIN JACKET BY AETHER

QUEST RAIN JACKET BY AETHER $275

QUEST RAIN JACKET BY AETHER

VOYAGER PACK AWAY MAC BY AQUASCUTUM $425

VOYAGER PACK AWAY MAC BY AQUASCUTUM

GOLDEN FLEECE LASER CUT SEAMLESS TRENCH BY BROOKS BROTHERS $648

GOLDEN FLEECE LASER CUT SEAMLESS TRENCH BY BROOKS BROTHERS

WATER-RESISTANT SINGLE-BREASTED TRENCH COAT COAT BY BROOKS BROTHERS RED FLEECE $398

WATER-RESISTANT SINGLE-BREASTED TRENCH COAT COAT BY BROOKS BROTHERS RED FLEECE

PINCH RAIN JACKET BY COLE HAAN $99.95

PINCH RAIN JACKET BY COLE HAAN

HOODED RAIN JACKET BY EXLEY $650

HOODED RAIN JACKET BY EXLEY

HOODED ZIPPERED TENNIS RAIN JACKET BY LACOSTE $185

HOODED ZIPPERED TENNIS RAIN JACKET BY LACOSTE

STAND-UP COLLAR LIGHTWEIGHT RAIN PARKA BY LACOSTE $620

STAND-UP COLLAR LIGHTWEIGHT RAIN PARKA BY LACOSTE

AMOS TWILL TRENCH COAT BY MACKAGE $450

AMOS TWILL TRENCH COAT BY MACKAGE

WESTON RAIN JACKET WITH HOOD IN ARMY BY MACKAGE $370

WESTON RAIN JACKET WITH HOOD IN ARMY BY MACKAGE

WRIGHT SHORT TRENCH COAT BY MACKAGE $390

WRIGHT SHORT TRENCH COAT BY MACKAGE

LONG JACKET BY RAINS $100

LONG JACKET BY RAINS

NAVY LINEN/COTTON BOATING RAIN SLICKER BY SCHOTT NYC  $295

COTTON BOATING RAIN SLICKER BY SCHOTT NYC

ARHOLMA BLACK RAINCOAT BY STUTTERHEIM $585

ARHOLMA BLACK RAINCOAT BY STUTTERHEIM

STOCKHOLM RAINCOAT IN BURGUNDY BY STUTTERHEIM $295

STOCKHOLM RAINCOAT IN BURGUNDY BY STUTTERHEIM

DOUBLE FACE TRENCH IN GREY BY TODD SNYDER $798

DOUBLE FACE TRENCH IN GREY BY TODD SNYDER

BELTED DORNOCH TRENCHCOAT BY TODD SNYDER + MACKINTOSH $1,200

BELTED DORNOCH TRENCHCOAT BY TODD SNYDER + MACKINTOSH

COTTON RAINCOAT BY ZARA $189

COTTON RAINCOAT BY ZARA

HOODED RAINCOAT IN KHAKI BY ZARA $119

HOODED RAINCOAT IN KHAKI BY ZARA