11 Best Women's Raincoats to Keep You Dry and Motivated When Moving

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Don’t let a little rain dampen your outdoor workout. Suit up with a raincoat that works hard to keep you comfortably dry, warm, and ready to move. “Aside from keeping you warm and dry, waterproof outerwear can also keep your performance from suffering,” Michele Canon, NASM, CPT and STRIDE GO XPRO in Pasadena, CA, says. “Soaked clothing, hair, and shoes can certainly be uncomfortable and slow you down during a high-energy workout,” Cannon adds.

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Patagonia’s Torrentshell 3L Jacket was our top pick thanks to construction that's fully waterproof without sacrificing breathability. We also loved the On Weather Running Jacket for its streamlined fit and feather-light material.

Raincoat technology has made impressive advancements since the days of rubbery raincoats and 90s-style windbreakers to enhance performance and overall comfort. “When purchasing an activewear raincoat you will first want to take into consideration the type of inclement weather you will be exercising in and for how long you will be exposed,” Canon says.

To help you find the best raincoat for you, we researched and reviewed dozens of options from top-performing rain gear brands and retailers, and only selected options with truly water-resistant materials, a durable and comfortable construction, and ones that don’t sacrifice comfort for style, or vice versa.

Based on our research, here are the best raincoats for women on the market.

Best Overall

Patagonia Women's Torrentshell 3L Jacket

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L


  • Socially- and eco-conscious brand

  • Versatile for diverse activities

  • Durable

  • Zippers not fully waterproof

  • Material is a bit stiff

Versatile and lightweight, this raincoat by Patagonia is our top pick for when the weather turns drizzly. Fully waterproof thanks to Patagonia’s H2No Performance treatment, you’re protected with three layers of breathable, recycled materials that also insulate in the cold—all elements that made this jacket an obvious choice for our best overall pick.

Equipped with covered zippers, pit vents, velcro wrists, an adjustable hem, and a stowable brimmed hood, this quality coat is great for moderate activities and offers sturdy protection that stays put. When not in use, it even packs into its left-hand pocket for easy storage or toting.

While it is generally comfortable and we love the microfleece neck, it is a bit stiff and less breathable compared to other rain jackets on our list, so it’s less ideal for high-intensity training (like runs). 

Socially and eco-conscious, the coat is Fair Trade Certified-sewn and made with recycled, Bluesign-approved materials, the environmental “gold standard” in textile manufacturing. It even comes with the brand-backed Ironclad Guarantee, allowing you to return the item if you’re not completely satisfied.

Price at time of publication: $149

Key Specs:
Materials: Recycled nylon | Construction: Triple-layered | Weatherproofing: Fully waterproof H2No Performance treatment, laminated seams | Storage: Zippered exterior hand pockets | Sizes: XXS-XXL | Care: Machine wash gentle cycle, dry on low

Best Budget

REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket

REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket


  • Windproof up to 60 mph

  • Stowable hood

  • Stowable pouch has carry loop

  • Runs slightly large

  • Not as breathable as other options

A low-cost coat that packs a major bang for your buck, we love that REI’s Rainier Rain Jacket offers superior water-resistance than many other higher-priced options. REI’s Peak durable construction utilizes 2.5 layers of recycled, ripstop nylon with sealed seams in its rain and wind-tight shell to keep your upper dry, yet breathable, as you perspire. 

With similar design features as our best overall pick, the Rainer shares essential functionality in its drawstring hem, storm flap zippers, and adjustable wrist cuffs, but we prefer the stowability design of the Ranier’s hood, which rolls nicely into a discreet collar. 

Like the Torrentshell, the Rainier jacket also packs away in its large left pocket, has pit zips for venting, and is made of Fair Trade Certified recycled materials that are Bluesign approved–-all at a more palatable price point.

