Best Waterproof Jackets in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 10, 2019
A waterproof jacket is any jacket that features above 5000 mm in the waterproof rating department. The best waterproof jacket keeps you comfortable and protected from the elements. These jackets will let you conquer any scene. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Gender
Type
Size
Shell
Insulation
Lining
Extras
Warranty
 
PROS

The jacket's two massive front zip pockets offer enough space for storing those little essential items you need within quick and easy reach. The elasticated, adjustable cuffs and dual drawcord hem help you find that ideal fit that makes the jacket feel nice and tight. The company's trademark double storm flap on the centre-front zip works wonders keeping you protected from the elements. 

CONS

The jacket is relatively heavy (between 600-800 grams, depending on the size).

OUR VERDICT

Berghaus Waterproof Long Cornice Men's Outdoor Hooded Jacket is the best waterproof jacket on the list. The model is built to last and there's no environment that the jacket won't let you conquer. You'll feel comfortable and have no issues with the jacket in the long run. 

detailed parameters
Gender

Men's

Type

Hooded jacket

Size

S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Shell

Waterproof Gore-Tex™ fabric, Hydroshell™ technology

Insulation

No insulation

Lining

No lining (inner InterActive™ zip for attaching Berghaus fleeces)

Extras

2 front zip pockets, roll-away adjustable hood, full-waist drawcord, dual-drawcord hem adjustment, elasticated adjustable cuff tabs, machine washable

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The exposed, water-resistant, reverse-coil centre-front zip with an internal draft flap will keep you nice and warm and will unlikely ever jam. The adjustable Velcro® cuff tabs make the jacket equally comfortable for people with different wrist sizes. The DryVent™ fabric is 100% windproof as well as waterproof. 

CONS

The model dries out pretty slowly after machine washing. 

OUR VERDICT

The North Face Men's Millerton Jacket is a versatile, streamlined waterproof jacket that delivers excellent year-round technical performance on the trails. Its waterproof, windproof two-layer shell offers breathable protection in any weather.

detailed parameters
Gender

Men's

Type

Hooded jacket

Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Shell

Waterproof DryVent™ fabric with PU coating

Insulation

No insulation

Lining

Polyester

Extras

Attached hood with adjustable shock-cord, reverse-coil centre-front zip with internal draft flap, secure-zip hand pockets with webbing detail, adjustable velcro cuffs with webbing detail, hem cinch-cord, machine washable 

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

You can roll the jacket up and pack into a small storage pouch that comes supplied with the coat. The taped seams make sure that the water doesn't get through between the panels. The model's 5000-mvp breathability rating means that the air moves nice and freely between the layers, making sure you're able to stay fresh inside even after working up a sweat.

CONS

The zippers are not necessarily impressive. 

OUR VERDICT

Trespass Qikpac, with its affordable price, many available sizes and colours, and convenient little details, will prove an equally suitable and versatile clothing item for different men and women. Plus, the model is particularly lightweight.

detailed parameters
Gender

Unisex

Type

Hooded jacket

Size

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 4XL

Shell

Waterproof Tres-Tex™ fabric with PU coating

Insulation

No insulation

Lining

No lining

Extras

Adjustable grown-on hood, two zip pockets, fully-elasticated cuffs, drawcord on the hem, ventilated back yoke, contrast zips,  pack-away jacket (storage pouch included), machine washable

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The moisture-wicking, waterproof, breathable shell is rugged and durable but, at the same time, cute and stretchy. The medium-thick, anti-static, anti-wrinkle, and relatively wear-resistant coat will be able to mesh really well with different shirts, blouses, jeans, pants, trousers, you name it.

CONS

The sleeves are somewhat narrow at the end. 

