Just because raincoats are inherently practical doesn't mean they have to be boring. In fact, wet weather outerwear can score you major style points if chosen correctly. Which is where we come in. Whether you opt for a clean cut traditional raincoat or a cutting edge tech-packed parka, these rain-ready heroes will help you survive a downpour in style. Scroll on for our pick of the best men's raincoats to buy in 2021. Bring on the rain...
Drawing inspiration from classic '60s mountain parkas, Norse Projects' Nunk is a minimalist mid-length style with a distinctive utilitarian feel. Designed with the harshest weather conditions in mind, It's made using GORE-TEX® membrane, which is bonded to a recycled lightweight outer fabric and finished with a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating. The EU standard-certified goose down insulation makes it warm yet breathable. A sure-fire winter staple.
This technical parka from Amsterdam's WAHTS is a timeless winter wardrobe addition that will keep you protected from the wind and snow thanks to its hard-wearing water repellant construction. The quilted nylon padded insulation will ensure you stay toasty warm and dry, while the sleek, understated style makes it a versatile go-to that will elevate any outfit.
Lightweight and breathable, Oliver Spencer's mid-length Grandpa Raincoat is a trusty year-round layering tool that you'll reach for time and again. Made from an Italian water-repellant performance cloth, it's protective yet elegant. Throw it on over tailored separates for an effortless business casual look or team it with denim on the weekends.
Taking design cues from vintage car coats, this mid-weight raincoat from Riley Studio exudes timeless style. The statement check print will look just as great teamed with jeans and high top trainers as with more formal tailoring. In classic Riley Studio style, it's consciously made from organic cotton. Stylish and sustainable: what's not to love?
Percival's bestselling Wax Mac is back as part of a collaboration with Korean based Illustrator Aaron Chang. It's functional and protective, boasting a lightweight construction, water-repellent finish and removable hood. Chang's illustration on the inner lining offers an injection of playfulness that's guaranteed to perk up your winter wardrobe.
Embodying Aurélien's ethos of 'Smart Luxury', this reversible jacket boasts the craftsmanship of a designer item at a fraction of the cost. It's reversible and can be worn with the ultra-soft jersey or lightweight wind and rain resistant shell alternative as the outer side. The sophisticated bomber jacket silhouette makes it a timeless staple that can be effortlessly dressed up or down.
Crafted from wind and water repellent recycled nylon with vegan Thinsulate padding, this puffer parka jacket from Closed is the ultimate winter wardrobe addition for those trying to make more eco-conscious purchases (which really should be all of us). Not only does it get points for sustainability, it boasts functional features too, including a detachable hood with drawstring and high collar, concealed two-way zip and diagonal zip pockets.
The aptly-named 'Weather Jacket' from On Running is carefully crafted with the practicalities of running in the elements in mind. Features include a hooded cap that's kept in place in the rain, pockets that offer water-resistant zip protection for your valuables and an ultra-lightweight construction that allows the entire jacket to fold quickly into its own breast pocket. Crafted from lightweight Japanese fabrics, it offers 360° ventilation, while a water repellent coating ensures rain rolls right off.
Wax London's Naravino Jacket — named after a street in East London where you'll find the Wax team's favourite pub — is a bestseller for a reason, beloved for years by London's most stylish gents. The jacket's latest iteration boasts new shower-proof, harder-to-crease cotton and rattle-free silver snaps, with the same features you know and love including a classic lightweight unlined design and a Japanese block print under the collar.
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