Best summer raincoats and macs

With the weather as unpredictable as a grumpy two-year-old, it's always handy to have a lightweight rain jacket to throw on. Mumsnetters share their favourite brands

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Seasalt Seafolly jacket, from £71.96

Seafolly jackets have gained cult status on Mumsnet with their range of bright colours and flattering fit. They look great with jeans or summer dresses, and have saved many on a rainy school run.

seasalt seafolly

"I've got it in navy and it's great, I wear it all the time - sunshine or rain. Goes great with jeans."

"I wore my Seasalt mac for the first time this weekend and it kept me nice and dry. I got one of the patterned ones - I absolutely love it."



ASOS Pac-a-mac, from £8

The humble pac-a-mac has had a stylish high street update. Not only a staple for festivals and camping trips, it's light enough to keep stuffed in the bottom of your bag all summer as a back-up. This ASOS version comes in a range of styles, including maternity options.

asos pac a mac

"Have a look at ASOS festival wear - there are some pac-a-parkas on there."



North Face Resolve, from £49

If the temperature is unpredictable, then a North Face Resolve jacket is the perfect option. It will keep you warm without making you sweaty, and comes with a zip-away hood for summer showers.

north face resolve

"I have a Resolve that I just bought after the awful weather! It is great. Very waterproof and looks good too - slightly fitted, the hood tucks away as well. An investment I think!"


"I have a Resolve in the cream colour - it goes with anything! I have a largish handbag and just toss it in there whenever the weather looks iffy. Has saved me on many occasions."



Joules Seaford mac, £89.95

A lightweight mac which is a bit smarter than some of its counterparts, the Seaford is also lovely and long - perfect for those who want a bit of bum coverage.

seaford mac

"I have a Joules light rain jacket which is waterproof and quite pretty. It's great for light showers or if I get caught out."


"This is my favourite raincoat, the hood is great!"



Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Stretch Parka, from £29.90

If you're someone who feels the cold but doesn't want to be weighed down by a heavy winter coat, then this is the jacket for you. It's super lightweight, and comes with a handy carry pouch, so you can pop it away in your handbag when the sun comes out again.

uniqlo parka

"I have the version without the hood - it's fab. I got it after borrowing one when out with a friend who kept it folded down in her bag in case she got cold. It's incredibly light, and surprisingly warm. Definitely worth it."


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Last updated: 4 months ago