OUR VERDICT

Bedee Hooded Waterproof Rain Jacket is where fashion meets practicality. The affordable model is cute and reliable. It is suitable for various different scenes, from camping to running. The jacket is lightweight and easy to carry around when necessary.

detailed parameters
Gender

Women's

Type

Hooded jacket

Size

S, M, L, XL

Shell

Polyester with PU coating

Insulation

No insulation

Lining

Polyester

Extras

Two side button pockets with flaps covered, adjustable drawstring waist design, hand wash recommended

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The fabric wicks away moisture and makes sure your skin is able to breathe but, at the same time, stay relatively warm. The adjustable shock-cord hood is roomy enough to provide excellent coverage and keep you protected from just about any angle. The two lower pockets are accessible and relatively sizable.

CONS

Stuffing the jacket inside the supplied pouch can be challenging at times. 

OUR VERDICT

Regatta RMW281 is everything people have come to expect from lightweight waterproof jackets but much more affordable than your average deal. The jacket is machine washable. The fabric dries out very quickly. The model is available in many different colours.

detailed parameters
Gender

Men's

Type

Hooded jacket 

Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Shell

Isolite5000 polyamide fabric 

Insulation

No insulation

Lining

No lining

Extras

Adjustable shock-cord hood, two lower pockets, storage pouch included, machine washable

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Berghaus 4-21015R14

Where Gore-Tex Meets Hydroshell

The people behind Berghaus Waterproof Long Cornice Men's Outdoor Hooded Jacket advertise the model as practical and useful and, as far as we're concerned, the description is on the nose.

The jacket's two massive front zip pockets offer enough space for storing those little essential items you need within quick and easy reach. The elasticated, adjustable cuffs and dual drawcord hem help you find that ideal fit that makes the jacket feel nice and tight but comfortable at the same time.

The company's trademark double storm flap on the centre-front zip works wonders keeping you protected from the elements. The particular model doesn't incorporate any lining but it does come equipped with inner InterActive™ zip that you can use to attach Berghaus fleece.

The Gore-Tex™ fabric needs no introduction, especially as far as its waterproof properties are concerned. At the same time, the Hydroshell™ tech does an excellent job regulating body temperature and providing that all-day comfort and performance necessary for different purposes and environments. Though practically impenetrable, the fabric is as breathable as they come.

Long story short, Berghaus Waterproof Long Cornice Men's Outdoor Hooded Jacket is the best waterproof jacket on the list. The model is built to last and there's no environment that the jacket won't let you conquer. It is equally suitable for trailing, hiking, walking, running, cycling, you name it.

Review of Berghaus 4-21015R14 Long Cornice Waterproof Jacket

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The North Face T93XXVDYY. M

Boldly Facing North

The North Face Men's Millerton Jacket is pretty much everything we've seen from the company before refined to a tee. It is always the usual little details that make The North Face products so durable, practical, and comfortable in any environment.

The usual attached hood with an adjustable shock-cord will let you keep your head nice and dry without feeling uncomfortable and restricted. The exposed, water-resistant, reverse-coil centre-front zip with an internal draft flap will keep you nice and warm and will unlikely ever jam. The secure-zip hand pockets with webbing detail are neither too large nor too small. The adjustable Velcro® cuff tabs will prove equally comfortable for people with different wrist sizes.

The DryVent™ fabric is as good as ever at keeping the jacket 100% waterproof. At the same time, incorporating modest but effective PU coating, the model is 100% windproof too. The jacket is not necessarily too warm but the polyester lining will keep you relatively comfortable when it isn't too cold outside.

Bottom line, The North Face Men's Millerton Jacket is a versatile streamlined breathable waterproof jacket that delivers excellent year-round technical performance on the trails. Its waterproof, windproof two-layer shell offers breathable protection in any weather.

Review of The North Face T93XXVDYY. M Men's Jacket

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Trespass Qikpac

Affordable and Available

Trespass Qikpac is affordable, versatile, and pretty much universal.

The available sizes range from XXS to 4XL, meaning this waterproof coat will be there for the most petite people as well as individuals with quite some meat on their bones.

Another little detail that makes this product stand out is the model's pack-away design. You can roll the jacket up and pack into a small storage pouch that comes supplied with the coat, making transportation that much more convenient.

Other than that, this packable raincoat doesn't necessarily differ from every other model on this list.

