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

Marmot
Outdoor Research
Cabela's
Arc'teryx
Rab
Patagonia
White Sierra
Westcomb
Columbia
Norrona

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

Marmot Men's Alpinist Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Back in 1988, I purchased my first Alpinist Jacket, a yellow and blue one. That jacket has lasted to this day. However, I was ready for a different color scheme and I was interested in Gortex Pro. I purchased an XL since I am 6'2" at 200lbs and the fit is perfect for me. I love all the pockets and the wire rimmed hood is great. Keep up the good work, Marmot! The Alpinist fits to size. However, if you are layering, which most of us will, go one size larger. The angel wing movement makes this jacket… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Squamish Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars A perfect wind jacket. Not sure why it took me so long to get one! Those who have read my reviews before know that I seem to have an obsession with finding the "perfect" jacket. In fact, I have probably reviewed more jackets here, than any other type of clothing. I've been wanting to try this jacket out for some time, and when my REI dividend showed up, and this jacket appeared on the REI outlet page, I took the bait. With wind shells, there tends to be a tradeoff between wind-resistance and breathability. Full review

Gore Bike Wear Countdown GT Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars One of a kind: waterproof cycling jacket, fully suitable for hiking activities. It combines the lightness with high level of protection against elements ensured by Gore-Tex fabric. Very durable, comfortable to wear, lots of pockets, covers a wide range of temperatures. Good option for bicycle touring. A hiking adventure on bicycle trip Traditionally the bicycle tourers prefer using the hiking waterproof jackets in their trips. In comparison to pure cycling wear the hiking jackets are equipped with… Full review

L.L.Bean Men's Mountain Classic Anorak

rated 4 of 5 stars A simple, inexpensive but highly functional wind shell. The nylon shell is wind and water resistant but will soak through and will let air through in a stiff breeze. Zipper pulls and some cords seem intended more for town or campus but do the job. On the plus side, highly breathable and apparently built to last. Hood is best used with a ballcap or it will fall down over your eyes. In high school and until I lost it in college, the LL Bean anorak was one of my favorite shell jackets. Lightweight,… Full review

Patagonia Torre Parka

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had a mango Patagonia Torre for years and years. I would buy one just like it in a heartbeat. Anyone know where I can get a new-ish one? Full review

The North Face Men's Venture 2 Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This jacket is breathable, ventable, and cut for a more relaxed fit making it the rain jacket for folks who hate rain gear. Waterproof ripstop fabric, huge pit zips, and room for layers underneath without cramping your ability to move make this a great rain, snow, and wind barrier while on the go. The North Face company may have traded in some of their old reputation for some coffee shop fashion popularity, but this jacket goes back to the days when their gear was mostly about function. Being primarily… Full review

Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This jacket has been used by me downhill skiing for the past 13 years. I retired it and brought back after both my North Face and Marmot jackets were ripped by trees. Bombproof and versatile. I keep looking for a new jacket but none has equivalent features and toughness. Full review

Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Rain Suit

rated 1 of 5 stars EXTREMELY POOR QUALITY...especially in the pants. Please see my detailed review. I bought this set for my wife who works outdoors at an auto auction and she only wore them one day. She said they were lightweight and kept her reasonably dry...but when taking the pants off later that evening, they split wide open at the seam in the seat. I will never buy anything Frogg Toggs makes again and I highly recommend any potential buyers look elsewhere for better quality rain suits. Full review

ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus is a rain jacket that I’ve found to be waterproof and also very breathable. It’s cut a little large for layering. Disclosure: I enrolled in the ALPS Mountaineering product review program, bought the jacket at MSRP, and received a 40% off MSRP rebate for my first review with a further 20% off MSRP for my second, for a total of 60% off MSRP. I bought my ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket a couple years ago mainly to wear while deicing aircraft. The price was right… Full review

Top-Rated Waterproof Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Phoenix Jacket
$175
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket
$172 - $215
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
$561 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Marmot Alpinist Jacket
$300 - $478
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket
$345 - $575
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Rab Flashpoint Jacket
$176 - $220
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket
$199 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Rab Latok Jacket
$500
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
$72 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Torrentshell
$49 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
$7 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
$187 - $215
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
White Sierra Trabagon Jacket
$28 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
$362 - $519
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Essence Jacket
$77 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Watertight II Jacket
$30 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta AR Jacket
$475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Bitihorn Dri1 Jacket
$289
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Bivy-Poncho
$139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket
$575
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture 2 Jacket
$60 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket
$97 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Triolet Jacket
$259 - $399
user rating: 4 of 5 (27)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket
$469 - $625
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Mountain Hardwear Typhoon Jacket
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket
$167 - $279
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Marmot Oracle Jacket
$129
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket
$194 - $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
$103 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket
$399 - $599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Minimus Mountain Jacket
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Maximus Jacket
$275
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture Parka
$30
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Spine Jacket
$390
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket
$276 - $425
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
$162 - $325
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Cerro Torre Jacket
$173 - $309
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Carillion Jacket
$143
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Predator Jacket
$43 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Alpine Houdini
$120 - $140
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule
$69 - $174
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
$210
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Mica Jacket
$103 - $111
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Spire Jacket
$199 - $319
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Arcadia Rain Jacket
$30 - $74
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Rainwall Jacket
$32
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Nylon Tarp Poncho
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Ion Jacket
$55 - $119
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