There’s simply no time to waste when it comes to picking up one of the best rain jackets. There are picks for every budget and taste, from retro-inspired waxed cotton coats to the clean and classic trench coat to some seriously technical hooded parkas. They’ve all got one thing in common, though: crucial protection from seasonal rain and style points in abundance. Make some room — or a lot of room — in your closet for our favorite rain jackets of spring 2018.
Bring on the rain!
Baro The Brockton Jacket – $298
Baro brings its military inspiration forward into the 21st century with this sharp fishtail parka, equally at home on the streets of NYC or the hills of upstate New York (and beyond, of course).
Johnston and Murphy Reversible Top Coat – $170
What to wear with your stylish Johnston and Murphy chukka boots? A topcoat that gives you two versatile jackets for the price of one.
Bonobos Trench Coat – $298
It’s hard to go wrong with a tailored topcoat in a not-so-common color, like the “asphalt” option seen here. Wear it with light grey chinos for a study in contrasts.
Triple Aught Design Ventile Sentinel Field Jacket – $200
Triple Aught Design pulls no punches with this seriously crisp and tough field jacket, made in part with hard-wearing Ventile fabric.
Barbour Steve McQueen Chico Waxed Jacket – $399
With a relatively sleek profile and durable waxed cotton construction, this badass jacket is exactly the one to wear with a white henley and beat-up moto boots.
Grundhams Sandhamn Jacket – $150
For $150, you get a jacket with the functionality to take on the worst spring storms — it’s trusted by fishermen, after all.
Taylor Stitch Winslow Parka – $298
Taylor Stitch helping your outerwear situation with this durable, hefty parka with an extremely warm lining.
Uniqlo Blocktech Convertible Collar Coat – $100
When you want a jacket that’s minimal, classic, and easy to wear with staple pieces like slim tan chinos and white sneakers, you want this versatile Uniqlo coat.
Penfield Becket Jacket – $80
Affordable style and spring-ready functionality for under $100? That’s what Penfield delivers with the Becket Jacket — pack it in your bag for your next road trip.
Belstaff Roadmaster Jacket – $795
You don’t have to trek through rolling hills or ride a motorcycle to scoop up this durable-as-heck coat in a classic silhouette. You just have to want to look like an anti-hero.
Finisterre Nebulas Jacket – $140
Fancy going a bit more technical? The Finisterre Nebulas Jacket delivers on that front, in a silhouette that’s very casual.
Snow Peak FR Rain Jacket – $250
The best part about the FR Rain Jacket isn’t the fact that it’s water-resistant — it’s also fire-resistant. Talk about a crazy dependable jacket.
American Trench Trench Coat – $835
The brand that was founded with a great trench coat continues to make … well, a heck of a great trench coat that you’ll definitely only ever have to buy once.
Patagonia Stretch Rainshadow Jacket – $199
Patagonia deserves your consideration when it comes to everyday wardrobe, not just trail-ready pursuits — the Stretch Rainshadow Jacket proves why.
Nau Quintessentshell Waterproof Jacket – $245
With a high collar to keep out the wind and multiple pockets for all your gear, the Quintessentshell jacket from Nau is a spring (and fall and winter) staple.
Article originally published March 31, 2016.