Waterproof Jackets

Recent Waterproof Jacket Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Pacific Trail Men's Pac Tech Terrain Jacket

The best rain jacket I've ever owned. Better than anything I can find nowadays. Like many other reviewers I've found that this is the best rain jacket I've ever owned. I bought it many years ago for around $70 which seemed expensive at the time... I'd pay double now without thinking twice if they made them again. Mine is no longer waterproof and the zipper broke.  :-(   Columbia Sportswear bought Pacific Trail and I've emailed them but don't hold out much hope. I just can't bring myself to buy… Full review

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Red Ledge Storm Backpacker Poncho reviewed Apr 4, 2019
$40 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Frogg Toggs DriDucks Trail-Pac Rain Suit reviewed Jan 17, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond StormLine Stretch Rain Shell reviewed Jan 16, 2019
$100 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Alpha FL Jacket reviewed Dec 26, 2018
$425
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Cabela's Guidewear X300 Gore-tex Parka reviewed Dec 3, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Rab Latok Jacket reviewed Dec 2, 2018
$298 - $374
user rating: 5 of 5 (13)
Mountain Hardwear Exposure Parka reviewed Sep 9, 2018
$250 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (60)
Marmot PreCip Jacket reviewed Jul 13, 2018
$34 - $99
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Products Backpacker Poncho reviewed Jun 28, 2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Woodridge Cagoule reviewed May 7, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gore Bike Wear Countdown GT Jacket reviewed Apr 3, 2018
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Torre Parka reviewed Mar 6, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Venture 2 Jacket reviewed Feb 23, 2018
$59 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (15)
Lowe Alpine Triple Point Ceramic Jacket reviewed Feb 22, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (4)
Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Rain Suit reviewed Feb 22, 2018
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket reviewed Feb 21, 2018
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Barbour Border Wax Jacket reviewed Jan 30, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mishmi Takin Qaras Waterproof Soft Shell Jacket reviewed Jan 12, 2018
$180 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Foray Jacket reviewed Dec 31, 2017
$120 - $215
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
My Trail Storm UL Jacket reviewed Dec 27, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket reviewed Dec 11, 2017
$311
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Lands' End 800 Down Packable Jacket reviewed Oct 2, 2017
$149 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Eco Jacket reviewed Sep 21, 2017
$99 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Theta SVX Jacket reviewed Jul 26, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mishmi Takin Garamba Jacket reviewed Jul 1, 2017
$270 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Poncho reviewed Jun 28, 2017
$15 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
LightHeart Gear Rain Jacket reviewed Jun 9, 2017
$99 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Showers Pass Syncline Jacket reviewed May 30, 2017
$125 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Kento Jacket reviewed Feb 26, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Watertight II Jacket reviewed Feb 19, 2017
$58 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Montane Spine Jacket reviewed Feb 15, 2017
$399 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Lhotse Jacket reviewed Feb 8, 2017
$565
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Clothing Arts Cubed Travel Jacket reviewed Feb 7, 2017
$380 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Hooded Down reviewed Jan 29, 2017
$125 - $250
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Ion Jacket reviewed Jan 6, 2017
$45 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Norvan Jacket reviewed Dec 8, 2016
$191 - $259
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Foamback Mountain Jacket reviewed Nov 23, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Haglofs LIM Ultimate Jacket reviewed Nov 22, 2016
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Eddie Bauer EBTEK Gore-Tex Jacket reviewed Oct 27, 2016
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Burst Rock Jacket reviewed Oct 24, 2016
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket reviewed Oct 15, 2016
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket reviewed Oct 5, 2016
$400 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour Storm Moonraker GORE-TEX Jacket reviewed Oct 2, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket reviewed Sep 29, 2016
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
EMS Storm Front Jacket reviewed Sep 12, 2016
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Nylon Tarp Poncho reviewed Sep 12, 2016
$60
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Regatta Topout Jacket reviewed Sep 5, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simms Acklins Jacket reviewed Sep 3, 2016
$350 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Light Trek Hydroshell Jacket reviewed Jul 10, 2016
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (26)
The North Face Venture Jacket reviewed Jun 24, 2016
$99 MSRP
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