Mumsnet picks: best raincoats


“There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes,” as the old Norwegian saying goes. Prepare to stay cosy and dry with these chic, waterproof jackets and raincoats – as recommended by Mumsnetters

UNIQLO Blocktech rain coat, £69.90

<h3><a href="">UNIQLO Blocktech rain coat, £69.90</a></h3>

UNIQLO are fab for functional clothing in minimalist styles (goodbye, pointless zips, buckles and logos). This sleek coat from their Blocktech range is no exception, being both “smart enough for work and great with casual clothes too,” according to one fan.

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Ilse Jacobsen women's coats, from £56.29

<h3><a href="">Ilse Jacobsen women's coats, from £56.29 </a></h3>

Ilse Jacobsen's coats have a soft-shell exterior, designed to withstand any downpour meanwhile the flattering cut will ensure you're equally prepared for a spot of Poldark-style clifftop brooding, or just going to the shops.

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Joules Coast Waterproof Jacket, £84.95

<h3><a href="">Joules Coast Waterproof Jacket, £84.95</a></h3>

This cheerful, bright jacket from Joules come recommended by plenty of Mumsnetters, who love its “lovely and breathable” material which ensures “you don't feel sweaty while walking” – definitely one for those brisk, wintery jaunts.

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Rains women's coats, from £74.79

<h3><a href="">Rains women's coats, from £74.79</a></h3>

Thankfully, the days of needing to choose a coat that has either style or substance are long behind us. Rains' smart range of Danish outerwear have been “styled like a normal coat, not a hill walker style thing,” explains one fan – the best bit is they're “100% waterproof too.”

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Bergaus Attingham jacket, £96 (reduced from £160)

<h3><a href="">Bergaus Attingham jacket, £96 (reduced from £160)</a></h3>

Berghaus traditionally excel at producing high quality hiking jackets, so when they say something is waterproof they're not kidding. Their Attingham coat is fully breathable but lined in water-repellent Hydroshell®. The cut is also rather good, meaning that it “doesn't feel like a waterproof.”

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Didrikson coats, from £69

<h3><a href="">Didrikson coats, from £69 </a></h3>

Didrikson has legions of fans on our Talk boards. “It's totally wind and waterproof, with plenty of room for layers and sleeves long enough to accommodate my gorilla arms,” preaches one convert. It's a worthwhile investment too, with other fans professing they've “had it for about three years, and it still looks good.”

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Protected Species coats, from £169.99

<h3><a href="">Protected Species coats, from £169.99</a></h3>

“Looks like I've found the holy grail!” proclaimed one Moumsnetter on our Talk boards in her quest for a sleek, yet waterproof and hooded, jacket. Pricewise, they are at the upper end of the scale, but their coats definitely come out on top in the style stakes – as well as providing you with total waterproofing, taped seams and all.

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ASOS Ultimate Anorak with Contrast Trims, £45.00

<h3><a href="">ASOS Ultimate Anorak with Contrast Trims, £45.00</a></h3>

The ASOS black anorak is your classic goes-with-everything waterproof that will stand you in good stead throughout the rainier months. It's also easy to fold up making it handy for shoving in your bag at the last minute when the weather can't bloody make its mind up.

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New Look Grey Quilt Lined Anorak, £39.99

<h3><a href="">New Look Grey Quilt Lined Anorak, £39.99</a></h3>

The inside of this anorak from New Look is quilt-lined, for extra warmth, and boasts a fishtail-shaped back to offer you greater protection from the elements. It also comes in three very nice, neutral colours.

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