Incorporating waterproof Tres-Tex™ fabric with PU coating, the jacket is packing up to 5000 mm of protection against water. its taped seams make sure that the water doesn't get through between the panels.

At the same time, the model's 5000-mvp breathability rating means that the air will move nice and freely between the layers, making sure you're able to stay fresh inside even after working up a sweat.

Of course, the jacket is pretty much 100% windproof too, so even the darkest, dampest, stormiest days will not be able to make the model crack.

In short, Trespass Qikpac, with its affordable price, many available sizes and colours, and convenient little details, will prove an equally suitable and versatile clothing item for different men and women. Plus, this breathable jacket is particularly lightweight.

Review of Trespass Qikpac Waterproof Jacket for Men & Women

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bedee Hooded

Where Fashion Meets Harsh Weather Demands

As far as we're concerned, Bedee Hooded Waterproof Rain Jacket is the most stylish model on the list.

It isn't the most robust/impenetrable jacket we've looked at but the model will prove reliable enough come rain and wind.

The moisture-wicking, waterproof, breathable shell is rugged and durable but, at the same time, cute and stretchy.

The medium-thick, anti-static, anti-wrinkle, and relatively wear-resistant coat will be able to mesh really well with different shirts, blouses, jeans, pants, trousers, you name it.

The roll-sleeve design makes the model especially cute and fashionable compared to regular rain cots.

The metal zippers are much more stylish and durable than regular plastic zippers. The adjustable drawstring waist and the usual adjustable cuff tabs make the model easy to configure.

Naturally, the jacket has its flaws. The sleeves are somewhat narrow at the end. Though washing machine safe, the people behind the product highly recommend the hand-wash approach.

Setting these minor flaws aside, Bedee Hooded Waterproof Rain Jacket is where fashion meets practicality. The affordable model is cute and reliable. It is suitable for various different scenes, from camping to running. The jacket is lightweight and easy to carry around when necessary.

Review of bedee Hooded Waterproof Rain Jacket

 

Regatta RMW281 80090

An Affordable Alternative

Regatta RMW281 is the most affordable jacket within this selection. At the same time, the model doesn't really have any major flaws separating the product from its more expensive competition.

As far as we're concerned, the biggest issue with the model is that stuffing the jacket inside the supplied pouch is no easy task. However, considering the price tag, the fact that the free pouch is there in the first place is pretty great too.

On the performance side, it is the usual drill that we've seen before in more expensive models. The Isolite5000 polyamide fabric doesn't trail behind its big-name Gore-Tex™ at keeping the jacket 100% waterproof. The fabric wicks away moisture and makes sure your skin is able to breathe but, at the same time, stay relatively warm.

The adjustable shock-cord hood is roomy enough to provide excellent coverage and keep you protected from just about any angle. The two lower pockets are accessible and relatively sizable. The available sizes range from XS to XXXL. The jacket is machine washable.

In other words, Regatta RMW281 is everything people have come to expect from waterproof jackets but much more affordable than your average deal. The fabric dries out very quickly. The model is available in many different colours.

Review of Regatta RMW281 80090 Waterproof Jacket

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What Is a Waterproof Jacket?

A waterproof jacket is exactly what the name suggests - a coat/jacket that is completely waterproof. These jackets are designed for the great outdoors. They're perfect for trailing. They're great for hiking. The jackets are very much suitable for camping and running too (especially the more lightweight models).

Of course, the most important feature here is the shell. The shell's waterproof rating should be at least above 5000 mm to make sure it is able to withstand solid rain, average snow, and mild pressure. More often than not, these jackets are windproof too.

Setting these properties aside, it is all about the usual outer garment details. There has to be a hood attached to the jacket. An adjustable shock-cord hood is always preferable. Make sure that the front pockets come equipped with solid zips. These will prove immensely helpful during hikes. Other than that, you can never go wrong with adjustable Velcro cuffs since these always make the model equally suitable for different wrist sizes.

Family tents and camping chairs work wonderfully together with these jackets, provided you (and your family) are into the whole camping thing.

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Publish Date: 2019-10-10 13:30:07