Price at time of publication: $100

Key Specs:
Materials: Recycled ripstop nylon | Construction: 2.5-layered | Weatherproofing: Mostly waterproof, durable water repellent (DWR) finish, sealed seams | Storage: Zippered exterior hand pockets | Sizes: XS-XL | Care: Machine wash gentle cycle

Best Splurge

Canada Goose Seaboard Rain Jacket

Canada Goose Seaboard Rain Jacket

Canada Goose

  • Lifetime warranty and free repairs

  • Customizable length with side zippers

  • Excellent storage (lots of pockets)

  • Limited size range

  • Too long for some activities

This sleek coat with a subtle nautical slant is certainly the most expensive pick on our list, but its functional design, versatile comfort, and brand-backed lifetime guarantee certainly out-perform. At first glance, this beautiful coat looks a bit fashion over function, but it easily checks off vital technical specs on our list. Made with Canada Goose’s four-way stretch, Tri-Durance laminate fabric, the lightweight coat is constructed with sealed seams and a mesh-lined back panel that adds breathability and airflow while repelling and locking water and wind out superbly. 

We love that the storm flap, hood, and upper back’s drop-down panel have several reflective elements, a great safety feature on a cloudy commuter day. The Canada Goose wordmark down the right sleeve adds further reflectivity if you don’t mind large brand names on your outerwear. The roomy but streamlined fit contains a drawcord waist common to many rain jackets but especially helpful for this lengthy jacket. 

The longest coat on our list, the protective Seaboard hits at the knee but can unzip to the hip for better ventilation and range of motion during more active moments. Its uniquely long and reinforced double-zippered pit zips further increase ventilation. 

Other smart features that make this pricey pick worth the buy are the hood’s nicely extended bill and clever single adjustment point, excellent pocket storage, and ergonomically tapered cuffs that make wrists and hand movement easier and more comfortable. Plus the entire coat rolls up into its hood for easy carry after the rain lets up.

Price at time of publication: $750

Key Specs:
Materials: Tri-Durance laminate fabric | Construction: Triple-layered | Weatherproofing: Fully waterproof Tri-Durance laminate, durable water repellent (DWR) finish, sealed seams | Storage: Two chest, two hand, and one interior pocket | Sizes: XS- L | Care: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle

Best for Running

On Running Weather Jacket

On Running Weather Jacket

On Running

  • Extremely lightweight

  • Tailored fit for vigorous movement

  • Recycled materials

  • Expensive

  • Noisy

  • Hood not stowable

A run in the rain can be invigorating, as long as wet gear doesn’t bog you down. This feather-light, fitted jacket is the perfect ultra-breathable coverage for running or other high-tempo activities requiring a streamlined design. With slimmer sleeves than most coats, the On Weather Jacket keeps things tighter for reduced side friction while in motion, but still layers nicely for added insulation.

The hood has great coverage with a nifty elastic shower cap-like underlayer that keeps hair contained while the built-in visor shields the eyes from downfall. It also contains a single adjustment drawstring like we loved in the full coverage Seaboard coat. As you lean into your stride, front and back storm flaps aid watershed while comfortable inner mesh and vents cool as you maintain pace.

Unique to this running jacket is the front-only adjustable hem in the coat bottom’s high-low coverage. Plus we like to see reflective details like this coat sports to keep you safe on your route

Like a lot of running gear, its storage is pretty minimal with only one pocket, which is large enough for most smartphones. Regardless, the On Weather is an overall sharp, functional, and worthy investment for any runner braving the elements.

Price at time of publication: $240

Key Specs:
Materials: Polyamide, polyester, and elastane | Construction: Single-layered | Weatherproofing: Durable water repellent (DWR) finish, sealed seams | Storage: Chest pocket | Sizes: XS-XL | Care: Machine wash cold, line dry

Best for Hiking

Outdoor Research Aspire II GORE-TEX Jacket

Outdoor Research Aspire II GORE-TEX Jacket


  • Good size pockets

  • Good size range

  • Unique full torso side zips

  • Torso and sleeves may be too long for some

  • Not as breathable as other GORE-TEX jackets

Venture onto trails confidently with this protective but lightweight shell that won’t make a heavy addition to your pack weight. The mid-priced Aspire II is one of the most versatile raincoats of our top picks, a best-seller recently updated with a flattering, longer length and expanded size range. Its double-layered GORE-TEX PACLITE and taped seam construction make this jacket fully water- and leak-proof against downpours. 

Like many coats on our list, we appreciate the two-way, waterproof YKK Aquaguard main and side zippers. The new Aspire introduces hem-to-bicep  side vents, which transform the piece into a poncho-jacket hybrid for optimum ventilation. We like the hood’s single adjustment point on the back of the head coupled with front drawstring bungees that run down the inside of the collar to stay out of the way.

