Raincoats to keep you dry in a downpour

Lightweight jackets to wear from spring to fall.

Sometimes umbrellas just don’t work, especially when it’s windy. If you’re looking for a jacket for rainy days that will keep you dry but not overheated, you’ll want something lightweight, breathable, and with a hood that’ll stay up even on blustery days. Some factors to consider include: how portable the jacket is, how long it’s cut, and the style. Here are some of our favorites.

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French brand K-Way is well known in Europe for stylish raincoats designed for dreary weather. Their Le Vrai Claudette 3.0 jacket is 100 percent nylon and packs away into its own handy pouch. For a classic look, stick to black or navy blue, or go bold with yellow, red, or green.

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You can’t go wrong with North Face jackets, which are made to last. This one is lightweight and durable, so it’s ideal for rainy days before winter sets in. You can choose solid colors like black and light gray, or a mix of two different colors like laurel wreath green and spruce green.

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The Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket is ideal if you’re looking for a jacket you can wear while you’re running, hiking, or otherwise being active outdoors. It’s made from 100 percent nylon and is machine washable. Marmot uses a material that’s breathable, lightweight, and will keep you warm. It also fits into its own pocket, so you can always bring it with you.

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The Columbia Pardon My Trench Jacket, which falls below the hip, is a good option if you’re looking for a raincoat with more coverage. The waist is adjustable, which is helpful if you plan on using layers to make this suitable for all seasons. This option comes in a ton of colors.