Gone are the days when a showerproof jacket was just a thin waterproof; now, there are all kinds of warm, stylish designs available on the high street. From bright and bold storm macs to ultra-cosy longline puffers, there’s a huge selection to choose from.

We’ve scoured the internet to find our favourites; these are the showerproof jackets we’ve got on our wish lists. You’ll find options for both men and women down below.

Best showerproof jackets for women

Marmot Montreaux Coat

Marmot Montreaux Coat on a grey background

If staying warm is a priority, Marmot’s Montreaux coat could be for you. It’s padded with 700-fill-power down and the torso and pockets are fleece-lined for extra cosiness. Plus, you’ll get internal micro-fleece cuffs to stop draughts getting past your wrists.

Other useful additions include the zip-off hood with its smart faux fur edging, and the two-way zip to provide easy ventilation if you get overheated.

There are also plenty of colours to choose from. If you don’t like navy, why not go for the cheerful berry colour or keep things simple with black?

Joules Shoreside Rain Jacket

Joules Shoreside Coastal Waterproof Coat on a grey background

You can always rely on Joules to sell bright and cheerful outerwear like this sunny raincoat. If yellow’s not for you, try the red, mauve or ivory version.

No matter which colour you choose, you’ll get a hood with a useful storm peak to keep out the rain and an adjustable waist, which you can cinch in with the internal drawcords.

Barbour Lana Jacket

Barbour Lana Jacket on a grey background

We all know Barbour for its iconic wax jackets, but if you're after something a little different, consider this cosy longline coat from the brand. It’s got horizontal quilting on the inside, as well as a cosy fleece lining around the hood and collar.

An adjustable waist and cuffs make it easy to get a snug fit, while the four pockets provide plenty of room for all your bits and bobs.

Best unisex showerproof jackets

Windermere Waterproof Coat

Windermere Waterproof Coat on a grey background

This eye-catching coat takes the traditional rain mac to the next level with a shoulder cape, hidden ribbed cuffs and attractive colouring. It’s not only showerproof, but fully waterproof, complete with taped seams to keep out any moisture.

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The coat is ‘wadded’ to give extra warmth on chilly days, and lined with microfleece in the inner collar and a printed check fabric across the upper body.

The detachable hood with its adjustable drawcord also makes this a versatile option.

Finisterre Vellus Parka

Finisterre Vellus Parka on a grey background

Finisterre combines practicality, comfort and sustainability in this clever showerproof coat. It’s made with a combination of recycled polyester and organic cotton in a three-layer design, which includes recycled insulation, sherpa fleece and a waterproof outer.

To really protect you against the elements, the Vellus Parker has taped waterproof seams, a three-point adjustable hood and soft ribbed cuffs to stop any draughts.

A two-way zip, fleece-lined pockets and adjustable waist complete the package.

Best showerproof jackets for men

Ted Baker Manby jacket

Ted Baker MANBY jacket on a grey background

The clean design and smart colouring of this jacket makes it suitable for both formal and casual occasions.

The funnel neck and quilted construction should keep you warm on chilly days, and the whole jacket is showerproof to keep out the rain.

The design also includes snug pockets to hold your valuables or keep your hands warm.

Crew Clothing Company Packable Munro Jacket

Crew Clothing Company Packable Munro Jacket on a grey background

Crew takes the standard coat-in-a-bag format and adds its own smart touches. There are no bright colours here; you’ll get the brand’s classic navy colouring and recognisable crossed-oars icon printed on the chest, but you can also buy it in burgundy.

Like all the best showerproof jackets, this design has an adjustable hood to help block out the rain. It’s also compact and lightweight, making it easy to pack away until you need it.

Mountain Warehouse Seasons Padded Jacket

Mountain Warehouse Seasons Padded Jacket on a grey background

Although this might look like your average puffer coat, it actually comes with some impressive features. It’s thermal tested to -30°C and treated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR), so droplets will roll right off.

This compact jacket is a great choice if you like to cram your jackets into a bag to keep on you all day, as it’s lightweight and packs down small.

It also comes in a wide selection of different plain and patterned finishes, but we love this blue version with the pop of orange in the hood.

Looking for more stylish outerwear? See our edits of the best gardening jackets for men, gardening jackets for women and gardening overalls.


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London

Alice TufferyDigital Writer

Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.