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.

Brands

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

Genders

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 PreCip Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars I really like it. I started to use for trail and then I started to love it for biking. Fits perfect in my backpacks, really stop the rain and the wind. Super lightweight and packable, the first day I almost forget that I take my jacket in my backpack. Very comfortable, fits perfect and does't matter if I'm very or low active. I can open under my armpit and I can enjoy my activity with more breathability. The cuffs close perfectly. The big pockets are super helpful to carry more things inside and… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Squamish Hoody

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I now have two of these, the older and less waterproof version circa 2011 and the 2015 one. It's something I use daily. This compact and light piece of reassurance is something that travels with me daily to work, the beach, and the mountains. The hoody acts like my temperature regulation unit. Wearing this (old version) on winter 4K summits in the East has surprised me since I've expected to be much colder in my layering system. In fact there have been at least two times that I've worn a merino… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Beta AR Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Arc'teryx tough, waterproof, and roomy enough to wear a reasonable size layer underneath. Size correctly, I usually wear a medium, and the piece is spot on. I use it for hiking/trekking, but it would likely work as well for skiing, climbing and general use. I withheld half a star because the price is a bit stiff, even on sale. Here I will only add information about Beta AR's practicality. Arc'teryx obviously spent time and money picking the best materials (Gore-Tex Pro and fabric that can withstand… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Zeta AR Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect jacket for hiking, backpacking, trekking, or tramping (as we call it here in New Zealand). Fit & Comfort I am 5'8" and 198lbs (chest: 96cm, waist: 103.5cm). Yes, I have a beer belly and I found that the medium fits perfect and I can still add a light layer without it being too tight. I was confused at first which size to get as my waist is much bigger than my chest, which fits perfectly in the medium on the size guide, but my waist fits in with the XL on the size guide. So I got the… Full review

EMS Men's Storm Front Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Good looking, lightweight raincoat that packs to a fairly small size. Versatile for hiking, biking and everyday use. Sized correctly. I bought this specifically for a Grand Canyon rafting trip. It fit well, allowed layering, and had plenty of adjustments to keep rain out. It worked well as a rain coat while it rained our entire first day and night.  The wrist, hood and waist adjustments allowed a remarkably dry trip through the rapids, even the big ones! However, remember that when not being soaked,… Full review

Sea to Summit Nylon Tarp Poncho

rated 4 of 5 stars Took this poncho/tarp on a camping trip along the Maine coast. It rained almost every evening. Used it in tarp mode for an outdoor respite from the tent. We set two camp chairs and a small table under the tarp and were very comfortable. Glad I brought it. It will always be part of my bug out/emergency car bag. Great product. Full review

Marmot Men's Cerro Torre Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent blend of features, fit, function, and materials. The jacket uses Gore's 3-layer c-knit fabric, which handles the weather but at a lighter weight and softer "hand," and seems pretty breathable, although I haven't put it fully through its paces yet. I can fit a base layer and another good-sized layer or puffy under it. Nicely adjustable, including hood. Zippers work smoothly. Has pit zips. Also has something I typically look for but rarely find these days — a double front zipper — so… Full review

Regatta Topout Jacket

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great jacket for the price. Only suitable for fair weather. Bought this jacket from Regatta's online discount outlet store. The RRP is £80 but it was bought for £19.95.  I needed a new jacket and was on a budget. So this fit the bill. The jacket has a lot of good features. The hood, zips and underarm zips for ventilation are great. It's incredibly comfortable for scrambling with its stretch material. Can also layer up with this jacket, I can wear a base layer, fleece and mid layer down jacket… Full review

Simms Acklins Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight 3-ply GoreTex, all season, and all around waterproof jacket. Great lightweight 3-ply GoreTex jacket. Slightly longer length and a bit roomier in the seat than Arc'teryx Beta models and Patagonia Triolet. I have a larger rear end, so this jacket is less binding and more comfortable. Good abrasion resistance. I highly recommend. Full review

Top-Rated Waterproof Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka
$166 - $275
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket
$359 - $599
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
$506 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Marmot Alpinist Jacket
$80 - $599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket
$329 - $575
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia M10 Jacket
$227 - $399
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Rab Flashpoint Jacket
$295
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket
$215
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Westcomb Specter LT Hoody
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Nano Jacket
$60 - $279
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket
$193 - $279
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Rab Latok Jacket
$490
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure II Parka
$170 - $194
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
The North Face Varius Guide Jacket
$90 - $128
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Torrentshell
$25 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
$375
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Sidewinder SV Jacket
$454 - $725
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
$60 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
White Sierra Trabagon Jacket
$25 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
$500 - $519
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Essence Jacket
$33 - $168
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Tamarack Jacket
$100 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Rubicon Jacket
$142 - $184
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta AR Jacket
$259 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Bivy-Poncho
$139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Hyper Jacket
$210
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket
$389
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Troll Wall Jacket
$275 - $349
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Shift LT Hoody
$430
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Triolet Jacket
$279 - $429
user rating: 4 of 5 (27)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket
$434 - $625
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket
$164 - $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
$80 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Revel Jacket
$96 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
$119 - $200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Minimus Mountain Jacket
$155 - $180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Maximus Jacket
$550
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule
$109 - $174
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
$160 - $325
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Neo Guide Jacket
$190 - $281
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Cerro Torre Jacket
$225 - $450
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Storm Shield Jacket
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Carillion Jacket
$149
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Predator Jacket
$37 - $94
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Alpine Houdini
$109 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
REI Kimtah Jacket
$124 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket
$125 - $249
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