With larger pockets than many raincoats on the market, it has ample space plus a handy key clip to safely tote essentials as you hike. The hand pockets also sit higher than most for quick gear access if wearing a harness or pack. The durable jacket is also foldable and stowable, packing into itself with a clippable carabiner ring, and is made with lifetime brand-backed materials that meet Bluesign sustainability standards.

Price at time of publication: $225

Key Specs:
Materials: Polyester-lined GORE-TEX PACLITE fabric | Construction: Two-layered | Weatherproofing: Fully waterproof GORE-TEX, PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR) finish, taped seams | Storage: Zippered hand pockets, chest pocket | Sizes: XS-3X | Care: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle

Best for Cold Weather

L.L.Bean Women's Waterproof PrimaLoft Packaway Jacket

L.L.Bean Women's Waterproof PrimaLoft Packaway Jacket

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  • Roomy for layering

  • Very warm yet lightweight

  • Zippers slightly bulky and stiff

  • Only one-way zipper

  • Expensive

If you need a great all-season coat to keep you warm in precipitation when the thermometer drops, we recommend this cozy option from L.L. Bean. Built with quilted PrimaLoft insulation and lightweight, NASA-developed Aerogel in the Cross Core (the lightest material on the planet), the waterproof and breathable TEK 2L coat makes for a toasty, midweight layer.

Its durable zipper closures feel a bit rigid and bulky, especially in the pit zips, but will no doubt withstand active movements overtop various levels of underlayers, as is required in colder seasons.

The velcro cuffs resize nicely with gloves in mind, as do the internally-placed hood drawstring and customizable waist and hem cords. Below hip-length, the roomy coat with decent storage is great for drizzly months when you need a bit more protection against wind, rain, and sleet. Plus, it offers decent storage options.

Price at time of publication: $249

Key Specs:
Materials: TEK 2L waterproof and breathable fabric  | Construction: Double-layered | Weatherproofing: TEK 2L waterproof fabric, durable water repellent (DWR) finish | Storage: Zippered hand pockets, interior top entry pocket | Sizes: XXS-XL | Care: Machine wash and dry

Best for Warm Weather

Under Armour UA Impasse Wind Jacket

Under Armour UA Impasse Wind Jacket

Under Armour

  • Budget-friendly

  • Repels water without chemicals (PUs)

  • Comfortable

  • Limited size range

  • No side vents

  • No drawcord on hood or hem

Straightforward and classic, this jacket by Under Armour is a no-frills windbreaker that truly performs against rain on a summer training day. The brand’s new Impasse fabric consists of tightly woven ripstop nylon constructed into diamond-shaped fibers to physically lock out water. This enables the shell to resist wind and repel water while maintaining breathability, unlike many coated fabrics which sometimes compromise ventilation with treatments.

Surprisingly durable, this ultra-lightweight jacket withstands the elements extremely well as you move without weighing you down. It is easily layerable, super compact, and contains essential storage.

A handy feature on the front is a hook that can partially close the jacket if you don’t want a full zip. While we miss a few features found in pricier, more techy coats, such as side vents and hood and hem drawcords, the trade-off is a swift top that will surely become your new favorite staple.

Price at time of publication: $110

Key Specs:
Materials: 100% Ripstop Nylon | Construction: Single-layered | Weatherproofing: Wind- and water-resistant woven fabric Storm Technology | Storage: Zippered chest pocket | Sizes: S-XL | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Best for Travel

Black Diamond Stormline Stretch Rain Shell

Black Diamond Stormline Stretch Rain Shell


  • Great for cyclists and commuters

  • Versatile for diverse activities

  • Many color options

  • Runs slightly small

We love that the functional but neutral design and palette of the Stormline can take you from trail or sightseeing to dinner plans without a costume change. The light and ultra-breathable jacket features a helmet-compatible hood for climbing or zipping around town on a bicycle or motorbike, but can also be adjusted to snuggly fit your head if not.

The brand’s proprietary BD.dry fabric construction acts similar to GORE-TEX to keep you dry but cool as you sweat, and has nice flexibility.

For increased mobility, this versatile jacket features underarm gussets for better range of motion and pit zips to help vent out extra heat. And when you don’t need the extra layer en route, fold it into its right-hand pocket, clip it to your things, and be on your way!

