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We can't help but agree with the famous Carpenters song: Rainy days and Mondays always get us down. However, having a jacket that keeps you warm and dry certainly helps with the former.
Whether you’re looking for a classic trench, a trendy jacket or a sporty coat for staying active in the rain, there’s an affordable and functional option for you.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best raincoats for women from brands you love like J.Crew, Lululemon and The North Face, as well as a few you may not have heard of yet. Don't forget to grab a pair of rain boots to match!
Best rain jackets for women, according to shoppers
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.
"Flattering, functional and fashionable" is the name of the game when it comes to this rain jacket, according to Gap shoppers. It's also made with recycled polyester, so you'll feel great in more ways than one when you're outside.
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.
You'll never have to worry about being caught in a downpour when you're traveling. This 4.3-star-rated rain jacket from Amazon comes with a convenient carrying pouch that's small enough to fit inside a suitcase, backpack or purse.
Keep it loose or cinch it up in this high-low Everlane anorak that features a drawcord. Made with 100% recycled materials sourced from plastic water bottles, shoppers also love how "adventure-y yet polished" this lightweight pick looks.
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 10 colors!
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!
Add a splash of brightness to a dreary, weary day with this raincoat from Joules. Its design also makes it easy to pack away when the sun comes out.
This water-resistant jacket comes in an assortment of colors that are perfect for the fall, including a honey yellow and deep red. The jacket is slightly oversized for layering but will keep all of your clothing dry on rainy days.
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.
Fleece-lined and lightweight, this jacket was designed to keep your warm and dry on chilly, rainy days. It features front zipper pockets, an interior pocket for convenient storage and even a convertible hem to help keep your seat dry when you're on the go.
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.
Leave it to J.Crew to design the perfect classic water-resistant raincoat! Not only does it come with a practical hood, but it's also machine-washable and comes in sizes up to 3X.
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!
This rain jacket from The North Face has more than 3,500 reviews on Zappos and a perfect five-star rating! It’s 100% windproof and machine-washable, which means it can stand up to whatever adventures you put it through while keeping you comfortable and warm.
With a 4.5-star average rating from over 4,100 verified users, this affordable (and waterproof!) rain jacket is one of the most top-rated lightweight jackets on Amazon at the moment. It comes in six colors that will work with a variety of outfits.
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.
This bestselling trench coat comes in 10 different colors and features water-repellent fabric to keep you dry during rainy days.
Calling all "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" fans! This belted, weather-resistant trench gives us major Holly Golightly vibes and is perfect for anyone who wants to brave the rain in an iconic look.
This jacket is currently one of the bestselling raincoats on Amazon and it's not hard to see why. It has a 4.7-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.
With 28 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 4,300 five-star reviewers can't get enough of it.
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This article was originally published on March 15, 2019.