The best women's raincoats
“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,” as the old Norwegian saying goes. Prepare to stay cosy and dry with these chic, waterproof jackets and raincoats – as recommended by Mumsnetters
Petit Bateau Iconic Raincoat, from £139
One Mumsnetter said she loved this jacket to bits because “it's cotton lined and practical” – and who can disagree with that? It comes in lots of colours, has a great pinstriped jersey lining, and is even unisex, meaning you can kit the whole family out in chic but practical rainwear.Buy now from Petit Bateau
UNIQLO Blocktech rain coat, £69.90
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.Buy now from UNIQLO
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Ilse Jacobsen women's coats, from £56.29
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.Buy now from Amazon
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Joules Coast Waterproof Jacket, £89.95
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.Buy now from Joules
Rains women's coats, from £75
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.”Buy now from ASOS
Didrikson coats, from £135
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.”Buy now from Amazon
Protected Species coats, from £175
“Looks like I've found the holy grail!” proclaimed one Mumsnetter 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.Buy now from Protected Species
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ASOS Borg Lined Raincoat, £55
The ASOS anorak is your classic goes-with-everything waterproof and, though it's not exactly monsoon-proof, it will stand you in good stead throughout the UK's rainier months. The cosy borg and quilted lining make it perfect for autumn and spring when the weather can still be rather chilly.Buy now from ASOS
Seasalt Long Seafolly Jacket, £120
Cornish brand Seasalt know how to make a coat that is both stylish and drizzle-resistant. Mumsnetters love the jewel shades of their Seafolly jackets, which are available in short, long and extra-long styles so you can find your perfect fit. One fan claims hers is now three years old and still looking good, “despite being worn daily throughout spring and autumn.”Buy now from Seasalt
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