Price at time of publication: $159

Key Specs:
Materials: Nylon and elastane | Construction: Laminate construction | Weatherproofing: BD.dry waterproof, breathable laminate, durable water repellent (DWR) finished zippers, taped seams | Storage: Zippered hand pockets, interior top entry pocket | Sizes: XXS-XL | Care: Machine wash and dry

Best Long

Lululemon Rain Rebel Jacket

Lululemon Rain Rebel Jacket


  • Soft, smooth fabric

  • Long and protective

  • Designated phone sleeve

  • Might be too long for some

  • Zipper slightly hard to manage

Whether you’re tall or just prefer more coverage, we recommend Lululemon’s Rain Rebel for a coat that goes the distance. This longer active raincoat, from a brand famous for its high-quality leggings, has lots of respectable tech, from the storm flap that encourages watershed to the reflective, flip-up sleeve cuffs. Its smooth-like-butter Glyde fabric is waterproof and seam-sealed, meaning moisture doesn’t stand a chance of creeping in.

All this doesn’t mean fashion is foregone in the Rain Rebel. Whether layering for fashion or function, there’s plenty of room and length in this thigh to knee-length coat. And cinch as you wish for a perfect fit thanks to the discreetly customizable waist and hood. Among such smart details is a designated phone pocket hidden right inside the chest of the jacket to keep your device handy, dry, and undamaged.

Overall, we think the adaptable, yet sleek features of the Rebel go a long way in quality coverage.

Price at time of publication: $228

Key Specs:
Materials: Nylon, elastane, and polyester | Construction: Double-layered | Weatherproofing: Glyde waterproof fabric, durable water repellent (DWR) finish, sealed seams | Storage: Zippered hand pockets, interior chest pocket | Sizes: 0-14 | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Best Waterproof

Arc’teryx Women’s Beta LT Jacket

Arc’teryx Women’s Beta LT Jacket


  • Excellent protection

  • Very lightweight

  • Tall, protective collar with chin guard

  • Minimal pockets and reflectivity 

  • Expensive

When weather turns torrential, we recommend you reach for Arc’teryx’s Beta LT jacket. A lighter version of the brand’s Beta AR Jacket, this shell is incredibly versatile in its protection and use. It’s made with a three-layer GORE-TEX shell, watertight zippers, and sealed seams to withstand wind, rain, and even snow. The tricot backer lining enables you to sweat in next-to-skin comfort and underarm pit zips let additional heat escape so the coat interior doesn’t get swampy.

Like the Stormline, its laminated hood is helmet-compatible and adjusts according to what coverage you need on a bike, cliffside, or while protecting a nice updo. Its minimalist design can be dressed up or down as you pack in a day of diverse activities. Similar to other coats on our list, it has nicely hidden dual adjusters in the hem and a lower droptail in the back to guard against heel splashes from trekking. We love the microsuede chin guard, too–a nice touch for a tall collar.

If there’s one wish for this great coat, it’s for a few more pockets and reflective safety elements, but it otherwise offers excellent protection during drizzle or downpour. Plus, the Bluesign-approved, Fairtrade-Certified coat is ethically and eco-consciously made.

Price at time of publication: $450

Key Specs:
Materials: Nylon N40d 3L GORE-TEX fabric with tricot backer | Construction: Triple-layered | Weatherproofing: GORE-TEX waterproof fabric, durable water repellent (DWR) finish, WaterTight  zippers and RS zipper sliders, taped seams | Storage: Zippered hand pockets | Sizes: XS-2XL | Care: Machine wash warm, double rinse, and tumble dry low

Best Size Range

Athleta Drip Drop Jacket

Athleta Drip Drop Jacket


  • Great coverage

  • Good storage

  • Inclusive size range

  • Few color options

  • Not fully waterproof

  • Too lightweight for some

Size-inclusive, Athleta’s Drip Drop is a fan favorite in outerwear for its trendy style, functional performance, and attractive price point. This lightweight coat drapes beautifully and generously over curves, while the effective water-repellent fabric protects when rain sets in.

Worn for everyday or light activities, we love that this jacket is roomy enough to accommodate a variety of body types and is particularly great for broad shoulders—a range-of-motion trouble-spot challenge for some when jacket-shopping.

With just a touch of stretch, the Drip Drop tailors to your shape with a cinchable waist for a chic top layer. It has sufficient storage for warming hands or packing a phone, and we like the ventilation in the mesh back for when it warms up. You can even pack the hood away when you don’t need it. 

