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
The North Face Suzanne TriClimate Jacket, from £265.99
If you’re looking for a raincoat that can handle unpredictable weather, the Suzanne TriClimate jacket from The North Face could be a serious contender. It has a down-insulated, removable inner jacket for those colder days, whilst the outer jacket is fully waterproof, breathable and comes with a removable zip-off hood. And if that didn’t make it practical enough for you, there’s even an internal media pocket to keep your smartphone safe and dry.
“I always recommend this one. I've had it 3 years, re-proofed it once. It looks like new – it's completely waterproof, really warm when the lining is in it, not too warm when the lining is out of it, it looks good. I wear it to walk to work almost everyday in winter – and it covers your bum.
Oh and the hood stays up! It’s also a shaped coat with a waist.”
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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 keeps you dry but also ensures “you don't feel sweaty while walking” – perfect for rambles along the UK coastline.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 Janelle Coat, £150
When it comes to raincoats, Mumsnetters cast their vote for Seasalt time and time again, and it’s easy to see why. The Janelle Coat is a fully waterproof, windproof and breathable parka-style jacket in a relaxed fit. With a peaked removable hood and longer length style, it’s sure to keep more of you warm and dry. Thanks to the spacious fit, movement is easy and there’s plenty of room for extra layers.
“My Seasalt is one of the best purchases I have ever made. It is so completely waterproof even if it's pouring down.”
“Another vote for Seasalt!”Buy now from Seasalt
Boden Suki Waterproof Coat, £140
Waterproof and lined, with full-length sleeves and a detachable hood, it’s clear to see why this mac is a favourite with Mumsnetters. A classic style in a modern print, the Suki raincoat is lightweight yet durable, making it a good choice for unpredictable British summers. Available in sizes 6-22, it has a fitted, feminine cut that’s as stylish as it is practical.
“I’m really taken with this Boden mac with lining and removable hood.”Buy now from Boden
Trespass Women’s Seawater Waterproof Rain Jacket, £29.22
This classic fisherman-style raincoat from Trespass offers a nod to fashion whilst keeping you warm and dry. Available in a range of colours with a navy and white striped lining, the Seawater jacket is waterproof, breathable and windproof with a grown-on hood and two useful front pockets. The coat is available in sizes XS-XXL.
“Trespass do some fantastic performance hooded raincoats. I have a really smart one. Anything under the coat stays as dry as a bone.”Buy now from Amazon
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