Waterproof Jackets

Recent Waterproof Jacket Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Red Ledge Storm Backpacker Poncho

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
L.L.Bean Men's Mountain Classic Anorak

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Frogg Toggs DriDucks Trail-Pac Rain Suit

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Shell

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

rated 2 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Men's Beta SL Jacket

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Black Diamond Men's StormLine Stretch Rain Shell

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Men's Alpha FL Jacket

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Men's Alpha SV Jacket

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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Research Men's Interstellar Jacket

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: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Woodridge Cagoule added May 7, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell added Apr 10, 2018
$97 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gore Bike Wear Countdown GT Jacket added Apr 3, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research Interstellar Jacket added Feb 28, 2018
$200 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture 2 Jacket added Feb 23, 2018
$55 - $119
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket added Feb 21, 2018
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Barbour Border Wax Jacket added Jan 28, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
My Trail Storm UL Jacket added Dec 27, 2017
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Lands' End 800 Down Packable Jacket added Oct 2, 2017
$149 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket added Sep 21, 2017
$90 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mishmi Takin Qaras Waterproof Soft Shell Jacket added Sep 11, 2017
$180 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Poncho added Jul 5, 2017
$15 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mishmi Takin Garamba Jacket added Jul 1, 2017
$270 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
LightHeart Gear Rain Jacket added Jun 9, 2017
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Clothing Arts Cubed Travel Jacket added Feb 7, 2017
$380 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Foamback Mountain Jacket added Nov 23, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Storm Moonraker GORE-TEX Jacket added Oct 2, 2016
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Regatta Topout Jacket added Sep 5, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms Acklins Jacket added Sep 3, 2016
$350 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket added Aug 22, 2016
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Hooded Down added Aug 5, 2016
$125 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Light Trek Hydroshell Jacket added Jul 10, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Spine Jacket added Jun 23, 2016
$399 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket added May 28, 2016
$400 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Showers Pass Syncline Jacket added May 13, 2016
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Theta SVX Jacket added Dec 20, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Tikal Active Shell added Nov 3, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket added Jul 27, 2015
$355 - $475
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Norvan Jacket added Jul 27, 2015
$244 - $279
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 added Apr 5, 2015
$150 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Rab Flashpoint Jacket added Mar 6, 2015
$189
Rab Muztag Jacket added Mar 6, 2015
$174
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Sleeker Rain Jacket added Feb 21, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
U.S. Military ECWCS Gen I Parka added Feb 19, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule added Feb 4, 2015
$40 - $49
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Ion Jacket added Feb 4, 2015
$45 - $119
Dynafit Yotei Jacket added Jan 23, 2015
$240 - $275
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell added Nov 20, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket added Nov 15, 2014
$220 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rab Neo Guide Jacket added Sep 21, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs DriDown Rain Jacket added Sep 18, 2014
$299 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket added Aug 29, 2014
$399 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Peak Oil Jacket added Aug 20, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock added Aug 2, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha AR Jacket added Jul 28, 2014
$375 - $575
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Didriksons EVA Jacket added Jun 13, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell Torrent Flier Jacket
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Aeon Jacket added May 14, 2014
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Target Dry Mac in a Sac Classic Jacket added Apr 20, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket added Apr 11, 2014
$589 MSRP
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