As if there wasn’t enough to love about this instant staple, Athleta is also B Corp. certified, meaning they meet rigorous business practice and production standards for their commitment to social and environmental sustainability.

Key Specs:
Materials: Recycled polyester | Construction: Single-layered | Weatherproofing: Water and wind-repellent fabric | Storage: Zippered hand pockets, interior top entry pockets | Sizes: XXS-3X | Care: Machine wash and dry

Final Verdict

For a versatile and lightweight raincoat that is fully waterproof and breathable, we recommend Patagonia’s Torrentshell 3L Jacket. Durable and stowable, this attractive shell is a popular pick to get through wind, rain, and worse. Plus it’s made using socially and environmentally-conscious practices.

If you need an option for more intense workouts, we suggest the On Weather Running Jacket, which is designed with a streamlined fit for an uninhibited range of motion. Made for runners but adaptable for all sweat-inducing activities, it is super lightweight, breathable, reflective, and protective.

How We Selected the Best Raincoats for Women

To make our list of the best raincoats for women on the market, our team researched and reviewed dozens of raincoats from top activewear apparel retailers and brands. When selecting the top raincoats in our research, we only chose picks that ranked highly in key areas, including quality of material and construction, weather-proof protection, adequate fit, and comfort. We also factored in item care, overall durability, and the value of each raincoat.

To narrow down our top picks list even further, we also consulted experts in the fields of fitness and outdoor sports gear—including a certified personal trainer and a warehouse coordinator for a wilderness program—to get the best advice for choosing reliable, quality, raincoats for all types of wet conditions. We also consulted and cited academic journals and scientific findings to support any claims made throughout the article.

Since some raincoats go through version updates and innovative outerwear technology is developed over time, we will continue to keep an eye on the market and research to update our recommendations as things change.

What to Look for in a Raincoat for Women


How well your raincoat withstands a downpour depends on the materials it is made with, the construction of those materials, and whether the materials are treated with a coating during the production of the garment. Electing for a coat made with fabric that moves, protects, and also breathes well is crucial for rain activewear.

It’s vital to understand the difference between water-resistant, water-repellant, and waterproof materials to find the proper weather protection for your activity. Water-repellent does not mean a jacket is waterproof, for instance. Knowing what level of protection you need will go a long way in your search for the right coat to keep you comfortable, dry, and warm (or cool) during your workouts. More on this below.

Weather Protection

It goes without saying that your raincoat should keep you dry. “A ‘hard shell’ layer is important, partly to keep you dry, but also so you don’t get chilled by convective heat loss — whether you’re running or taking a break,” Ed Coombs, M.A., M.Ed., Warehouse Coordinator for Evoke Therapy wilderness programs in Santa Clara, UT, says. As mentioned, the level of how well a garment handles water depends on the materials used in its construction, how it's constructed, and also whether it has a coating treatment.

Apart from precipitation, certain coats will help you manage wind as well. A general rule of thumb, however, is that the more protective the garment is against water or wind, the less breathable it tends to be. Understanding this and the following terms will help guide you toward your raincoat’s necessary level of protection:

  • Water-resistant is a term for an item that can physically shield against rain for a bit of time. It’s a coat that can take some getting wet and withstand light rain and drizzle but won’t protect well against heavy rain or for long periods. That being said, the benefit of water-resistant jackets can be breathability and lighter weight.
  • Water-repellent coats repel water with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) or Polyurethane (PU) coating, applied to the materials in production, or a laminated face fabric layer to prevent moisture from penetrating the coat’s outer shell. Instead, rain beads up on the outside. DWR coatings are protective but don’t last forever, and they eventually wear off from washing and at points of abrasion.
  • Waterproof coats provide the best protection from rain and are constructed with special materials to fully prevent rain from entering. Membrane jackets, such as those made with GORE-TEX, are the “gold standard” of waterproofing that will keep you bone dry while providing breathability while active. 
  • Wind-resistant or wind-proof means the coat has materials and/or features that either withstand slightly windy conditions or make a coat fully impenetrable by wind, respectively.


