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10 Best Men’s Raincoats

When you’re planning an extended foray or expecting a rainy season, only the best men’s raincoats will do. But how do you choose from the often-overwhelming array of options available in the virtual marketplace? Which jacket is truly the one that will best serve your needs? In order to demystify the process and save you time, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten men’s options for rain jackets and other styles of protection from the elements. Whether you’re in training for a sport and require something breathable, need a heavy-duty trench coat, or a poncho with pockets, this list has you covered.

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1. Glennaker Lake Front-Zip Men’s Rain Jacket from Columbia

Columbia Men's Glennaker Lake Packable Rain Jacket, Blue Jay/Columbia Navy, Medium best men's raincoats

Columbia has a long history of creating outdoor clothing that is both innovative and high in quality. This water-resistant rain jacket is no different. Made from a 100 percent Hydroplus nylon shell, it’s waterproof, even in heavy downpours. That also helps prevent stains, since the fabric is averse to moisture absorption. A polyester mesh inner layer helps to balance and maintain body heat, so you can be outdoors in chilly weather that is either rainy or snowy. Zippered side-entry pockets, a hideaway hood, and adjustable hem and cuffs make this one of the best rain jackets available.

2. Men’s Long Waterproof Jacket from JINIDU

JINIDU Men's Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket Packable Outdoor Hooded Long Raincoat best men's raincoats

If you’re in need of a men’s packable rain jacket, consider this excellent model from JINIDU. It’s a lightweight raincoat that falls to mid-thigh, offering superior protection from damp or rainy conditions. The classic design with a button closure and high collar is crafted from an 80 percent polyester blend with 20 percent nylon for added weather resistance. This is great to wear for a day hike with an uncertain forecast or an afternoon visit to the park.

3. Men’s Resolve Jacket by North Face

The North Face Men's Resolve 2 Jacket - Botanical Garden Green & Botanical Garden Green - S best men's raincoats

For the serious outdoorsman or the guy who’s standing on the sidelines for practice, games, and special events, this lightweight rain jacket provides superior protection from the elements. Crafted from 100 percent nylon, it’s waterproof, as well as mud-proof, coffee-proof, and other assorted mystery-messes-proof. The zipper closure shuts away the elements, and the generous hood allows for complete protection. When it’s time to clean it, don’t worry. Toss it in the washing machine.

4. Plymouth Twill Belted Double-Breasted Trench Coat from London Fog

London Fog Men's Plymouth Double Breasted Belted Micro Twill Light Lined Trench Coat, Covert Green, 42R best men's raincoats

If you’re a mystery or science fiction fan in need of a classic solution to foggy or rainy weather, this trench coat is perfect. Crafted from finely woven, 100 percent polyester twill, it is both lightweight and water-resistant. Plus, when worn over clothing suitable to the season and climate, it will help to retain body heat. The double-breasted design is belted at the waist and held fast by a double row of buttons for a neat, traditional look. Waist level side pockets will hold your possessions or provide a warm retreat for chilled fingers.

5. Men’s Cycling Rain Jacket by Coofandy

COOFANDY Men's Packable Rain Jacket Outdoor Waterproof Hooded Lightweight Classic Cycling Raincoat Poncho (Gray, Small) best men's raincoats

For those who pursue professional sports of any type, you know that training won’t wait on the weather to clear. But you can’t wear just any raincoat. It must be lightweight, allow for freedom of motion, and be breathable, unless you fancy feeling like a bit of bag-steamed broccoli. This men’s breathable raincoat with hood is ideal. The adjustable drawstring hood, relaxed style, longer hem, and gathered cuffs offers all the features you need in an athletic rain jacket. The zippered front closure allows you to seal out the rain and hit the trail, the court or the field with confidence.

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6. Marmot PreCip Men’s Lightweight Rain Jacket

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket, Blue Sapphire, M best men's raincoats

Ideal for packing, this lightweight men’s rain jacket is crafted from 100 percent polyester. It provides superior weather protection from snow, wind, and rain. The membrane-protecting print facilitates wicking to maintain a comfortable wearing experience all day long. A high collar and hood that folds back into a compact roll keep unpleasant trickles down the back of the neck away while flat-stitched cuffs and a long hem provide protection from other angles.

7. Men’s Surrey Coat from Carhartt

Carhartt Men's Surrey Coat,Yellow,Small Regular best men's raincoats

While you may not be a permanent member of a fishing crew or the coast guard, this raincoat is perfect for those excursions that threaten heavy rainfall. The fabric is an 80 percent PVC blend, with 20 percent polyester providing a softer finish. The double-front storm placket blocks out even the worst weather and surf that the weather can hurl your way. Generous cuffs, a below-the-hip hem, and a detachable hood complete the package.

8. Charles River Apparel’s New Englander Waterproof Jacket

Charles River Apparel Men's New Englander Waterproof Rain Jacket (Reg & Ext Sizes), True Navy/Yellow, 4XL best men's raincoats

The jacket fabric is made from 100 percent polyurethane, which provides total protection from rain, snow, adventurous waves, and your Best Friend’s muddy paws. While the outer shell is wind and waterproof, the inner lining is crafted in a mesh design to facilitate moisture wicking and airflow for maximum comfort. A generous hood helps block wind and weather from above the collar, and zippered side pockets keep your belongings safe or your hands warm.

9. Reusable Men’s Rain Poncho from Endake

Andake Reusable Rain Poncho, Portable Foldable Raincoat, Rain Gear for Walking Hiking Camping Adult Women Men best men's raincoats

Made of 80GSM polyester woven with polyurethane, this poncho is both durable and lightweight. It’s completely waterproof, making it ideal for wear from the car to the office building or deep into the backcountry. A stiff bill attached to the front of the hood provides additional protection from falling rain or snow, and a zippered front pouch allows you to keep important possessions safe from the weather. Reflective films have been added to the front and back surfaces for maximum visibility in low light conditions.

10. Paradox Men’s Breathable Rain Jacket

Paradox Men's Waterproof Breathable Rain Jacket Large Cobalt Blue best men's raincoats

This lightweight rain jacket is ideal for training in all weathers or keeping dry while running errands. The high front placket and generous hood provide protection from both wet and wind. The fabric is 80 percent nylon 20 percent polyester making it breathable as well as resistant to weather. Inside, a second layer helps to maintain circulation and wick away moisture. A front zippered pocket on the chest holds your valuables and car keys while you move.

Polyester, nylon, and polyurethane go a long way to keeping the rain where it belongs. Hoods may be detachable or roll conveniently beneath the collar, and side pockets, when they are included, are often zippered or protected against water with a flap. Even with all the variations, the best men’s raincoats offer superior protection, comfortable ranges of motion, and an array of differing lengths tailored to various pursuits.

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By BCR Staff

July 2019