The Best Raincoats for Spring Summer


on Feb 06, 2018

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By Fiona Donnellan

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Rex Pickar

The days may be getting longer and slightly warmer, but let's be honest we'll still need a good quality raincoat for the spring summer season. One that tickets all the boxes when it comes to comfort, functionality and style. We've picked our top five to help you on your way.

We love a good bright yellow raincoat. So it's unsurprising that the Helly Hansen Elements Summer Coat caught our eye. With a straightforward and classic design, the Elements Summer Coat has a feminine fit, nicely draping fabric and minimalistic detailing. Available in a variety of bright and muted colourways, this is summer’s statement coat. Love the colour, love the lining. It's available in other colours which you can shop here.

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Helly Hansen Elements Summer Coat
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Helly Hansen Elements Summer Coat

Whilst living in New Zealand we bought Mac Pac Rain Jacket and it served us so well on our travels - Mac Pac was created in New Zealand in the 1970s by Bruce McIntyre. The perfect rainproof layer. Here is the Mac Pac Resolution Rain Jacket V2. This classic longer lined hiking jacket is engineered for performance and comfort when you’re hiking in the harshest weather. A regular fit allows room for layers underneath, and a zippered map pocket inside the main storm flaps keeps the essentials safe and dry. 

The elements we love are the hood which offers an adjustable stiffened peak, reinforced shoulders and its durability. Just what you need for the great outdoors.

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Mac Pac Resolution Rain Jacket

Rains Raincoats are a firm favourite with the team here at Girl Outdoor Magazine. Why? Well, Rains Raincoats are functional and unisex rain jacket with a casual fit. Inspired by classic rainwear, Jacket is an urban version made from a water-resistant lightweight fabric with a matte and smooth finish. With its casual silhouette, Jacket has classic Rains details as the storm shield and an adjustable hood with a practical cap function. There is an array of colours too so all that's left now is to pick your favourite. 

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Next, we shine the spotlight on Trespass Kitsy Water Resistant Softshell Jacket. 

If you need a jacket which you can wear every day that will allow you to move around freely then look no further than the Kisty women’s softshell jacket. Using softshell materials, the jacket is extremely flexible in that it gives you a free range of movement with causing you discomfort or hindrance.

The fabric is also waterproof to 5000mm, windproof and features water repellent zips to help really lock out moisture. Breathable to 3000mvp as well, you can easily wear other layers underneath this jacket and keep mobile without sweat building up inside. Shop Trespass here.

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Trespass Kitsy Water Resistant Softshell Jacket

This is last but never least - Craghoppers 250 Jacket. We love the Dark Redwood colourway too. So it looks good but what about the jacket specifications? The smart urban styling makes it a smart choice for the city but its thoroughbred outdoor performance features make it a winning choice in the field. The outer is engineered to do battle with the elements, while inside, the luxurious baffled lining delivers top-notch insulation. A neat zip-off hood provides extra wet-weather coverage. Win, win. Shop Craghoppers' range here.

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Craghoppers 250 Jacket

As always if you feel we're missing any major gear let us know, or tag us using #girloutdoor

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