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.

The best waterproof jackets, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 4, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Waterproof Jacket Reviews

Red Ledge Storm Backpacker Poncho

rated 5 of 5 stars Functional and durable for hiking in the rain with a large pack. I think it beats a rain jacket and pants overall, in that it keeps the wearer dry down to the knee, AND keeps the pack dry, INCLUDING the shoulder straps, and isn't too "sweaty." Construction, Function, Fit, Comfort, and Adjustablity: This is a one-size garment. I am 5'8" and about 160 lbs. It fits me very nicely. A taller or stouter person would be less well-covered, and a shorter person might find it excessively long, especially… Full review

L.L.Bean Men's Mountain Classic Anorak

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect description. I cross country ski and snowshoe and am old school. I have a North Face from 1978 I "outgrew." There for quite a few years, the only anorak I could find were tactical gear...but now they are back in colors other than coyote and camo and better made. I wear Patagonia AND the LL Bean Primaloft bivys with a hood under these and it is a perfect combination over a base layer and different weights mid layers. I live in MT and temps run from single digits below (my personal limits)… Full review

Frogg Toggs DriDucks Trail-Pac Rain Suit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For the money this is the most durable rain suit out there. This coupled with being lightweight makes this a great combo for backcountry. So this is a lightweight waterproof, they have kept me dry on more then one hike, and extremely affordable rain suit. I finally retired my first one this fall, after six years of hard use. Paid $25 for the first one and the same for the second, and yes, that's a jacket and pants for the price. Lightweight material breathable and waterproof as advertised. These… Full review

Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Shell

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall, the BD StormLine is a great addition for casual wear or serious hiking. The fabric is lightweight, comfortable, wind and waterproof. The long pit zips allow for temperature regulation in addition to the semi-breathable fabric. Sleeve gussets allow for freedom of arm movement. A worthwhile piece of clothing to add to one's outdoor collection! The StormLine is carefully crafted in many points: lightweight, comfortable fabric that is seam-sealed; wind and waterproof, packable in its own right… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Beta SL Jacket

rated 2 of 5 stars IT IS NOT A RAIN JACKET, despite what the description implies. I like the design, the weight, the fit—all the things people mention. But this is a just a very expensive windbreaker that fails even a modest rain test. It soaks through in the back and sleeves. The worst part is that this was a replacement for the equivalent Alpha model, now discontinued, which had the same failure profile—completely leaky sleeves—not condensation, either. Bona fide cold rain water. So, two strikes for Arc'teryx,… Full review

Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Shell

rated 4 of 5 stars A well-engineered rain jacket that kept me dry throughout a historically wet summer, autumn, and early winter while hiking and camping. While not super technical, this jacket would more than suffice for the average outdoor enthusiast. This jacket was tested in conjunction with the Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Pants, but was reviewed separately. Features:The Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell is a pretty straightforward rain jacket with two, ample-sized zippered hand pockets; long… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Alpha FL Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Bomber, very lightweight jacket that you can depend on. I have both the Alpha SV and Alpha FL shells and have used them in various activities for several years. Both are amazingly well made, keep you warm and dry, and give you the confidence that you'll be able to depend on them in the backcountry for many seasons. Pardon my review in terms of talking about both of these models, but to me they are like a set that I choose for different needs. I am of average height (5'10") and have a muscular build… Full review

Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars The best heavy shell money can buy!!! I have both the Alpha SV and Alpha FL shells and have used them in various activities for several years. Both are amazingly well made, keep you warm and dry, and give you the confidence that you'll be able to depend on them in the backcountry for many seasons. Pardon my review in terms of talking about both of these models, but to me... they are like a set that I choose for different needs. I am of average height (5'10") and have a muscular build (200#). Both… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Interstellar Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket is a three-layer hardshell jacket that uses OR’s new AscentShell membrane. This is the most comfortable waterproof jacket I’ve ever tested and just further blurs the line of hard versus soft shell. You get the breathability, comfort, and cost of a soft-shell and the waterproof, wind proof, and weight (or lack thereof) of a hard shell. To further convince me, the price of this jacket is kept very reasonable at $300 (it's on sale on OR’s website right… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Phoenix Jacket
$80 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket
$140 - $215
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Cabela's Rainy River Gore-tex PacLite Parka
$130 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket
$485 - $749
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Marmot Alpinist Jacket
$280 - $625
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket
$288 - $575
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Rab Flashpoint Jacket
$189 - $190
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Rab Latok Jacket
$275 - $500
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket
$55 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Minimalist Jacket
$95 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
$80 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Furio Jacket
$221 - $374
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Karrimor Summit Jacket
$255
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
White Sierra Trabagon Jacket
$20 - $34
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Mountain Classic Anorak
$59 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Essence Jacket
$125 - $250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Watertight II Jacket
$40 - $90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Tamarack Jacket
$79 - $225
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Zeta AR Jacket
$355 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Bitihorn Dri1 Jacket
$144 - $289
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped Bivy-Poncho
$104 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket
$345 - $575
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture 2 Jacket
$60 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket
$318 - $425
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket
$100 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Triolet Jacket
$319 - $399
user rating: 4 of 5 (28)
Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket
$312
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Arc'teryx Alpha SL Jacket
$195 - $208
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Marmot Oracle Jacket
$129
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Red Ledge Thunderlight Parka
$30
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Jacket
$265 - $525
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket
$80 - $159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Hooded Down Down Insulated Jacket / Waterproof
$125 - $157
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket
$565
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Maximus Jacket
$347
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket
$310 - $475
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
$193 - $210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket
$165 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Showers Pass Syncline Jacket
$101
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Predator Jacket
$45 - $95
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule
$40 - $174
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell
$97 - $149
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Mica Jacket
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Marmot Spire Jacket
$184 - $400
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Arcadia Rain Jacket
$30 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Rainwall Jacket
$50 - $64
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Nylon Tarp Poncho
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Ion Jacket
$45 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket
$27 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rab Latok Alpine Jacket
$216 - $399
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