While tradition tells us that we have reached summer, the weather doesn't seem to agree yet. But, with the summer months come summer events, regardless of the weather. Lightweight waterproof jackets need not be pack-away cagoules, with the help of brands like Stutterheim and Private White V.C. and more, you can have style and substance at once. We don’t want the rain to affect your plans, so we’ve rounded up some of the best waterproof jackets to get you home warm and dry.
As the name suggests, Native North understand adverse conditions. While Copenhagen has a name for being a city with culture, great food and some of the best design in the world, the weather can reach less-than-ideal states. So, who better to design raincoats for us? Native North's Technical 2.0 Base Jacket is a lightweight piece boasting taped seams for complete water-repellence.
Private White V.C. products are all made in their Manchester factory. If there’s one thing we know about Manchester, it’s that Mancunians are quite familiar with rain. There’s no better proof of this than the Private White V.C. Ash Field Jacket. Made of modern double-faced showerproof cotton, and with military grade copper hardware, this coat will stand up to the weather. As well as exhibiting extreme functionality, we think that the sharp cut and premium materials of this jacket are unrivalled.
Some coats exude a certain class that most can’t dream of. Hancock’s Navy GTS Article 49 Coat is one of them. The 100% waterproof construction is highly functional, while the coat is visually stunning as well. Suitable for all occasions: work, drinks, countryside walks, you really cannot go wrong with this coat.
We couldn’t make this article without including long-standing waterproof stalwarts Stutterheim. Hailing – excuse the pun – from Stockholm, Stutterheim’s creations are inspired by the traditional raincoats worn on the Stockholm archipelago. Favoured by sailors, the rubberised cotton and welded seams of the Stutterheim Light Sand Raincoat won’t let anything in, so shut yourself inside this shield and spectate from a dry haven.
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