Time for a new jacket selection! Today we have picked 7 jackets that you can wear in different weather conditions, with the main criteria being that they are water-repellent so that they can be worn when it rains, too.
In the past, we have compiled several selections of jackets that you can wear when it rains, but they were all waterproof options.
So why focusing on water-resistant and water-repellent ones, then? Well, because, unless a jacket is up there in price and made of breathable and waterproof membranes such as Gore-Tex, they are typically not breathable at all.
Take, for example, rain jackets.
These are great for protecting against the rain, but what if you don’t want to purchase several jackets for different purposes? Especially if you are mostly outdoors for sports and other activities, which turns rain jackets into a hindrance due to overheating.
This brings us to versatile, water-repellent jackets, which come in many designs and varieties that you can wear for jogging, walking, layering and practically any other activity.
With that being said, let’s jump right into today’s selection!
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Kirkland Signature Ladies’ Water-Repellent Softshell Jacket
Let’s begin with the ladies’ options, the first one of which is by Kirkland Signature. A lightweight softshell jacket, this design comes with a hooded collar that adjusts with drawstrings.
It is made of Polyester, lined with teddy fleece on the inside, which not only adds to the insulation, but makes the jacket a lot more comfortable to wear, too. The outer shell is water-repellent and wind-repellent and this is a great jacket for jogging.
It also works well for layering under a heavier jacket if you intend to wear it throughout winter. This is a looser cut, so it tends to run a bit large and you should watch out for that. There are 3 colors available: Cobalt, Fuchsia and Red.
Columbia Women’s Switchback II Jacket
Next it’s Switchback II by Columbia. This jacket is made of Hydroplus, a 100% Nylon fabric, which comes with Omni-shield technology that gives it both wind and water-repellent abilities, as well making it stain-resistant.
The inner lining is 100% Polyester mesh fabric, which makes it possible for the jacket to breathe. It comes with a hood on the back of the high collar, which can be tucked under it when you won’t need to use it. There are two side pockets on this jacket and it also comes with Velcro fasteners on the sleeves for adjusting the cuffs and preventing the cold from getting through.
It is a lightweight design that packs in its own pocket for easier carrying when travelling. This design works great for trail running, hiking, walking and running since it’s breathable and comfortable. There are 25 colors available, including: Dynasty, Miami, Hot coral, Bright rose, Oxygen and Blue heron.
Carhartt Women’s Rockford Jacket
The third jacket for women is by Carhartt, the Rockford design. It is made of 100% Nylon on the outside, lined with 100% Polyester mesh fabric on the inside. The hooded collar is high and comes with chin guard to protect the face from the main zipper.
There are two side pockets and one on the chest, as well as drawcords in the waist for proper adjustment. The sleeve cuffs are elasticized so that they will fit snuggly on the hand and help close the jacket off from the elements.
This is a longer design than a classic jacket, ending below the hips. For this reason, it comes with a two-way zipper for a more practical wear. This jackets is available in 2 colors: Black and Misty rose.
Wrangler Men’s Water Repellent Trail Jacket
Moving on to the options for men, the first one is a water-repellent jacket by Wrangler. This jacket is made of 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex, which makes it quite comfortable to wear. The design is quite stylish and you can wear this jacket with many different outfits.
There are three pockets on the outside and Velcro fasteners on the sleeve cuffs. Also adjustable is the hem, which comes with drawstrings on the sides.
This is a hoodless jacket, with a stand-up collar that has chin guard to prevent chaffing from the main zipper. It comes in 3 colors: Brown, Charcoal and Grey.
Equipment De Sport USA Men’s Wind Resistant / Water Repellent Jacket
Next, by Equipment De Sport USA, we have picked a 100% Polyester jacket, which is not only water-repellent but also a windbreaker. There are two side pockets on the outside and it comes with an adjustable hood and sleeve cuffs.
It is quite a minimalistic design, that resembles rain jackets in style, but can be worn for a variety of activities, as well as just for casual wear. The inside is lined with mesh fabric and it is slightly oversized so that you can layer underneath, if needed.
There are 4 colors to choose from: Black, Charcoal, Khaki and Navy.
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Columbia Men’s Glennaker Lake Rain Jacket
Glennaker Lake by Columbia is a previously featured jacket, as it serves as both a sports and rain jacket. It comes with a hideaway hood and adjustable sleeve cuffs. The fabric is 100% Nylon and very lightweight.
It adjusts at the hem, too, which helps close the jacket off from the elements completely. The design is made for practicality, with two side pockets and a straight cut, with loose arms, which makes movement a lot easier.
As it is typical with Columbia jackets, the color options are numerous, in this case 15, some of which include: Fuse green, Deep rust, Tusk, Delta and Pond.
Seibertron Men’s MA-1 Bomber Flight Waterproof / Water Repellent Jacket
Lastly, we chose a bomber flight jacket by Seibertron. Made of 100% Nylon for the outer shell and lined with 100% Polyester on the inside, this chic jacket is great for casual wear.
This is a breathable jacket and it has a stain-repellent shell. You should be aware that it requires maintenance of the DWR treatment after several washes, but that is a given with all DWR-treated jackets.
It comes without a hood and a short, stand-up collar, as well as a bright and long logo on the zipper of the sleeve pocket, which gives it that classic bomber jacket look.
On the both sides there are flap pockets for the hands and it also comes with ribbed and elastic cuffs and hem. There are 2 colors available for this design: Black and Green.