Waterproof Jackets

Need a hard shell to keep out the rain or snow and keep you dry? See our top picks in waterproof shells and jackets below, thanks to hundreds of independent reviews and ratings by hikers, backpackers, alpinists, backcountry skiers, trail runners, and paddlers.

Brand

Patagonia
Cabela's
Arc'teryx
Marmot
Rab
Outdoor Research
Mountain Hardwear
The North Face
White Sierra
Westcomb

User

Unisex
Men's
Women's
Kids'
Boys'
Girls'

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Waterproof Jacket Reviews

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This jacket is tough, durable and has stayed waterproof (with good care) for four years already. I love everything about this jacket except the lower pocket placement. When using a climbing harness or wearing a backpack the pockets aren't accessible. Honestly one of the greatest jackets I've ever used. Had it for three years now and it's still going strong, even after using it for climbing, ice climbing, skiing, and backpacking. The jacket is only starting to show signs of wear, but is still holding… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SL Jacket

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Shocking durability. I am very disappointed with the durability of this jacket. After 6-7 years of very light use, the seams in the jacket around the waist, cuffs, and collar came apart and it appeared that the glue had failed. After sending it to Arc’teryx for assessment to Switzerland, at my own expense, I was advised that it had come to the end of its life and was beyond repair. The customer service department also advised that lightweight products were not as durable as heavier shell jackets. Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Procline Comp Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars While marketed as an improvement on the Alpha Comp, this rip-off of Black Diamond's Dawn Patrol LT Hybrid takes inspiration from the original and perfects it. Conditions: Two full seasons in the Rockies, with occasional trips to the Coast Range. Experience 10° to -28° dry conditions as well as two days of very wet snow. Mostly ski touring, ski mountaineering, ice climbing, cycle commuting in the Pacific North West, and mountaineering. Personal: Fairly fit late 20-year-old male, I get really, really… Full review

Lands' End 800 Down Packable Jacket

rated 1 of 5 stars The Squall System Shell Jacket fits good and is light. This morning temp was 52 degrees outside for five minutes, and this Land's End Squall Component Jacket is a joke for keeping you warm. Don't buy it. I just wasted over $200 for the jacket with the 800 Down Packable Jacket insert. Full review

Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars First ever jacket made from 100% recycled fabric from 100 plastic bottles. 100% breathable and waterproof. The Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Rain Jacket is a 100% recycled jacket and is waterproof and lets you breath with ease compared to the other so called breathables. I wore this jacket on chilly mornings while climbing multiple 1,000 feet plus on Quebec's IAT section hike. It performed magnificently and this is one of my pieces for the Triple Crown of hiking. All my gear reviews have now been hiker… Full review

Mishmi Takin Qaras Waterproof Soft Shell Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I occasionally get to try out products in exchange for a review, and recently brought my Qaras Waterproof Soft Shell Jacket made by Mishmi Takin to Yosemite National Park with me. The jacket holds up well in wind and rain and offers ventilation so you can maintain comfort in a range of temperatures. During my trip, I encountered both wind and rain and the jacket held up impressively well. Of note, the jacket does run small. I usually wear a size S in regular tops and a size M in the Qaras jacket… Full review

Outdoor Research Foray Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've had the jacket for years, and mostly it looks new. The interior fabric shows signs of wear, but the outside is great. I've never had a problem with the jacket. It's worked for travel and hiking in Europe, Asia, North America, and New Zealand. I went for black/grey, so I can use it in the city too. I wear a medium, which fits me well. It's not a tight/athletic fit, more casual. I purchased this to have one do-everything shell. It goes skiing, hiking, and just goes to work when it's raining. Full review

Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Rain Suit

rated 2 of 5 stars They work, but are often ill fitting with seams that leak and are VERY easily torn. The pants are almost always too long and will need to be hemmed... which voids the "warranty." Tried these on an 11-day/10-night rugged trek in the Rockies. If you are careful, these will work, but expect use of duct tape for repair. We had rain for nine of the 11 days. These kept me dry in the first half of the trek, but had sprung seam leaks by the second from pulling on the fragile seams and material. Duct tape… Full review

Arc'teryx Theta SVX Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My first Arc'teryx hard-shell. The ultimate storm fortress! My first Arc'teryx waterproof shells. Bought last Autumn/Fall. 80D GoreTex Pro shell is durable and surprisingly resistant to abrasion and snagging for such a relatively lightweight material. Much in the same way Arcteryx's Apha SV is. Which provides near-peerless protection from the very worst the weather may bring...N.B. Providing one remembers to zip it up fully! Thankfully, when compared to the Arc'teryx Alpha SV's trimmer 'Alpine'… Full review

Top-Rated Waterproof Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket
$329 - $359
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Cabela's Rainy River Gore-tex PacLite Parka
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket
$566 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Marmot Alpinist Jacket
$287 - $600
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket
$330 - $575
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia M10 Jacket
$379
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Rab Flashpoint Jacket
$295 - $324
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Nano Jacket
$290
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket
$225 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Rab Latok Jacket
$500
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure II Parka
$142
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
The North Face Varius Guide Jacket
$119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Torrentshell
$74 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
$375
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket
$215
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
$100 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
White Sierra Trabagon Jacket
$25 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
$500 - $519
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Essence Jacket
$95 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Watertight II Jacket
$60 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Tamarack Jacket
$112 - $161
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta AR Jacket
$403 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Bitihorn Dri1 Jacket
$269
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Bivy-Poncho
$139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket
$375
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket
$99 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Triolet Jacket
$279 - $399
user rating: 4 of 5 (27)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket
$531 - $625
user rating: 4 of 5 (22)
The North Face Kichatna Jacket
$299
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Mountain Hardwear Typhoon Jacket
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket
$232 - $279
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Marmot Oracle Jacket
$129
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket
$179 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket
$80 - $525
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket
$159
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Revel Jacket
$179
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
$40 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket
$550 - $599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Minimus Mountain Jacket
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket
$145 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Maximus Jacket
$330 - $550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Theta SVX Jacket
$550 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture Parka
$18 - $30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Spine Jacket
$400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket
$319 - $425
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
$325
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Neo Guide Jacket
$25 - $424
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket
$174 - $349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Cerro Torre Jacket
$225 - $336
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Carillion Jacket
$149
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