21 Stylish Waterproof Jackets To See You Through April Showers, Festival Season & Beyond

By Astrid Carter | 24th April 2023

Whether you’re looking for something to stay dry on the school run or are getting ready for festival season, everyone needs a good waterproof jacket in their collection. Scroll to shop our favourites, from the oversized and caped to the modish and minimal, because staying dry and looking cool needn’t be mutually exclusive.

Let’s not kid ourselves, it’s going to rain this summer, at least some days. Whilst we all dream of a spring walks beneath the cherry blossoms or basking in the golden hour light of London’s best beer gardens, in Blighty sometimes you have to give in to the weather. But, there is a chic solution to Britain’s tumultuous forecasts, thanks to so many brands creating stylish waterproof jackets and rain coats that are actually cool.

Rains has been the brand on everyone’s lips in recent years. They do one thing and one thing well, raincoats. Choose from a wide range of colours in genderless shapes that feel modern and cool but genuinely keep you dry thanks to their lightweight but super strong polyester fabric which is coated with a waterproof top layer. They are slightly more expensive than high street options but by no means astronomical in price and you’ll be wearing it for years to come.

Of the same ilk is Stockholm-based brand Stutterheim which was inspired to create stylish, practical raincoat after another rainy day in the Swedish city, proving that necessity is the mother of invention. The outcome is a great selection of waterproofs in cool shapes and understated colour ways – we particularly like the soft sage green.

And on the high street, Zara, Uniqlo and M&S get our vote. Check out Zara’s seriously chic off-white rubberised parker that we’re sure will see many a day out this spring and beyond.

Scroll to shop our edit of stylish waterproof jackets and raincoats below…

A good waterproof jacket are just as essential as a pair of wellies come festival season. Brit brand Hunter have over 150 years dressing people for outdoor pursuits and have myriad options from classic black to transparent and this peppy peppermint.


Simple. Stylish. Practical. Zara's off-white mac has everything you want in a spring waterproof.

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