The way a rain jacket is constructed can make all the difference in how soaked you might get. Most waterproof jackets are two- or three-layer jackets, while some split the difference with two and a half layers. The higher the layer construction, the more protective, but potentially less breathable and heavier the raincoat. Be mindful of what your activity requires and regardless, look for laminated layers together (a treated outer layer and an inner protective lining) rather than a jacket merely coated with a waterproofing agent.

To optimize weatherproofing, look for a coat with quality sealed or taped seams, especially around the shoulders, which can take a beating from backpacks. Zippers can also be sealed with a coating, have tight-fitting zip technology, or be protected by an outer zipper storm. Look for water-tight zipper flaps with any of these elements to prevent water from creeping through your closures.


When worn during activity in the rain, your raincoat should be made of a breathable fabric with ventilation “pores” that allow movement of heat and moisture away from the body. Ventilation features can also go a long way in letting heat escape. You should also aim for a coat with moisture-wicking ability to double down on perspiration and clamminess underneath your shell, which in turn will keep you dry and warm.

“Vents and pit-zips are crucial for an active rain jacket, no matter what fabric or membrane is used,” Coombs says. Just remember, if you need a high level of rain protection and warmth, you may sacrifice some breathability, and vice versa.

Comfort and Fit

Along with the materials and layer construction of the coat, the fit can contribute to keeping you dry, warm (or cool), and comfortable during your outing. A boxier coat can be best for hiking or walking on much colder days, allowing room for layers to insulate as well as enabling air circulation.

A longer coat will provide greater coverage to shield more of the body from wind and rain. But for more rigorous activities, like running, a more fitted and streamlined raincoat will allow for better movement without getting caught on itself. “Make sure it has a good range of motion but isn’t so baggy that it feels like a parachute (which is the problem with ponchos),” Coombs says.


Additionally, smart design and safety features can make a raincoat more functional and versatile for multiple activities or occasions. It should have good coverage from head to toe and work well for your activity at hand. Depending on your needs, our experts suggest the following traits: 

  • A hood visor to protect the eyes, an additional drawstring around the crown, and stowability for when hood isn’t needed
  • Reflective elements for safety on the wrists, sleeves, hood, back, and more for visibility
  • Adjustable cuffs that keep sleeves in place to protect while moving
  • Pockets for warming hands and storage to protect accessories
  • A two-way zipper for ventilation and increased range of motion on longer jackets
  • Drawcord waists or hems for cinching to a custom fit
  • A hem length that is lower for hiking, walking, etc. and higher-sitting for more vigorous activities (like running)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should a raincoat fit?

    Depending on the activity, choose a raincoat that has the appropriate room and length required for the day. “Try to find options that fit comfortably and offer range of motion, but are not too loose that you have excess material swishing around,” Canon says. 

    For outings like walking or hiking, a hip-length coat with room for layers is a great choice. For high-intensity activities or even using your balance board, opt for something cut closer to the body and streamlined for rapid arm movements. A longer coat is ideal for when you’ll need added coverage against high wind, side falling rain, and splashes. Customize your fit with a coat that has drawstrings at the waist, hem, and hood.

  • Are all raincoats waterproof?

    As discussed, not all raincoats are created equal. Some resist water with their materials (water-resistant), others repel water via special coatings (water-repellant), and others are actually waterproof thanks to high-tech materials and strategic construction. These varying degrees of weatherproofing have their time, place, and function. There’s always a trade-off with durability, weight, water resistance, and breathability,” Coombs says. “It’s not really about keeping you bone dry–it’s about keeping you warm and not having you feel like you are running in a garbage bag.”

    Depending on your needs, a water-resistant coat may be enough and actually preferable if you require an ultra-breathable jacket. Otherwise, consider a jacket with a water-repellant treatment or even better, one that is made with waterproof materials like GORE-TEX.

  • How should I clean my raincoat?

    Some raincoats can be thrown in the wash, which is convenient and sanitary, but be warned that any factory waterproofing treatment may wear off over time. At this point, consider a waterproofing spray to prolong your investment. When cleaning your raincoat, its important to always read its label and closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions for how to clean to prolong its lifespan.

Why Trust Verywell Fit

Certified personal trainer Jessica Murtaugh, NASM-CPT, has spent a fair amount of years living and working out in rainy climates. For this shopping guide, she spent hours researching dozens of the latest and best raincoats available on the market. She prioritized rain gear with protective features, style, and value for whatever activity is at hand.

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