As the seasons start to shift, now's the time to prepare for rain dominating the forecast instead of snow. Most people associate rain with gloomy and dreary days. While there are certainly days like that, it doesn't have to be all bad!
Instead, think of it as an opportunity to show off your seasonal style with trendy raincoats, rain boots and umbrellas. Whether you want to go with a classic trench, a trendy jacket or a sporty coat for staying active in the rain, there’s an affordable and functional option for every style.
Best rain jackets for women, according to shoppers
Arthas Waterproof Rain Jacket
With over 5,200 verified five-star ratings on Amazon, this affordable (and waterproof!) rain jacket is one of the most top-rated lightweight jackets at the moment. It comes in nine colors that will work with a variety of outfits.
Charter Club Hooded Anorak Jacket
This water-resistant jacket comes in an assortment of colors that are perfect for the spring. The jacket is slightly oversized for layering but will keep all of your clothing dry on rainy days.
SaphiRose Long Hooded Rain Jacket
This Amazon's Choice outerwear pick dons over 6,200 verified five-star ratings and comes in a dozen different colors. It's made with water-resistant material and the length makes it easy to dress up or down as you need.
Columbia Switchback III Jacket
Available in dozens of different colors, this popular jacket is a favorite amongst shoppers with over 11,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon. According to the brand, it's waterproof enough to "keep you dry and protected in even the hardest of downpours."
Carhartt Rain Defender Coat
Wear this raincoat loose as is, or tighten at the hood, wrist and waist with the included elastic cuffs and drawcords for a more fitted feel. While this lightweight option lacks the layers others might have, it will keep water from lingering during spring and summer showers.
Reviewers recommend sizing up with this Carhartt jacket, especially when pairing a sweater underneath. "It's really a nice in-between jacket for spring rain season," said one reviewer.
Eddie Bauer Port Townsend Trench Coat
When wind and rain work together to create a not-so-ideal day, turn to this jacket from Eddie Bauer that will keep you protected from both elements, thanks to the two interior layers. "Stylish," "versatile" and "lightweight," reviewers also love this jacket because it's easy to pack for unexpected showers.
Nike Sportswear Essential Storm Jacket
Available in two colors, this Nike parka has a little length to it, ensuring you're totally protected from the rain. Reviewers love this jacket because it's "very waterproof" and pockets are sizable enough for the essentials like your phone and wallet. Reviewers also recommend sizing down, as this jacket comes very oversized.
Free People Movement Singin' in the Rain Jacket
This Free People jacket packs into itself, folding down into the rear pocket and can be stowed away for adventures on-the-go. With a more oversized fit, you can rest assured knowing you'll be completely covered from rain, sleet, wind and other harsh elements.
"I really like how this coat is soft and not stiff," said one reviewer, adding that "it’s flattering that it’s not boxy and there’s some allure when wearing it."
Everlane The ReNew Anorak
Keep it loose or cinch it up in this high-low Everlane anorak that features a drawcord. Made with 100 percent recycled materials sourced from plastic water bottles, shoppers also love how "adventure-y yet polished" this lightweight pick looks.
REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket
Blustery days won't be a problem for you when you're wearing this REI rain jacket. Along with a nylon shell that can withstand gusts up to 60 mph, it also includes pit zips for when you're exerting extra heat and a three-piece hood with dual adjustments.
L.L. Bean Mountain Classic Anorak
This color-blocked L.L. Bean anorak isn't just comfortable with its oversized fit — it's also practical! Along with having roomy pockets for everything you need while you're adventuring outside, it's also made with water- and wind-resistant nylon and can conveniently be packed into itself.
Avoogue Lightweight Packable Rain Jacket
You'll never have to worry about being caught in a downpour when you're traveling. This rain jacket from Amazon comes with a convenient carrying pouch that's small enough to fit inside a suitcase, backpack or purse.
Columbia Splash A Little™ II Jacket
Rainy days are no match for this Columbia jacket, made with breathable, waterproof Omni-Tech™ materials and a seam-sealed construction. It's also available in six colors!
Levi's Midweight Rubberized Rain Fishtail Parka Jacket
Levi's has modernized the classic rain jacket silhouette with a rubbery, faux leather construction, a drawstring hoodie and eyelets for increased breathability. It's also machine-washable!
L.L. Bean Trail Model Rain Jacket
This top-rated rain jacket from L.L. Bean is laminated and features a waterproof interior and exterior. Lightweight in feel and construction, it can even fold up into its own pocket to stow away in the moments where it's not in use. It's also machine-washable for easy care.
Lululemon Always Effortless Jacket
This Lululemon Always Effortless Jacket is perfect for those always on the move. It's lightweight, waterproof, soft, sleek and good quality! It also has a cinchable hem, a hidden phone sleeve, interior pockets and a stowable hood to keep you happy and dry.
Modern Eternity Waterproof 3-in-1 Convertible Raincoat
We love a versatile coat that keeps pregnant moms in mind. This stylish waterproof coat from Modern Eternity has a cinched-waist silhouette that flatters, plus an ingenious extender panel you can zip in to accommodate your changing figure. Once your little one arrives, the nursing-friendly panel can also fit over your baby carrier!
The North Face Venture II Jacket
This rain jacket from The North Face has more than 3,700 reviews on Zappos and a perfect five-star rating from over 80 percent of them! It’s 100 percent windproof and machine-washable, which means it can stand up to whatever adventures you put it through while keeping you comfortable and warm.
Rains Rain Jacket
It's all about the fabric when it comes to this classic jacket from Rains. According to the company's founder, the lightweight polyester fabric backed with a polyurethane coating and bonded through ultrasonic welding is what sets this jacket apart.
Wantdo Double Breasted Trench Coat
This classic trench coat comes in 11 different colors and features water-repellent fabric to keep you dry during rainy days.
Columbia Arcadia Waterproof Jacket
This jacket is currently one of the bestselling raincoats on Amazon and it's not hard to see why. It has an almost five-star rating thanks to its lightweight fabric and durability. It comes in a wide array of colors and is available in sizes XS through 3X.
Charles River Apparel New Englander Rain Jacket
With over two dozen different colors and patterns to choose from, you won't have a hard time styling this rain jacket with anything in your wardrobe. It's wind and waterproof with heat-sealed seams to help keep you warm, and more than 5,200 five-star reviewers can't get enough of it.