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

Berghaus Light Trek Hydroshell Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well-featured but lightweight and packable rain jacket. The Berghaus Light Trek is a rain jacket made from Berghaus's proprietary Hydroshell material. The jacket is lightweight at 420g for the men's large but remarkably well-featured. It has a double storm flap which can make zipping and unzipping the jacket fiddly, but is worth it for the protection; map-sized chest and hip pockets; and underarm venting zips. The hood is fully adjustable with a wired peak. There are also hem drawcords and velcro… Full review

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars OK jacket for overall use. Useful against wind/cold and good for hiking because of the pockets and pit zips. Not so good against rain and the inside coating does not last long. I am 189cm (6'2"). I use this jacket for hiking. I find that this jacket is not really useful against rain and that it does not last long. Still, I find it extremely useful during hiking because of its low weight. I really always use this jacket, even when skiing (I put on one other warm layer underneath). Hiking in warm… Full review

The North Face Women's Venture Jacket

rated 0.5 of 5 stars The lifetime warranty means nothing. The lining in mine has completely deteriorated and the jacket is unusable. And I'm told lifetime warranty = 2 years! Very disappointing. Don't waste your money! Very disappointed with this item, as I thought I was getting something of quality. The lining has completely deteriorated and the jacket is unusable....it can only go in the bin. Their "lifetime" warranty (as I've been informed by email) means two years. Deceptive advertising if you ask me! Don't waste… Full review

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Inexpensive shell jacket that does a decent job of blocking wind and rain. Durability is average. Breathability is better than average. Value is hard to beat. I'm 6 feet tall and 175 lbs with an athletic build. I purchased this jacket new to take on a year-long trip through South America. I used this jacket as my rain jacket, wind jacket, insect protection, and light insulating layer. After one year of demanding use this jacket held up slightly above average. The construction held up, but the DWR… Full review

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Good mountain rain shell. Lightweight, with pit zips. Summary - This is my primary rain protection for spring/summer/fall backpacking and camping trips. It has held up well in a variety of conditions. Still have not found a jacket that breathes as well as advertised. My Use - This has kept me dry on downpours in the Rockies and Sierras. And in warmer rains the pit zips help in ventilating. On chilly mornings and evenings, and some of them are downright cold in the mountains, it holds the heat in… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket

rated 1 of 5 stars Not recommended My Arc'teryx hacket has Gore-Tex delamination problems (I'd attach the photo if there was an option) and I now that the manufacturer does not warranty this problems! Then...Think hard and twice about buying their high-end (?) products. Full review

Marmot Women's PreCip Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is all the raincoat I need right now. Great on the trail and lightweight. Staying dry in Ohanapecosh! I love this jacket! I have looked at other rain jackets that are way more expensive and I just don't see a need for something that costs hundreds of dollars when this jacket meets all my needs at the moment. I have been caught out on the trail in the rain and this worked fine. I didn't get wet. Yes, it does get a little hot even with the under arm zipper vents, but it works great and I am going… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket

rated 1 of 5 stars I am willing to spend so much money only for the best quality. This jacket is not my idea of best quality. I do not recommend it to anyone. I wish to express my dissatisfaction about a jacket, Theta AR Jacket of Arc'teryx. After less than a year the jacket is detaching internal welds. Thank you, Arc'teryx. Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Beta LT Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Worth the money! I wouldn't carry it on an ultralight. Full review

Top-Rated Waterproof Jackets

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user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka
$275
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket
$329 - $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
$475 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Marmot Alpinist Jacket
$68 - $574
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket
$411 - $575
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia M10 Jacket
$265 - $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
$192 - $279
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Rab Latok Jacket
$490
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure II Parka
$195 - $198
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
The North Face Varius Guide Jacket
$90 - $148
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Torrentshell
$54 - $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
$486 - $518
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
White Sierra Trabagon Jacket
$30 - $54
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
$126 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Apoc Jacket
$500 - $519
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Essence Jacket
$41 - $168
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Tamarack Jacket
$112 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Rubicon Jacket
$142 - $231
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Bivy-Poncho
$139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta LT Hybrid Jacket
$269
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket
$389
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Troll Wall Jacket
$384 - $439
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Westcomb Shift LT Hoody
$322
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)
Red Ledge Thunderlight Parka
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Arc'teryx Beta SL Jacket
$224 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket
$80 - $374
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket
$159
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Revel Jacket
$100 - $179
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
$116 - $200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Minimus Mountain Jacket
$129 - $206
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Maximus Jacket
$346
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture Parka
$17
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule
$175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
$325
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Neo Guide Jacket
$233 - $326
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
REI Kimtah Jacket
$170
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ampato Jacket
$137 - $186
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Westcomb Focus LT Hoody
$290 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Mica Jacket
$95 - $126
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